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Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines in England and Wales: a case-control study

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 02 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1290

Finding effect far from lines


In your conclusion you wrote: "but it is nevertheless surprising to
find the effect extending so far from the lines."

But is it surprising? If the effect exists at all and if children
live near the lines, it will happen that they play or walk under or close
to them or visit neighbor houses closer to under the the lines. So one
might expect an partial effect related somehow to the partial time they
spend in the "effected" zone.

Volker Koenigsbuescher

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 June 2005
Volker Koenigsbuescher
IT Manager, former nonmedical practitioner
CH - 4002 Basel