Re: farming under power lines
Paul Newby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 12 Mar 96 10:23:24 EDT
> Recently I was asked whether there is any scientific validity to the
> claim that living and working under high voltage power lines is
> harmful to human health -- physical, emotional, mental. I recall
> hearing apocryphal conclusions of long term ill effects, both on people and
> on the crops and livestock.
> I'd like to be able to reply to these inquiries with scientific data. If
> you are aware of any good references, please let me know. If there are
> omionous effects, then farming under the power lines is not "sustainable."
I heard a recent news item on a long-term study in England
which claimed to have discovered that the potential risk
was attributable to the carcinogenic effects of some products
of, I believe, radon gas which accumulated locally as the
result of the electromagnetic fields of power lines.
Sorry, I don't have a reference and I don't remember the
exact conclusions, but it was announced in the last month or
so. It seemed to be stirring up some controversy.