Concern has focused recently on the association between exposure to magnetic fields emanating from electrical equipment and the development of childhood cancer.
An ecological study was undertaken to determine the correlation over time between childhood cancer rates and residential electric consumption (REC) in Canada.
Significant increases in REC and in overall childhood cancer rates (0.14 cases/100 000 children-y) and brain cancer (0.05 cases/100 000 children-y) were observed, but a similar increase in leukemia was not observed.
The average of the yearly provincial ranking of REC and cancer rates was used to determine whether provinces that have, on the average, higher REC also have higher childhood cancer ranks.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tumeur maligne, Enfant, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Electricité, Consommation, Milieu familial, Générateur électrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Canada, North America, America, Malignant tumor, Child, Human, Follow up study, Electricity, Consumption, Family environment, Electric generator
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0590370
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 09/06/1995.