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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Emma Britton
Emma Britton
2020-09-11
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EMF inspections were very prompt. We were able to book a test right away and the inspector called on the day to confirm the time beforehand. The report was detailed and came back within 24 hours. We feel the service was very good.
Louise Migliaccio
Louise Migliaccio
2020-09-01
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We are so glad we had EMF Inspections carry out a survey on a property we are buying with an electrical sub station at the end of the garden. The peace of mind it has given represents great value for money for us. It was super easy to arrange and communication was excellent with all our queries prior to booking being answered quickly and fully. We were present at the survey and got an indication immediately that there was nothing to be concerned about which was so reassuring. The written report followed quickly within a few days.
Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor
2020-07-08
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Very happy with the survey. Was carried out quickly and results sent next day. Will definitely recommend to people
ARMAN GHEZELBASHAN
ARMAN GHEZELBASHAN
2020-06-15
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Atanas provided quick and clear responses to our enquiry and was very professional throughout. I had never used a surveyor before and they were very clear about the work and costs so I could make an informed decision and give us peace of mind. We were also very impressed with their turnaround. We are happy to endorse and recommend this company.
Laima Blaauw
Laima Blaauw
2020-05-04
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EMF Inspections Ltd is one of the most efficient companies I've come across. Atanas responded to my enquiry promptly and I had survey done and clear report sent over to me faster than I expected it. Very satisfied with the speed of communication and the service, and therefore, would recommend the company to anyone who needs a peace of mind over EMF issues.
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mabooie
2020-04-16
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Great company, friendly, professional and definitely worth the piece of mind.
Ellie Hajee
Ellie Hajee
2020-03-06
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Booked a survey in the afternoon, and had the inspection the following morning at 9.30 am. Fantastic service. Would highly recommend.
Chris Turner
Chris Turner
2020-01-26
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Very happy with the service we was provided. We were responded to very quickly and got booked in for a reading in the matter of days. Very professional service.
Thomas G
Thomas G
2019-12-09
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We have used their services for low frequency EMF survey on a house in Surrey. I was very happy with how knowledgeable and accommodating Atanas was throughout the whole process and would happily recommend their services to my friends and family.
Maria
Maria
2019-11-20
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I moved into a new property recently and started having some problems with my sleep. As the electricity meter and consumer unit where situated within the property in a cupboard in the kitchen I started thinking that perhaps this had something to do with it as they could possibly be generating high level of EMF'S. I instructed EMF Inspections Ltd to carry out both a Low and High Frequency Radiation surveys at my property. The lady who carried out the inspection, Donika, was very professional, polite and knowledgable about the subject and after carrying out both inspections reassured me that my home was very safe. She spent time explaining many aspects of how EMF's are generated by appliances,etc and how we can protect ourselves from such EMF's just by simply not standing next to them. She was very thorough and when she left I felt reassured that my sleep problems had nothing to do with EMF's and it was more likely to do with the stress of moving to a new home. I cannot thank her enough for having the peace of mind that I now have.