Children Leukemia Specialist Ashland City TN

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.

Duffin
(931) 553-2800
800 Weatherly Drive
Clarksville, TN
Business
Pediatric and Adult Urology
Specialties
Urology, Incontinence, Oncology, Infertility
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: All insurances accepted

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Gateway Medical Center
Residency Training: Georgetown University, New York Medical College
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1988
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Alan Gary Cohen, MD
(615) 385-3751
4230 Harding Rd Ste 707 Plz E
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1971

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Marion Gilbert Bolin, MD
(615) 222-6755
4220 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn; St Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology Partners

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Paul Allen Rosenblatt, MD
(615) 452-4210
4220 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michel Elias Kuzur, MD
(615) 860-1556
3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 760
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kirsten Marie Hotton Leu, MD
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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Michel E Kuzur
(615) 860-1556
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Natalie R Dickson
(615) 385-3751
4230 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Patricia Marie Bihl, MD
(615) 860-1556
3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 760
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Tennessee Christian Med Ctr, Madison, Tn; Skyline Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Tennessee Oncology

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Katherine Stokes Hamilton
(615) 222-6756
4220 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Hematology

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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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