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The association between residential proximity to a power line and the risk for acute childhood leukemia was investigated in Malaysia.
Measurements of the magnetic flux densities were conducted as an additionally exposure estimate in comparison to the previous study.
|参照集団 1||magnetic flux density: < 0.3 µT|
|集団 2||magnetic flux density: > 0.3 µT|
|参照集団 3||distance between residence and power line: > 200 m|
|集団 4||distance between residence and power line: < 200 m|
Overall, there were 32 out of 226 children (14.2 %) living in areas where power lines exist. 11 children with acute leukemia and 10 children of the control group have been exposed to magnetic flux densities higher than 0.3 µT. 9 children with acute leukemia and 11 control subjects have been living in a distance less than 200 m to a power line.
No associations between childhood leukemia and residential proximity to power lines or magnetic flux densities were observed.
The authors conclude that the previous findings of an association between the residential proximity to power lines and the occurrence of childhood leukemia might be due to other environmental or sociodemographic risk factors (e.g., family income, number of siblings, age of parents, paternal smoking).