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Name Professor Denis Henshaw
Job title Emeritus Professor
Department School of Chemistry University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Lond), PhD(Nott)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies I am a member of the co-ordinating committee of the Government Stakeholder Advisory Group for EMF (SAGE).
Keywords leukaemia
non-ionising radiation
pineal gland
melatonin
powerlines
childhood leukaemia
Areas of expertise The Human Radiation Effects Group is funded by the charity CHILDREN WITH LEUKAEMIA to research environmental causes of childhood leukaemia, with emphasis on non-ionising radiation. Evidence suggests that power frequency magnetic fields suppress the production in the pineal gland of the important hormone and natural anti-cancer agent melatonin and this may explain the adverse health effects associated with magnetic field exposures. High voltage powerlines also emit corona ions which may help explain an apparent increased risk of childhood leukaemia up to 600 metres away in the UK.