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Title: Electric power use and breast cancer: a hyptothesis

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:
OSTI Identifier:
6784994
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Am. J. Epidemiol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 125:4
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA
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