Re: QF Flight Engineers Dying?

Date:         03 Oct 99 17:38:38 
From:         "john r." <john@guava.demon.co.uk>
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The stories I have heard about this are to do with low frequency, high
power transmission systems.  The 747 Flight Engineer does sit next to P6
panel but most of the higher power AC distribution is low down, by his
legs.

Much of this started with a long storey in the New Yorker some years ago
about a New England town with a high power cable through the town and an
abnormal number of brain tumours along its path.  Although such fields
are known to slow cell division there was no link established to date
that I know of.  It is now accepted in the UK that primary schools
should not have power pylons alongside or overhead.

Mobile phones are something else, putting yourself next to a radiating
RF field for a long time is asking for trouble..

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john r.