High voltage lines present a “possible” risk for children’s health

High voltage lines present a “possible” risk for children’s health - The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety has said that high voltage lines present a "possible" risk for children's health. The agency recommends "as a precaution" "not to build new schools near the very high voltage lines". In the report the health agency says that magnetic fields at low frequencies represent a "possible" risk of leukemia in children who live nearby, recommending that "as a precaution" "not to build new schools near the very high voltage lines", even if no link of cause and effect is currently confirmed. In 2010 the National Health Security Agency, had already alerted a "possible association between exposure to low-frequency electromagnetic fields and the long-term risk of childhood leukemia".

Last local news

Breast cancer

A new study will invite 20,000 French women to have a tailor-made screening for breast cancer, depending on the risk of developing the disease. ... Breast cancer Read More

17/09/2019

Employment

An app which specializes in on-demand employment is set to be available in Nice by the end of the year. “Side” plans to recruit 3,000 people on tempor... Employment Read More

17/09/2019

Road safety

In a statement published by the Prefect of the Var motorists in the region have been urged to drive safely. ... Road safety Read More

17/09/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 17th September 2019

La plage des Ondes in Cap d’Antibes has been closed to swimmers due to pollution. French and Riviera News Tuesday 17th September 2019 Read More

17/09/2019

Evening Update Monday 16 September

Members of a range of professions have been demonstrating against pension reforms today Evening Update Monday 16 September Read More

16/09/2019