Exposure to Magnetic Fields and Survival after Diagnosis of Childhood Leukemia: A German Cohort Study

Anne Louise Svendsen, T Weihkopf, P Kaatsch and J Schuz Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark “Inspired by a recent U.S. study showing poorer survival among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) exposed to magnetic fields above 0.3 μT, we examine this relationship in a German cohort of childhood leukemia cases… After adjustment for prognostic risk group, the hazard for exposures above 0.2 μT (2mG) increases to HR, 3.0 (95% CI, 0.9-9.8).” (300% increase) Read abstract at American Association for Cancer Research: http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/16/6/1167.short