Studies Regarding Power Lines, Magnetic Fields, Pulsed EMFs and the Link to Disease

Thanks to Jerry Flynn for putting this info together.

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1970s – Russia – ‘Safe’ Distances from Power Lines

Soviet government said: “750,000-volt transmission lines must be at least 100 meters from inhabited buildings”! Currents of Death, Paul Brodeur, Pg 37 Today, informed sources say: “In the case of high-voltage transmission lines, the EMF (electric and magnetic fields) can extend to about 300 meters”!



1974 – USA – U.S. Navy Suppressed Scientists’ Concerns About 60 Hz EMFs!

The ERMAC (Electromagnetic Radiation Management Advisory Council) a 9-member panel, was established in 1968 to advise the U.S. president of the hazards of EMFs and EMR (electro-magnetic radiation). Their studies caused them to try to warn the U.S. president that further studies needed to be done to determine the risk to those in the U.S. exposed to 60 Hz from power lines and other 60 Hz sources! Currents of Death by Paul Brodeur, Pg 31

1977 – USA – EMFs linked to Cancer!

Dr. Robert O. Becker, two-time Nobel-nominee conducted an epidemiological study which showed environmental EMFs are linked to cancer! Months earlier,Dr. Milton Zaret published a report in the same journal that also linked occupational exposure to EMFs and cancer.

1979 – USA – Powerline EMF Linked to Cancer in Children!

Dr. Nancy Wertheimer
(an epidemiologist) and Ed Leeper reported a two-to-three-fold increase in cancer deaths in children living near high current power lines in Denver, Colorado! Page 205



1980 – United Kingdom and USA – Magnetic Fields and Depression and Suicide

Studies in the U.K. and the U.S. have found a correlation between them! Risk of severe depression increases 470% for people living within 100 meters (330 feet) of a HV power line)! Overpowered, pp 89, by Martin Blank, PhD


Nov., 1986 – Italy – 2nd Study Confirmed That Magnetic Fields Cause Leukemia in Children!

Dr. David Savitz’s
study confirmed Dr. Nancy Wertheimer and Ed Leeper’sfindings (of 1979) that magnetic fields of >2.5 mG increased the incidences of cancer and leukemia in children!


1987 – USA – Magnetic Fields and Childhood Cancers!

The New York State Power Line Project said possibly 10 to 15% of all childhood cancer cases in the U.S.A. might be attributable to power frequency magnetic fields of around 2.5 mG and above!


1987 – USA – Electric Power Linked to Suppression of Melatonin = Breast Cancer!

For the first time, it was hypothesized that there could be a link between electric power and breast cancer through the suppression of melatonin – caused by lack of darkness in bedroom and power-frequency EMFs.


1988 – North America – Electric Power Utility Workers – Brain Tumors!

Brain tumors and EMFs (Electromagnetic Fields). Workers exposed to 60-Hz fields in electric-power utilities had an incidence of brain tumors 13 times greater than that in a comparable unexposed group!


1989 – Canada and France – Pulsed EMF and Cancers!

In one of Canada’s largest provinces, Quebec, its huge electrical utility ‘Hydro Quebec’ conducted a study of pulsed EMFs to determine their effect, if any, on its own workers (follow-up, 1970–1988) and France (follow-up, 1978–1989). A total 2,679 cases of cancers were found! (Hydro Quebec was furious results were published; stopped further research!)…EM…cancer/…/d912f50aabdf733a7d.pdf


1989 – USA – “Power Lines, etc., and the Attempt to Cover Up Their Threat to Your Health”
(Writer’s Comment. This is a most revealing, well-researched and well-written book.)


1990 – USA – Male Breast Cancer – 6X Greater Risk!

Male telephone linemen, electricians and utility workers have a six times greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

1990 – USA – Electric Blankets – Brain Tumors in Children!

“There is a quadrupling in the risk of brain tumors among children whose mothers slept under electric blankets during the first trimester of pregnancy.“

1990 – USA – Government’s Own Agency Says Powerline EMFs Probably Cause Cancer!

A leaked EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) document said Powerline EMFs should be classified a “Probable” (Category 2A) carcinogen to humans.”William Farland, then-director of the EPA’s Office of Health and Environmental Assessment ordered this conclusion deleted from the report.

1990 – USA – a Director of the EPA Said the Weight of Evidence is Overwhelming!

Martin Halper said: “In all my years of looking at chemicals, I have never seen a set of epidemiological studies that remotely approached the weight of evidence that we’re seeing with ELF electromagnetic fields. Clearly there is something here!”
December 1990 Fortune magazine article

Jun. 1991 – USA – Increases in Childhood Leukemia and Brain Cancers!

The National Cancer Institute disclosed that a study it had made showed that in recent years there had been unexplained increases of nearly 11% in childhood leukemia, and of more than 30% in childhood brain cancer!

1992 – Sweden – A Study of Children in Sweden Who Lived Near Powerlines

Children who lived within 300 meters (985 feet) of a 220 or 400 kV power line in homes that had ambient levels of magnetic fields of:
>1 mG had twice the incidence of leukemia;
<2 mG had <3 times incidence of leukemia;
>3 mG had <4 times incidence of leukemia!
(Writer’s comment. Both scientists who conducted this study: Maria Feychtingand Anders Ahlbom, are known to be major champions of the electrical power industry and outspoken defenders of its thermal-effects ONLY mantra. Between them, they are two of Europe’s most influential scientists in this field and have played major roles in setting what are supposed to be ‘safe’ Exposure limits for the public.)
The Great Power-Line Cover-up, by Paul Brodeur, Pg 255
(Another of his excellent books.)

1992 – Sweden – Bans Construction of Houses Within 330 Feet of High-voltage Lines! (Pg3)

Note: the above sampling of FACTS are extracts from my own book “Hidden Dangers” which, from word-of-mouth only, has now sold hundreds of copies in 14 countries plus the self-governing, British protectorate, the Isle of Man.


A world-renowned German doctor and scientist in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, says that by measuring the ambient level of magnetic field in a home, especially in a pregnant woman’s bedroom, he can tell with a great degree of accuracy if she will give birth to a baby with autism!

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