People are often concerned when considering the purchase of a home near high voltage power lines. Could they be bad for our health?
If you’re looking to purchase a home near high voltage power lines, you might ask yourself:
“What is the safe distance for living near high voltage power lines? How close is too close?”
You can’t be certain without doing an actual measurement with highly accurate meters. According to most trustworthy safety guidelines, you want levels BELOW 1 mG in the home and as far below that as possible in bedrooms. You can do this yourself initially. Here’s a good meter for this: ME 3030b available here. You may be shocked to find out how many homes are affected by this and that many of those homes are nowhere near those ‘big’ high voltage power lines.
Once you find a home where the values are under the 1 mG and ideally under about 0.75 mG in bedrooms, it seems to be giving you the ‘green light’. The smart thing to do, is to then get a professional to do a pre-purchase inspection and reconfirm your good findings before buying or renting a property. Just like you wouldn’t think twice about ordering a structural building inspection before buying a home.