Epidemiology of Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer

  • Charles Poole
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 274)


Epidemiologic research on cancer in relation to electric and magnetic fields began with the 1979 publication of a case-control study by Wertheimer and Leeper1 of childhood cancers in Denver, Colorado, USA. This study showed moderately strong associations between all childhood cancers and a measure of exposure known as the “wiring configuration code,” an index based on the distance of homes from electric power distribution and transmission lines.


Acute Myelocytic Leukemia Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Childhood Cancer Brain Cancer Childhood Leukemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Poole
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  1. 1.Boston University School of Public Health, Brown University School of MedicineUSA

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