Finkelstein, MM.

This is a report of a study of 22,197 officers employed by 83 police departments in Ontario, Canada. The investigation had been prompted by concerns about the safety of police radar. No details of exposure to radar are given in this report, which presents information about cancer occurrence and compares the rates in the police officers with the general Ontario population. Rates for police officers were generally lower than expected. Overall cancer rate was 0.9 times the expected. This is reflective of the "healthy worker effect", where people who are employed tend to be in better health than the general population. There was a non-significant increased incidence of testicular cancer (1.3 times) and a significant increase of melanoma (1.45 times). There was no increased incidence of tumours of the brain or leukemia.

The main weakness of the study is the lack of information about exposure to RF radiation or potential confounding factors.

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