Monday, February 10, 2014
(Undated) -- Children who live near overhead power lines do not have a higher risk of developing leukemia. At least that's according to one new study. British researchers analyzed data on more than 16-thousand children who developed leukemia between 1962 and 2008. They found no increased risk of leukemia for kids living near power lines from the 1980s on. But a higher risk existed in the 1960s and 70s. Researchers say the findings are "reassuring" but they're doing more work to understand reasons for the higher risk in the earlier decades of the study.