Epidemiological and experimental studies concerning extremely low frequency electromagnetic field exposure and malignant diseases published up to 1 July 1994 were evaluated to assess the possible carcinogenicity of electromagnetic fields and the scientific basis for environmental and occupational standard setting.
We concluded that there are possible associations between (i) an increased risk of leukaemia in children and the existence of, or distance to, power lines in the vicinity of their residence, (ii) an increased risk of chronic lymphatic leukaemia and occupational exposure to low frequency electromagnetic fields and (iii) an increased risk of breast cancer, malignant melanoma of the skin, nervous system tumours, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, acute lymphatic leukaemia or acute myeloid leukaemia and certain occupations.
There is no scientific basis for occupational or environmental standard setting for low frequency electric or magnetic fields.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition, Champ magnétique, Basse fréquence, Facteur risque, Tumeur maligne, Cancérologie, Donnée expérimentale, Carcinogène, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exposure, Magnetic field, Low frequency, Risk factor, Malignant tumor, Cancerology, Experimental data, Carcinogen, Epidemiology, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.