Living near an electricity pylon

The UK has a long history of using pylons and catenaries for their electricity. They are often the tallest structures in the otherwise flat countryside because they carry all the power lines that cross areas, with multiple ones being spread across one farm. The use has been around for more than 20 years in some parts of Europe and 30 years in England and Ireland.

A Pylon is a medium height structure that carries electrical transmission lines across areas. Living near pylons has many advantages, mainly knowing when and if they will be used to connect to the electricity grid.

 

Being a farmer,how close to a pylon is safe you do not know when the lights will be switched on or whether it is safe to have your mains powered up. In most cases, it is safer than using the alternative mains power system unless you trust them.

Many people who live near pylons report that their noise level is greater than the power line. However, this does not apply to all pylons, and some have deficient noise levels.

Is it dangerous to live near a pylon?
The distance to a pylon is not a fixed distance, and there are many factors to consider. A reasonable distance would be at least 50m from the nearest tower, where the noise level is sufficient and the potential EMF radiation is not high, but how far away you should depends on EMF survey how sensitive you are. You should check your neighbor’s houses how close to a pylon is safe before deciding whether or not their house or caravan is considered “safe” enough for you.

How far should I live from a pylon?
The requirements vary from county to county, and more than one answer could be correct. It would be safe to live between 150-250 metres of a tower. Our EMF survey will answer all your questions and it will also provide additional information like risk assessment and a reading comparison table.

Facts Living near electricity pylons
Electricity pylons are a great way to deliver electricity at long distances, but sometimes they generate noise. The noise level around a pylon is usually shallow, but there are usually some areas where the noise level is high.

Conclusion
Living near a pylon is not a common trend, but it is becoming more commonplace as we build houses in the middle of nowhere. People who are living near pylons usually get used to the generally quiet atmosphere, especially when there is no one around and no air movement.

 

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