Children Leukemia Specialist Statesboro GA
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.
Dates: 6/8/2013 - 6/8/2013
Location: UGA Marine Extension Service 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411
UGA Marine Extension ServiceContact: Fish@uga.edu or call 912-598-2496June 8, 2013- World Oceans Day and Cousteau BirthdayThe UGA Marine Extension Service will host hands-on education programs focused on the issue of marine debris and how it affects Georgia's coastal waters and the larger ocean. Join us for educational activities and door prizes for those who finish a treasure hunt. Family oriented activities will include marine debris games and activities, a salt marsh clean-up, marine debris program, an aquarium treasure hunt, and ocean stories. Time: 8AM-2PM• Marine Debris and Salt Marsh Clean-up: 8AM-10AM• Treasure hunt, marine debris and sea jellies crafts (on-going): 10AM-2PM• Ocean Stories (15minutes): 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30Cost: General Admission: $6/adult; $3/child (3-12), military, and seniors (54+); Children 2 and under free
A.S.P.E.N Clinical Nutrition Week 2014 - American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Dates: 1/18/2014 - 1/21/2014
Location: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
One International Drive