but they aren't the only electrical appliances that could cause cancer. Batelle Institute authoritative study showed that men who used electric shavers more than 2 1/2 minutes a day were twice likely to get leukemia as those who didn't.
Here's what you can do:
Limit exposure time -or maintain a safe
distance from the following sources of electromagnetic fields:
When you use electric shavers, use it only if in a rush or away from home. For hair
dryers- minimize home use. For professional users, you should avoid holding at chest
heights. Minimize use of massagers/vibrators.
For microwave ovens- pregnant women should avoid using while in front of these. All users should stand at least three feet away. Have a technician check oven door seal periodically for radiation leakage.
For laser printers, fax machines and photocopiers- should be at least four to six feet from the nearest worker's desk- pregnant women should avoid use entirely.
For electric blankets- Discard those made before 1990. Look for new models that emit no electro-magnetic radiation or turn on blanket an hour before bedtime to warm bed, then turn off and unplug blanket before getting on.
For TV to find a safe distance get a portable AM radio. Tune in to a spot between stations to get static... turn up volume... turn on TV and holding the radio two to three feet away-- back up until static starts to fade.