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Proximity to overhead power lines and childhood leukaemia: an international pooled analysis


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Amoon, AT, Crespi, CM, Ahlbom, A, Bhatnagar, M, Bray, I, Bunch, KJ, Clavel, J, Feychting, M, Hemon, D, Johansen, C, Kreis, C, Malagoli, C, Marquant, F, Pedersen, C, Raaschou-Nielsen, O, Roosli, M, Spycher, BD, Sudan, M, Swanson, J, Tittarelli, A, Tuck, DM, Tynes, T, Vergara, X, Vinceti, M, Wunsch-Filho, V and Kheifets, L 2018 , 'Proximity to overhead power lines and childhood leukaemia: an international pooled analysis' , British Journal of Cancer, vol. 119, no. 3 , pp. 364-373 , doi: 10.1038/s41416-018-0097-7.

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Background:Although studies have consistently found an association between childhood leukaemia risk and magnetic fields, the associations between childhood leukaemia and distance to overhead power lines have been inconsistent. We pooled data from multiple studies to assess the association with distance and evaluate whether it is due to magnetic fields or other factors associated with distance from lines.Methods:We present a pooled analysis combining individual-level data (29,049 cases and 68,231 controls) from 11 record-based studies.Results:There was no material association between childhood leukaemia and distance to nearest overhead power line of any voltage. Among children living Conclusions:In this first comprehensive pooled analysis of childhood leukaemia and distance to power lines, we found a small and imprecise risk for residences

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Authors/Creators:Amoon, AT and Crespi, CM and Ahlbom, A and Bhatnagar, M and Bray, I and Bunch, KJ and Clavel, J and Feychting, M and Hemon, D and Johansen, C and Kreis, C and Malagoli, C and Marquant, F and Pedersen, C and Raaschou-Nielsen, O and Roosli, M and Spycher, BD and Sudan, M and Swanson, J and Tittarelli, A and Tuck, DM and Tynes, T and Vergara, X and Vinceti, M and Wunsch-Filho, V and Kheifets, L
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Cancer
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group on behalf of Cancer Research UK
ISSN: 0007-0920
DOI / ID Number: 10.1038/s41416-018-0097-7
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