Exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields from broadcast transmitters and risk of childhood cancer: a census-based cohort study.

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serval:BIB_D6ACD0832ADF
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields from broadcast transmitters and risk of childhood cancer: a census-based cohort study.
Journal
American Journal of Epidemiology
Author(s)
Hauri D.D., Spycher B., Huss A., Zimmermann F., Grotzer M., von der Weid N., Spoerri A., Kuehni C.E., Röösli M.
Working group(s)
Swiss National Cohort, Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group
Contributor(s)
Gutzwiller F., Bopp M., Egger M., Spoerri A., Zwahlen M., Künzli N., Paccaud F., Oris M., Ammann R., Angst R., Ansari M., Beck Popovic M., Bergstraesser E., Brazzola P., Greiner J., Grotzer M., Hengartner H., Kuehne T., Leibundgut K., Niggli F., Rischewski J., von der Weid N.
ISSN
1476-6256 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0002-9262
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
179
Number
7
Pages
843-851
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
We investigated the association between exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) from broadcast transmitters and childhood cancer. First, we conducted a time-to-event analysis including children under age 16 years living in Switzerland on December 5, 2000. Follow-up lasted until December 31, 2008. Second, all children living in Switzerland for some time between 1985 and 2008 were included in an incidence density cohort. RF-EMF exposure from broadcast transmitters was modeled. Based on 997 cancer cases, adjusted hazard ratios in the time-to-event analysis for the highest exposure category (>0.2 V/m) as compared with the reference category (<0.05 V/m) were 1.03 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.74, 1.43) for all cancers, 0.55 (95% CI: 0.26, 1.19) for childhood leukemia, and 1.68 (95% CI: 0.98, 2.91) for childhood central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Results of the incidence density analysis, based on 4,246 cancer cases, were similar for all types of cancer and leukemia but did not indicate a CNS tumor risk (incidence rate ratio = 1.03, 95% CI: 0.73, 1.46). This large census-based cohort study did not suggest an association between predicted RF-EMF exposure from broadcasting and childhood leukemia. Results for CNS tumors were less consistent, but the most comprehensive analysis did not suggest an association.
Keywords
Adolescent, Central Nervous System Neoplasms/epidemiology, Central Nervous System Neoplasms/etiology, Child, Child, Preschool, Environmental Exposure/adverse effects, Female, Humans, Incidence, Infant, Leukemia/epidemiology, Leukemia/etiology, Male, Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced/epidemiology, Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced/etiology, Poisson Distribution, Proportional Hazards Models, Prospective Studies, Radio Waves/adverse effects, Registries, Risk Assessment, Spatial Analysis, Switzerland/epidemiology, Time Factors
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Web of science
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Yes
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