Human Radiation Effects Group

Photo of 'The field' by Richard Box showing many lights under a powerline

The Human Radiation Effects Group

We are interested in the environmental factors linked to the incidence of childhood leukaemia. One particular focus is the role played by electric and magnetic fields associated with the electricity supply. Two aspects are being investigated. The first concerns the role of corona ion emission from high voltage powerlines and how this may explain the observation of increased incidence of childhood leukaemia up to 600 metres from high voltage powerlines in England and Wales. The second concerns the mechanisms by which magnetic fields appear to increase the risk of childhood leukaemia as well as certain other diseases.

The Group is supported by CHILDREN with CANCER UK. Britain's leading charity dedicated to the conquest of Childhood leukaemia

February 2014:

10th February 2014: Invited presentation, Trim, Co. Meath Ireland Scientific basis of the health effects of electric and magnetic fields associated with the electricity supply

December 2012:

Invited paper presented at The 7th Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress, Bangkok 28th Nov to 3rd Dec 2012 Childhood Leukaemia and EMFs; Mobile Phones and Brain Tumours, Risks and Causal Pathways

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