Cancer incidence and mortality and proximity to TV towers.
Published in: Med J Aust 1996; 165 (11-12): 601-605
Aim of study (acc. to author)
The data of cancer incidence and cancer mortality for three municipalities immediately surrounding the TV towers (inner area) were compared to the data of six adjacent municipalities (outer area).
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
Type of risk estimation:
(relative risk (RR))
Reference group 1
outer area: municipalities in a distance of ≥ 4 km from a TV tower; power density: < 0.2 µW/cm²
inner area: municipalities in a distance of < 4 km from a TV tower; power density: 0.2 - 8.0 µW/cm²
population of municipalities in the inner area (135,000 inhabitants) and outer area (450,000 inhabitants)
1972 - 1990
Australia (municipalities in Sydney)
North South Wales Cancer Registry in Australia
Statistical analysis method:
Conclusion (acc. to author)
Limitations (acc. to author)
Exposure was assessed for the municipality, not for the individual.
Study funded by
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