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Scientists reject electrosmog-cancer link

British researchers have cast doubt over suggestions of a link between exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields and childhood cancer. In 2001 an EU scientific panel identified the possibility as of potential concern (EED 29/11/01). The scientists blasted blood cells with magnetic fields but could find no evidence of damage to the DNA repair process. In a related development, the European Commission today pledged to reassess current EU exposure limits to electromagnetic fields by next year (see separate article on EU environment and health communication). See press release.

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