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Childhood Leukemia Pooled Analyses from Case-Control Studies

DCEG investigators are participating in pooled analyses of data from large case-control studies of childhood leukemia conducted in four countries: Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A pooled analysis of data from nine studies demonstrated a significantly elevated risk of childhood leukemia (OR=2.00, 95% CI 1.27-3.13) associated with residential exposures = 0.4 µT to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields. Future analyses are planned to evaluate the risk of childhood leukemia associated with birth weight, maternal smoking during pregnancy, paternal smoking pre-conception, maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and infant feeding.

For more information, contact Martha Linet.

Radiation Epidemiology Branch - Research Areas