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Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible lines of force around anything that carries electricity or runs on electricity, for example, power cords and power wires and most household appliances.

Increasing your distance from the source of the EMF will weaken the strength of the field.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies some types of EMFs as possible causes of cancer, particularly for childhood leukemia. However, experts agree that there may be other explanations for the potential link between exposure to EMFs and childhood leukemia.

Researchers continue to study the relationship between electromagnetic fields and cancer risk. To date, they haven’t found a definite relationship between exposure to EMF (at levels normally found at work, home or in the environment) and an increased risk of most cancers in adults or children.

Learn more about electromagnetic fields from power lines and electrical appliances.

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