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Title: Use of wiring configuration and wiring codes for estimating externally generated electric and magnetic fields

Abstract

The relative locations and characteristics of the distribution lines feeding 434 residences in the Denver metropolitan area were recorded and classified according to the Wertheimer-Leeper code (WL code) as a part of an epidemiological study of the incidence of childhood cancer. The WL code was found to place the mean values of the fields in rank order. However, the standard deviations were approximately the same size as the means. Theoretical calculations indicate that a significant fraction of the low-power magnetic fields can be generated by the distribution lines, especially in the cases where the distribution lines are within 50 feet of the residence. Thus, the wiring code was shown to be a useful method for making a first-order approximation to predict long-term, low-level magnetic fields in residences.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6020149
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Bioelectromagnetics (N.Y.); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; CHILDREN; NEOPLASMS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; BUILDING CODES; COLORADO; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; AGE GROUPS; BUILDINGS; DISEASES; FEDERAL REGION VIII; HAZARDS; NORTH AMERICA; USA; 560400* - Other Environmental Pollutant Effects; 550900 - Pathology

Citation Formats

Barnes, F, Wachtel, H, Savitz, D, and Fuller, J. Use of wiring configuration and wiring codes for estimating externally generated electric and magnetic fields. United States: N. p., 1989. Web. doi:10.1002/bem.2250100103.
Barnes, F, Wachtel, H, Savitz, D, & Fuller, J. Use of wiring configuration and wiring codes for estimating externally generated electric and magnetic fields. United States. doi:10.1002/bem.2250100103.
Barnes, F, Wachtel, H, Savitz, D, and Fuller, J. Sun . "Use of wiring configuration and wiring codes for estimating externally generated electric and magnetic fields". United States. doi:10.1002/bem.2250100103.
@article{osti_6020149,
title = {Use of wiring configuration and wiring codes for estimating externally generated electric and magnetic fields},
author = {Barnes, F and Wachtel, H and Savitz, D and Fuller, J},
abstractNote = {The relative locations and characteristics of the distribution lines feeding 434 residences in the Denver metropolitan area were recorded and classified according to the Wertheimer-Leeper code (WL code) as a part of an epidemiological study of the incidence of childhood cancer. The WL code was found to place the mean values of the fields in rank order. However, the standard deviations were approximately the same size as the means. Theoretical calculations indicate that a significant fraction of the low-power magnetic fields can be generated by the distribution lines, especially in the cases where the distribution lines are within 50 feet of the residence. Thus, the wiring code was shown to be a useful method for making a first-order approximation to predict long-term, low-level magnetic fields in residences.},
doi = {10.1002/bem.2250100103},
journal = {Bioelectromagnetics (N.Y.); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 10:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}