The California Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) Program
"To one degree or another, all three of the DHS scientists are inclined to believe that EMFs can cause some degree of increased risk of childhood leukemia, adult brain cancer, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and miscarriage. “
California EMF Program. California Department of Health Services. An Evaluation of the Possible Risks from Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs) from Power Lines, Internal Wiring, Electrical Occupations, and Appliances: Final Report June 2002. California EMF Program, Oakland, CA, 2002.
3 to 4 mG is linked to increased Leukemia in children.
The US government says this level meets "safety" standards.
How come other countries and California advise against building in areas with levels that high?
Would you want your child to sleep in 4 mG or 0 mG?
"Children exposed to 4mG or more in their bedrooms had a statistically significant, almost 5 times more leukemia than those living in low exposure homes."
A mother's exposure to weak power-frequency magnetic fields during pregnancy substantially increases the chances her child will develop asthma.
Leukemia and Asthma are both Immune issues.
Reduce your Child's Risk of Leukemia
In 2001, the World Health Organization classified the EMF from electrical wiring and power lines ELF-EMF as a possible human carcinogen. The last decade of research continues to confirm the consistent link between ELF and leukemia in children.
The mechanism for causation is "unknown." Several countries have taken action to minimize exposure to this type of non ionizing radiation. California (after doing a scientific review) has regulations protecting school children by keeping high voltage power lines at a distance. The US federal government has no protections in place.
National Association for Children and Safe Technology
Asthma, Leukemia, and Electromagnetic Fields