Other health effects

The health effect which has been most studied in relation to EMFs is childhood leukaemia and we give a lot of detail in that section.  In this section, we summarise the evidence for the other health effects (see the top navigation or below) which have been investigated.

An overall comment on health effects other than childhood leukaemia comes from the WHO monograph:

"The scientific evidence supporting a linkage between ELF magnetic fields and any of these diseases is much weaker than for childhood leukaemia and in some cases (for example, for cardiovascular disease or breast cancer) the evidence is sufficient to give confidence that magnetic fields do not cause the disease." 

The health effects

other childhood cancer

breast cancer

other adult cancer

neurodegenerative disorders


reproductive disorders

suicide and depression

sleep disorders


parental exposure