EMF Testing Of A Substation

Electromagnetic Field (EMF) testing of substations in the United Kingdom is growing in popularity. Smart people looking for home and business properties use EMF surveys to be
able to ensure the property they choose is an EMF safe distance from all substations. If a substation EMF test is not done, the health and life of anyone who frequents the home or business is at risk. Electromagnetic radiation from substations shows up during
environmental searches savvy buyers conduct early in the property purchasing process. It has become abundantly clear that failure to do so is irresponsible and dangerous.

Substation Assessment

When building near substations, a survey of the electric and magnetic field if it is not required, is certainly recommended. Testing by a chartered EMF expert can help to reveal if it’s safe to occupy the property. Their assessment of the EMF radiation level in a property enables companies and individuals to make an informed decision about if it’s wise to build so close to a substation even if the land’s purchase price is cheap. With the EMF from substations a source of concern, it’s important to hire a charted EMF expert to assess the impact of radiation levels from substations the property you want.

1. Is It Dangerous Living Next To A Substation?

Depending on their size, electric substations produce electric and magnetic fields that can be fairly powerful. Although the magnetic field radiation that the substations emit are non-ionising, they can be potentially dangerous to the health of people who live or work nearby. The electromagnetic field travels through the air and can cause cells in the human body to oscillate at a high frequency, heat up and become damaged. Skin and tissue directly exposed to the electric current the magnetic field substations give off at close range can possibly sustain damage. Studies say it can cause tumors and cancer.

More Research Needed

People with certain medical conditions tend to have bodies that are more sensitive and susceptible to the potentially harmful effects EMF from substations. If substations are in too close proximity to their home or job, it can cause them to have nervous system or brain issues. However, it’s not clear exactly how high the current density of the EMF has to be on members of the general population’s heads, necks and trunks to have a negative impact on their health. Several studies are currently looking into this to find out what’s an EMF safe distance from a substation for people to live or work.

2. Health Risks Of Living Near Electric Substations

Some people can develop health problems if they are exposed to high levels of EMF from substations close to their homes or jobs for long periods of time. Some people say it caused their Alzheimer’s disease, birth defects, cancer in the breast and brain, heart disease, childhood leukemia, decreased libido, depression, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, neuro-degenerative disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, miscarriages, sleep disorders and more. However, researchers have not yet been able to establish clear and direct causal connections between EMF and any of those conditions.

The Psychological Effects Of  EMF

Research being conducted worldwide shows extremely low frequency EMF may have a serious psychological effect on some people. EMF might disrupt their circadian rhythm cycles, alter their levels of the neurotransmitters melatonin and serotonin and contribute to depression if they spend too much time living or working too close to substations.

3. How Far From Power Substations Should People Live

The government of the United Kingdom does not have laws regulating how close people can live to substations. However, they do recommend taking certain precautionary actions to limit exposure to EMFs. The UK government strongly recommends people live in homes that are 50 metres or more from electric substations. The power of the EMF that is emitted by power substations can vary, so the EMF safe distance can be different for each residence based on the size and power of the substations close by. It’s considered a safety risk to live closer than 50 metres from substations because the safety levels of their EMF is difficult to accurately predict.

On-Site EMF Measuring

Experts recommend people call in chartered, experienced EMF experts to measure the amount and intensity of the EMF present in a property before deciding to live there. The EMF radiation can penetrate walls and other barriers and potentially impact people inside their homes.

4. Should People Buy Houses Near Substations

The decision to buy houses near substations is one that requires careful consideration.
Whether you plan to live in the house, rent it or sell it, you should understand the impact the EMF can potentially have on the people who live there. Before buying the house, it would be wise to have a chartered EMF expert do a survey on it to determine the level and intensity of the EMF radiation coming into the property. If there is a dangerous level of EMF radiation coming  nto the house, it may not be safe or wise to buy it. You could be risking your health and the health of anyone else who lives in it.

5. Do Power Substations Cause Cancer

The causal relationship between the EMF emissions from power substations and people living or working in close proximity to them developing cancer hasn’t been conclusively verified. There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence from people who lived or worked near substations for long periods of time and developed cancer. A number of research studies done worldwide suggest there is a link between the EMF from power substations and an increased risk of cancer. However, the global mainstream scientific community has not come out in one accord and declared EMF from substations can cause cancer.

EMF Testing Is Important

Conducting a substation EMF test is essential to determine the EMF safe distance from a substation. It’s an established fact excessive EMF radiation can negatively impact people’s health. Testing can reveal whether a home is an EMF safe distance from all power substations.

 

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Georgina McCooke
Georgina McCooke
2022-05-03
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I was so relieved by EMF Inspections' amazing service. I found out about the need for an EMF survey following a survey of the property I was buying, and they came to inspect the next working day and gave me the result on site, with a follow up report sent the next day, meaning I could progress with the property purchase. So grateful!
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2022-04-05
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2022-03-21
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Jane Altmann
Jane Altmann
2022-03-01
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Prompt and informative help -would highly recommend- received my detailed EMF report within a day. Useful in the house buying process as a telephone mast is nearby.
Miranda Chan
Miranda Chan
2022-01-29
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During the purchasing of our property, we are concerning about the small electric substation near the back garden. We then contact EMF Inspections Ltd. to do the low frequency EMF survey. They arrange an appointment for us, and reply with a clear survey report efficiently. We are confident and look forward to move in to our new house.
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kostas chrysandrea
2022-01-06
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I used their services yesterday. Very fast , came out the next day very professional. I highly recommend this company for an EMF report. Thank you so much...We have a small sub station on our land and wanted the EMF done as we are building a house next to it.
Mustafa Dagdelen
Mustafa Dagdelen
2021-12-05
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Excellent service, quick response, a quality report.
Pamela Rolfe
Pamela Rolfe
2021-11-30
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Pre house purchase, a low frequency EMF survey was undertaken by EMF Inspections Ltd, due to a sub station being located adjacent to the property. Easy online booking service and no lengthy wait for an appointment. Clearly produced report received within 24 hours of the survey being undertaken. Happy with the fee too. Thank you for making this so easy.
Nicola Cross
Nicola Cross
2021-11-26
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We requested a low frequency survey from EMF Inspections Ltd because of the electricity substation near our home. The service was rapid, efficient and Covid precautions were taken. The engineer was very knowledgeable and explained everything fully and clearly to us. The report was well constructed, readable by a layperson and came two days later as promised. All round excellent service.
Sarah Lotherington
Sarah Lotherington
2021-11-16
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`Lovely inspector who explained his readings and what this would mean. He arranged it all with estate agents too, so we didnt have to lift a finger. Would highly recommend.