Risk of Asthma in Offspring - Pregnant Mothers exposed to Magnetic fields

The following citation from Professor Olle Johansson Expert in Electromagnetic Fields.

Re: "Maternal Exposure to Magnetic Fields During Pregnancy in Relation to the Risk of Asthma in Offspring" by De-Kun Li, MD, PhD; Hong Chen, MPH; Roxana Odouli, MSPH, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Published online August 1, 2011. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.135

A new study links high exposure to electromagnetic fields during pregnancy to asthma in children. The study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, measured exposure levels to magnetic fields -- caused by things like powerlines and microwave ovens -in 801 pregnant women and followed their children. Asthma was clinically diagnosed among 626 children who were followed up for as long as 13 years. All participants carried a meter to measure their MF levels during pregnancy. They found mothers who had the highest exposure to magnetic fields were 3.5 times more likely to develop asthma than those in the study whose mothers had the lowest exposure levels. Comment: I have warned about this for years and years. Our own studies, both in EHS and in healthy volunteers clearly points in this direction. And further mechanistic details are nowadays abundant, see e.g. Johansson O, “Disturbance of the immune system by electromagnetic fields — A potentially underlying cause for cellular damage and tissue repair reduction which could lead to disease and impairment”, Pathophysiology 2009; 16: 157-177. (Olle Johansson, assoc. prof. The Experimental Dermatology Unit Department of Neuroscience Karolinska Institute 171 77 Stockholm Sweden & Professor The Royal Institute of Technology 100 44 Stockholm Sweden)

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