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Congenital malformations and exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic radiation among Danish physiotherapists.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1947917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cluster initiated the present case-referent study to assess the relation between exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic radiation and congenital malformations. Through the linkage of a cohort formed from a union file of Danish physiotherapists with complete national registers of pregnancy outcome, cases (pregnancies terminated by the birth of a malformed child) and referents were identified. From responses in a blinded telephone interview without knowledge of case status, exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic radiation in the first month of pregnancy was assessed. Indices reflecting duration of exposure ("time") and maximum level of exposure ("peak") were composed. After a 7% dropout 54 cases and 247 referents were interviewed. No statistically significant associations between pregnancy outcome and high-frequency electromagnetic radiation were found (odds ratio 1.7, 95% confidence interval 0.6-4.3).
A I Larsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0355-3140     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-16     Completed Date:  1991-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511540     Medline TA:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Occupational Medicine, Central Hospital, Esbjerg, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Radiation-Induced / epidemiology,  etiology*
Case-Control Studies
Cohort Studies
Denmark / epidemiology
Electromagnetic Fields
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Pregnancy Outcome
Space-Time Clustering

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