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Silent Keys: Leukemia Mortality in Amateur Radio Operators.


PB86105418

Publication Date 1985
Page Count 10
Abstract A survey of leukemia mortality among amateur radio operators was conducted. Information on deaths among amateur radio operators in California and Washington was obtained from a monthly magazine of the American Radio Relay League for the years 1971 to 1983. Proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) were computed. During the study period, 296 male deaths were listed for Washington and 1,642 for California. Death certificates or cause of death information were obtained for 280 of the Washington and 1,411 of the California deaths. The author concludes that occupational exposure alone does not explain the leukemia excess in the subjects. These results offer further support for the hypothesis that electromagnetic fields are carcinogenic.
Keywords
  • Leukemias
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Radio operators
  • Electric fields
  • Magnetic fields
  • Mortality
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Tables(Data)
  • Malignant neoplasms
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198602
Silent Keys: Leukemia Mortality in Amateur Radio Operators.
Silent Keys: Leukemia Mortality in Amateur Radio Operators.
PB86105418

  • Leukemias
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Radio operators
  • Electric fields
  • Magnetic fields
  • Mortality
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Tables(Data)
  • Malignant neoplasms
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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