Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Magnetic field exposure and prognostic factors in childhood leukemia. epidem.

Published in: Bioelectromagnetics 2007; 28 (1): 69-71

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The association between magnetic field exposure and prognostic risk factors in childhood leukemia was investigated in a cohort study in the USA (see also publication 13388).

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Exposure

Assessment

Exposure groups

Group Description
Group 1 magnetic field exposure: < 0.1 µT
Group 2 magnetic field exposure: 0.1 - 0.19 µT
Group 3 magnetic field exposure: 0.2 - 0.29 µT
Group 4 magnetic field exposure: ≥ 0.3 µT

Population

Study size

Type Value
Eligible 482
Participants 386
Statistical analysis method:

Conclusion (acc. to author)

No trends were seen between increasing exposure to magnetic fields and the presence of factors at diagnosis that predict a poor prognosis. The results suggest that exposure to magnetic fields is not associated with cytogenetic abnormalities in leukemic blast cells or with clinical factors at the time of diagnosis that predict poor survival.

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