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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.

Gary A Guritz, MD
(402) 331-7242
808 Graham Dr
Papillion, NE
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Mark Steven Goodman, MD
1319 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
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Patrick James Mc Kenna, MD
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Omaha, NE
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Peter Felix Coccia, MD
(402) 559-7257
982168 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
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983255 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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611 Fenwick Dr
Papillion, NE
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Harold Maurice Maurer, MD
(402) 559-4200
986605 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
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Hospital: Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha, Ne; N H S Univ Nebraska Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne; Childrens Mem Hosp, Omaha, Ne
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601 N 30th St
Omaha, NE
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(402) 552-3844
987521 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Okayama Univ, Fac Of Med, Okayama, Japan
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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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