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Re: "Are children living near high-voltage power lines at increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia?"
Am J Epidemiol 2001 Mar; 153(6):615-616
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.
Exposure-assessment; Exposure-chambers; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Magnetic-fields; Magnetic-properties; Cancer; Cancer-rates; Models; Statistical-analysis; Carcinogenicity; Carcinogens; Electrical-fields
Issue of Publication
American Journal of Epidemiology
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
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