Magnetic field levels taken at the front doors of respondents with homes close to power lines averaged much higher than those taken at the front doors of respondents living one block away (group 2: 0.486 µT, CI 0.426-0.547; group 1: 0.068 µT, CI 0.062-0.075). Women living close to power lines were no more likely than those living one block away to report increased depressivesymptoms (OR 0.94; CI 0.48-1.85). The authors conclude that no discernible increase in depressive symptomatology was found in female residents adjacent to overhead transmission lines compared with residents one block away.
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