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ELF and Suicide August 15, 2006

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Exposure to Power Lines May Double Suicide Risk

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, March 15, 2000 (ENS) – Prolonged exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields such as those emitted by large power lines may double the risk of suicide, says a new study from the University of North Carolina.

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Dr. David Savitz, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Photo courtesy UNC)

Dr. David Savitz, chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and four other researchers, reviewed the health records of all electricians and other field technicians employed at any of the five major electric power companies in the United States between 1950 and 1986.

While calling for more study, the authors concluded that there is an association between “cumulative exposure of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields and suicide, especially among younger workers and physical impairments among older workers.”

Edwin van Wijngaarden, David A. Savitz, Robert C. Kleckner, Jianwen Cai and Dana Loomis, “Exposure to Electromagnetic fields and Suicide among Electric Utility Workers: a Nested Case-Control Study,”Occupational and Environmental Medicine

http://www.energpolarit.com/Current%20News/Environment%20News%20Service%20Exposure%20to%20Power%20Lines%20May%20Double%20Sui/Powerlines.html

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