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Title: Magnetic fields and cancer

Abstract

This letter is a response to an article by Savitz and Kaune, EHP 101:76-80. W-L wire code was applied to data from a 1988 Denver study, and an association was reported between high W-L wire code and childhood cancer. This author discusses several studies and provides explanations which weakens the argument that classification error resulted in an appreciable reduction in the association between W-L high wire code and childhood cancer. In conclusion, the fact that new wire code is only weakly correlated with magnetic field measurements (in the same manner as the original W-L wire code) suggests that the newly reported stronger association with childhood cancer is likely due to factors other than magnetic fields. Differential residential mobility and differential residential age are two possible explanations and are suggestive that the reported association may be false.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5469879
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Health Perspectives; (United States); Journal Volume: 101:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CHILDREN; NEOPLASMS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; DISEASE INCIDENCE; AGE GROUPS; DISEASES; 560400* - Other Environmental Pollutant Effects

Citation Formats

Jones, T.L.. Magnetic fields and cancer. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.1289/ehp.93101368.
Jones, T.L.. Magnetic fields and cancer. United States. doi:10.1289/ehp.93101368.
Jones, T.L.. Fri . "Magnetic fields and cancer". United States. doi:10.1289/ehp.93101368.
@article{osti_5469879,
title = {Magnetic fields and cancer},
author = {Jones, T.L.},
abstractNote = {This letter is a response to an article by Savitz and Kaune, EHP 101:76-80. W-L wire code was applied to data from a 1988 Denver study, and an association was reported between high W-L wire code and childhood cancer. This author discusses several studies and provides explanations which weakens the argument that classification error resulted in an appreciable reduction in the association between W-L high wire code and childhood cancer. In conclusion, the fact that new wire code is only weakly correlated with magnetic field measurements (in the same manner as the original W-L wire code) suggests that the newly reported stronger association with childhood cancer is likely due to factors other than magnetic fields. Differential residential mobility and differential residential age are two possible explanations and are suggestive that the reported association may be false.},
doi = {10.1289/ehp.93101368},
journal = {Environmental Health Perspectives; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 101:5,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1993},
month = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1993}
}