Hoogspanningsmasten en kanker
Kans op kanker verdriedubbelt in de
buurt van hoogspanningsmasten
Deze studie is in Nederland totaal niet
onder de aandacht geweest maar Alie Kiewiet die in AustraliŽ woont tipte mij erover.
Leven binnen een straal van 300 meter van zo'n mast verdrievoudigt de kans op kanker,
schokkende resultaten naar buiten gebracht door de universiteit van Tasmania in
Study finds possible link between
cancer and power lines
It is something that has been debated
for years; whether living next to high-voltage power lines can lead to cancer. Now an
Australian study returns what could be the best evidence yet that it can. Scientists from
the University of Tasmania looked at more than 850 patients with cancer. "They
discovered that people who lived within 300 metres of a powerline had a three-fold
increase in their risk," he said.
Electric fields, Power lines and
Radon gas dangers Documentary - 40:46
Power lines cancer danger Dispatches
Documentary shown on British TV C4 about 1993. Video 40 minuets uploded in wma format.
Posted on July 2, 2006 by TruthSeeker Strongest Evidence Yet Of Cancer Risk Near Power
Lines By Jonathan Leake and Chris Dignan A British scientist has produced the most
powerful evidence yet of a link between cancer and electricity power lines. His study
confirms that people living near them are exposed to radiation levels dozens of times
greater than the legal limit.The research, to be released this week, firmly links the
power lines with childhood leukaemia and other forms of cancer. The levels recorded in
some areas were two times higher than the legal maximum allowed for adult nuclear power
workers the group permitted maximum radiation exposure.Its most serious implication
is that more than 23,000 homes built under or near power lines are unsafe, especially for
children. The effect of the fields can extend more than 100 yards either side of the
lines.Professor Denis Henshaw, of Bristol Universitys human radiation effects group,
showed three years ago that there was a theoretical mechanism whereby power lines could
increase human uptake of the radioactive gases produced naturally in the soil and also of
traffic pollutants. His latest study quantifies this effect in the field and shows that
power lines are indeed linked to childhood leukaemia and other cancers.
Henshaw took 2,000 field measurements to
support his research.A university insider described the findings as dynamite. The
study has serious implications for the electricity industry, which could face huge
compensation claims and pressure to move its pylons.Children are especially
vulnerable to radiation and pollution damage because they have more growing and dividing
cells than adults. Such cells are far more prone than adult ones to become cancerous when
exposed to hazardous substances.The research will be published in the International
Journal of Radiation Biology. Its editor, Professor Gordon Steel, said it was a
comprehensive study of how electric fields of the kind generated by power lines and, to a
lesser extent, domestic appliances, could increase the uptake of radioactive gases and
pollutants by humans. Details will be revealed at a press conference at the Institute of
Mechanical Engineers in London on Wednesday.The study, funded by the Department of Health
and the Medical Research Council, is backed by another carried out by Sir Richard Doll,
due for publication in The Lancet on Friday. Doll, who discovered the link between tobacco
and lung cancer, has collated details of every childhood leukaemia case in the past four
years to try to find common causes, including links with electric fields.Childhood
leukaemia has long been seen as a target for such studies since it occurs in clusters,
suggesting a common cause that is probably linked to local environmental factors.
Clusters associated with power lines have
been noted for years but the electricity industry has insisted such associations were too
weak to be significant.Three years ago Henshaw discovered the complex interactions between
the alternating electric fields surrounding power lines and the radioactive breakdown
products of naturally occurring radon gas. His theory was dismissed by the electricity
industry and, more importantly, the governments National Radiological Protection
Board (NRPB).Henshaw is understood to have shown that in some areas children living near
power lines could receive doses of 95 millisieverts of radiation a year, compared with the
maximum for homes of one millisievert. Nuclear workers are allowed a maximum dose of 50,
soon to be reduced to 20.Henshaw was unwilling to comment on the study before publication
but said: It is clear that if there is radon gas or traffic fumes in the air near
pylons, then people living nearby will suffer increased exposure because of the electric
field.The National Grid and electricity distribution companies could find themselves
in a difficult position. A spokesman said it was too early to comment.The findings will be
welcomed by victims and their families, some of whom have tried to sue for compensation.
Ray and Denise Studholme, of Bolton, launched the first legal case of its kind in Europe
in 1994, when they took Norweb, the electricity supplier, to court after their son Simon,
13, died from leukaemia in 1992. They had to drop their action in 1997 after an American
study, now criticised as flawed, raised doubts over a link. This weekend Ray, 51, said he
would consider restarting legal action in the light of the new evidence.
Wonen bij hoogspanning verdubbelt
kans op Alzheimer
Hoogspanningskabels in de buurt van
woonhuizen kunnen volgens onderzoekers van de universiteit van Bern de kans op Alzheimer
vergroten. Dat heeft de universiteit vrijdag bekendgemaakt.
Hoogspanningsmasten Nee !
Wij zijn een groep bewoners uit Pijnacker
en Berkel & Rodenrijs die zich behoorlijk zorgen maken over de voorgenomen plannen van
elektriciteitsbeheerder Tennet om hoogspanningsmasten te plaatsen langs de woongebieden
Delfgauw, Oude Leede, Pijnacker en Berkel en Rodenrijs.
Hoogspanningslijnen gevaarlijk ? - de resultaten van
Waarde woning lager door
Childhood leukemia and magnetic
fields in Japan: a case-control study of childhood leukemia and residential
power-frequency magnetic fields in Japan.
Most of the leukemia cases in the highest
exposure category had MF levels far above 0.4 microT. Our results provided additional
evidence that high MF exposure was associated with a higher risk of childhood leukemia,
particularly of ALL.
Childhood leukemia and personal
monitoring of residential exposures to electric and magnetic fields in Ontario, Canada
The findings relating to magnetic field
exposures directly measured by personal monitoring support an association with the risk of
childhood leukemia. As exposure assessment is refined, the possible role of magnetic
fields in the etiology of childhood leukemia becomes more evident.
Acute childhood leukemias and
exposure to magnetic fields generated by high voltage overhead power lines - a risk factor
More children in developing countries like
Iran live close to very high voltage lines, and they experience relatively more harmful
effects from the Magnetic Fields, in comparison with children in developed countries.
Residence near very high voltage overhead power lines, in distances < or = 500 meters,
and Magnetic Fields >0.45 microT, should be considered a risk factor for the
pathogenesis of acute leukaemias in children.
Large study links power
lines to childhood cancer
Although a link between
childhood cancer and power lines has been suggested by previous studies, it has only been
associated with high exposure those living within about 60 m of an overhead power
Childhood cancer and power lines
1996 study found a 4.7-fold
incidence of childhood leukaemia when the electric component was on average 20
V/m, with power lines only a minor exposure source.
to electric power transmission lines and risk of lymphoproliferative and
myeloproliferative disorders: a case-control study.
Although recognizing that
this study has limitations, the results raise the possibility that prolonged residence
close to high-voltage power lines, especially early in life, may increase the risk of the
development of MPD and LPD later.
Magnetic fields and
childhood cancer--a pooled analysis of two Scandinavian studies
The results support the
hypothesis of an association between magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia.
Residential and occupational
exposures to 50-Hz magnetic fields and breast cancer in women: a population-based study.
Women with the highest occupational
exposure had an odds ratio of 1.13 (95% CI: 0.91, 1.40) when compared with those unexposed
at work. The findings suggest an association between exposure to magnetic fields and
breast cancer in women.
STUDY CITES INCIDENCE OF CANCER
NEAR POWER LINES
A study issued today by the New York State
Health Department says that children with leukemia or brain cancer are more likely than
healthy children to be living in homes where the exposure to the magnetic fields generated
by electric power lines is high.
New evidence links power lines and cancer
Overhead power lines and household
electrical appliances increase the risk of developing cancer, according to the findings of
an eight-year study into the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
Childhood cancer in relation to
distance from high voltage power
lines in England and Wales: a case-control study