What is Magnetic Radiation? September 9, 2006Posted by healthyself in 50 Hz, 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, Animal Research, Biological Effects, Birth Defects, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Children's health, Definitions, Electrical Wiring, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF's, EMR, Government's role, Health related, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, HOuseholds, Hz, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, Magnetic, MHz, Public Policy, radiation, Safe Levels, School Boards, VDT, VLF, Who is Affected?.
“Every (electric) current going through a wire generates magnetic radiation which travels around the wire. There is continuing controversy regarding possible health effects of exposure to this radiation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Navy performed a study which reported that 5 out of 6 laboratories found increased levels of embryological changes in chickens when exposed to magnetic radiation. Other tests have shown biological effects on mice, miniature pigs, and humans. Recent articles claim or at least suspect that exposure to high levels of ELF radiation is a factor in leukemia in children….
“Magnetic radiation surveys measure Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and Very Low Frequency (VLF) fields which have nothing to do with high frequency radioactivity such as radon, X-rays, and so-called ionizing radiation… Magnetic radiation is produced by high tension power lines, but also by ordinary secondary lines, power transformers, household wiring, certain electric radiant heating devices, improperly grounded appliances.”