A pilot study on the reproductive risks of maternal exposure to magnetic fields from electronic article surveillance systems.
Published in: Int J Radiat Biol 2018: 1-7 [epub ahead of print]
Aim of study (acc. to author)
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
Reference group 1
cashiers working in grocery stores without EAS-systems: unexposed
cashiers working in supermarkets with EAS systems: exposed
cashiers of a large Finnish retail company
2008 - 2015
Finnish Medical Birth Register, Register for Health Care
Statistical analysis method:
- linear regression
- logistic regression
Conclusion (acc. to author)
Limitations (acc. to author)
A limitation of the study was lack of information about the exact duties of the workers, such as working hours as cashiers.
Study funded by
European Union (EU)/European Commission
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