Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Association between Childhood Leukaemia and Exposure to Power-frequency Magnetic Fields in Middle Europe. epidem.

Published in: Biomed Environ Sci 2012; 25 (5): 597-601

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A case-control study was conducted in the Czech Republic to investigate the association between exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and childhood leukemia.

Further details

The results of the measurements of the magnetic fields were published in Jirik et al.( 2011).

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation: (odds ratio (OR))

Exposure

Assessment

Exposure groups

Group Description
Reference group 1 magnetic field exposure in child's housing: < 0.2 µT
Group 2 magnetic field exposure in child's housing: ≥ 0.2 µT
Group 3 magnetic field exposure in child's housing: ≥ 0.3 µT
Group 4 magnetic field exposure in child's housing: ≥ 0.4 µT

Population

Case group

Control group

Study size

Cases Controls
Eligible 82 81
Participants 79 79
Statistical analysis method:

Conclusion (acc. to author)

No association between exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and childhood leukemia was observed in this case-control study in the Czech Republic despite higher levels of exposure compared with developed Western countries.

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