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  1. Breast cancer mortality among female electrical workers in the United States.

    Article - En anglais


    Previous epidemiologic studies have suggested that exposure to electric or magnetic fields in occupational and residential environments may cause cancer.

    Recent experimental findings provide some support for the hypothesis that exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields reduces the pineal gland's nocturnal production of the hormone melatonin, thereby increasing susceptibility to sex hormone-related cancers such as breast cancer.


    Our purpose was to assess the evidence that cancer of the female breast might be associated with exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Exposition professionnelle, Champ électromagnétique, Basse fréquence, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Femelle, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie, Médecine travail, Etude cas témoin

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Occupational exposure, Electromagnetic field, Low frequency, Mortality, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Female, Human, Mammary gland diseases, Occupational medicine, Case control study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0538928

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199501.