Health Concerns


Ample data exists to demonstrate serious health risks posed by EMFs from
transmission lines

UK Scientists Link Power Lines to Child Leukemia March 6, 2001

Read "Do High Voltage Lines Cause Cancer?" in

Midwest today article



Stray Voltage

EMFs in home, childhood leukemia linked - 
June 29, 1999

Brodeur Testifies Before Nebraska Legislature - 
Provides Evidence that Power Line EMF’s Cancer Link is Conclusive
Spring 1995

Sacramento Health warning  



"In summary, I believe that there is ample evidence that EMF exposure is associated with increased cancer in humans."
Dr. Sam Milham, Washington State Department of Health

"I am now convinced that EMF's pose a health hazard. There is a
statistical association between magnetic fields and cancer that goes beyond the shadow of reasonable doubt. I think there is clear evidence that exposure to EMF's increases the risk for cancer. This is most clear with leukemia and brain tumors, but in the residential studies, statistical significance increased for all kinds of cancer. And we're just beginning to have a whole body of evidence that reproductive cancers are increased by exposure. In almost any other type of environmental exposures, if the evidence were as strong as the association between EMF's and cancer, there would be extensive government regulation."
Dr. David Carpenter, former Executive Secretary of the New York Power Lines Project and now Dean of the State of New York School of Public Health

"In the Department of Health, we've been answering questions about the dangers by telling people to avoid fields at the level of 3 mG. The utilities recently complained to the governor's office about it and the governor has tried to make us stop saying this when people call. But we feel strongly that we can't just pass the buck the way they do. After all, we're responsible for the public health."
Patti Miller, Washington State Department of Health EMF Task Force

"In all my years of looking at chemicals, I have never seen a set of
epidemiological studies that remotely approached the weight of evidence that we're seeing with EMF electromagnetic fields. Clearly there is something here."
Martin Halper, Director of Analysis and Support, Environmental
Protection Agency (United States)

"Based on the data base we have right now, I think the probability of hazards to human health from exposure to EMF's is high. It has been pretty well accepted by most scientists now.... The issue is not whether there is biological effects or possible harm, but at what level and what duration of exposure - that question we have not answered."
Dick Phillips, Director of Experimental Biology Division, Environmental
Protection Agency (United States)

"We will proceed on the assumption that there is a connection between exposure to lower frequency magnetic fields and cancer, in particular, childhood cancer."
Swedish National Board of Industrial and Technical Development

"From available epidemiological and laboratory data, it appears both prudent and responsible to set limits on permissible future [EMF] exposures."
United States National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements

"As the methods of assessing exposure were refined, we found that the association between magnetic fields and the risk of developing childhood leukemia became stronger, particularly in children diagnosed at a younger age"
Dr. Lois Green, an epidemiologist in the department of public health sciences at the University of Toronto


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