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  1. Electric and magnetic fields and health outcomes : an overview.

    Article - En anglais

    In recent years interest has increased in the biological effects and possible health outcomes of weak electric and magnetic fields.

    Studies have been presented on magnetic fields and cancer, reproduction, and neurobehavioral reactions.

    Epidemiologic studies on childhood leukemia and residential exposure from power lines seem to indicate a slight increase in risk, and excess leukemia and brain tumor risks have been reported in « electrical » occupations.

    In spite of a large number of experimental laboratory studies, however, no plausible and understandable mechanism has been presented by which a carcinogenic effect could be explained.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Champ magnétique, Champ électrique, Toxicité, Exposition professionnelle, Article synthèse, Epidémiologie, Zone résidentielle, Homme, Carcinogène, Tératogène, Médecine travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Magnetic field, Electric field, Toxicity, Occupational exposure, Review, Epidemiology, Residential zone, Human, Carcinogen, Teratogen, Occupational medicine

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

    Cote : 95-0011686

    Code Inist : 002A08E. Création : 09/06/1995.