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Old 06-12-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I was discussing new homes with a relative last night, and during our discussion, it struck us as to how many new neighbhorhoods (i.e. built now or within the last 10 years) have the really big towering hi-voltage powerlines crossing through the community OR easily within sight of their community.

Any thoughts or opinions on this phenomenon?
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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The best properties have been built on. Powerline property is cheap. Good margins...
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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The best properties have been built on. Powerline property is cheap. Good margins...
Altho I don't think it is accurate to say that ALL the good property has been built on already . . . I do agree w/ NativeSon that the reasons the neighborhoods wh/ ARE built in close proximity to power lines are there b/c the property was available and often - less expensive. I have avoided such land all my life - so no way I would buy around these big transformers, switching stations and big ole power lines - whatever that stuff is called, LOL. I don't care what anyone says (including all the "experts"). . . I don't see how living that close to magnetic fields can be good for a person at the cellular level. And besides - they are the worst kind of "visual pollution" - even if you aren't concerned about magnetic fields.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Proximity to these lines was definitely a deal-breaker for DH and I when we were house hunting.

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Altho I don't think it is accurate to say that ALL the good property has been built on already . . . I do agree w/ NativeSon that the reasons the neighborhoods wh/ ARE built in close proximity to power lines are there b/c the property was available and often - less expensive. I have avoided such land all my life - so no way I would buy around these big transformers, switching stations and big ole power lines - whatever that stuff is called, LOL. I don't care what anyone says (including all the "experts"). . . I don't see how living that close to magnetic fields can be good for a person at the cellular level. And besides - they are the worst kind of "visual pollution" - even if you aren't concerned about magnetic fields.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Altho I don't think it is accurate to say that ALL the good property has been built on already . . . I do agree w/ NativeSon that the reasons the neighborhoods wh/ ARE built in close proximity to power lines are there b/c the property was available and often - less expensive. I have avoided such land all my life - so no way I would buy around these big transformers, switching stations and big ole power lines - whatever that stuff is called, LOL. I don't care what anyone says (including all the "experts"). . . I don't see how living that close to magnetic fields can be good for a person at the cellular level. And besides - they are the worst kind of "visual pollution" - even if you aren't concerned about magnetic fields.

While they are certainly an eyesore, there has been scientific proof that living near HV power lines does not increase one's risk of cancer or other disease.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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While they are certainly an eyesore, there has been scientific proof that living near HV power lines does not increase one's risk of cancer or other disease.
And we all know research scientists are never wrong! Why take the chance if you have a choice?
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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And we all know research scientists are never wrong! Why take the chance if you have a choice?
Maybe the same reasons people engage in any risky behavior that has been proven to be bad for you? (The answer will be different for each person...)

It was a deterrent when we were house shopping as well, but mostly just because they are U.G.L.Y.

(And it would make it harder to resell one day.)
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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While they are certainly an eyesore, there has been scientific proof that living near HV power lines does not increase one's risk of cancer or other disease.
Yeah, well I wrote an article on magnetic fields back in the late 80s . . . and so I am fully aware what is published about that discussion. However, I have also seen mapped clusters of brain tumors and leukemia that have occurred in close proximity to magnetic fields, so I base my opinions on what I have researched on my own. I really don't care what researchers say about the issue and I don't care if anyone else shares my opinion - I ain't getting paid to convince anyone of anything. But for my own family, my decisions are based on my own research.

Plus as Violet said . . . they are UGLY.
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Anyone else hear that buzzing?
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Anyone else hear that buzzing?
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