Epidemiology and What it Can Tell Us

  • Leeka Kheifets
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 274)


The purpose of this presentation is to describe the role of epidemiology in assessing human health risk and offer you a framework for evaluating epidemiologic research. Throughout the presentation, examples will be drawn from studies of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) and cancer.


Exposure Assessment Epidemiologic Research Standardize Mortality Ratio Childhood Leukemia Disease Occurrence 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    J.L. Kelsey, W.D. Thompson and A.S. Evans, “Methods in Observational Epidemiology,” Oxford University Press, New York (1986).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    D.G. Kleinbaum, L.L. Kupper and H. Morgenstern, “Epidemiologic Research Principles and Quantitative Methods,” Lifetime Learning Publications, Belmont, CA (1982).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leeka Kheifets
    • 1
  1. 1.EMF Health Studies Program, Environment DivisionEPRIPalo AltoUSA

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