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May 06, 2020

Living Near Power Lines 

We like to be informative yet not make you feel you’re ready a journal. So here goes, electromagnetic radiation given off from high voltage power lines has the ability to affect our communities both in the city and rural areas. As many know we have natural EMFs in the world however Power lines release artificial EMFs. The electromagnetic waves interfere with our body’s natural EMF. Causing issue such as lack of melatonin in the body affecting your, stress levels and even your red blood cells.  

Is it safe to live near power lines?

There have been hundreds of studies worldwide which have shown that living next to high voltage power lines and other power transmission networks increases your risk of cancer and other health problems. Which you can find in our blog below. 

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The closer you are the more your body becomes consumed with dangerous EMFs. The electrical power grid above conveys a “step down” system of distribution, the highest is near the generating station and substations and the lowest is at the end. 
Increasingly we are seeing the medical community are becoming more aware of the dangers to health these power lines can cause. Where I grew up as a young girl was not far from a power station out of 20 houses at least 7 people suffered cancer. Was this due to living so close and having electromagnetic waves? Who knows however it is something to take into consideration? A variety of studies suggests that if we live close to high-voltage power lines it may increase the chances of various kinds of cancer, as well as other diseases. 


Health Issues and Power Lines. 

According to research by the World Health Organisation (WHO), EMF from power lines, can cause: 

  • Headaches 
  • Memory loss 
  • Lack of melatonin produced for sleep 
  • Tinnitus 
  • Joint Pain 
  • Fatigue 
  • Anxiety 
  • Insomnia 
  • Prickling and/or burning skin 
  • Rashes 
  • Muscle pain 

Is it dangerous to live near power lines?

Power lines are virtually everywhere. However, EMF PROTEC provide offers a range of effective and affordable products that can help you protect yourself and your loved ones against the dangers from hallmarks of the modern world. 

This has been a long studied and confirmed the issue, and it is not talked about nearly enough. 

Studies in the late 1970’s, two researchers named Leeper and Wertheimer studied children in various areas and compared dozens of factors. Those studies determined that “An excess of electrical wiring configurations suggestive of high current-flow was noted in Colorado in 1976–1977 near the homes of children who developed cancer, as compared to the homes of control children. 

The finding was strongest for children who had spent their entire lives at the same address, and therefore appeared to be dose-related. It was evident that the following were not artefacts to the outcome such as; street congestion, family structure, social structure or diet.” They determined that children who lived in close proximity to power lines for the majority of their life were 3 times more likely to develop cancer. 

During 1980’s, D.A. Savitz concluded that it is highly likely that nearly 15 percent of all childhood cancers result from heavy exposure to EMF radiation from overhead power lines. 

study in the British Medical Journal stated the following: “There is an association between childhood leukemia and proximity of home address at birth to high voltage power lines.” They concluded that children born in addresses in close proximity to power lines are twice as likely to develop leukemia. 

Living near power lines what's the risk?

When you’re living near a power line, we all want to know, how close is too close? As I mentioned above,the EMF radiation from a power line can extend up to a quarter mile from the power lines. That is something for us all to think about if we are living near a power line. However distance from the power line is important when discovering just how much damage it will do. 

Quite frankly it is quite difficult to know what we classify as a “safe” distance from power lines. Why? because the amount of EMF radiation varies and a few factors impact this.  This is why it is so important to measure the amount of EMF radiation coming from power lines and cell phone towers using the right meter. Head to our EMF Radiation section 

Note: EMF Radiation emitted from power lines is magnetic radiation therefore please ensure your meter is able to measure this. 

The highest amount of magnetic field radiation derives from the high voltage lines, These are the enormous all-metal towers as pictured below.

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They are usually found in rural areas however some can be close to major cities. Your EMF  meter of choice will need to be able to pick up exposure levels with your meter of .5 milligauss (mG) or less, with approximately a distance of 800 or more feet, hence why having a meter is so important. 

It is even tougher to determine what a safe distance is from the power lines that are more likely to be near your house, the ones that are commonly found on wooden poles and that act as distribution lines. 

Part of the reason that this is tough is that if your home has a transformer it is possible that it is a hub and it may be passing more electricity on to a group of homes, or you may be an endpoint and only be near the electricity for just your house. 

Obviously, the difference in EMF radiation between these two situations will vary greatly. You'll find that a goal magnetic radiation level of .5 mG will be in the range of 15-150 feet from the wires of these lines however for clarity please use an EMF Meter.

Living Near Underground Power Lines? 

Many will overlook these, however again similar to above ground power lines, It is the magnetic radiation you should be concerned about. The amount of radiation can actually be extremely high as these lines are rather fairly close to the surface. I happen to know this especially as I used to work in the rail sector and had the opportunity to work with those in the Power line industry.

How You Can Measure EMFs From Power Lines 

Where your family work and play are the key areas that you will need to use your meter to measure EMF.  Measure inside your home, in the garden, nearby parks and play areas etc. It is important to measure at various times of the day as electrical loads will be different. 

When you’re measuring inside your home, it could be a good idea to turn the main switch off (make sure you’ve prepared things for this) so that you can see what the ambient EMF radiation is in your home without it being influenced by other electronic devices or as i have in my home a smart meter which will be getting removed asap. Unfortunately in the UK new build homes automatically come with Smart Meters.

what level of emf is safe?

The Bioinitiative report, is a comprehensive report of studies on the dangers of EMF radiation suggests .5 –  1 milliGauss (mG) as a maximum safe amount for places that you typically live and reside. 

What Can I Do If I Live Next To A Power Line? 

First and foremost it is important for you to know exactly how high your EMF readings are. This will be the deciding factor on how you go forward so please so not go into panic mode. Important to note,  distance is not the only deciding factor on the amount of EMF radiation being emitted. We have a great EMF meter on our store which will help you to determine if you have high or low low readings.

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Should you do get high readings you have two options: 

  1. Move home (take your emf meter with you and scope out the area) 

  2. Shield your home (Now this take some work, we are here to make this easy)

For shielding your home head to our website and we provide a variety of products to safe guard your home under our EMF Radiation section or our Healing Crystals and Stones.

Finally to conclude:

It is evident that Power lines can have a severe impact on our long-term health and this is something everyone needs to be aware of.

Hopefully this has sparked something inside of you and you have gained insight into how you can help you and your loved ones.

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