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Children Leukemia Specialist Golden CO

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.

Stephen J Frank
(303) 430-2700
34 Van Gordan St
Lakewood, CO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Robert Scott Kantor
(303) 430-2700
34 Van Gordon St
Lakewood, CO
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Stephen J Frank, MD
(303) 386-7622
255 Union Blvd Ste 360
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hosp Central, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Rocky Mountain Cancer Ctr

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Phyllis H Klei, MS
(303) 986-9504
PO Box 151029
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Allen Downing Ward, MD
(508) 793-6226
4803 Ward Rd
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jan Larry Gray
(303) 430-2700
34 Van Gordon Street
Lakewood, CO
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Joseph Nicholas Napoli
(303) 430-2700
34 Van Gordon Street
Lakewood, CO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Philip Thomas Neff, MD
(303) 425-2808
3555 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 380
Wheat Ridge, CO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1988

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Joseph Nicholas Napoli, MD
8805 W 14th Ave Ste 102
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1970

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Larry August Schafer, MD
(303) 425-4812
4485 Wadsworth Blvd Ste 105
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Med Ctr, Wheat Ridge, Co; St Anthony Hosp Central, Denver, Co

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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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