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29/11/2013

CREAL: Up to 2% of childhood leukaemia in Europe may be caused by exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields

CREAL: Up to 2% of childhood leukaemia in Europe may be caused by exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields


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1.5-2% of childhood leukaemia cases in Europe are potentially attributable to exposure to the extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF MF) associated with 50Hz alternating current (AC) electricity. Such are the results of a study carried out by Dr. James Grellier and Prof. Elisabeth Cardis of the Radiation Programme at CREAL, a member of the ISGlobal Alliance, under the auspices of the European Health Risk Assessment Network on Electromagnetic Fields Exposure (EFHRAN) project which was funded by the European Commission.

More information:
CREAL website

Reference:
Grellier, J., Ravazzani, P., and Cardis, E. "Potential health impacts of residential exposures to extremely low frequency magnetic fields in Europe." Environment International 62 (2014): 55-63.