Power frequency magnetic field; depressive illness and myocardial infarction

Public Health. 1989 May;103(3):177-80. doi: 10.1016/s0033-3506(89)80072-1.


Surveys were made to determine whether susceptibility to depressive illness and to myocardial infarction of people living in Wolverhampton was related to the intensity of 50 Hz magnetic field outside their homes. Comparing case with control addresses it was found that the field strength was significantly higher for depressive illness (P = 0.033) but not for myocardial infarction.

MeSH terms

  • Depressive Disorder / etiology*
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Humans
  • Magnetics*
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
  • United Kingdom