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Natural radiation focused by power lines: new evidence

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Abstract

Scientists searching for a mechanism to explain increases in the incidence of cancer among those living in close proximity to power lines could have been looking in the wrong place. New evidence suggests that instead of trying to find an as yet unproven cellular reaction to the presence of the power-line's magnetic fields, researchers should investigate power lines as concentrators of potentially damaging natural sky radiation. If accepted, a clear link between a known biological cell damage mechanism and power lines will have been established, triggering a reassessment of the independent studies recording statistical increases in cancer incidence around power lines. The evidence stems from recordings showing concentrations of background solar radiation under power lines - a direction of enquiry prompted by a chance observation made during a British Astronomical Association experiment. (Author).
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Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1992
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-24-026415; EDB-93-041836
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Electronics World and Wireless World; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 98:1679
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; RADIATION HAZARDS; FOCUSING; NEOPLASMS; SOLAR RADIATION; DISEASES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; RADIATIONS; STELLAR RADIATION; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
6750831
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0959-8332; CODEN: EWWWE6
Submitting Site:
GBN
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Pages: 912-915
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Hopwood, Anthony. Natural radiation focused by power lines: new evidence. United Kingdom: N. p., 1992. Web.
Hopwood, Anthony. Natural radiation focused by power lines: new evidence. United Kingdom.
Hopwood, Anthony. 1992. "Natural radiation focused by power lines: new evidence." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_6750831,
title = {Natural radiation focused by power lines: new evidence}
author = {Hopwood, Anthony}
abstractNote = {Scientists searching for a mechanism to explain increases in the incidence of cancer among those living in close proximity to power lines could have been looking in the wrong place. New evidence suggests that instead of trying to find an as yet unproven cellular reaction to the presence of the power-line's magnetic fields, researchers should investigate power lines as concentrators of potentially damaging natural sky radiation. If accepted, a clear link between a known biological cell damage mechanism and power lines will have been established, triggering a reassessment of the independent studies recording statistical increases in cancer incidence around power lines. The evidence stems from recordings showing concentrations of background solar radiation under power lines - a direction of enquiry prompted by a chance observation made during a British Astronomical Association experiment. (Author).}
journal = {Electronics World and Wireless World; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {98:1679}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1992}
month = {Nov}
}