More than 80% of Scots have fears about living near or under power lines,
according to a survey commissioned by the charity Children with Leukaemia.
The study, presented yesterday to a cross-party group of MSPs, found 81% were
concerned about possible links between childhood leukaemia and exposure to
electric and magnetic fields (EMF) caused by high-voltage power lines.
Around 67% said they would like planning controls introduced to stop homes being
built near power lines, while 37% were in favour of burying existing power lines to
reduce the fields emitted. Only 1% of the 365 people polled said nothing needed to
be done.

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