A case-control study was conducted to test the hypothesis that exposure to magnetic fields of the type generated by high-voltage power lines increases cancer incidence in children.
The study base consisted of everyone under age 16 years who had lived on a property located within 300 meters of any of the 220 and 400 kV power lines in Sweden during the period 1960-1985.
Subjects were followed from their entry into the study base through 1985.
A total of 142 cancer cases were identified through a record linkage to the Swedish Cancer Registry.
There were 39 leukemia and 33 central nervous system tumor cases.
A total of 558 controls were selected at random from the study base.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Leucémie, Toxicité, Champ électromagnétique, Ligne haute tension, Incidence, Suède, Europe, Hémopathie maligne, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Leukemia, Toxicity, Electromagnetic field, High voltage line, Incidence, Sweden, Europe, Malignant hemopathy, Case control study
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Cote : 94-0033272
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.