After 17 years of controversy, a leading US scientific panel concludes there is no link between power lines and cancer. The National Research Council, part of the congressionally chartered National Academy of Sciences, says there is no convincing evidence that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from power lines or appliances harm humans. Even so, in an unusual step three of the 23 panellists issued a separate statement emphasising the report has not proven that EMFs are safe. They cited a "reliable, though low, statistical association between power lines and at least one form of cancer." More than 500 studies of the alleged links have been published since the 1970s, when the issue first became controversial.
United StatesUnited States
Leading business intelligence for the wind community.
- In-depth news, analysis, market insight and trends.
- Join today and get your first 30 days free
In these extreme times, we need creative measures to find answers to pressing challenges – and this community-driven energy initiative is already getting legislative backing…
Tech that has more commonly been used to monitor damage to structures such as bridges is now coming to the fore in the wind industry as a more efficient way to detect blades that have been compromised
No wind farm or operator is the same. That’s why Winergy offers turbine-ready service solutions
Keynote speaker at Blades USA 2022 – David Kaskie, vice president of Products & Systemsdivision, MISTRAS Group – on the importance of getting creative.