How close is too close when living near transmission power lines

People are often concerned when considering the purchase of a home near high voltage power lines. Could they be bad for our health?

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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 below that 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.

We do EMF inspections in Toronto, Chicago, and all surrounding areas. We also have a network of inspectors across both Canada and the U.S.

Would you like us to measure the EMF radiation coming from power lines near your home or pre-purchase? Contact us here or call / text us at 905-719-7030

Pre-purchase EMF inspections in Montreal

Are you looking at buying a new home, but it’s near power lines, or perhaps it’s near a cell tower that looks like it might be too close?

Find out if it’s safe or not.
Contact us for a pre-purchase EMF inspection.

We can test for potential issues, provide details on possible solutions, or simply provide peace of mind before making that real estate purchase.

Why have an EMF Inspection before you buy a home or condo?

Our pre-purchase EMF inspections are tailor made for you. We will identify potential issues that may be caused by radiation from power lines or cell towers. Consider your family’s health. This makes good sense!

In addition, less obvious sources of EMF might exist in the residence you’re considering purchasing. Electrical wiring issues can cause “dirty electricity.” We measure for that as well. Sometimes these wiring issues can cause higher levels of radiation than the power lines. The good news is, these wiring issues can be easily corrected with filtering options.

We look forward to serving you with our full EMF inspection services. Montreal is a great place to live. Let’s ensure you’re safe!

Paul Singer, Geovital trained EMF consultant

CONTACT US HERE

Safe distance and power lines. What distance is safe?

EMF Radiation from living close to power lines

updated January 19, 2020

Electrical poles and high voltage transmission power lines are part of life. But let’s look a little closer. Are you considering buying a home near power lines?

What is a safe distance from power lines?

What is a safe distance from power lines?

Studies have indicated that living close to high voltage power lines & power transmission networks can cause cancer and a host of other health issues.

We’re EMF inspectors. We get a lot of questions about whether it’s safe to buy a home near high voltage power lines. How far away must you be to be safe?

To Book An EMF Inspection EMAIL US HERE
Or call/text us (905) 719-7030

You should be concerned about living near or buying a home near power lines. The risks to health are far too great, particularly for children. Be concerned if the power lines are closer than 800 meters. We’ve been called upon countless times to measure the electrical and magnetic readings near power lines. Results vary, but a good rule of thumb is that the zone for potential concern is for homes less than 800 meters in distance. Testing results vary. Within that range, you might still have a viable home-purchase option. The only way to know for sure is to test the readings with a good EMF meter such as the ME 3030b. You should have magnetic readings below 0.75 mG and electric readings less than 5 V/m in our professional opinion. It should be understood that there are many nuances to doing the measurements properly and understanding the complexities of the big picture. It might be best to have a professional come out to do the readings or buy the 3030b meter we mention above and engage us to do a remote inspection for you by telephone. Then you can know for sure.

Professor Henshaw, a physicist with the University of Bristol, found that if a person spent 10 per cent of his time close to power lines, he would be subjected to up to twice the acceptable level of radioactivity. His study linked power lines to leukaemia. Henshaw says they also cause skin cancer, lung cancer, depression and 60 suicides a year.

Bristol University research from Professor Henshaw on safe distance from power lines
University of Bristol

In other research from Oxford University, it was discovered that children who had lived within 200 meters of high voltage lines at birth had a 70% higher risk of leukaemia than those 600 meters or more away.

Oxford University

So, what is a safe distance from power lines? Have us come and measure the magnetic and electrical radiation near the power lines you’re concerned about.

We are available to measure harmful EMF radiation near power lines and do EMF home inspections in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Ontario, the GTA, and surrounding areas.

Contact us here
Or call/text us (905) 719-7030