Why are power lines dangerous to humans?

Answer While the single power line which brings your household electricity from the nearest utility pole carries little health risk, research proves that high voltage power lines, such as those carrying e... Read More »

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Are power lines dangerous?

Power lines, like all things electric, emit magnetic fields. According to an article in the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, the World Health Organization, which once recognized no danger associated... Read More »

Is living 1,000 feet away from power lines dangerous?

On One Hand: Possible RisksAccording to the Health and Physics Society, which specializes in radiation safety, "recent studies such as that by Draper et al., confirm a reported association between ... Read More »

Are raccoons dangerous to humans?

On One Hand: Raccoons Cause InjuryRaccoons can become aggressive if they feel threatened, or if their young are threatened. They often carry rabies, a central nervous system disease that can be fat... Read More »

Is saltpeter dangerous to humans?

On One Hand: Urban LegendsUrban legend says that saltpeter can be used to impair erections; although saltpeter can relax involuntary muscles, which led to its occasional use in asthma treatment, th... Read More »