Children Leukemia Specialist Sturgeon Bay WI

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.

Magdalena Flejsierowicz, MD
(414) 283-8444
1020 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
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Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med Im Karola Marcinkowskiego, Poznan, Poland
Graduation Year: 1992

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James F Cleary
(608) 265-1700
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI
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Medical Oncology

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Baruch E Kahana
(715) 358-1363
9601 Townline Rd
Minocqua, WI
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Radiation Oncology

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Charles A Bomzer
(414) 906-4400
4655 N Port Washington Rd
Glendale, WI
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Hematology / Oncology

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William J Pao
(414) 649-6420
2900 W Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Radiation Oncology

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Eugene K Lamber, MR
(920) 926-4100
480 E Div
Fond Du Lac, WI
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Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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William P Fusselman, MD
(414) 476-8450
4655 N Port Wash Rd Su200
Milwaukee, WI
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Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1995

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Charles Tiber
(414) 319-3000
2311 N Prospect
Milwaukee, WI
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Hematology / Oncology

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Cheruppolil R Santhosh-Kumar
(920) 457-6800
1222 N 23rd St
Sheboygan, WI
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Kenneth T Bastin
(414) 649-6420
2900 W Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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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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