Children Leukemia Specialist Pickens SC

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.

Cary Ernest Stroud, MD
(864) 455-8898
Easley, SC
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1969

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Pinjai R Ravichander, MD
(864) 244-6777
PO Box 26683
Greenville, SC
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Lewis Terry
(864) 679-3900
200 Andrews St # 100
Greenville, SC
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Alan R Anderson
(864) 455-8898
900 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Kathy Lyn Christman
(864) 298-2826
3 Butternut Dr
Greenville, SC
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Medical Oncology

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Dwight Jordan Hotchkiss, MD
(864) 944-0286
5 Dinghy Ct
Salem, SC
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1954

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Dr. Perry
650 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC
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Howland E Crosswell
(864) 455-8898
900 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Reginald John Brooker, MD
(864) 241-7272
3 Butternut Dr Ste B
Greenville, SC
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Hematology & Oncology Assoc

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Catherine L Ferguson, MD
(864) 269-4508
45 Club Forest Ln
Greenville, SC
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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