Although by the mid-1990s the scientific studies showed no ill effects from proximity to power lines, some of the mythology remains. Similar studies involving such diverse topics as microwave ovens and cell phones have exposed no danger to the consumer, despite continuous warnings from certain individuals and consumer groups.
PAPER ON POWER LINE FIELDS AND PUBLIC HEALTH (March 29,
1996; Sec. I and VIII, published in Am. J. Phys. 64, 974-981
LINE FIELDS AND PUBLIC HEALTH; Statement by the American Physical
Society, April 15, 2005.
IMPRUDENCE OF "PRUDENT AVOIDANCE"; Physics and Society, Vol. 24,
No. 3, 9-11 (July 1995)
Cell Phones, and Cancer
inside a Microwave Oven.
(Click on "Fun" then "Microwave.") Lots of neat stuff to do with your microwave oven besides cook with it. Perhaps you can find the site: "Things to do with your microwave oven when your mother is away."
How Things Work: Microwave Ovens
Superheating and microwave ovens
build yourself a One Atmosphere Plasmoid
High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
Files: RADIATION REASSESSED
Resource Letter EIRLD-1: Effects of inoizing radiation at low doses; American Journal of Physics Volume 67 # 5, May 1999.
United States Department of Energy Low Dose Radiation Project
Academy of Science: Board on Radiation Effects Research
V: Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing
BEIR VII Committee: Exposure to low-level, low-LET ionizing radiation
to the BEIR VII Committee (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation)
of the National Academy of Sciences Signed by 133 organizations and
individuals from 13 countries worldwide
"Deadly Deceit," review of BEIR V (1990)
Estimates of Low-Level Ionizing Radiation.
of Low-Level Radiation; American Nuclear Society Position Statement,
of the Linear No-Threshold Theory of Radiation Carcinogenesis at Low
RADIATION RISKS AND
LINEARITY: SOUND SCIENCE?
Time to Tell the Truth About the Health Benefits of Low-Dose
AFTER 85 YEARS: Background Radiation is Good for You
of Low-Level Exposures
Combustion: Nuclear Resource or Danger, by Alex Gabbard
Leif E. Peterson, et al: Effects of Ionizing Radiation: Atomic Bomb Survivors and Their Children; Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press (1998).
Colonel Russ Zajtchuk, MD, U.S. Army, ed.: Textbook of Military Medicine: Medical Consequences of Nuclear Warfare, Part 1, Volume 2; TMM Publications, Office of the Surgeon General, United States (1989).