Risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia following parental occupational exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields.
Published in: Br J Cancer 2011; 105 (9): 1409-1413
Aim of study (acc. to author)
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
Type of risk estimation:
(odds ratio (OR))
Reference group 1
maternal exposure: no exposure
maternal exposure any time before birth: moderate/substantial
maternal exposure in jobs 2 years before birth: any exposure
maternal exposure in jobs 1 year before birth: any exposure
maternal exposure up to 1 year after birth: low
maternal exposure up to 1 year after birth: moderate/substantial
Reference group 7
paternal exposure: no exposure
paternal exposure any time before birth: moderate/substantial
paternal exposure in jobs 1 year before birth: any exposure
children in utero
July 2003 - December 2006
case:control = 1:3
379 case and 854 control mothers and 328 case and 748 control fathers completed an occupational history.
Statistical analysis method:
smoking, alcohol consumption, maternal age at birth
Conclusion (acc. to author)
Study funded by
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia
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