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Very low frequency electromagnetic exposure may link to motor neurone disease

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1600 (Published 30 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1600
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of motor neurone disease, may be linked to workplace exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown.1

ALS is a progressive disease of the motor neurone system, which usually results in death one to six years after onset. Previous studies have found that ALS may be linked to workplace exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, electrical shocks, …

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