Pylons linked to babies’ asthma: Hairdryers, vacuum cleaners and microwave also a risk, say scientists

Daily Mail, Aug. 1, 2011

Pregnant women who use hairdryers, microwaves, vacuum cleaners or who live near pylons could be putting their babies at risk of asthma, claim scientists.

They warn that exposing unborn children to potentially harmful magnetic energy produced by household appliances and power lines could treble their child’s chances of suffering from the condition.

Experts believe that the finding could partly explain why asthma rates in children have increased so dramatically in the last few decades.

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