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Document ID (ISN)109371
CIS number 09-435
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kheifets L., Bowman J.D., Checkoway H., Feychting M., Harrington J.M., Kavet R., Marsh G., Mezei G., Renew D.C., van Wijngaarden E.
Title Future needs of occupational epidemiology of extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields: Review and recommendations
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.66, No.2, p.72-80. Illus. 104 ref.
Abstract Occupational epidemiological literature on the health effects of extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields (EMF) encompasses a large number of studies that have addressed various health outcomes, including cancers, cardiovascular disease, depression, suicide and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Extensive epidemiological research conducted during the past 20 years on occupational EMF exposure does not indicate strong or consistent associations with cancer or any other health outcomes. Inconsistent results may be attributable to numerous shortcomings in the studies, most notably in exposure assessment.
Descriptors (primary) electromagnetic fields; research; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; literature survey; non-ionizing radiation; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; depressive neurosis; brain; cancer; reliability; health hazards; risk factors; job-exposure relation; suicide
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; Sweden; USA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Electromagnetic fields
Epidemiology