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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

Proximity of power lines to motorways and railways


The BMJ article on childhood cancer in relation to distances from
high voltage power lines does not seem to take into account the fact that
high voltage power lines are often built alongside motorways and railways.
Not only are pollutants carried and generated by the vehicles but
aerodynamic friction may charge the aerosols.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

04 June 2005
Thomas Netter
Zurich, Switzerland, 8050