Electromagnetic Exposure and Cancer Link

Investigators in Taipei, Taiwan, report on the environmental effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields, specifically, the leukemia risk for children who live near high-voltage transmission lines. The researchers report that children who lived less than 100 meters from a high-voltage transmission line had an elevated risk of leukemia, particularly in the age group between 5 and 9 years. Children living in households less than 100 meters from high-voltage transmission lines experienced an essentially elevated risk of leukemia compared with children who lived in households situated more than 100 meters from the transmission lines.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Feburary 1998;40:111-117,144-147

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