[TowerTalk] High tension lines
Richard M. Gillingham
rmoodyg at bellsouth.net
Tue Aug 15 08:10:23 EDT 2006
Brodeur is known as a "Fear Monger". He is selling books, not protecting
the public. The majority of his writing has no basis in fact. "The Zapping
of America" is a an excellent example of his fraud.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Clark" <jcclark at wildblue.net>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 6:30 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] High tension lines
> 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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