Accession Number : ADA322013

Title :   Magnetic Fields and Breast Cancer Risk.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 95-29 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Peters, John

PDF Url : ADA322013

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : One primary specific aim is to determine if residential exposure to magnetic fields, as assessed by wiring configuration coding, is associated with the risk of breast cancer. Wiring configuration coding is a method that uses data on the types and distances to nearby outdoor electrical wiring to impute magnetic field levels in homes. Specifically, we will test whether subjects who have lived over the past 10 years in homes with wiring configurations associated with higher exposure to magnetic fields have an increased risk of breast cancer. Another primary specific aim is to determine whether higher exposures to alternating current (AC) magnetic fields, as assessed by 7 days of measurements, increase a woman's risk of breast cancer. The secondary specific aim is to test the hypothesis that particular combinations of the alternating current (AC) magnetic field and the direct current (DC) magnetic field, increase the risk of breast cancer.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC FIELDS, *RISK, *BREAST CANCER, ALTERNATING CURRENT, CODING, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), DIRECT CURRENT, WOMEN, ELECTRIC WIRE, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, OUTDOOR, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), HISPANICS, MELATONIN, AFRICAN AMERICANS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE