Possible health effects of exposure to low-intensity electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are receiving increased attention in the scientific literature and, especially, in the public media.
Laboratory research at the cellular and whole animal level has demonstrated various biological effects that may be related in some manner to the effects of EMF exposure on people.
However, the effect mechanisms of this relationship are far from clear.
The studies suggest that EMFs might be cancer promoters but are unlikely to be cancer initiators.
At the level of human epidemiology, approximately 50 studies five examined the possible correlation of EMF exposures with adult and childhood cancers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Champ électromagnétique, Tumeur maligne, Effet biologique, Rayonnement ionisant, Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Intensité faible
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Electromagnetic field, Malignant tumor, Biological effect, Ionizing radiation, Epidemiology, Review, Low intensity
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