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    Silent Keys: Leukemia Mortality In Amateur Radio Operators.

    Seeing this in associates who were into mobile QRO operating; lots of unfiltered RF in a Faraday Cage on wheels.


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    NIOSH :8 pages

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    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic-2/00150622.html


    NIOSHTIC No.
    00150622

    Abstract
    A survey of leukemia mortality among amateur radio operators was conducted. Information on deaths among amateur radio operators in California and Washington was obtained from a monthly magazine of the American Radio Relay League for the years 1971 to 1983. Proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) were computed. During the study period, 296 male deaths were listed for Washington and 1,642 for California. Death certificates or cause of death information were obtained for 280 of the Washington and 1,411 of the California deaths. All malignant neoplasms, cancer of the prostate, and lymphatic and hematopoietic cancers had elevated PMRs in both states. Both data sets showed deficits of deaths due to nonmalignant respiratory diseases, digestive diseases, and external causes of death. The excess mortality due to leukemia was limited to myeloid and unspecified types of leukemia. The PMRs due to leukemia among Washington amateur radio operators who worked in electrical/exposure occupations was 264, as compared to a PMR of 210 among radio operators who worked in other occupations. The author concludes that occupational exposure alone does not explain the leukemia excess in the subjects. These results offer further support for the hypothesis that electromagnetic fields are carcinogenic.

    Keywords
    NIOSH-Author; Epidemiology; Disease-incidence; Risk-analysis; Quantitative-analysis; Pathology; Electromagnetic-radiation; Radio-waves; Environmental-exposure; Cancer-rate;

    NTIS Accession No.
    PB86-105418

    NTIS Price
    A02

    Source Name
    NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 pages, 6 references

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    Oh. Shit.

    Those CBers that do those keydowns with kilowatts of RF are goners. They just don't know it yet....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    Oh. Shit.

    Those CBers that do those keydowns with kilowatts of RF are goners. They just don't know it yet....
    Shhh, it's Darwin at work.
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    Causation does not imply correlation.

    More data points needed.
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    My first wife died of leukemia, and at that time the wives tale that was told to me was that paint (like wall paint) caused her leukemia. Even after close to 50 years, the hurt and anguish never goes away. After time goes by, it gets a little better, but doesn't seem to get any easier. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her and wonder what life would be like if the medicine and technology of today was available back then. It really irks me when these unsubstantiated and non peer reviewed diagnosis and prognoses are bandied about. These mindless fucks never take in to account the hurt and anger that they dig up by posting or commenting on things such as this. Or as Grand Ma use to say they should "mind their own fucking business".
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    yeah. this research is quite old, though (1985 was the original publication date), and the study is too small to really make conclusions ... but quite a lot of related research, though.
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