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Electromagnetic fields may be carcinogenic

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7150.12a (Published 04 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:12
  1. Terri Rutter
  1. Boston

    Electromagnetic fields, like those surrounding electric power lines, should be regarded as “a possible human carcinogen” a working group drawn together by the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reported this week.

    The group of scientists and industry experts had been meeting in Minnesota to review the scientific evidence over whether electromagnetic fields cause cancer. A panel vote of 19 to 9 supported the report.

    “This report does not suggest that the risk is high,” said the chairman, Michael Gallo, in a statement released by the institute. “It is probably …

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