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Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Jan;19(1):42-8. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2008.10.001.

A population-based cohort study of occupational exposure to magnetic fields and cardiovascular disease mortality.

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Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York 14642, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This cohort study aims to examine cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risks among workers in occupations potentially exposed to magnetic fields (MF).

METHODS:

Risks for major CVD mortality by potential job-related MF exposure were examined in a sample of U.S. workers from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study using multivariate proportional hazards models.

RESULTS:

After adjustment for demographic factors, there were no significant excess risks between individuals with medium (0.15 to <0.20 microT), high (0.20 to < 0.30 microT), or very high (>/= 0.30 microT) exposure levels as compared with individuals with background exposure levels of MF (<0.15 microT) for the CVD mortality outcomes. Indirect adjustment for potential confounding by current smoking prevalence did not change the pattern of these results.

CONCLUSION:

Our study does not provide evidence for an association between occupational MF exposure and CVD mortality risk.

PMID:
19064188
DOI:
10.1016/j.annepidem.2008.10.001
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