Child leukaemia 'not linked to power lines'
Date published: 23rd February 2014
Data on 16,500 children who developed leukaemia in Britain between 1962 and 2008 was analysed.
The paper found no increased leukaemia risk for those living near power lines from the 1980s onwards - but a higher risk did exist in the 1960s and 70s.
The researchers said the findings were "reassuring" but work was being done to understand the historical patterns.
Leukaemia accounts for around a third of all cancers diagnosed in children.
Around 460 new cases of leukaemia are diagnosed in children under the age of 15 each year in Britain.To continue reading click here