Scientists from Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz have released the results of a study that indicates that children living in the vicinity of powerful radio and television transmitters are not significantly more at risk than others for developing childhood leukemia. Study results can be found in the “Epidemiological Study on Childhood Cancer and Proximity to Radio and Television Transmitters.” The research was carried out by the University’s Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics for the Bundesamtes für Strahlenschutz (Federal Office for Radiation Protection).The study involved 1,959 children, ranging from infants to 14-year-olds, who had been diagnosed with primary leukemia between 1984 and 2003, living in the vicinity of 16 amplitude-modulated (AM) and 8 frequency-modulated (FM) transmitters (UKW-/TV-transmitters). Three age-, gender, and transmitter-area-matched controls per case were drawn from population registries. According to Dr. Joachim Schüz, director of the study, “There is no significant association between the exposure to high frequency electromagnetic fields from radio and television transmitters (RF-EMF) and childhood leukemia. The press notice announcing the study results, as well as a link to the complete text, can be found on the University website.