RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)


Eileen N. Abt


Ms. Abt briefly summarizes evidence linking power lines with a possible increase in risk of childhood cancer. She also recounts how, although many experts remain skeptical of causality, public fears, whether or not warranted, have themselves created serious problems. Finally, she proposes ways to address those problems.

Repository Citation

Eileen N. Abt, Coping with the Risk of Cancer in Children Living Near Power Lines, 5 RISK 65 (1994).