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Breast Cancer Mortality among Female Electrical Workers in the United States

Citation

Loomis, Dana P.; Savitz, David A.; & Ananth, Cande V. (1994). Breast Cancer Mortality among Female Electrical Workers in the United States. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 86(12), 921-95.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Previous epidemiologic studies have suggested that exposure to electric or magnetic fields in occupational and residential environments may cause cancer. Recent experimental findings provide some support for the hypothesis that exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields reduces the pineal gland's nocturnal production of the hormone melatonin, thereby increasing susceptibility to sex hormone-related cancers such as breast cancer.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jnci/86.12.921

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Author(s)

Loomis, Dana P.
Savitz, David A.
Ananth, Cande V.

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

86

Issue Number

12

Pages

921-95

Reference ID

541