Electromagnetic fields

Chuck Miller rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Thu May 23 12:30:57 EST 1996

Wayde Weston wrote:

>Can anyone in this group comment on the potential human health hazards of
>electromagnetic fields of the sort generated by high tension electrical
>wires? I have always regarded rumors of such hazards as pretty much
>unfounded, but we are considering buying a house near a set of high
>tension wires and are wondering what the current opinions on the subject
>are. If anyone could direct me to some journal articles or reviews I
>would be most appreciative also. Thanks - Wayde M. Weston, Ph.D., Dep't
>of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University,
>Philadelphia, PA <westonw at jeflin.tju.edu>

I am not aware of any "strong" data for adverse health effects of EMF on
people living near power lines. A good place to find more information is
the bionet news group dedicated to this subject. If you access the bionet
news groups via WWW the entire contents of all the messages can be searched
with key words. Here is the EMF-BIO charter.

Date: Wed, 8 Dec 93 12:45:47 -0500

From: afrey at uunet.uu.net (Allan Frey)

Message-Id: <9312081745.AA24918 at rodan.UU.NET>

To: emf-bio

Subject: emf-bio group charter

The emf-bio Newsgroup was set up by the International Society for
Bioelectricity, a FASEB Society (afrey at uunet.uu.net Allan H. Frey),
for use by the biological research community. 

The purpose of the Newsgroup is to provide a means of easy 
communication among people doing research in or interested 
in electromagnetic field interactions with biological systems.
It also provides the general biological community with a
window into a field which has broad implications for biology.

The Newsgroup is primarily for discussions among bioscientists.
Lay people interested in hazards should contact the appropriate
groups for such information such as the National EMR 
Alliance (212-554-4073). Those interested in arguing about
hazards, which is a policy issue, have other forums where 
discussions of policy issues are appropriate.

The Newsgroup can be used for discussion of books, articles
and methods. Users can pose questions on techniques to be 
used in experiments and seek solutions for problems they have 
encountered in experiments. A preprint of a paper can be 
posted for comment before sending it in for publication or
starting the next experiment. Theories can be debated and 
the validity of experiments can be discussed. Important new 
findings can be announced. Journal editors can post abstracts 
of papers accepted for publication and society newsletters can 
be distributed. Announcements of funding for new programs 
and jobs can be posted.

The Newsgroup is unmoderated and will continue to be so as
long as the postings concern bioscience research.
Dr. Charles A. Miller,  rellim at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu 
Bionet.toxicology Discussion Leader
Dept. Environmental Health Sciences 
Rm. 374, Center for Bioenvironmental Research
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University Medical Center  
1430 Tulane Ave. Box SL29                 
New Orleans, LA 70112               
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