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Some research has found that exposure to elevated levels of ELF magnetic fields such as those originating from electric power transmission lines may be implicated in a number of adverse health effects. These include, but are not limited to, childhood leukemia , adult leukemia, breast cancer, neurodegenerative diseases (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Miscarriage, and clinical depression. Although there seems to be a small statistical correlation between various diseases and living near power lines, the physical mechanism is not clear. One proposed mechanism is that the electric fields around power lines attract aerosol pollutants.
One possible response to the potential dangers of overhead power lines is to place them underground. According to the British Stakeholder Advisory Group on ELF EMFs, the cost of burying cables at transmission voltages costs is around GBP 10M/km, compared to GBP 0.5-1M/km for overhead lines.
Underground cables eliminate the electric field and reduce the width over which the magnetic field is elevated. However, in reality, protection from the dangers of electromagnetic (EM) fields is seldom the driving concern when burying power lines.
The strongest evidence linking EMF to cancer was fabricated. Most people, when quizzed, have heard of the link between EMF's and cancer, but relatively few people have heard of the fabricated data leaving a public perception that power lines are far more dangerous than they are. Indeed, the UN World Health Organization has concluded "...a cause-and-effect link between ELF field exposure and cancer has not been confirmed."
Can you post the Google Earth co-ordinates of one of the houses, or of the vicinity, or something that will allow us to view the area, while not compromising your identity.
Originally posted by Badge01
1. Can you post the Google Earth co-ordinates of one of the houses, or of the vicinity, or something that will allow us to view the area, while not compromising your identity.
Recent research in two areas, neurodegenerative diseases and cardiac diseases associated with heart rate variability, have
identified some interesting and novel findings for which further study is ongoing.
Underneath power lines, magnetic fields can be about 20 µT and electric fields can be several thousand volts per metre. However, average residential power-frequency magnetic fields in homes are much lower - about 0.07 µT in Europe and 0.11 µT in North America. Mean values of the electric field in the home are up to several tens of volts per metre.
Take care and try to remain calm while we sort this out.
However, in reality, protection from the dangers of electromagnetic (EM) fields is seldom the driving concern when burying power lines.
The strongest evidence linking EMF to cancer was fabricated.
There truly are people who would not care about the powerlines and who live in areas that might be more hazardous, for whom such housing might be of interest.
Finally, I'd urge you to consider moving away from the area for a couple months even if it meant living out of an RV, but away from the power lines, returning only to your house for brief periods to collect supplies or do laundry.
It may be that exposure (either real or partly imagined) is compromising your ability to think clearly.
As you mentioned, one person who became at odds with you became a friend after he moved away for a while. Try to figure out and estimate how long that took so you'll understand the half-life of the potential effects.
Lai and Singh's findings support the so-called free radical hypothesis, which posits that extremely-low-frequency EMFs increase free radical activity in cells, thereby causing DNA damage and disturbing other cellular processes and functions. They and others had shown earlier that free radical damage can lead to cellular necrosis and apoptosis. Such effects are particularly troubling in neurons, because these cells cannot divide and are not replaced when they die--thus the potential link to neurodegenerative diseases.
Lai and Singh exposed groups of rats for 24 or 48 hours to a 60-hertz magnetic field at an intensity of 0.01 millitesla (mT)----a "1" on sri's meter----a low intensity within the levels that a person could encounter in the environment, for example near electric blankets and hair dryers. They treated some of the groups with one of three drugs, two that are known to decrease cellular free radicals and a third, an iron chelator, that has been implicated in the generation of free radicals.
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They found significantly more DNA single- and double-strand breaks in the brain cells of undosed rats that were exposed longer, indicating that the effects were cumulative. In previous research, they had exposed rats to a 0.1-mT field for 2 hours with no detectable increase in DNA double-strand breaks. This suggests a complicated interaction between intensity and duration of exposure in the biologic effects of EMFs, and could explain negative results in other studies.
Originally posted by biggie smalls
Are you referring to regular power lines or those huge hundred foot tall metal structures?
I hope you figure something out with your house. God speed.