Date: 03 Oct 99 17:38:38 From: "john r." <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: silence References: 1 2
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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.. -- john r.