Print Email Facebook Twitter Occupational exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and cardiovascular disease mortality in a prospective cohort study Title Occupational exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and cardiovascular disease mortality in a prospective cohort study Author Koeman, T. Slottje, P. Kromhout, H. Schouten, L.J. Goldbohm, R.A. van den Brandt, P.A. Vermeulen, R. Publication year 2013 Abstract Objectives Although a study among utility workers found an increased risk for acute myocardial infarction and arrhythmia-related deaths associated with occupational extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) exposure, later studies largely failed to replicate these findings. This study investigated the association between occupational ELF-MF exposure and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality within a community-based prospective cohort study. Methods The Netherlands Cohort Study is a prospective cohort study among 120 852 men and women aged 55-69 years at baseline. Participants were followed-up for CVD mortality over a period of 10 years, resulting in 8200 CVD deaths. Information on occupational history and potential confounders, such as educational level, smoking and alcohol use were collected at baseline through a self-administered questionnaire. Occupational ELF-MF exposure was assigned using a job-exposure matrix. Associations with CVD mortality were analysed using Cox regression. Results Ever low or high exposure to ELF-MF showed no association with total CVD mortality (HR of 1.02, 95% CI 0.99 to 1.06), nor with any cause-specific subtypes of CVD mortality. Other ELF-MF exposure metrics showed no increased risks either. Conclusions In this study, we found no indication of an association between occupational ELF-MF exposure and risk of CVD mortality. Subject HumanLS - Life StyleBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthy for LifeHealthHealthy LivingAgedCardiovascular DiseasesFemaleFollow-Up StudiesHumansMagnetic FieldsMaleMiddle AgedNetherlandsOccupational ExposureOccupationsProportional Hazards ModelsProspective StudiesRisk Factors To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4ebfe9cb-7828-4af7-b102-ff59efbdac4e DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2012-100889 TNO identifier 474988 ISSN 1351-0711 Source Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 70 (6), 402-407 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.