Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Field Exposure and Parkinson's Disease-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Data. epidem.

Published in: Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015; 12 (7): 7348-7356

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The association between occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and Parkinson disease was investigated in a meta-analysis.

Further details

The following studies were included: Savitz et al (1998a), Savitz et al (1998b), Johansen (2000), Noonan et al (2002), Feychting et al (2003), Hakansson et al (2003), Park et al (2005), Röösli et al (2007), Sorahan and Kheifets (2007), Sorahan and Mohammed (2014), van der Mark et al (2015) and Brouwer et al (2015).

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:

Exposure

Population

Statistical analysis method:

Conclusion (acc. to author)

The risk of Parkinson disease was not elevated in workers exposed to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (RR 1.05, CI 0.98-1.13).
The authors conclude that there is no evidence for an increased risk of Parkinson disease among workers exposed to extremely low frequency magnetic fields.

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