What are the health risks?
If you’re living near power lines, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to them. Doing your own independent research is important in this process because there are conflicting opinions in the science world about the safety of living by electrical lines. Looking at every angle available will help you to have the fullest view. One critical thing to keep in mind during this process is that one side of science only deems electromagnetic fields (EMFs) hazardous when there is the actual heating of tissue involved. The other side, that strongly advocates for caution on this issue, understands the complexities of the human body and how receptive we all are to outside interference. This side of science has shown that we have reason to be concerned for our health if we live in close proximity to either high or low voltage power lines. Below you will find a list of educational resources that we have found to be very helpful on this topic.
A Look at the Science
Here are some great science-based studies that address the health impact of exposure to power line related EMFs:
1) Can disturbances in the atmospheric electric field created by powerline corona ions disrupt melatonin...? Henshaw, 2008 [VIEW]
2) Does our electricity distribution system pose a serious risk to public health? Henshaw, 2002 [VIEW]
3) Residential and occupational exposure to 50 Hz magnetic fields and malignant melanoma…Tynes, 2003 [VIEW]
4) Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines…Draper, 2005 [VIEW]
5) Occupational magnetic field exposure and neurodegenerative disease. Feytching, 2003 [VIEW]
1. Health Risks from Electric Power Facilities, A.A. Marino Ph.D. Public Power [VIEW]
2. Powerline Electromagnetic Fields and Human Health, A.A. Marino Ph.D. [VIEW]
What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?
If you are concerned about the health risks of living near power lines, don’t wait for the evidence to be embraced by the mainstream. Remember how many years it took to prove the dangers of tobacco? Educate yourself. Learn the potential risks and symptoms associated with living near power lines, as well as the ways that you can strengthen your health in order to offset the negative effects. At EarthCalm, we develop products that strengthen the electromagnetic qualities of your body, which counter-balances the effects of man-made EMFs. We believe that EMF protection has fast become critical to modern life, which is why we highly suggest implementing it in every area possible. Learn more here!