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Subject: [TowerTalk] High tension lines
From: Craig Clark <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 06:30:29 -0400
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With all due respect, there has not been a correlation of cancer to 
high tension lines. In 1979, Brodeur wrote "The Zapping of America" 
where he tried to correlate cancers to proximity to high tension 
lines and electrical substations. He followed up with several other 
long screeds in the New Yorker Magazine on the same subject. All were 
long on emotion but short on science.

At Ham Radio Magazine, we supported quite a bit of research on RF 
radiation and cancers working with some of the best in the field of 
radio and  epidemiology. As I remember, this was the area Overbeck 
was most concerned about due to his activity on the VHF/UHF 
bands.  What we found was that non-ionizing radiation was unlikely to 
cause any form of cancer. This is what you have around power lines 
and HF amateur radio stations.

I know nothing about the medical reasons of susceptibility to 
cancer.  I do know that Brodeur was manipulating facts to prove his point.

Finally, I personally would not locate my ham station anywhere near a 
high tension line.

Good luck!

73, Craig Clark, K1QX

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