We conducted a meta-analysis to acquire an understanding of the association between leukemia and occupational exposure to electric and magnetic fields.
To explore sources of heterogeneity, study characteristics were scored and examined using regression analysis.
While most studies present a small elevation in risk, the apparent lack of a clear pattern of exposure to EMF and risk of leukemia substantially detracts from the hypothesis that measured magnetic fields in the work environment are responsible for the observed excess risk of leukemia.
Findings were not sensitive to assumptions, influence of individual studies, weighting schemes, and modeling.
Some evidence of publication bias is noted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Leucémie, Exposition professionnelle, Champ électromagnétique, Epidémiologie, Métaanalyse, Homme, Toxicité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hémopathie maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leukemia, Occupational exposure, Electromagnetic field, Epidemiology, Metaanalysis, Human, Toxicity, United States, North America, America, Malignant hemopathy
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Cote : 98-0013270
Code Inist : 002B19B. Création : 17/04/1998.