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Risk for leukaemia and brain and breast cancer among Danish utility workers: a second follow-up


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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