skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Electric power use and breast cancer: a hyptothesis

Abstract

It is the purpose of this paper to present the hypothesis that use of electric power may increase risk of breast cancer. The hypothesis is based on experimental evidence that shows an effect of light and extremely low frequency electric and/or magnetic (ELF) fields on pineal melatonin production, and on the relationship of melatonin to mammary carcinogenesis. A brief discussion of the epidemiology of breast cancer will be followed by a description of the experimental foundation for the hypothesis. 20 references, 1 figure.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
6784994
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6784994
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Am. J. Epidemiol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 125:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ELECTRIC POWER; CARCINOGENESIS; MAMMARY GLANDS; NEOPLASMS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; MELATONIN; RISK ASSESSMENT; AMINES; AROMATICS; AZAARENES; AZOLES; BODY; DISEASES; GLANDS; HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS; INDOLES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; PATHOGENESIS; POWER; PYRROLES; TRYPTAMINES 560400* -- Other Environmental Pollutant Effects; 550900 -- Pathology

Citation Formats

Stevens, R.G.. Electric power use and breast cancer: a hyptothesis. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Stevens, R.G.. Electric power use and breast cancer: a hyptothesis. United States.
Stevens, R.G.. Wed . "Electric power use and breast cancer: a hyptothesis". United States.
@article{osti_6784994,
title = {Electric power use and breast cancer: a hyptothesis},
author = {Stevens, R.G.},
abstractNote = {It is the purpose of this paper to present the hypothesis that use of electric power may increase risk of breast cancer. The hypothesis is based on experimental evidence that shows an effect of light and extremely low frequency electric and/or magnetic (ELF) fields on pineal melatonin production, and on the relationship of melatonin to mammary carcinogenesis. A brief discussion of the epidemiology of breast cancer will be followed by a description of the experimental foundation for the hypothesis. 20 references, 1 figure.},
doi = {},
journal = {Am. J. Epidemiol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 125:4,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {4}
}