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Old 08-22-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:33 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Google "rent an EMF detector"
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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There are several scientifically objective reports out there that survey all existing literature...and then there are the wackos.

Briefly- there is no persuasive science that says there is a significant hazard. It is impossible to prove the negative however. Furthermore, if you are worried about EMF you should also not live in a house with electricity, should not use a cell phone or be near one, should not use wireless internet or a wireless mouse... etc. etc.

HV transmission lines are an aesthetic hazard, however.
They're more than an aesthetic hazard, especially if you live in an area prone to ice/freezing rain in the winter. Downed trees touching power lines and passing enough current to kill an adult are not that uncommon.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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They're more than an aesthetic hazard, especially if you live in an area prone to ice/freezing rain in the winter. Downed trees touching power lines and passing enough current to kill an adult are not that uncommon.
I can assure you that with high-voltage transmission lines like these

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57439399@N03/8170882961/

there is no danger of tree limbs falling on them -- those towers are huge, well above tree height, and the power company keeps the right-of-way clear of trees as well.

I grew up living next door to some power lines like those, and in our family we considered them a positive feature rather than a negative; it meant our property adjoined the neighborhood open space and trail, and was protected from further development on that side. The thing I remember most is the gazillions of wild raspberries and blackberries that took over the cleared land under the power lines. We got a regular harvest of those every year. The folks who lived on the other side from us also used to take advantage of the land by grazing their horses there (this was in a semi-rural area). Anyway, my dad was an electrical engineer and had no qualms about possible EMF hazards in choosing that as a location to raise his family.... *shrug* It's far too late for me to worry about it, and I figure I probably would have turned out to be just as weird growing up anywhere else, too. ;-)
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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The question however old, was about a substation with underground lines, not the towers. A little googling of "substation explosion" will reveal that EMF problems or not, living near a substation is not desirable.

One example:

Explosion, fire at Ravensdale electrical substation
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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The question however old, was about a substation with underground lines, not the towers. A little googling of "substation explosion" will reveal that EMF problems or not, living near a substation is not desirable.

One example:

Explosion, fire at Ravensdale electrical substation
Statistically I doubt it's any more "undesirable' than living next to another house which might go up in flames or living next to a railroad track off which a train may derail and fly into your yard, or living anywhere where a passing 'plane may drop out of the sky ...
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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People who are worried about this... ask yourselves, please:

Why don't power-line electricians have alarming health issues?

Every day, all over the world they're practically swimming inside insane levels of 60Hz EMF.

The power-line/cancer turmoil is a myth.

Here's proof:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mh6kTWpKes

That's just one of hundreds of live powerline videos online right now.

Here are more.

(...yes, I'm on a crusade with this.. )
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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because the power lines gave off a hmmmmm noise constantly
It only does that because it doesn't know the words.

In all seriousness, this is the same argument about cell phones causing brain tumors. I had a major brain tumor over 30 years ago, long before I ever owned a cell phone. I actively use a cell phone without fear of re-occurrence. We can all live our life in fear of what might happen or just live our life without irrational fears. The jury is still out on this and for every study that finds a correlation, there are just as many, if not more, that say otherwise.

While I find that high tension lines are a bit of an eyesore, I certainly don't fear them.

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Old 10-23-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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People who are worried about this... )
... See Post #9.
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