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Risk for leukaemia and brain and breast cancer among Danish utility workers: a second follow-up
  1. Christoffer Johansen,
  2. Ole Raaschou Nielsen,
  3. Jrgen H Olsen,
  4. Joachim Schz
  1. Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Strandboulevarden 49, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
  1. Dr C Johansen, Division for Cancer Epidemiology, Strandboulevarden 49, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark; christof{at}cancer.dk

Abstract

Objective: To update a study of risks for leukaemia, brain cancer and breast cancer in a Danish nationwide, population-based cohort of utility employees.

Methods: A multivariate statistical model including information on age, duration of employment, date of first employment and level of occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields was applied.

Results: No increased risk for these cancers was seen among 28224 subjects with more than 3 months of employment in whom cancer had not been diagnosed before first employment.

Conclusion: The results do not support the hypothesis of an association between occupational exposure to magnetic fields in the electric utility industry and risks for leukaemia, brain cancer and breast cancer.

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Footnotes

  • Funding: This study was funded by the Danish utility companies (Dansk Energi) and the Danish Cancer Society.

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