Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

The effects of high voltage transmission lines on the health of adjacent resident populations epidem.

Published in: Am J Public Health 1984; 74 (1): 76-78

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A survey was conducted to detect health problems related to high voltage direct current transmission line among an adjacent residential population in the USA.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:



Exposure groups

Group Description
Reference group 1 distance between residence and power line: 1050-1370 m
Group 2 distance between residence and power line: < 225 m
Group 3 distance between residence and power line: immediately adjacent


Study size

Type Value
Participants 438
Participation rate 62 %

128 households

Statistical analysis method: ( adjustment: )

Results (acc. to author)

The results showed no significant or consistent associations between exposure to a HVDC power line and the perceived health problems among adjacent residents.

Limitations (acc. to author)

The sample was not large enough to draw statistically significant conclusions regarding possible health effects with a very low incidence.

Study funded by

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