Occupational exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and electrical shocks and acute myeloid leukemia in four Nordic countries

  • Talibov M
  • Monica Guxens B
  • Eero Pukkala B
 et al. 
  • 3

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

Objective We studied the association between occupa-tional exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) and electrical shocks and acute myeloid leuke-mia (AML) in the Nordic Occupational Cancer cohort (NOCCA). Methods We included 5,409 adult AML cases diagnosed between 1961 and 2005 in Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden and 27,045 controls matched by age, sex, and country. Lifetime occupational ELF-MF exposure and risk of electrical shocks were assigned to jobs reported in the censuses using job-exposure matrices. We estimated haz-ard ratios (HRs) and 95 % confidence intervals (95 % CIs) using conditional logistic regression adjusted for concur-rent occupational exposures relevant for AML risk (e.g., benzene, ionizing radiation). We conducted sensitivity analyses with different assumptions to assess the robust-ness of our results.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Case–control study
  • Electrical shocks
  • Extremely low-frequency magnetic fields
  • Job-exposure matrix
  • Nordic countries

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Madar Talibov

  • Bullet Monica Guxens

  • Bullet Eero Pukkala

  • Bullet Anke Huss

  • Bullet Hans Kromhout

  • Bullet Pauline Slottje

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free