Re: Are electromagnetic fields in incubators a risk factor for autism?

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Summary of "Re: Are electromagnetic fields in incubators a risk factor for autism?"

This letter is regarding the article by Bellieni and Buonocore entitled "Are electromagnetic fields in incubators a risk factor for autism?" published in Acta Paediatrica (1). The authors of this short article suggest that exposure of the infants to electromagnetic fields which are referred to as "high electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produced by the incubator's electric engine" can be linked to increased risk of autism. Despite its challenging topic, the paper authored by Bellieni and Buonocore has some shortcomings. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


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Name: Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
ISSN: 1651-2227


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