AGNIRAdvisory Group on Non-Ionizing Radiation (UK)
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Dr John Cooper, director of the HPA's Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, said: "There has been considerable new scientific evidence published since the last AGNIR report in 2003, and this report further consolidates the evidence base on which the HPA issues its advice.
In 2001, the AGNIR reviewed all of the available evidence, including calcium efflux, brain waves, and epilepsy.
The report by Prof Sir Richard Doll, chairman of AGNIR, an advisory group to the National Radiological Protection Board, is the first to find children living near pylons run a small but significantly increased risk of leukaemia.