Epidemiology of Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer
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.
KeywordsAcute Myelocytic Leukemia Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Childhood Cancer Brain Cancer Childhood Leukemia
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