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Electromagnetic Fields and Radiofrequency Radiation

DAVID A. SAVITZ and ANDERS AHLBOM

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0017
Electromagnetic Fields and Radiofrequency Radiation

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This chapter discusses the link between electromagnetic fields and cancer, focusing on the nonionizing part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and within that range, only with frequencies up to 300 GHz. Topics covered include the interaction of nonionizing radiation with biological systems, potential mechanisms of carcinogenicity, public concern with nonionizing radiation, and exposure sources and populations studied.

Keywords: cancer risk; nonionizing radiation; electromagnetic fields; radiofrequency radiation exposure

Chapter.  17425 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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