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Old 06-07-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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Has anybody had one or know of any professional EMF inspectors. We are purchasing a home that has power lines parallel to the backyard and though I have read NUMEROUS articles stating that there is no connection to health problems I have also read a few that state other wise. I am fairly certain we will be fine but was just wanting to know abt the testing. We are having our home Inspection on Sat and love to have this done as well.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Depends what kind of powerlines. Standard powerline are no worse than the "buried" ones in the MPCs. 3 inches under the soil or 15 feet in the air, it's about the same. You just run less of a risk of hitting one with a shovel or digging dog if it's in the air.

Now, if they are the big ones up on Metal frame towers.............I'd stay away from those.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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Depends what kind of powerlines. Standard powerline are no worse than the "buried" ones in the MPCs. 3 inches under the soil or 15 feet in the air, it's about the same. You just run less of a risk of hitting one with a shovel or digging dog if it's in the air.

Now, if they are the big ones up on Metal frame towers.............I'd stay away from those.
No!! No metal framed ones for us! Just the ones that hang over head. That is why we did not move to Fall Creek. Too many of those for us over there. Our neighbor actually has the pole. We figured it would be fine or we would not have put a contract in on the house. I just saw that you could have it tested which I did know.
Thanx!
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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Default Should not be a problem...

As a previous poster said, only the high tension lines (on metal towers) pose a health risk. Here is a low-tech test... take a flourescent tube and walk out underneath the cables at night... if your flourescent tube glows, then there are EMFs close enough to be concerned.

Don't laugh, I've seen it myself, the tubes will glow in the presence of EMFs!
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Richmond, TX.
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I believe the electrical wires are caring only 12,000 volts. If it is on a regular ploe.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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I believe the electrical wires are caring only 12,000 volts. If it is on a regular ploe.
Its a regular pole with three wires.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:13 AM
 
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Just my preference, but I would hate to have power lines along my backyard for the aesthetic and re-sale reasons. This was a major elimination factor in my buying decision. If those factors don't matter to you, then the EMF concerns are likely nothing to worry about either.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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Just my preference, but I would hate to have power lines along my backyard for the aesthetic and re-sale reasons. This was a major elimination factor in my buying decision. If those factors don't matter to you, then the EMF concerns are likely nothing to worry about either.
That is why the house was at the VERY bottom of my list but then we walked it and it is a beautiful home and has everything we need/want. Our Realtor said it will knock out abt 20% of buyers but when it comes down to it but if they love the house they will buy it. There had been talks abt burying the lines but so far nothing. That and we are blessed to be working for a company that will buy your home after 60 days if it does not sell when being transfered.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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I had to recently consider this. I've heard conflicting opinions about this. A person that my wife works with has a sister that is a scientist or something along those lines who did extensive research on this. She assured us that there was nothing to worry about. Some builders offer thousands of dollars off of the purchase of your home if you buy the lots by the power lines. Kind of like a reverse lot premium. I was tempted, but eventually decided not to bite because I would never forgive myself if future studies did indeed prove that living close to power lines does have adverse affects on people and then my wife or daughter wound up stricken with something. If you do get this test done, I would be very interested in hearing the results and any additional information you learn about EMFs.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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I need an inspection for emf in sussex county nj can anyone help
donald e. Prout century 21 hamburg nj
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