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Childhood Leukemia

Childhood leukemia is one of the most frequently cited health risks of everyday radiation. Childhood leukemia has been shown in multiple studies as being associated with low-frequency magnetic field exposure. A causal biological mechanism is not understood; but the association has been found to have strong statistical significance.

In 2002, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) magnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The conclusion was based on the demonstrated “consistent pattern of a two-fold increase in childhood leukemia associated with average exposure to residential power-frequency magnetic fields.”