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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 AustraliŽ.

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.


Alie Kiewiet-Brouwer

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 University’s 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 government’s 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.

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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.

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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 in Iran.

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 line.


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.


Residential exposure 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.



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







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