Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloAnalysis of personal and bedroom exposure to ELF-MF in children in Italy and Switzerland
Anno di pubblicazione2016
FormatoElettronico
Autore/iStruchen B., Liorni I., Parazzini M., Gängler S., Ravazzani P., Röösli M.
Affiliazioni autoriStruchen B. and Röösli M.: Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, P.O. Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland and University of Basel, Petersplatz 1, 4003 Basel, Switzerland Liorni I.: Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (IEIIT), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), 20133 Milano, Italy and Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy Parazzini M. and Ravazzani: Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (IEIIT), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), 20133 Milano, Italy Gängler S.: Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, P.O. Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland and Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in association with Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Cyprus University of Technology, Irenes 95, 3041 Limassol, Cyprus
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • ILARIA LIORNI
  • PAOLO GIUSEPPE RAVAZZANI
  • MARTA PARAZZINI
Lingua/e
  • inglese
AbstractBackground: Little is known about the real everyday exposure of children in Europe to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF). This study's aims are to i) assess personal ELF-MF exposure in children; ii) to identify factors determining personal and bedroom ELF-MF exposure measurements in children; iii) to evaluate the reproducibility of exposure summary measures; and iv) to compare personal with bedroom measurements. Methods: In Switzerland and Italy 172 children aged between 5 - 13 years were equipped with ELF-MF measurement devices (EMDEX II, measuring 40-800 Hz) during approx. 48 hours twice, in the warm and the cold season. Additionally 24h measurements were taken in the children's bedroom. Results: In our study sample geometric mean ELF-MF exposure was 0.04 µT for personal and 0.05 µT for bedroom measurements. Living within 100 m of a highest voltage power line increased geometric mean personal exposure by a factor of 3.3 and bedroom measurements by a factor 6.8 compared to a control group. Repeated measurements within the same subject showed high reproducibility for the geometric mean (Spearman correlation 0.78 for personal and 0.86 for bedroom measurements) but less for the 95th and 99th percentile of the personal measurements (<=0.42). Spearman correlation between bedroom and personal exposure was 0.86 for the geometric mean but considerably lower for the 95th and 99th percentiles (<=0.60). Conclusion: Most previous study on ELF-MF childhood leukaemia used mean bedroom exposure. Our study demonstrates that geometric mean bedroom measurements is well correlated with personal geometric mean exposure and has high temporal reproducibility.
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RivistaJournal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology
Attiva dal 2006
Editore: Nature Pub. Group, - New York, NY
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1559-0631
Titolo chiave: Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology
Titolo proprio: Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology.
Titolo abbreviato: J. expo. sci. environ. epidemiol.
Titolo alternativo: Journal of exposure science and environmental epidemiology
Numero volume della rivista26
Fascicolo della rivista6
DOI10.1038/jes.2015.80
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePostprint
Indicizzazione (in banche dati controllate)
  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-84949907777)
  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000386539500007)
  • PubMed (Codice:26669849)
Parole chiaveElectromagnetic fields; ELF exposure; Children;
Link (URL, URI)http://www.nature.com/jes/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/jes201580a.html
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Data di accettazione07/11/2015
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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Citazione bibliograficaStruchen B., Liorni I., Parazzini M., Gängler S., Ravazzani P., Röösli M.: Analysis of children's personal and bedroom exposure to ELF-MF in Italy and Switzerland, Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology (advanced online publication)