Holly EA, Aston DA, Ah DK and Smith AH.

This was a case-control study of patients with uveal melanoma (the most common primary malignancy of the eye in adults). There were 227 white males aged between 20 and 74 in the study. They had been referred to one centre at the University of California San Francisco between 1978 and 1987. Each case was matched with two controls. Information about occupations, exposure to chemicals, and various other factors was obtained by telephone interview. There were 9 cases that claimed to have been exposed to microwaves in their job. The odds ratio for this group was 2.1.

In view of the small numbers, further study is needed.

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