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Michael Thun, Martha S. Linet, James R. Cerhan, Christopher A. Haiman, and David Schottenfeld

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190238667

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190238667.001.0001

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Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic Fields

(p.259) 15 Electromagnetic Fields
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Maria Feychting

Joachim Schüz

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the carcinogenic effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields, mainly power frequency and radiofrequency fields/microwaves. It describes the sources of exposure, reviews the available epidemiological studies, and considers the strengths and weaknesses of the available data, potential biases, and current knowledge about potential interactions. Based on current evidence, electromagnetic fields are not regarded as carcinogenic to humans, but there are open scientific questions that merit further research.

Keywords:   non-ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, extremely low frequency fields, radiofrequency fields, cancer risk, pediatric leukemia, brain tumors, microwaves, power frequency

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