Is it safe to live near power lines?
I said somewhere that living next to high voltage power lines and other parts of the power transmission network increases your risk of cancer and other health problems. The closer you are the more you are bombarded with dangerous EMFs. is this true?
It is a fact that worrying about such things will increase your chances of getting cancer.
So that alone may be a reason for some people to avoid living in such conditions.
March 17th, 2017 12:58pm
There is some evidence that living nearby and downwind of power lines increases some cancers. It is thought that it causes airborne dust to become charged and get deposited in larger quantities than elsewhere, a bit like how an electrostatic air filter works.
> It is thought that it causes airborne dust to become charged and get deposited in larger quantities than elsewhere, a bit like how an electrostatic air filter works.
So it's not safe to breathe dust near a computer?
> So it's not safe to breathe dust near a computer?
No. You will die.
That is a certainty.
March 17th, 2017 2:25pm
Not sure how you get to that.
Computers filter dust from the air, unless you're deliberately sniffing the dust from the filters I don't see a problem.
You asked a question and I answered it.
I've lived near those lines and couldn't sleep worth a damn and was getting sick all the time. I don't recommend it.
Normal telephone pole lines are OK. The high voltage ones are the trouble.
Likewise with cell towers and stations.
Telephone type power lines are 400v and are pretty safe unless you ground them through a carbon fiber fishing rod (don't laugh, it happens).
It's the HT lines (400,000v) that are the danger. If you walk past them on a foggy day you can hear them arcing.