Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields
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This chapter deals with the epidemiological reports, which associates
exposure to magnetic field and the risk of fatal diseases such as brain cancer, leukemia,
breast cancer, depression and miscarriage. In addition to exposure to magnetic field
associated with high voltage transmission lines, possible relationship between health
hazard and exposure to residential magnetic field such as electric blanket, hair dryer,
toaster and many more have also been discussed.
Occupational and non-occupational exposure to magnetic field and how an office
worker’s health may be in danger by sitting near to some office equipment have been
Finally, a relation between central nervous system cancer and environmental exposure
has been established. This study also establishes a possible relation between modern
equipments and heart attack.