National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Magentic fields (electromagentic fields) (N89005)

Magentic fields (electromagentic fields)

Specific Substances: Magnetic fields (EMF)

Nomination Date: 07/00/1989

Nominator: Electric Power Research Institute

Rationale: Recent studies of cancer in children and workers exposed to low frequency magnetic fields generated concern about possible health effects of power-line frequencies, electric and magnetic fields (EMF).

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

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Agent Name: Magnetic fields (EMF)

NTP is located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.