Several studies in recent years have raised the possibility that exposure to extreme low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields may be hazardous to human health, in particular by the promotion or initiation of leukaemia and other cancers.
To determine if this exposure creates a long-term hazard to the public, the mortality of a group of people identified as having lived in an urban quarter of Maastricht in which two 150 kiloVolt (kV) powerlines and one transformer substation are located was investigated.
Using the Dutch population registry it was possible to identify retrospectively 3549 inhabitants of the quarter who lived there for at least 5 years between 1956 and 1981.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur, Installation électrique, Transformateur, Mortalité, Toxicité, Champ électromagnétique, Ligne haute tension, Milieu urbain, Homme, Pays Bas, Europe, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tumor, Electrical installation, Electric transformer, Mortality, Toxicity, Electromagnetic field, High voltage line, Urban environment, Human, Netherlands, Europe, Epidemiology
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