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ID Number 2225
Study Type Epidemiology
Model 50 Hz ELF occupational exposure to workers in Italy and correlation with immune function

Human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from workers (n = 121) occupationally exposed to 50 Hz ELF were isolated and immune function was examined. The authors report decreased natural killer cell activity for individuals exposed to a time-weighted average greater than 1 microT, and a non-significant decreased trend was observed for individuals exposed to a time-weighted average between 0.21-0.99 microT. The authors speculate that such an effect may also increase the risk of neurodegenerative disorders (also associated with natural killer cell changes).

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator Univ Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
Funding Agency Private/Instit.
Country ITALY
  • Gobba, F et al. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol., (2009) 22:1059-1066
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