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Document ID (ISN)45320
CIS number 86-70
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thériault G.
Title Critical review of epidemiological studies on the relationship between various electromagnetic parameters and the incidence of cancer
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Department of Hydro-Québec, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, May 1984. 27p.
Abstract This report reviews 10 papers addressing the existence of a relationship between exposure to very-low-frequency electromagnetic fields and the incidence of cancer. Although some of the studies had to be rejected because of methodological weaknesses, there was sufficient evidence of a possible link between leukaemia and exposure to electrical and magnetic fields to warrant further research.
Descriptors (primary) leukaemia; Quebec; neoplasms; electric power generation; magnetic fields; electric fields
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; epidemiologic study; report; Canada
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Leukaemia
Power generation and distribution
Electromagnetic fields
Electricity