Friday, September 5, 2008

Health effects of transmission lines

Jacqueline Kelley: Check out health effects of transmission lines

Jacqueline Kelley 9/05/2008 5:26 am

Dear Editor:

If you listened to "People's Pharmacy" on WHA radio last Saturday, you heard an expert explain that cancers can be caused by environmental factors, including high-power electricity lines like the one American Transmission Company wants to build across Dane County. The expert, Dr. Devra L. Davis, directs the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center.

She said the high-power lines cause electromagnetic radiation and electromagnetic fields, which are linked to a frightening array of cancers, including leukemia, as well as other health problems such as Alzheimer's. These results don't get headlines, she added, because they concern so few people. They are very real, however, as well as deadly and debilitating.

You can use Google on a computer to find more information.

Jacqueline Kelley