Health effects of work in production and distribution of electricity

SND-ID: SND 0839

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Rose-Marie Herlin - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Description

In studies regarding occupation exposure to extremly low frequent (50 - 60 Hz) electric and magnetic fields have some disorders in biologic systems been reported. In the late 60's and the beginning of the 70's, functional organ disorders in nerv, circulation, gastrointestinal and reproduction systems were shown. Since the early 80's, reports about prevalence of cancer in these groups have dominated the interest of researches. Working Life Insitute (Arbetslivsinstitutet) was responsible for the study. The investigational period reached over the years 1981 to 1995. The study base consisted of 706 new employed men. Information about healt and environment, family and children, ergonomic pressure and subjective symptomatology was gathered from questionnaires. Data were collected at start of employment and then after three, six and nine years. After nine years there were 466 participants left in the cohort with data from both exposure and health endpoint from all four examinations. In addition were clinical tests and blood samples included. Serum has been saved and kept in frosen condition (-70 degr

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Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Arbetslivsinstitutet

Responsible department/unit

Arbetslivsinstitutet, Work and Health
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Sampling procedure

The selection criteria for participation in the study were individuals working with electricity generation and distribution in the power industry (excluding nuclear power stations) who got employed between the period January 1981 - June 1985 at a company where more than five electricians during the time period were employed, and an age not exceeding 40 years..

Time period(s) investigated

1981–1995

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Publications

Siv Törnqvist, Ulf Bergqvist, Rose-Marie Herlin, Tomas Lindh, Bengt Knave Francesco Gamberale, Åsa Kilbom, Lars-Inge Andersson, Maud Hagman, Maria Tesarz. Hälsorisker i arbete med elproduktion och eldistribution - slutrapport från en prospektiv studie. Arbetslivsinstitutet: arbete och hälsa vetenskaplig skriftserie. ISBN 91-7045-468-x ISSN 0346-7821

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Dataset
Health effects of work in production and distribution of electricity

Data format / data structure

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Rose-Marie Herlin - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Published: 2007-01-01
Last updated: 2017-06-26