More Proof of Power Line Impacts on Health

The many negative health impacts of overhead high voltage power line electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on humans and domestic and wild animals are well documented. In addition to the known negative impact of EMFs on the production of melatonin, one of the body’s natural defenses against any number of diseases including cancer, other mechanisms by which EMFs negatively affect humans are becoming better understood.

This recent article describes research that has located magnetosensory cells (internal compass needles) in fish and rats, and they turn out to be far more sensitive to magnetic fields than previously thought. For example, this explains why low-frequency magnetic fields generated by overhead high voltage power lines disrupt navigation in fish and probably induce other negative physiological effects. There is strong evidence that magnetosensory cells also exist widely in many species, including humans. This may therefore explain why some people experience neurological disruption when in the presence of EMFs emanating from overhead high voltage power lines, which in turn then results in migraines and other negative health effects.

Take a look at the Fact Sheets on our website that report on the many negative health impacts of above-ground high voltage power line EMFs. Health is but one of numerous reasons why RETA advocates burying high voltage lines whenever they are built near people.

~ by RETA on July 12, 2012.

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