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Tumor-specific frequencies and ocular melanoma

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Specific kilohertz frequencies in the environment from variable frequency drives on electric motors at a liquid natural gas compressor and storage station on a natural gas pipeline seem to be associated with the development of a very rare cancer, ocular melanoma, at a high school and in individuals living or working in a neighborhood near the plant. Primary neutral-to-earth oscilloscope voltage waveforms and spectra measured near the high school were nearly identical to the ground voltage 2.3 miles away at the gas pipeline. Peak frequencies of 7440 and 19,980 Hz were found at both places. The electric utility practice of using the earth as a conduit for return currents facilitated this exposure.

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... Thus, the report by Milham & Stetzer (2016), correlating appearance of a specific cancer type, ocular melanoma, with low-frequency currents associated with the return of electricity to the generating station via terrestrial ground returns from electrically energized equipment at a nearby industrial plant, should be seriously investigated as a hereto-fore unknown potential human cancer-causing agent. Unlike the requirement mandated in many European countries for wired return-current connections back to electricity-generating substations, the wiring codes in the US allow for ground-based return of the current, which is less expensive to build, but it creates the exposure situation described in the report. ...
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