Exposure to power frequency electric fields and the risk of childhood cancer in the UK

J Skinner, TJ Mee, RP Blackwell, MP Maslanyj, SG Allen, NE Day, Kar Cheng, E Gilman, D Williams, Jill Simpson

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    The United Kingdom Childhood Cancer Study, a population-based case-control study covering the whole of Great Britain, incorporated a pilot study measuring electric fields. Measurements were made in the homes of 473 children who were diagnosed with a malignant neoplasm between 1992 and 1996 and who were aged 0-14 at diagnosis, together with 453 controls matched on age, sex and geographical location. Exposure assessments comprised resultant spot measurements in the child's bedroom and the family living-room. Temporal stability of bedroom fields was investigated through continuous logging of the 48-h vertical component at the child's bedside supported by repeat spot measurements. The principal exposure metric used was the mean of the pillow and bed centre measurements. For the 273 cases and 276 controls with fully validated measures, comparing those with a measured electric field exposure >/=20 V m(-1) to those in a reference category of exposure
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1257-1266
    Number of pages10
    JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2002


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