Possible mechanisms by which electric fields from power lines might affect airborne particles harmful to health.

@article{Swanson1999PossibleMB,
  title={Possible mechanisms by which electric fields from power lines might affect airborne particles harmful to health.},
  author={John Swanson and David Jeffers},
  journal={Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          213-29
        }
}
Power lines produce alternating electric fields and modify static electric fields in their vicinity. These electric fields, if large enough, can alter the concentration or transport of airborne particles (including particles harmful to health), for example by causing deposition of charged particles, polarisation of neutral particles, or by production of ions. It has been suggested that this could lead to adverse health effects being associated with power lines. Theoretical considerations and… CONTINUE READING

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