Article Text

other Versions

PDF
Risk For Leukaemia And Brain And Breast Cancer Among Danish Utility Workers - A Second Follow-Up
  1. Christoffer Johansen (christof{at}cancer.dk)
  1. Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Dominica
    1. Ole Raaschou-Nielsen (ole{at}cancer.dk)
    1. Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Denmark
      1. Jørgen H Olsen (jorgen{at}cancer.dk)
      1. Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Denmark
        1. Joachim Schüez (joachim{at}cancer.dk)
        1. Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Denmark

          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: We applied a multivariate statistical model including information on age, duration of employment, date of first employment and level of occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields. Results: We observed no increased risk for these cancers among 28 224 individuals with more than 3 months of employment in whom cancer had not been diagnosed before first employment. Conclusion: Our 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.

          • cancer risk
          • electromagnetic fields
          • occupational exposure

          Statistics from Altmetric.com

          Request permissions

          If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.