Cancer blog: Do power lines cause cancer?
The local residents however were not very happy about this. They found out that there are 878 houses near Stirling which lie within 600 meters of the broad route proposed for the power line. That is the distance within which a recent government study found the risks of childhood leukemia increased.
Some experts say proximity to power lines is also linked to severe depression, suicide, miscarriages, brain cancer and motor neuron disease. Other countries have taken strict precautions against siting high-voltage pylons next to homes.
The most disturbing evidence to date on the health hazards of pylons comes from a study by the Childhood Cancer Research Group at Oxford University, published in the British Medical Journal in June. The study of 29,000 children in England and Wales found that those who lived within 200 meters of a high-voltage line had a 69% increased risk of leukemia. Those living 200 to 600 meters away had a 23% increased risk.
But Stirling Before Pylons says this is "misleading". The group counted 50 houses in the Stirling Council area alone within 100 metres of where pylons could be sited. Pylons could be put up anywhere inside a corridor that ranges from 100 to 400 metres wide, it claimed.
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Cancer blog: Do power lines cause cancer?
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