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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

Induced electric field

Why isn't there a discussion about a possible correlation between
incidence of leukemia and r*B, that is the product between the distance
from the power line and the strength of the magnetic field?

The electric field induced by the time-varying magnetic field is one
possible cause of the health effects, and as far as I can see this induced
field is proportional not to the magnetic field itself, but to the above

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10 August 2005
Katarina Vestin