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dc.contributor.authorKhan, MW
dc.contributor.authorRoivainen, P
dc.contributor.authorHerrala, M
dc.contributor.authorTiikkaja, M
dc.contributor.authorSallmén, M
dc.contributor.authorHietanen, M
dc.contributor.authorJuutilainen, J
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-23T11:37:37Z
dc.date.available2018-05-23T11:37:37Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/6653
dc.description.abstractPurpose: We investigated the feasibility of a large-scale epidemiological study on reproductive effects of intermediate frequency (IF) magnetic field (MF) exposure among cashiers working near electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems. Materials and methods: The study cohort included 4157 women who had worked as cashiers in supermarkets with EAS devices (considered as exposed) or grocery stores without EAS devices (considered as unexposed) between 2008 and 2015. 536 births and 38 miscarriages occurred among these women during the study period, based on information from nationwide health registries. Measurements were also performed to characterize the MF exposure of cashiers. Results: Cashiers were found to be exposed to 8.2 MHz MFs only when passing by the gates at short distance. Static fields of about 0.1 mT were observed at cashier’s seat. Extremely low frequency MFs were higher at stores without EAS devices. No differences on the risk of miscarriage, reduced birth weight or preterm birth were observed between cashiers in different store types. Conclusions: Any further studies should attempt to include study subjects working near EAS systems that produce stronger IF MFs at kHz frequencies. Exposure to ELF MFs should be assessed as a possible confounding factor.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseriesINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09553002.2018.1439197
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectintermediate frequency magnetic fields
dc.subjectelectronic article surveillance
dc.subjectmaternal exposure
dc.subjectmiscarriage
dc.subjectbirth weight
dc.subjectgestational age
dc.titleA pilot study on the reproductive risks of maternal exposure to magnetic fields from electronic article surveillance systems
dc.description.versionfinal draft
dc.contributor.departmentYmpäristö- ja biotieteiden laitos / Toiminta
uef.solecris.id52637046en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.doi10.1080/09553002.2018.1439197
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn0955-3002
dc.relation.volume[Epub ahead of print 26 Feb 2018]
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessEi


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