Proceedings of a Joint NIOSH/DOW Workshop; EMF exposure assessment and epidemiology: hypotheses, metrics, and measurements.
Bowman-JD; Gailey-PC; Gillette-L; Lotz-WG; Overton-D
NIOSH 1994 Sep; :1-89
This joint NIOSH/DOE workshop considered the importance of exposure metrics in EMF epidemiological studies. The primary aim was to develop exposure assessment methods and epidemiologic designs to test hypotheses that these metrics may be associated with disease. The specific goals of the discussions were (1) to determine the 2-3 most plausible biological hypotheses for how occupational and residential EMF may be causing the reported associations with diseases (leukemia and breast cancer particularly) which could be tested in future NIOSH epidemiologic studies; (2) To develop qualitative exposure metrics from these hypotheses and strategies for assessing exposures to these metrics in occupational and residential studies; (3) To propose exposure assessment strategies which will collect data needed to assess future hypotheses with various study populations. This report on the workshop describes approaches for characterizing EMF exposure in terms of these metrics and designs for epidemiological studies. These proceedings consist of selected slides provided by the speakers, reports from the chairs of the four working groups, the recorders' notes from plenary session and working groups, and reflections by the workshop organizers.
Electric-fields; Magnetic-fields; Cancer; Malignant; Surveys; Epidemiology; Metrics; Electromagnetic-fields; Radiation-exposure
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health