Study and Design of an Application for Measuring the Harmful Character of Computer Equipment and Telecommunications
American Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 8-14
Received: Jul. 31, 2018; Accepted: Aug. 14, 2018; Published: Apr. 7, 2019
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Ayaovi Agbétoméfa Kpeto, Laboratory on Solar Energy, Physics Department, Sciences Faculty, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo; Computer and Computing Center, Option: Systems and Networks Research Laboratory ENSI, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Eyouléki Tcheyi Gnadi Palanga, Computer and Computing Center, Option: Systems and Networks Research Laboratory ENSI, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Koffi Sagna, Laboratory on Solar Energy, Physics Department, Sciences Faculty, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Komi Apélété Amou, Laboratory on Solar Energy, Physics Department, Sciences Faculty, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Koffi-Sa Bédja, Computer and Computing Center, Option: Systems and Networks Research Laboratory ENSI, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
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Abstract
The office electrical, computer or telecom equipment we use on a daily basis emits electromagnetic waves. These waves would have long-term and short-term effects on the human body. Since the direct proofs of cause and effect are still insufficient, a measurement study will be made of these materials in order to know the value of the magnetic field that each of them emits. A discussion of these values against standards’ will lead to the design of a NOCIONDE (application revealing HARMfulness of the WAVEs if it exists). Based on the precautionary principle, NOCIONDE is a web application or a tool for measuring the harmful nature of materials that offers recommendations to users to follow so that they will not be victimized one day if the evidence proves to be true. The aim of this study is to show the harmful character of computer equipment and telecommunications trough the measuring of the electromagnetic field values compared to the standard required by the World Health Organization. The materials’ classification is obtained. In addition, the results of NOCIONDE reveal clearly that the provisions concerning the telephone and other equipment emitting radio waves should be respected.
Keywords
Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetic Field, Standards’ Values, Nocionde
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Ayaovi Agbétoméfa Kpeto, Eyouléki Tcheyi Gnadi Palanga, Koffi Sagna, Komi Apélété Amou, Koffi-Sa Bédja, Study and Design of an Application for Measuring the Harmful Character of Computer Equipment and Telecommunications, American Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 8-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ajee.20190701.12
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