A very large and detailed study conducted by Wijngaarden at the University of North Carolina has uncovered what appears to be a distinct association between exposure to ELF fields and suicide among electric utility workers.
A group of 138,905 male U.S. electric utility workers fro..m five companies were considered in the study.
Electricians faced twice the expected risk of suicide. Linemen faced one-and-a-half times the expected risk.
Meanwhile, suicides among power plant operators occurred at a rate slightly lower than expected.