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Re: "Are children living near high-voltage power lines at increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia?"

Authors
Bowman-JD; Thomas-DC
Source
Am J Epidemiol 2001 Mar; 153(6):615-616
NIOSHTIC No.
20025311
Abstract
A recent article by kleinerman et. al. uses an "exposure index" similar to a model for residential magnetic field exposures that we developed. Magnetic fields predicted by our model were associated with childhood leukemia (odds ratio = 2.00 in the highest exposure group, 95 percent CI: 1.03, 3.89, p for trend = 0.02) (3), while Kleinerman et. Al. were unable to find an association (odds ratio for a continuous exposure variable = 0.95, 95 percent confidence interval: 0.78, 1.16). Potential explanations for these conflicting results are worth discussing because the carcinogenicity of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) is unresolved. This letter focuses on two possible reasons.
Keywords
Exposure-assessment; Exposure-chambers; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Magnetic-fields; Magnetic-properties; Cancer; Cancer-rates; Models; Statistical-analysis; Carcinogenicity; Carcinogens; Electrical-fields
CODEN
AJEPAS
Publication Date
20010301
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0002-9262
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
American Journal of Epidemiology
State
OH
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