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The following story appears at CNN's web site for Food and Health today
(it may have been there for several days; it bears no date):
 
>Study links power lines with cancer
>
>                LONDON (Reuter) -- A new study published Wednesday
>showing that power lines can attract cancer-causing gases has
>rekindled a debate over whether people can get cancer from power stations
>or even ordinary household appliances.
>
>                All power lines generate an electromagnetic field. It
>definitely has an effect, but there is as yet no proof that it damages
>human cells or in any way hurts people.
>
>                Wednesday's report by physicists at Britain's University
>of Bristol showed that power lines attract particles of radon, a
>colorless, odorless gas strongly linked with cancer.
 
The URL for this item is:
 
                http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/index.html
 
The full story, under the heading: "Health Briefs" is quoted above; it
includes no citation to the publication in which the material is supposed
to have appeared and its only link is to a general University of
Bristol web page which doesn't mention the news item at all.
 
No authors, no citation, no possibility of tracing any of this
information.  Who says that web journalism is an advance over print
journalism?  This is more of the same, it's just distributed more
broadly, and faster than print allowed ...
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