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Epidemiology of Electromagnetic Fields

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Maria Blettner and Hiltrud Merzenich

Part I Epidemiological Concepts and Principles

Epidemiological Study Design: Architecture for Research

Anssi Auvinen

Occupational EMF Studies

Frank de Vocht

Epidemiological Exposure Assessment

Martin Röösli and Danielle Vienneau

Selection and Detection Bias

Maria Feychting

Confounding, Reverse Causation, and Ecological Fallacy

Susanna Lagorio

Part II State of Scientific Knowledge

Exposures to ELF-EMF in Everyday Environments

Joseph D Bowman

Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in Our Everyday Environment

Patrizia Frei and Martin Röösli

Childhood Leukemia and Extremely Low-Frequency Magnetic Fields: Critical Evaluation of Epidemiologic Evidence Using Hill’s Framework

Leeka Kheifets and John Swanson

Adult Cancer and Extremely Low-Frequency Magnetic Fields

Gabor Mezei and Ximena P Vergara

Neurodegenerative Diseases and ELF-EMF

Anke Huss and Roel Vermeulen

Brain Tumors and Mobile Phone Use: The Cohort Approach

Aslak Harbo Poulsen and Patrizia Frei

Brain Tumors and Mobile Phone Use: The Case–Control Approach

Chelsea Eastman Langer and Elisabeth Cardis

Brain Tumors and Mobile Phone Use: The Ecological Approach

Peter D Inskip and Mark P Little

Synthesis of Epidemiological Studies on Mobile Phone Use and the Risk of Brain Tumors

Isabelle Deltour and Joachim Schüz

Electromagnetic Fields, Symptoms and Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance

Christos Baliatsas and G James Rubin

Part III The Broader Perspective

How Can Future Epidemiology and Laboratory Studies Complement Each Other?

Frank S Barnes and Ben Greenebaum

What If? The Public Health Perspective

Michael Kundi and Hans-Peter Hutter

An Outlook into Future EMF Exposure Scenarios

Norbert Leitgeb

Future of EMF Epidemiology

Mireille B Toledano and Rachel B Smith