Bridlewood Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Information Service
This Web Site Will Be Closed On February 29, 2000
The archived web site contents will be available on a mirror
site provided by FEB Sweden. The archive will also available in a zip
file that can be unzipped into a directory and viewed locally using your
web browser. The zip file will be available for download on the WaveGuide
web site. I can also e-mail a copy
to anyone who requests it. Anyone accessing the archived site from the
mirror site or the zip file should ignore the EMF-INFO MAIN PAGE links
at the bottom of each page as they will no longer be valid.
For more information click here.
The Bridlewood Community Elementary School - the focus of the
Bridlewood Hydro Line Struggle
Who Are We
The Bridlewood Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Information Service evolved
from the Bridlewood Residents Hydro Line Committee which was established
in 1986 to fight 500 kV transmission lines that Ontario Hydro proposed
to construct through the Bridlewood community in Kanata, Ontario. Originally
established as a series of information files on the National Capital Freenet
(NCF) in 1993, it became a full NCF FreePages site on the World Wide Web
in 1996. The Bridlewood Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Information Service
is maintained by Richard W. Woodley. We would like to thank the National
Capital Freenet for making this web site possible.
Featured Site - ottawastart.com
- Week of November 25, 1999
What's New on the Web Site
EMR/EMF Mailing Lists
EMR-EMF@onelist.com is an open unmoderated mailing list for the discussion
of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), including but not limited to, power
line electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and radiofrequency radiation (RFR) from
cell phones and cellular transmission towers, with particular emphasis
on the health effects of such radiation. For more information and to join
EMR-EMF@onelist. com click
EMF-L is a moderated mailing list maintained by Roy L. Beavers It's
mission was/is to "Shine the Light" on all aspects of the EMF problem.
For more information and to join EMF-L click
EMFCALC is a program written and provided by Ed Maxey.
The program could prove very helpful to any who face the prospect of
a new power line being placed in their neighborhood. It permits rapid calculation
of the EMF exposure which the power line specifications will create along
the line corridor. It also permits prospective buyers to calculate the
EMF before purchasing a home near a power line.
Click here for further information and to
We Want Information
Our goal is to be a comprehensive source of EMF information for the public
and EMF activists.
In order to keep up with the latest news on the EMF health issue we
require information. If you are involved with an EMF struggle in your neighbourhood
or at your school please let us know about it so we can include the information
on our web site. We are particularly interested in hydro line struggles
and “power line frequency fields” information, since the cell phone issue
is now starting to dominate the EMF agenda and our web site grew out of
a hydro line struggle adjacent to a school. Also, contributions to our
"Quotable Quotes" section below are appreciated.
We want to keep our bibliography comprehensive and up to date but we
are not able to monitor all the EMF Journals or conferences and depend
on news coverage and other involved persons to keep us informed of new
studies. If you know of any studies (new or old) that should be in the
bibliography please provide us with the bibliographic citations.
We also provide links to other relevant web sites. If you know of other
web sites that you think should be included in our “Other EMF Web Sites”
section please let us know.
As well, if you are an organization that publishes a newsletter or operates
a restricted access web site on the subject we invite you to donate a subscription
or access to us. If you have other information resources that you can provide
to us, that would also be appreciated. As a volunteer-based service we
depend on donations of such resources.
"I am now convinced that EMFs pose a health hazard. There is a statistical
association between magnetic fields and cancer that goes beyond the shadow
of reasonable doubt. I think there is clear evidence that exposure to EMFs
increases the risk for cancer. This is most clear with leukemia and brain
tumours, but in the residential studies, statistical significance increased
for all kinds of cancer. And we're just beginning to have a whole body
of evidence that reproductive cancers are increased by exposure."
Dr. David Carpenter, former Executive Secretary of the New York Power Lines
Project and now Dean of the State of New York School of Public Health
"In the Department of Health, we've been answering questions about the
dangers by telling people to avoid fields at the level of 3 mG. The utilities
recently complained to the governor's office about it and the governor
has tried to make us stop saying this when people call. But we feel strongly
that we can't just pass the buck the way they do. After all, we're responsible
for the public health."
Patti Miller, Washington State Department of Health EMF Task Force
"In summary, I believe that there is ample evidence that EMF exposure is
associated with increased cancer in humans."
Dr. Sam Milham, Washington State Department of Health
"In all my years of looking at chemicals, I have never seen a set of epidemiological
studies that remotely approached the weight of evidence that we're seeing
with ELF electromagnetic fields. Clearly there is something here."
Martin Halper, Director of Analysis and Support, Environmental Protection
Agency (United States)
"Based on the data base we have right now, I think the probability of hazards
to human health from exposure to EMFs is high. It has been pretty well
accepted by most scientists now.... The issue is not whether there is biological
effects or possible harm, but at what level and what duration of exposure
- that question we have not answered."
Dick Phillips, Director of Experimental Biology Division, Environmental
Protection Agency (United States)
We will proceed on the assumption that there is a connection between exposure
to lower frequency magnetic fields and cancer, in particular, childhood
Swedish National Board of Industrial and Technical Development
"From available epidemiological and laboratory data, it appears both prudent
and responsible to set limits on permissable future [EMF] exposures."
United States National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
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Otero-Ventas power line - Aravaca, Spain (near Madrid)
High voltage power lines - Kryoneri, Greece (near Athens)
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WEB SITE REVISED FEBRUARY 2000