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Anne Tjønneland

1011 shared publications

Danish Cancer Society Research Center; Copenhagen Denmark

Elsebeth Lynge

242 shared publications

Nykøbing Falster Hospital, University of Copenhagen, DK-4800 Nykøbing Falster, Denmark

Peter Rudnai

153 shared publications

National Public Health Institute

Radim J. Sram

147 shared publications

Department of Genetic Ecotoxicology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Vídeňská 1083, 142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic.

Aleksandra Fucic

71 shared publications

Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Long-term wind turbine noise exposure and incidence of myocardial infarction in the Danish nurse cohort Elvira V. Bräuner, Jeanette T. Jørgensen, Anne Katrine Duun-... Published: 01 December 2018
Environment International, doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.011
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Growing evidence supports the concept that traffic noise exposure leads to long-term health complications other than annoyance, including cardiovascular disease. Similar effects may be expected from wind turbine noise exposure, but evidence is sparse. Here, we examined the association between long-term exposure to wind turbine noise and incidence of myocardial infarction (MI). We used the Danish Nurse Cohort with 28,731 female nurses and obtained data on incidence of MI in the Danish National Patient and Causes of Death Registries until ultimo 2013. Wind turbine noise levels at residential addresses between 1982 and 2013 were estimated using the Nord2000 noise propagation model, as the annual means of a weighted 24-hour average (Lden) at the most exposed façade. Time-varying Cox proportional hazard regression was used to examine the association between the 11-, 5- and 1-year rolling means prior to MI diagnosis of wind turbine noise levels and MI incidence. Of 23,994 nurses free of MI at cohort baseline, 686 developed MI by end of follow-up in 2013. At the cohort baseline (1993 or 1999), 10.4% nurses were exposed to wind turbine noise (≥1 turbine within a 6000-m radius of the residence) and 13.3% in 2013. Mean baseline residential noise levels among exposed nurses were 26.3 dB, higher in those who developed MI (26.6 dB) than among those who didn't develop MI (26.3 dB). We found no association between wind turbine noise and MI incidence: adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) comparing nurses with 11-years mean residential noise levels of 29.9 dB, to non-exposed nurses were 0.89 (0.64–1.25), 1.20 (0.82–1.77), 1.38 (0.95–2.01), and 0.88 (0.53–1.28), respectively. Corresponding HR (95% CI) for the linear association between 11-year mean levels of wind turbine noise (per 10 dB increase) with MI incidence was 0.99 (0.77–1.28). Similar associations were observed when considering the 5- and 1-year running means, and with no evidence of dose-response. The results of this comprehensive cohort study lend little support to a causal association between outdoor long-term wind-turbine noise exposure and MI. However, there were only few cases in the highest exposure groups and our findings need reproduction.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Long-term exposure to road traffic noise and incidence of breast cancer: a cohort study Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, Jeanette Therming Jørgensen, Lea ... Published: 05 October 2018
Breast Cancer Research, doi: 10.1186/s13058-018-1047-2
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Exposure to road traffic noise was associated with increased risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative (ER-) breast cancer in a previous cohort study, but not with overall or ER-positive (ER+) breast cancer, or breast cancer prognosis. We examined the association between long-term exposure to road traffic noise and incidence of breast cancer, overall and by ER and progesterone receptor (PR) status. We used the data from a nationwide Danish Nurse Cohort on 22,466 female nurses (age > 44 years) who at recruitment in 1993 or 1999 reported information on breast cancer risk factors. We obtained data on the incidence of breast cancer from the Danish Cancer Registry, and on breast cancer subtypes by ER and PR status from the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group, up to 31 December 2012. Road traffic noise levels at the nurses’ residences were estimated by the Nord2000 method between 1970 and 2013 as annual means of a weighted 24 h average (Lden) at the most exposed facade. We used time-varying Cox regression to analyze the associations between the 24-year, 10-year, and 1-year mean of Lden and breast cancer, separately for total breast cancer and by ER and PR status. Of the 22,466 women, 1193 developed breast cancer in total during 353,775 person-years of follow up, of whom 611 had complete information on ER and PR status. For each 10 dB increase in 24-year mean noise levels at their residence, we found a statistically significant 10% (hazard ratio and 95% confidence interval 1.10; 1.00–1.20) increase in total breast cancer incidence and a 17% (1.17; 1.02–1.33) increase in analyses based on 611 breast cancer cases with complete ER and PR information. We found positive, statistically significant association between noise levels and ER+ (1.23; 1.06–1.43, N = 494) but not ER- (0.93; 0.70–1.25, N = 117) breast cancers, and a stronger association between noise levels and PR+ (1.21; 1.02–1.42, N = 393) than between noise levels and PR- (1.10; 0.89–1.37, N = 218) breast cancers. Association between noise and ER+ breast cancer was statistically significantly stronger in nurses working night shifts (3.36; 1.48–7.63) than in those not working at night (1.21; 1.02–1.43) (p value for interaction = 0.05). Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase risk of ER+ breast cancer.
Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Incidence of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer in 15 European Cohorts within ... Zorana J. Andersen, Massimo Stafoggia, Gudrun Weinmayr, Mari... Published: 13 October 2017
Environmental Health Perspectives, doi: 10.1289/EHP1742
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and incidence of brain tumor: the European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollutio... Zorana J Andersen, Marie Pedersen, Gudrun Weinmayr, Massimo ... Published: 31 August 2017
Neuro-Oncology, doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nox163
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Epidemiological evidence on the association between ambient air pollution and brain tumor risk is sparse and inconsistent. In 12 cohorts from 6 European countries, individual estimates of annual mean air pollution levels at the baseline residence were estimated by standardized land-use regression models developed within the ESCAPE and TRANSPHORM projects: particulate matter (PM) ≤2.5, ≤10, and 2.5–10 μm in diameter (PM2.5, PM10, and PMcoarse), PM2.5 absorbance, nitrogen oxides (NO2 and NOx) and elemental composition of PM. We estimated cohort-specific associations of air pollutant concentrations and traffic intensity with total, malignant, and nonmalignant brain tumor, in separate Cox regression models, adjusting for risk factors, and pooled cohort-specific estimates using random-effects meta-analyses. Of 282194 subjects from 12 cohorts, 466 developed malignant brain tumors during 12 years of follow-up. Six of the cohorts also had data on nonmalignant brain tumor, where among 106786 subjects, 366 developed brain tumor: 176 nonmalignant and 190 malignant. We found a positive, statistically nonsignificant association between malignant brain tumor and PM2.5 absorbance (hazard ratio and 95% CI: 1.67; 0.89–3.14 per 10–5/m3), and weak positive or null associations with the other pollutants. Hazard ratio for PM2.5 absorbance (1.01; 0.38–2.71 per 10–5/m3) and all other pollutants were lower for nonmalignant than for malignant brain tumors. We found suggestive evidence of an association between long-term exposure to PM2.5 absorbance indicating traffic-related air pollution and malignant brain tumors, and no association with overall or nonmalignant brain tumors.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Active smoking and risk of breast cancer in a Danish nurse cohort study Jeanette Therming Jørgensen, Randi Grøn, Elvira Vaclavik Bra... Published: 22 August 2017
BMC Cancer, doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3546-4
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Background No scientific consensus has been reached on whether active tobacco smoking causes breast cancer. We examine the association between active smoking and breast cancer risk in Denmark, which has some of the highest smoking and breast cancer rates in women worldwide. Methods We used the data from a nationwide Danish Nurse Cohort on 21,867 female nurses (age > 44 years) who at recruitment in 1993 or 1999 reported information on smoking status, onset, duration, and intensity, as well as breast cancer risk factors. We obtained data on incidence of breast cancer from Danish Cancer Registry until 2013, and used Cox regression models to analyze the association between smoking and breast cancer. Results Of 21,831 women (mean age 53.2 years) 1162 developed breast cancer during 15.7 years of follow-up. 33.7% of nurses were current and 30.0% former smokers at cohort baseline. Compared to never smokers, we found increased risk of breast cancer of 18% in ever (hazard ratio and 95% confidence interval: 1.18; 1.04–1.34) and 27% in current (1.27; 1.11–1.46) smokers. We detected a dose-response relationship with smoking intensity with the highest breast cancer risk in women smoking >15 g/day (1.31; 1.11–1.56) or >20 pack-years (1.32; 1.12–1.55). Parous women who smoked heavily (>10 pack-years) before first childbirth had the highest risk of breast cancer (1.58; 1.20–2.10). Association between smoking and breast cancer was not modified by menopausal status, obesity, alcohol or hormone therapy use, and seemed to be limited to the estrogen receptor positive breast cancer subtype. Conclusions Active smoking increases risk of breast cancer, with smoking before first birth being the most relevant exposure window.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations Ambient air pollution and primary liver cancer incidence in four European cohorts within the ESCAPE project Marie Pedersen, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, Massimo Stafoggia... Published: 01 April 2017
Environmental Research, doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.01.006
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