Mean, sick, and poor is no way to go through life, son.

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?
Permalink Joe 
March 17th, 2017 12:54pm
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.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
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.
Permalink Sangamon 
March 17th, 2017 1:06pm
> 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?
Permalink Joe 
March 17th, 2017 2:20pm
> So it's not safe to breathe dust near a computer?

No. You will die.

That is a certainty.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
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.
Permalink Sangamon 
March 17th, 2017 2:25pm
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.
Permalink Pegular Roaster 
March 17th, 2017 2:50pm
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.
Permalink Sangamon 
March 17th, 2017 2:58pm
Everyone dies.  Eventually.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 20th, 2017 5:07pm
But yes, if I lived close enough to a 40,000 volt power line, that I could light up fluorescent tubes without plugging them in, I think I'd move.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 20th, 2017 5:08pm

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