High voltage lines present a “possible” risk for children’s health

High voltage lines present a “possible” risk for children’s health - The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety has said that high voltage lines present a "possible" risk for children's health. The agency recommends "as a precaution" "not to build new schools near the very high voltage lines". In the report the health agency says that magnetic fields at low frequencies represent a "possible" risk of leukemia in children who live nearby, recommending that "as a precaution" "not to build new schools near the very high voltage lines", even if no link of cause and effect is currently confirmed. In 2010 the National Health Security Agency, had already alerted a "possible association between exposure to low-frequency electromagnetic fields and the long-term risk of childhood leukemia".

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