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No evidence for EMF link to motor neuron or Alzheimer disease

A meta-analysis of 42 included papers finds that the available evidence does not support a causal link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and motor-neuron disease, Alzheimer disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, despite evidence of positive associations. There was considerable heterogeneity in the risk estimates and evidence of publication bias in a proportion of papers showing positive associations.


Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013; 55(2): 135–146.


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