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Old 11-29-2007, 04:21 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,
I just recently moved to TX and I noticed that the house I am building has a big green box in the front yard. The neighbor said it's an electrical transformer. I'm just curious if there are any health risks I should be aware of living so close (about 10 feet to the house) to a transformer. We're a family with small children too. He said the transformer on my property probably sources a number of the houses around my plot. Anyone have any information on this? It's to the point that I"m considering backing out of the deal because where I've heard debates on whether living near electrical posts causes health issues, i.e. cancer in small children.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Hi Everyone,
I just recently moved to TX and I noticed that the house I am building has a big green box in the front yard. The neighbor said it's an electrical transformer. I'm just curious if there are any health risks I should be aware of living so close (about 10 feet to the house) to a transformer. We're a family with small children too. He said the transformer on my property probably sources a number of the houses around my plot. Anyone have any information on this? It's to the point that I"m considering backing out of the deal because where I've heard debates on whether living near electrical posts causes health issues, i.e. cancer in small children.
I don't know of any reason for this to be of concern to you as they are in most all neighborhoods in the DFW area. The only problem I had with one on the edge of my property (other than it being really ugly... plant a bush by it to disquise it) was having to trim around it with the weedeater!

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Old 11-30-2007, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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There is NO scientific proof about that myth...it is strictly an urban legend. My dad worked for a utility company for 34 years and was around much higher-voltage electricity every day, and he has zero health problems!

Your kids can't get hurt from touching it. Just don't let them climb on it...they could fall off and get hurt!
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