Distance from residence to power line and risk of childhood leukemia: a population-based case-control study in Denmark

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Camilla Pedersen, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Naja Hulvej Rod, Patrizia Frei, Aslak Harbo Poulsen, Christoffer Johansen, Joachim Schüz

Epidemiological studies have found an association between exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) and childhood leukemia. In 2005, a large British study showed an association between proximity of residence to high-voltage power lines and the risk of childhood leukemia. The association extended beyond distances at which the 'power line'-induced magnetic fields exceed background levels, suggesting that the association was not explained by the magnetic field, but might be due to chance, bias, or other risk factors associated with proximity to power lines. Our aim was to conduct a comparable study in an independent setting (Denmark).
Original languageEnglish
JournalCancer causes & control : CCC
Volume25
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)171-177
ISSN0957-5243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2013

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