High voltage link to cancer

Just published in the Internal Medicine Journal:

“…living for a prolonged period near high-voltage power lines may increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma and related conditions later in life.

“Those who lived within 328 yards of a power line up to age 5 were five times more likely to develop cancer, while those who lived that close to a power line at any point during their first 15 years were three times more likely to develop cancer as an adult.”

The researchers at the University of Tasmania and Britain’s Bristol University point out that their review of a database of 850 patients is far from conclusive, but the usual studies have examined only short term exposure. [UP story]