Accession Number : ADA335931

Title :   Magnetic Fields and Breast Cancer Risk

Descriptive Note : Annual rept 30 Sep 96-29 Sep 97

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Peters, John

PDF Url : ADA335931

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : We will begin the final year of data collection on a nested case-control study of the association between magnetic field and breast cancer risk among a group of predominantly African-American and Latino women in Los Angeles County. The research questions remain as follows: (1) Is residential exposure to magnetic fields, as assessed by wiring configuration coding in homes occupied over the past 10 years before diagnosis, 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. (2) Do higher exposures to alternating current (AC) magnetic fields, as assessed by 7 days of measurements, increase a woman's risk of breast cancer. Do 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, GEOMAGNETISM, ALTERNATING CURRENT, CASE STUDIES, CALIFORNIA, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), DIRECT CURRENT, WOMEN, ELECTRIC WIRE, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), HISPANICS, AFRICAN AMERICANS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE