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

Johansen, Christoffer; Nielsen, Ole Raaschou; Olsen, Jørgen H.; Schüz, Joachim
November 2007
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Nov2007, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p782
Academic Journal
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.


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