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In the past, some studies suggested that there is a link between power lines and leukemia. However, results from recent studies show that there is little evidence suggesting that exposure to electromagnetic fields (radiation from power lines) is a risk factor for leukemia.

Power Lines and Leukemia: A Summary

In the past, some studies suggested that exposure to electromagnetic fields could be a risk factor for leukemia. Electromagnetic fields are a type of low-energy radiation that comes from power lines and electrical appliances. However, results from recent studies show that the evidence suggesting electromagnetic fields as a possible risk factor for leukemia is weak.
 
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