Living Near Electricity Poles and a Transformer: What You Need to Know!

Are you considering buying or renting a property near electricity poles or a transformer in the UK? While this might seem like a convenient location due to its proximity to power lines, it is important to understand the potential risks and consequences of living in such an area.

The Risks of Living Near Electricity Poles and a Transformer

Electricity poles and transformers emit electromagnetic fields (EMFs) which are a type of radiation. EMFs have been linked to various health concerns, including cancer, miscarriages, and birth defects. While the scientific community is still studying the long-term effects of EMFs, there is evidence to suggest that prolonged exposure to high levels of EMFs can be harmful to human health.

 

In addition to health concerns, living near electricity poles and a transformer can also have an impact on the value of your property. Many potential buyers or renters may be hesitant to live in such an area, which can make it more difficult to sell or rent your property in the future.

What You Can Do

If you are considering living near electricity poles and a transformer, there are steps you can take to minimize your exposure to EMFs and reduce the potential risks.

Firstly, you can consider the distance between your property and the power lines. The further away you are from the electricity poles and transformer, the lower your exposure to EMFs. If possible, choose a property that is at least 100 meters away from the power lines.

Another option is to consider the orientation of your property. If your property is perpendicular to the power lines, you will be exposed to less EMFs than if your property is parallel to the power lines. This is because the electromagnetic waves travel in a straight line perpendicular to the power lines, which means that they will pass through your property at an angle rather than directly.

Getting an EMF Survey Done

One of the most effective ways to determine your exposure to EMFs is to get an EMF survey done on your property. An EMF survey is a professional assessment of the levels of EMFs in your home and surrounding area. This will help you to understand the potential risks and take appropriate measures to reduce your exposure.

During an EMF survey, a trained professional will use specialized equipment to measure the levels of EMFs in your property. They will then provide you with a detailed report that outlines the levels of EMFs and any potential health risks.

If the levels of EMFs are found to be high, the surveyor may recommend steps to reduce your exposure. This could include moving furniture or beds away from power outlets or using shielding materials to block EMFs.

The Importance of an EMF Survey

While it is not a legal requirement to get an EMF survey done when buying or renting a property, it is highly recommended. An EMF survey will provide you with peace of mind and help you to make an informed decision about whether or not to live in a particular area.

In addition, an EMF survey can also be helpful if you are experiencing health concerns that you suspect may be related to EMFs. By identifying the levels of EMFs in your property, you can take steps to reduce your exposure and potentially improve your health.

Conclusion

Living near electricity poles and a transformer in the UK can have potential health risks and impact on the value of your property. While it may be convenient to live near power lines, it is important to take steps to minimize your exposure to EMFs and understand the potential risks.

If you are considering living near electricity poles and a transformer, it is highly recommended to get an EMF survey done on your property. An EMF survey will provide you with valuable information about the levels of EMFs in your home and help you to take appropriate measures to reduce your exposure.

 

For more information or a price quote for an EMF survey, please contact us at

info@emfinspections.co.uk

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Will
2024-01-13
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2023-12-16
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2023-11-24
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2023-11-01
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2023-10-25
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Peter Williamson
2023-09-20
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Talya Ezrahi
2023-09-13
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Etienne
2023-06-03
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2023-03-29
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Daniella Taylor
Daniella Taylor
2023-03-23
Thank you EMF Inspectrions Ltd for doing our Low Frequency EMF Survey. We had Galin who came to do the survey and he was brilliant. Not only was he polite but very informative and knew his stuff. We were in the process of purchasing a propery next to an electrical sub-station and was worried that the EMF could be penetrating the property. Galin went round the entire property inside and out, down the alley and in the garden and took readings. He explained the different levels of readings and reassured us that all of our readings were below the government guidelines. We are so pleased with the service. We booked on a Monday and had the survey on Wednesday (we could of had Tuesday if we wanted). The report was with us on Thursday which is brillianty written out to explain the readings for people who are not "experts". Would highly recommend using EMF Inspections Ltd to anyone. Thank you again!