A meta-analysis on residential exposure to magnetic fields and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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ID 4486176
Author(s) Röösli, Martin; Jalilian, Hamed
Author(s) at UniBasel Röösli, Martin
Year 2018
Title A meta-analysis on residential exposure to magnetic fields and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Journal Reviews on environmental health
Volume 33
Number 3
Pages / Article-Number 295-299
Abstract Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is caused by the gradual degeneration and death of motor neurons, with mostly unknown etiology. Some risk factors have been suggested for this disease including extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) exposure. This meta-analysis assesses the association of residential exposure to ELF-MF with the risk of ALS. Five studies have addressed the risk of ALS in relation to overhead power lines. A pooled relative risk (RR) of 0.71 [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.48, 1.07] for the most exposed population group (either <200 m distance from high voltage power lines or >0.1 μT) was found. Little heterogeneity (I2=0.00%, p=0.67) and indication for publication bias (PBegg’s test=0.22; PEgger’s test=0.19) was seen. Overall, we found no evidence for an association between residential exposure to ELF-MF and the risk of ALS, although the number of exposed cases is low.
Publisher WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH
ISSN/ISBN 2191-0308
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/65677/
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1515/reveh-2018-0019
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29874196
ISI-Number WOS:000443809800007
Document type (ISI) Review
 
   

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