14
Jul
2007

AM Radio Transmitters and Childhood Leukemia

Koreans Again Link AM Radio to Childhood Leukemia

AM Radio Radiation: More Than RF Interference

When the residents of the Oak Hill Park community in the Boston suburb of Newton fought the expansion of a local 5 kW AM station, they complained about radiofrequency interference (RFI) --to their telephones, stereos, VCRs, wheelchairs and baby monitors. They also objected to the possible effects on local wildlife, particularly to the blue-spotted salamander. And they worried about the visual blight posed by the towers.

What community activists hardly mentioned were the possible impacts on their health.

That may now change.

In the largest and most detailed study of AM radio radiation to date, a team led by Mina Ha of South Korea's Dankook University in South Korea has found that children living within 2km of an AM transmitter had more than twice the risk of developing leukemia, compared to those living more than 20km away. The study will appear in the August 1 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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Louis Slesin, PhD
Editor, Microwave News
A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation
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AM Radio Transmitters and Childhood Leukemia
//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/am_radio_transmitters_and_childhood_leukemia.htm

Study links radio towers to child leukemia risk
//www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_52742.html



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