Dr Paul Villeneuve has found a link between exposure to magnetic fields at work and brain tumours.
The Canadian researcher conducted a study of 543 men with brain tumours and the same number of controls. He found that:
- Men who were exposed to an average of 6 mG or more had a 33% increased risk of brain tumours;
- Men working in higher fields had 12 times the chance of developing aggressive brain tumours, including grade III and grade IV astrocytomas (or glioblastoma multiforme).
(Int J Epidemiology 31:210-217, 2002.)
EMR News Sept 2002, Vol 1 No 3
About The Author - Lyn McLean is a consumer advocate, author and educator and has been monitoring and writing on the subject of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) for over 20 years. She is the director of EMR Australia.