Electric Power Lines : Questions and Answers on Research into Health Effects.

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Most people know that electric power lines, like the wiring in our homes, can cause serious electric shocks if we`re not careful. Many people also want to know whether the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by power lines and other electrical devices cause health effects. The purpose of this booklet is to answer some common questions that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) receives about the possible effects of power lines on health. First, some basic electrical terms are defined, and electric and magnetic fields are debed. Next, answers are given to several questions about recent scientific studies. Some important ... continued below

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United States. Bonneville Power Administration. May 1, 1994.

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Most people know that electric power lines, like the wiring in our homes, can cause serious electric shocks if we`re not careful. Many people also want to know whether the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by power lines and other electrical devices cause health effects. The purpose of this booklet is to answer some common questions that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) receives about the possible effects of power lines on health. First, some basic electrical terms are defined, and electric and magnetic fields are debed. Next, answers are given to several questions about recent scientific studies. Some important information about electrical safety follows. We then describe how BPA is addressing public concerns about potential health effects of power lines. The last section tells you how to obtain more detailed information about the health and safety issues summarized in this booklet.

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  • Other: DE97000840
  • Report No.: DOE/BP-2081-Rev.5/94
  • DOI: 10.2172/399685 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 399685
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676329

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United States. Bonneville Power Administration. Electric Power Lines : Questions and Answers on Research into Health Effects., report, May 1, 1994; Portland, Oregon. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676329/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.