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Exposure to residential electric and magnetic fields and risk of childhood leukemia.

Exposure to residential electric and magnetic fields and risk of childhood leukemia.

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Published by Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA .
Written in English


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ContributionsPeters, J. M., Thomas, D.C., Bowman, J.D., London, S.J., Cheng, T. C.
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exposure to magnetic fields and childhood leukemia. The suggestion for this health outcome stems mainly from some epidemiological studies. This finding has not been confirmed by controlled laboratory studies: No evidence of a causal relationship between magnetic field exposure and childhood leukemia has been found and noFile Size: 1MB. A number of epidemiological studies suggest small increases in risk of childhood leukemia with exposure to low frequency magnetic fields in the home. However, scientists have not generally concluded that these results indicate a cause-effect relation between exposure to the fields and disease (as opposed to artifacts in the study or effects.


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Exposure to residential electric and magnetic fields and risk of childhood leukemia. Download PDF EPUB FB2

OCLC Number: Notes: Title on p. [4] of cover: Exposure to residential EMF and risk of childhood leukemia. "November " "EPRI EN" Description. This chapter presents the committee's assessment of the risks to human health from exposure to electric and magnetic fields.

Assessment of the risk from exposure to a chemical or physical agent usually begins from a supposition—born of observation—that some hazard exists; for example, that cigarette smoking is linked to cancer and lung disease or that animal tests with chemicals.

Linet MS, Hatch EE, Kleinerman RA, et al. Residential exposure to magnetic fields and acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children. New England Journal of Medicine ; (1) [PubMed Abstract] Kheifets L, Ahlbom A, Crespi CM, et al.

A pooled analysis of extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and childhood brain tumors. Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields also discusses the tools available to measure exposure, common types of exposures, and what is known about the effects of exposure.

The committee looks at correlations between EMF exposure and carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, neurobehavioral effects, reproductive and. Electric and magnetic field exposure, chemical exposure, and leukemia risk in ``electrical`` occupations.

Final report. Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. Learn the difference between Ionizing and Non-Ionizing radiation, the Electromagnetic Spectrum, and how harmful EMFs are to your health.

This project was conducted to address what are the extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic and electric field exposures of workers in electrical'' occupations and do they exceed exposures encountered in non-electrical'' occupations and what are the chemical and physical exposures in.

This book provides a detailed discussion of hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization for each. Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields also discusses the tools available to measure exposure, common types of exposures, and what is known about the Author: Division on Earth.

Can the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) to which people are routinely exposed cause health effects. This volume assesses the data and draws conclusions about the consequences of human exposure to EMF.

The committee examines what is known about three kinds of health effects associated with EMF: cancer, primarily childhood leukemia; reproduction and.

Abstract. The relation between exposure to electric and magnetic fields in the home, as assessed by measurements, wiring configuration, and self-reported appliance use, and risk of leukemia was investigated in a case-control study among children from birth to age 10 years in Los Angeles County, California.

The meta-analysis based on wiring configuration codes yielded a pooled relative risk estimate of (95% confidence interval (CI) =P = ) and for that for exposure to h.

There is an ongoing scientific controversy whether the observed association between exposure to residential extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF.

The major sources of electric and magnetic fields are from over-head power lines. Both surrogate and direct measurements have been used to assess exposure to the electric and magnetic fields. Each metric has its own strengths and limitations, and exposure misclassification is a major issue in epidemiological : Francine Laden.

A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship between Exposure to ELF-EMFs and the Risk of Female Breast Cancer Linet MS, McBride ML, Roman E, et al.

() Nighttime Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields and Childhood Leukemia: An Extended Pooled Analysis. American Stevens RG () Residential magnetic fields and the risk of breast cancer Cited by: whether routine exposure to EMF found in residences can cause cancer and other health effects, and required DOE to fund a research project by the National Research Council on the s~bject.~ Three years later that pro- ject produced Possible Health Eflects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields.

Get this from a library. Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields. [Committee on the Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Biologic Systems, National Research Council.] -- This volume assesses the data and draws conclusions about the consequences of human exposure to EMF.

The committee examines what is known about. Can the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) to which people are routinely exposed cause health effects. This volume assesses the data and draws conclusions about the consequences of human exposure to EMF.

The committee examines what is known about three kinds of health effects associated with Price: $ In studies of magnetic field exposure and childhood leukemia, power lines and other electrical installations close to the children’s homes constitute the most extensively studied source of conducted a study to assess whether exposure to magnetic fields in infant incubators is associated with an increased leukemia risk.

We identified all children with. John D. Boice, Jr., Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic FieldsCommittee on the Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Biologic Systems, National Research gton, DC: National Academy Press, pp., illus.

$ ISBNJNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol Author: John D. Boice. London S, Thomas D, Bowman JD, Sobel E, Cheng T-C, Peters J () Exposure to residential electric and magnetic fields and risk of childhood leukemia.

Am J Cited by:   In recent years, childhood leukemia has been associated with residential electromagnetic fields. Duringin states with above 75% of residences served by electricity, leukemia mortality increased with age for single yearswhile states with electrification levels below 75% showed a decreasing trend with age (P= ).

cancer and exposure to Hz magnetic fields. Am J Epidemiol –38, l London SJ, Thomas DC, Bowman JD, et al: Exposure to residential electric and magnetic fields and risk of childhood leukemia. Am J Epidemiol –, Feychting M, Ahlbom A: Magnetic field and cancer in children residing near Swedish high-voltage Cited by: 1.

Wartenberg D. Residential magnetic fields and childhood leukemia: a meta-analysis. Am J Public Health ;– 5. Ahlbom A, Day N, Feychting M, Roman E, Skinner J, et al. A pooled analysis of magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia.

Brit J Cancer ;– 6. Greenland S, Sheppard AR, Kaune WT, Poole C, Kelsh MA. Most studies of residential exposures to magnetic fields have focused on childhood leukemia, with results showing that magnetic fields and wire codes vary by region of the US and between North Cited by: 8.

Exposure to residential electric and magnetic fields and risk of childhood leukemia. Am J Epidemiol. B - Ahlbom A, Green A, Kheifets L, Savitz D, Swerdlow A.

Epidemiology of health effects of. Specifically, no conclusive and consistent evidence shows that exposures to residential electric and magnetic fields produce cancer, adverse neurobehavioral effects, or reproductive and developmental effects.” (p.1)"The body of evidence, in the committee's judgment, has not demonstrated that exposure to power-frequency electric and magnetic.

Children’s exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF, 40– Hz) has been a topic of high interest since the late s, when ELF-MF (in particular from power lines sources) was studied as a possible health risk factor for childhood leukemia [].Leukemia is the most common type of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancers diagnosed in children Cited by: 3.

Magnetic fields, particularly from 60 Hz AC building wiring, are a known cancer risk, and when magnetic and electric fields are both present in sleeping areas, the cancer risk is reported to be eleven times higher than with either alone.

Electric field exposure can prevent a deep, restful sleep, while magnetic field exposure essentially wears. Study by National Cancer Institute and childhood leukemia experts finds no evidence that exposure to magnetic fields produced by electric power lines causes childhood leukemia; report, published.

dential exposure to magnetic fields, occupational studies include electric and magnetic field exposures and have much greater variability in field intensity, frequency, and temporal patterns. Studies of leukemia in electrical workers show a moderate consistency, with elevated risk ratios of to commonly observed.

Overall, there is limited evidence that magnetic fields cause childhood leukemia, and there is inadequate evidence that these magnetic fields cause other cancers in children (see Question 2).

Studies of magnetic field exposure from power lines and electric blankets in adults show little evidence of an association with leukemia, brain tumors, or.

Residential magnetic field exposure has been associated with childhood leukemia in a number of case–control studies, with approximately a to twice as high risk for children exposed to levels Cited by: 8.

We report on an Italian case-control study on childhood leukemia and exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF). Eligible for inclusion were leukemia cases, aged 0–10 years at diagnosis in –, and sex- and age-matched population controls.

Parents of cases and controls (92% vs. 71%) were interviewed. ELF-MF measurements (24–48 Cited by: 7. The hour average exposure of the population is 70nT in Europe and nT in the US (World Health Organization, Electromagnetic fields and public health, Exposure to extremely low frequency fields).

Our view is that any values> nT is quite high. A realistic approach to those who want to limit their exposure to elevated (according to the. Introduction. For the last 30 y, magnetic fields (MFs) have been suspected of being involved in several pathologies, in particular, childhood leukaemia ().The most recent collective expertise (2,3) concluded that the last major interrogation with regard to low-frequency MF is the statistical association observed in two joint analyses between the increase of the Cited by: 9.

This book provides a detailed discussion of hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization for each.

Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields also discusses the tools available to measure exposure, common types of exposures, and what is known about the.

exposed to residential ELF magnetic fields less than microTesla [4 milligauss] have no increased risk for leukaemia no consistent evidence was found that childhood exposures to ELF electric or magnetic fields are associated withFile Size: 51KB. After analysis of (Garcia [16]) showed a significant increased risk of Altzheimer depending on exposure to electric and magnetic fields.

Other research (Feychting [17]) concluded that exposure to low frequency electromagnetic fields "increases the risk of early-onset Alzheimer's disease" and "may represent a late-acting influence in the.

Pedersen C et al. (): Residential exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and risk of childhood leukaemia, CNS tumour and lymphoma in Denmark.

Tabrizi MM et al. (): Role of electromagnetic field exposure in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and no impact of urinary alpha-amylase - a case control study in Tehran, Iran. (b) The expression of DNMT3a decreased exposure to 50 Hz ELF-EMF exposure compared with the sham-exposure group at magnetic field intensity of 2 mT.

(c) DNMT3b expression was significantly lower than the sham-exposure group at magnetic intensity of 1 mT and 2 mT and significantly higher than the sham-exposure group at 3 by:. Occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) occurs in many occupations such as welders, electric utility workers, train drivers and sewing machine operators.

There is some evidence suggesting ELF-MF exposure to be a Cited by: The second part of the book covers environmental epidemiological methods in detail and outlines key examples such as childhood leukemia and exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields, as well as examples that look at brain tumors and mobile phone use.

The book also offers a detailed discussion on the range of EMF sources and exposures.Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields by the National Research Council. E-book published by the National Academy Press in "The conclusion of the committee is that the current body of evidence does not show that exposure to these fields presents a human-health hazard.