With numerous claims that power line in general and electromagnetic fields (EMF) specifically are harming humans, the National Research Council conducted a study and published a report on the results of its study. This Article analyzes the National Research Council Report. The Article begins by presenting the effect that the controversy surrounding electric and magnetic fields has had on public perception along with some of the concomitant effects on property evaluation, land use, and tort litigation. The author continues by explaining electric and magnetic fields. Next, a summary of the National Research Council Report and its conclusions are reviewed. The author concludes by speculating on the likely effect of the National Research Council Report on public perception.
Thomley, Patsy W.
"EMF at Home: The National Research Council Report on the Health Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields,"
Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Vol. 13
, Article 2.
Available at: https://ir.law.fsu.edu/jluel/vol13/iss2/2