Scientific studies have not clearly shown whether exposure to the electromagnetic fields from electrical power lines increases cancer risk. Scientists continue to conduct research on the issue.
In the United States, there are no federal standards limiting electromagnetic fields from power lines and other sources. Some states set standards for the width of right-of-ways under high-voltage transmission lines because of potential for electric shock.
Learn more about:
- Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF)
- Electric and Magnetic Fields- From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)