However, as several groups have been unable to replicate their own initial findings of significant alterations, it would thus be unwise at this stage to come to firm conclusions. This is irresponsible, misleading and a misinterpretation of the outcomes of studies which have been carried out in the field. Electromagnetic radiation from high voltage power lines is something that can affect the health of people in urban and rural communities. Also, people are not at risk while inside a house, because the fields cannot penetrate building materials. Yes, I would - assuming the home was properly priced, not located directly underneath the power lines, was not directly within view from the front or back of the home, and was sufficiently far enough to satisfy my own whims of prudent avoidance.
Above: Image © Scroll to the bottom of the page for Starting Points related to this article. Sally Sims and Peter Dent of Oxford Brookes University in 2005 published Sims and Dent a study that showed that the close presence of a substation could reduce the number of potential buyers by up to 63%, depending on the type of property concerned and the size and visibility of the substation. However, SafeSpace offers a range of effective, affordable products that can help you protect yourself and your loved ones against the dangers from hallmarks of the modern world. It says that childhood leukaemia is the biggest threat for families living near power lines. Many money invested in it. The possible harm has to be weighed against the positive and quantifiable benefits of mobile telephony in emergency situations. It should also be noted that the magnitude of changes reported are relatively small and are within normal physiological variation.
David, Cornwall Farmers here never can grow anything useful under high power transmission cables. Common sense prevails in this case and if it were a real danger I don't believe we'd still be building homes so close to powerlines. There are two types of field associated with electrical power systems, including high voltage power lines, underground or overground distribution systems, and wiring within domestic and commercial premises. And as basic as that may sound, it may just be the right answer. I would check government agencies and universities where studies have been conducted to get actionable information.
There have been no instances that I know of where someone has had any health issues connected to this high level of exposure and these people have been working in the same buildings for many years. Researchers say they have found a direct link between the electromagnetic fields created by power lines and all types of dementia. Let's grow up before we all start living in a risk free bubble. Money is not an excuse for the power generation and supply companies not to act on these findings. These data also fall far short of what is required to establish cause and effect. Power lines would have been moved or towns would have been moved to protect people. Looked at 5 acres of land with two power lines right across the property! Positive ion clouds are continuously produced by such a bare non insulated high tension means.
There is some evidence of a possible risk of childhood leukaemia below these exposure limits, at levels produced close to some overhead lines. These power lines produce two types of energy: electrical energy and magnetic energy, which are given off in a field that expands in all directions around the wires. What kind of a world do we live in when terrifying people is considered good science? I am seriously considering the choice of schools, this information has made me very confused as to what to do next! This could give you high levels of electromagnetic fields in the garden If there is a substation in the building where you live or work, the field levels on the same floor and the floors above and below could easily exceed the levels at which serious health effects, such as cancer, dementia or depression have been reported. But is this the cause for major alarm? Good luck and remember most people have an agenda. Hey, just follow the dollar! Childhood Leukemia One of the first studies was conducted in 1979 in which researchers studied any relationship between incidence of leukemia in children living near high-voltage power lines and towers.
What these reports are showing is that children who are more susceptible than adults who live very near to high voltage power lines have an increased likelihood of contracting cancer than would otherwise be the case. For this reason, I would always use a landline in preference to a mobile and when I do use a mobile I tend to keep the conversation brief. There are a number of measures a concerned individual can take to reduce domestic exposures, some such as moving a bed away from localised high fields next to a meter box, for example involving minimal cost. This is not to suggest there is absolutely no possibility of a casual link between the two, but that the realm of verifiable data and research can not yet scientifically link the two as cause and effect. The following percentages of these targets are reported in table 1: glioma 10%, meningioma 7. This confirmed that there is a connection between exposure to power sources and cancer. And one day someone told me it could be from high voltage.
Other windows look out on nearby power lines, which few people find attractive. Magnetic fields are caused by electric current flowing when people use electrical power. The Ministry of Health and Transpower, along with the Government, were using a standard that was so high that in effect there was no limit on human exposure to power lines, Dr Smart said. That was the best knowledge I have received from the internet so far in my life. Did you even read the links which were given? Mrs Gasken's brother died of leukaemia aged 18 months shortly after their mother died of kidney failure.
So how close is it too close to be living near high tension power lines? The following comments reflect the balance of opinion we have received so far: I work in a school very near to overhead pylons. You can form your own view. At first glance, the study suggests that there is an increased risk of leukemia associated with living near high-voltage power lines. If my property or backyard directly touched the power line towers or if they ominously loomed over my property like hulking giants, that in of itself would probably be a deal killer for me. Best regards, Mootle I have not done the math, so I could be quite wrong about this, but I suspect the electromagnetic fields present in any modern home are already much greater than the fields that would be coupled from adjacent high voltage power lines, so if you really want to play it safe, you might want to move away from all electrical wiring and equipment. My mother has fought off non-Hodgkins 3 times now. A glance at table 1 will show that, in general, results are mixed, with glioma and meningioma risks being normal or less than normal in relation to phone use, but that acoustic neuroma shows a trend, in Swedish studies, to be elevated, especially in relation to ipsilateral exposure and to analog rather than digital phone exposure.