Power Lines and Cancer, Distant Healing and Health Care: Magnetism Misrepresented and Misunderstood
Eugenie V. Mielczarek and Derek C. Araujo1
Volume 35.3, May/June 2011
The 1990s fear that background magnetic fields—hundreds of times weaker than Earth’s magnetic field—could cause cancer has been replaced. Twenty years later, advertisements by licensed hospitals claim that humans can be trained to emit and manipulate these same energies to initiate healing.
In the early 1990s, the New Yorker magazine published three articles by Paul Brodeur describing claims that background radiation from nearby power lines caused an outbreak of leukemia in children living in Denver, Colorado (Brodeur 1990a, 1990b, 1992).
In 2008, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research published a claim that therapeutic touch2 (TT) practitioners at the University of Connecticut Health Center were able to diminish the growth of human osteosarcoma (cancer) cells by using their hands to manipulate energy fields surrounding the cells (Jhaveri et al. 2008). The cell cultures over which the practitioners’ hands were placed were located in L-shaped rooms, implying that some undefined radiation pattern would not turn corners. That paper’s corresponding author is Gloria Gronowicz, professor of surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Care Center.
Ironically, the reasoning behind both of these claims was based on the presence of a magnetic field of about two milligauss.
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