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.
- electromagnetic fields
- occupational exposure
- risk for cancer
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Funding: This study was funded by the Danish utility companies (Dansk Energi) and the Danish Cancer Society.