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Document ID (ISN)100079
CIS number 02-1433
ISBN(s) 92-832-1280-0
Year 2002
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 80
Author(s)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Non-ionizing radiation, part 1: Static and extremely low-frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France 2002. ix, 429p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract Report of an IARC working group on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans from exposure to static and extremely low-frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields held in Lyon, France, 19-26 June 2001. Contents: general introduction and definitions; ELF sources, exposure and exposure assessment; studies of cancer in humans; studies of carcinogenicity in experimental animals; other data relevant to the evaluation of carcinogenicity and its mechanisms; summary and evaluation of reported data. It is concluded that ELF magnetic fields are possibly carcinogenic in humans (group 2B), and that static and ELF electric fields are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity in humans (group 3).
Descriptors (primary) WHO; IARC; non-ionizing radiation; carcinogenic effects; health hazards; risk factors; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; literature survey; exposure evaluation; criteria document; animal experiments; classification; glossary; epidemiologic study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Non-ionizing radiation
IARC Monographs
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures