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A population-based cohort study of occupational exposure to magnetic fields and cardiovascular disease mortality.

Authors
Cooper-AR; Van Wijngaarden-E; Fisher-SG; Adams-MJ; Yost-MG; Bowman-JD
Source
Ann Epidemiol 2009 Jan; 19(1):42-48
NIOSHTIC No.
20034858
Abstract
Purpose: This cohort study aims to examine cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risks among workers in occupations potentially exposed to magnetic fields (MF). Methods: Risks for major CVD mortality by potential job-related MF exposure were examined in a sample of U.S. workers from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study using multivariate proportional hazards models. Results: After adjustment for demographic factors, there were no significant excess risks between individuals with medium (0.15 to <0.20 µT), high (0.20 to <0.30 µT), or very high (=0.30 µT) exposure levels as compared with individuals with background exposure levels of MF (<0.15 µT) for the CVD mortality outcomes. Indirect adjustment for potential confounding by current smoking prevalence did not change the pattern of these results. Conclusion: Our study does not provide evidence for an association between occupational MF exposure and CVD mortality risk.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Magnetic-fields; Electromagnetic-fields; Electromagnetic-energy; Cardiovascular-disease; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Mortality-surveys; Author Keywords: Magnetic Fields; Occupational Exposure; Cardiovascular Disease; Mortality; Cohort Study
Contact
Edwin van Wijngaarden, PhD, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 644, Rochester, NY 14642
CODEN
ANNPE3
Publication Date
20090101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
edwin_van_wijngaarden@urmc.rochester.edu
Fiscal Year
2009
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1047-2797
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Annals of Epidemiology
State
OH
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