Magnetic field exposure and prognostic factors in childhood leukemia

Donna E. Foliart, Gabor Mezei, Richard Iriye, J. Michael Siha, Kristie L. Ebi, Leeka Kheifets, Michael P. Link, Rob Kavet, Brad H. Pollock

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We examined the association between magnetic field (MF) exposure and the presence of prognostic risk factors among 482 children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) between 1996 and 2001. Personal 24-h MF measurements were obtained for 412 children; 386 children were included in analyses. There were no trends seen between increasing exposure to MF and the presence of adverse clinical and tumor-specific prognostic factors. Our results suggest that exposure to MF is not associated with the presence of unfavorable cytogenetic abnormalities in leukemic blast cells or with clinical factors at the time of diagnosis that predict poor survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007


  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoblastic leukemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physiology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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