Children Leukemia Specialist Albert Lea MN

Electricity keeps our lives humming, but since the late 1970s, scientists have been concerned that magnetic fields generated by electrical power lines may cause cancer—particularly childhood leukemia.

Timothy Frank Kozelsky, MD
(507) 379-2052
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna, Mn; Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Albert Lea Clinic-Mayo Health

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Timothy Kozelsky
(507) 373-2384
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Albert Lea Medcl Ctr

Dale E Hammerschmidt
(612) 625-5411
424 Harvard St Se
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Harris V.k. Naina
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Dama-Ravi Rao, MD
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Andrew Laurie, MD
(507) 379-2050
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Edinburgh Med Sch, Edinburgh, Scotland (803-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1971

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John Laurie
(614) 383-6000
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Cancer Ctr

Timothy Osborne Wilson, MD
(507) 266-8684
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Medical Ctr

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Philip Y Dien, MD
(952) 892-7190
675 E Nicollet Blvd Ste 200
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1981

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Daniel A Mulrooney, MD
(612) 625-9428
MMC 484 420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Me
Graduation Year: 1997

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The Hidden Danger of Electrical Power Lines

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Electricity keeps our lives humming, but since the late 1970s, scientists have been concerned that magnetic fields generated by electrical power lines may cause cancer—particularly childhood leukemia.

The latest electromagnetic study reveals a shocking possibility: Children who live within 200 meters (about 220 yards) of high-voltage power lines at birth have a 69 percent higher risk of leukemia than those who live farther than 600 meters (656 yards) from the lines. Infants who lived between 200 and 600 meters had a 23 percent higher risk of leukemia.

The study’s authors, from the University of Oxford’s Childhood Cancer Research Group, readily admit that their results, while important, could be due to chance since they did not factor in any socioeconomic or environmental factors other than magnetic fields. Still, it’s the largest power-line study to date. Between 1962 and 1995, the researchers statistically analyzed the health records of more than 29,000 English and Welsh children with cancer (9,700 of whom had leukemia) and cross-referenced that information with Britain’s National Grid records.

Little is understood about how or why magnetic fields pose health risks, yet there appears to be a correlation between childhood cancer and high-voltage power lines.

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