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Are power lines a health hazard?

Asked by Trulia New York, New York Wed Oct 24, 2012

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I would avoid extended exposure to power lines. Currently, there is controversy over exactly what, if any, damage is caused by electromagnetic fields. Some evidence suggests that exposure to electromagnetic fields causes cancer, hormonal changes, and changes in behavior. Other studies have found no damage.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 24, 2012
You are the deciding factor:
If you think they are; THEY ARE!
If you are not concerned; They aren't.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 24, 2012
Hi, I've heard from home inspectors that there is no scientific proof that they are harmful. Most people have their own thoughts...I find many can't stand the sight of the staunch in their backyard.


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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 25, 2012
There is a code of safety to run power line if you will be inspected by the city and you are not up to code you can be fine.in NYC you need license electrocution to do the job.be right and be safe.good luck.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 24, 2012
Great question. while I am not an expert on this subject, I am sharing links to some useful info and research that I found.

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/power-lines-and…
http://www.hps.org/hpspublications/articles/powerlines.html
http://www.safespaceprotection.com/electrostress-from-power-…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 15, 2013
I don't know. Would the lack of air-conditioning be considered a health hazard?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 28, 2013
Power lines in the city may increase the risk of cancer and hormonal diseases as these produce electromagnetic ways which directly harm our health.

http://www.tutorgate.com.hk
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 28, 2013
The jury is STILL deliberating.....as an agent however, I've not found one client that wants to live by them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 26, 2012
Considering that we are real estate professionals, we don't have authority on this subject.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 24, 2012
According to the EPA the potential health effects are inconclusive...
http://www.epa.gov/radtown/power-lines.html
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 24, 2012
Health lines are not necessarily and quite often not a health hazard.. You can actually have the power department or an independent contractor come out and measure.

My experience has been that a turned off microwave gives off more than the power lines.
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