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Document ID (ISN)46727
CIS number 86-1534
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Flodin U., Fredriksson M., Axelson O., Persson B., Hardell L.
Title Background radiation, electrical work, and some other exposures associated with acute myeloid leukemia in a case-referent study
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1986, Vol.41, No.2, p.77-84. 41 ref.
Abstract Case-referent study involving 59 cases and 354 referents. Information on exposure was collected through mailed questionnaires. The possible effect of background radiation was evaluated by means of a gamma radiation index (based on time spent in concrete buildings both at home and at work). In the 20-54-year-old age group there was an association between leukaemia morbidity and index of background radiation. X-ray treatment and electrical work were also associated with increased rate ratios. With regard to other exposures, only styrene appeared as a risk factor.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; electricity; myelogenous leukaemia; gamma radiation; electric fields
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Leukaemia
Electromagnetic fields
Ionizing radiation