In an attempt to assess whether exposure to electromagnetic fields on Norwegian railways induces brain tumors or leukemia, the authors conducted a nested case-control study of railway workers based on incident cases from the Cancer Registry of Norway in a cohort of 13,030 male Norwegian railway workers who had worked on either electric or non-electric railways.
The cohort comprised railway line, outdoor station, and electricity workers.
The case series comprised 39 men with brain tumors and 52 men with leukemia (follow-up, 1958-1990).
Each case was matched on age with four or five controls selected from the same cohort.
The exposure of each study subject to electric and magnetic fields was evaluated from cumulative exposure measures based on present measurements and historical data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Encéphale, Epidémiologie, Leucémie, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Champ électromagnétique, Chemin de fer, Norvège, Europe, Médecine travail, Toxicité, Encéphale pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Hémopathie maligne, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Brain (vertebrata), Epidemiology, Leukemia, Human, Occupational exposure, Electromagnetic field, Railway, Norway, Europe, Occupational medicine, Toxicity, Cerebral disorder, Central nervous system disease, Nervous system diseases, Malignant hemopathy, Case control study
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