Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Evaluation of occupational exposure to magnetic fields and motor neuron disease mortality in a population-based cohort. epidem.

Published in: J Occup Environ Med 2011; 53 (12): 1447-1451

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A population-based cohort study was conducted in the USA to investigate the association between occupational exposure to magnetic fields and motor neuron disease mortality.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:

Exposure

Assessment

Exposure groups

Group Description
Reference group 1 magnetic field exposure: < 0.16 µT
Group 2 magnetic field exposure: 0.16 - 0.21 µT
Group 3 magnetic field exposure: 0.21 - 0.27 µT
Group 4 magnetic field exposure: > 0.27 µT

Population

Study size

Type Value
Total 307,012
Other:

40 deaths due to motoneuron diseases

Statistical analysis method: ( adjustment: )

Conclusion (acc. to author)

No association between occupational exposure to magnetic fields and motor neuron disease mortality was found in this population-based cohort study.

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