The use of electricity in our everyday lives creates electric and magnetic fields (EMF). Common sources of EMF are:
- Wiring in our homes and schools
- Power lines and utility facilities that bring electricity to us
- Electrical equipment and devices we use at work and home
Some of the most prestigious U.S. and international scientific organizations have evaluated the EMF research. None of these organizations has found that exposure to power frequency EMF causes or contributes to cancer or any other disease or illness. Their reviews generally conclude that while some epidemiology studies report an association with childhood leukemia, which warrants further research, the scientific studies overall have not demonstrated that EMF causes or contributes to any type of cancer or other disease.
If you would like to learn more about EMF, please view the links below, or you can speak to an EMF representative or request information by calling us at 1-800-DIAL-FPL (1-800-342-5375).
Additional Sources of EMF Information
FPL encourages people who are interested to learn more about EMF. Public information on EMF is available from many sources, including:
- U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (a National Institute of Health), Report on EMF to Congress (1999)
- U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, EMF Questions & Answers (2002)
- U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Report on EMF to Congress (1999)
- World Health Organization, About Electromagnetic Fields, (2012)
- Health Canada, EMF at Extremely Low Frequencies (2010)
- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- The Palm Beach County main library, where FPL maintains an extensive reference library of EMF materials at 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach
- Your local library