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Okay maybe know is a strong word, but I believe there are documented increases in cancer sufferers who live near overhead power lines.

 

I admit its some years since I read about it so maybe its been proven as fake news since, you never know.

 

I hope that you are open to some better information. I found that this article pulled together lots of good data and studies.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2014/09/01/do-high-voltage-power-lines-cause-cancer/#6e10d01d6497

 

Conclusion; overhead power lines don't cause cancer.

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But they might cause Leukemia (a form of childhood cancer apparently)

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4931365/

 

But the evidence so far isn't statistically proven, nor disproven.

 

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/radiation/electromagnetic-fields-fact-sheet#q4

 

And depends on a particularly high magnetic field being present in the home.

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But they might cause Leukemia (a form of childhood cancer apparently)

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4931365/

 

But the evidence so far isn't statistically proven, nor disproven.

 

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/radiation/electromagnetic-fields-fact-sheet#q4

 

And depends on a particularly high magnetic field being present in the home.

 

Even "might" is pushing it a bit. It's interesting, but straw clutching in any risk appraisal. File alongside Study finds that boxing gloves may prevent blindness. :)

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Posted (edited)

Basically as credible as everything else in this thread though. ;)

 

In related news, I find that if I stand next to a decent sized open air substation I somehow feel more energised. (pun intended) Absolutely not joking, it was quite a revelation.

Edited by AlexAtkin

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Basically as credible as everything else in this thread though. ;)

 

In related news, I find that if I stand next to a decent sized open air substation I somehow feel more energised. (pun intended) Absolutely not joking, it was quite a revelation.

 

I believe that's ionised air. It's the same effect that you feel and smell before a thunderstorm and it's not dangerous unless you get a million volts of it ;)

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i believe that's ionised air. It's the same effect that you feel and smell before a thunderstorm and it's not dangerous unless you get a million volts of it ;)

 

I want ALL THE VOLTS!

 

Darn it Sheffield Forum, how dare you refuse my all caps sentence, its vitally important to get the point across!

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