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Krishna, Home Buyer in Simsbury, CT

What is the impact on health (especially with kids), If the high ev (voltage) powerlines (150 kv) or 50-75 feet from the house?

Asked by Krishna, Simsbury, CT Mon Sep 26, 2011

I read several articles on the net about the impact on health(especially, cancer, leukemia and stuff in kids and human) due to high kv powerlines which are close to the house we are going to by (50-70 feet), any advice or comments from the grou.

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Great question. There is a lot of back and forth on this issue. Regardless of the true fact, there is a perceived negative with any home that has the larger main power lines near or on the home's property. These type of homes stay on the market much longer and sell for less than the same home on the same lot without any large power transmission lines. Your largest concern should be the resale of this type of home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 26, 2013
Well, the health side of the issue was addressed in the 1st post. It would behoove you to ask your agent as to how the presence of the lines affects resale value.

There isn't a definitive answer as to health. But there are answers as to the impact on sales. Here's one site to read. http://www.ehow.com/list_7449879_risks-living-near-power-lin…

Perception and motivation are linked.

Good luck,

Candace Lipira
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 26, 2011
As Ron said, there is nothing definitive on this, as regards to health concerns. I can tell you that it will definitely affect resale value. There is enough of a stigma around this, whether founded or not, that it is a factor for buyers, and ultimately affects selling price. Just as you are hesitant now, so too will the next buyer when you decide to sell. Every time this has come up with any buyers I have worked with, they all have felt "better safe than sorry", and avoid these properties.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 26, 2011
Believe it or not, this question has been raised for more than 50 years; ever since they started building subdivisions near high voltage lines. I think it first happened in Southern California for your information.

The lastest word I've heard, is that no one can tell! Nothing definitive! No concensus! Nobody agrees!

I would bet that if it was dangerous, there would all kinds of proof and law suits.

You'll have to go with your gut on this.

Good luck and may God bless
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