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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Controversy over the potential hazards of electromagnetism from neighborhood power lines has moved from the lab to the courts, as school districts and community groups mount protests or lawsuits against utility companies. New Yorker staff writer Brodeur convincingly argues that evidence exists that exposure to such radiation may cause cancer and other illnesses. Low-level microwave radiation poses another danger, he compellingly shows, as Cape Cod, Mass., residents discovered when an Air Force radar station built in the vicinity apparently led to abnormally high levels of cancer. Brodeur details and disputes scientific studies that claim such radiation is safe. He implicitly charges that a cover-up of the dangers has been engineered by industry, government, regulatory agencies and academia. He also reviews studies suggesting that computer video display terminals (VDTs) may induce cataracts, birth defects and miscarriages, and briefly assesses the potential hazards from electric blankets and electrically heated waterbeds. First serial to the New Yorker. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743213080
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 10/6/2000
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Power Lines 13
1 An Unfunded Study 15
2 Early Warning 25
3 Speaking Out 33
4 Some Conflicts of Interest 40
5 Some Widely Accepted Risks 45
6 Retaliation 52
7 Obfuscation 57
8 In a Bind 63
9 The Electric Power Research Institute 67
10 The Workplace Connection 73
11 Partial Confirmation 79
12 Pioneer 86
Part 2 Cover-up 97
13 "Who Is My Enemy?" 99
14 Answering the Question 107
15 The Best Possible Face 113
16 A Grave Lack of Good Judgment 118
17 Under the Light Bulb 127
18 A Question of Promotion 132
19 Corroboration 137
20 The Electric Blanket Connection 145
21 Something Is Happening 153
22 Project ELF 159
23 Saving the Honeybees 165
24 Buried Heads 170
25 The Free Exchange of Thought 173
26 The Uncertainty Factor 180
27 Adverse Witness 187
28 Verdict 193
29 Not Readily Translatable 200
30 Testimony 209
31 Protest 218
32 Reason Not to Trust 222
Part 3 Computer Terminals 227
33 A Unanimous Decision 229
34 The Expected Unexpected 238
35 Anyone Who's Paranoid 245
36 An Ocean of Denial 253
37 Benign Neglect 260
38 The Spanish Connection 266
39 The Twisting Stage 271
40 In Front of Every Nose 279
41 Ignoring the Evidence 284
42 Trail Blazing 290
43 A Walk in the Sun 296
44 Watchdog 301
45 Assessment 306
Index 315
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