Prolonged exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) from electricity power lines doubles the risk of childhood leukemia, according to a 3-year study carried out by six senior epidemiologists from major institutions around the world, who are part of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). Childhood leukemia, which develops in the bone marrow, accounts for one third of all childhood cancers.

In the UK about 0.4% of children are exposed to high EMF levels, and more than 23,000 homes there are located near power lines. While all homes are exposed to low level EMFs from electrical wiring and domestic appliances, there is no evidence that these levels are high enough to cause the disease.
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