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Physics, magnetism, rhythm, Djungarian hamster, magnetic fields, power lines


Life Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics


Power lines, electrical wiring, and most appliances produce magnetic fields (MFs). Interest in, and research on, potential health effects of MFs have recently increased in response to epidemiological studies which have found associations between increased incidences of cancer and exposure to certain power-line configurations. Some people have suggested that individuals who are exposed to MFs, especially for those who live near MF generating sources such as high power lines or work extensively with computers, may be at risk for certain illnesses. Since some people are unwilling to live near high power lines and electrical plants, because of their fear of MFs, the value of property which is in proximity to high voltage lines and stations has been adversely affected.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status