Children Leukemia Specialist Jacksonville NC

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.

Russell E Burgess
(252) 633-1010
137 Medical Lane
Pollocksville, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Russell Earle Burgess, MD
(252) 635-3977
PO Box 68
Pollocksville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Nc
Group Practice: Ecu Physicians Brody School Of Medicine

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Gerard M McPhee
(252) 633-1010
137 Medical Lane
Pollocksville, NC
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Radiation Oncology

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Mark Stephen Gelder, MD
(704) 516-4970
7825 Vinings Oak Ln
Matthews, NC
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Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Union Mem Hosp, Monroe, Nc; Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Presbyterian Oncology Assoc

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Linda Marie Sutton, MD
(919) 419-5005
Dumc 2989,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1987

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Bonnie Jeanne Goodwin, MD
(252) 633-1010
PO Box 68
Pollocksville, NC
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Craven Reg Med Authority, New Bern, Nc
Group Practice: Eastern Carolina Internal Medicine Pa

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Bonnie J Goodwin
(252) 633-1010
137 Medical Lane
Pollocksville, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Bonnie Goodwin
(252) 633-1010
PO Box 68
Pollocksville, NC
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Eastern Carolina Internal Medicine Pa

A Bartlett Pandite, MD
(919) 483-5159
PO Box 13398
Research Triangle Park, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Liverpool, Fac Of Med, Liverpool, Uk (352-06 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1983

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Stephen Alan Bernard, MD
(919) 966-4431
3009 Old Clinic Bldg CB#7305,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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