The Great Power-Line Cover-Up by Paul Brodeur

22 years later and this book was published 3 years before the passing of the Telecommunication Act in 1996.  The government moved forward with adding even more lethal, dangerous, hazardous technology using Radio frequencies and microwaves for wireless devices and the backbone of the Smart Grid.  Does this make sense to sane individuals? The Great Power-Line Cover-Up: How the Utilities and the Government Are Trying to Hide the Cancer Hazard Posed by Electromagnetic Fields Hardcover – September, 1993

The author of Outrageous Misconduct reveals the hazards of power stations and high-current wires that emit electromagnetic fields and discusses attempts by utilities and the government to hide the danger. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This important, riveting expose deserves an even wider audience than Brodeur’s previous book on the subject, The Zapping of America . Here the New Yorker writer reports that people across the nation living near electric substations or high-current wires which emit strong magnetic fields are developing cancer at abnormally high rates. Children, especially, who are exposed to power-line electromagnetic fields are at considerable risk for brain tumors, leukemia and other deadly cancers, according to Brodeur, who summarizes a growing body of medical and scientific evidence. The author lashes electric utilities, public health officials and the Environmental Protection Agency for downplaying or denying what he sees as a major health crisis, and he details the efforts of citizens’ groups to force remedial action. This urgent book should be on Al Gore’s desk as he tackles environmental health problems, and on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bookshelf as she reorders national health priorities.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Brodeur, a New Yorker writer, documents several cases showing that exposure to electromagnetic fields from electric power lines causes brain cancer, leukemia, tumors, and lymphoma, among other diseases. Unfortunately, many children are affected since power lines are often located near schools. Brodeur reveals how government officials were slow to take action after an Environmental Protection Agency report implicated magnetic fields as the probable cause of illness in an epidemiological study. Utility companies challenged its conclusion by insisting that further research be done to prove the connection. Brodeur convinces readers that industry and government are trying to downplay the situation. His book’s only flaw is the lack of a bibliography for those wanting to pursue the subject further. Recommended for public libraries.
– Bruce Slutsky, New Jersey Inst. of Tech. Lib., Newark
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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