TITLE

Risk for Ieukaemia and brain and breast cancer among Danish utility workers: a second follow-up

AUTHOR(S)
Johansen, Christoffer; Nielsen, Ole Raaschou; Olsen, Jørgen H.; Schüz, Joachim
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Nov2007, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p782
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To update a study of risks for leukaemia, brain cancer and breast cancer in a Danish nationwide, population-based cohort of utility employees. Methods: A multivariate statistical model including information on age, duration of employment, date of first employment and level of occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields was applied. Results: No increased risk for these cancers was seen among 28 224 subjects with more than 3 months of employment in whom cancer had not been diagnosed before first employment. Conclusion: The results do not support the hypothesis of an association between occupational exposure to magnetic fields in the electric utility industry and risks for Ieukaemia, brain cancer and breast cancer.
ACCESSION #
27475021

 

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