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RADIO TOWERS 'CAUSE CANCER'

Aug 17, 2004 | New York Post

Living near AM radio transmitters can be cancer-causing, according to a new study.

An upcoming report by Korean scientists claims that people who live near AM radio towers in 10 regions were reporting leukemia deaths at 70 percent more than those in regions that do not have the broadcasting towers.

"Lots of research papers from around the world show increased cancers near transmitters, although TV and FM transmitters are more often implicated," Sam Milham, a Seattle-based epidemiologist and a pioneer in electromagnetic-field research, told Wired.com.

Critics, however, said the study does not prove a direct link between cancer and the transmitters.

"There have been many studies like these, and they aren't very convincing," said Mary McBride, an epidemiologist at the British Columbia Cancer Agency.


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