Living Near Overhead Powerlines in the UK: Most Important Things to Know

If you’re looking to buy or rent a property, one of the factors you might consider is its location. Living near a park, a school, or a shopping centre can be convenient and desirable, but what about living near overhead power lines? Are there any risks or health concerns? Should you get an EMF survey done in the property before making a decision? Let’s explore the topic and find out.

What are Overhead Power lines?

Overhead power lines are the cables that carry electricity from power stations to homes, businesses, and other facilities. They are usually suspended on poles or pylons and can be found in many places across the UK.

These Power lines can carry different levels of voltage depending on their purpose and location. For example, high-voltage Power lines are used to transmit electricity over long distances, while low-voltage Power lines are used to distribute electricity within local communities.

What are the Risks of Living Near Overhead Power lines?

One of the main concerns of living near overhead Power lines is the electromagnetic field (EMF) they generate. EMFs are a type of radiation that is produced by the flow of electric current through the Power lines. While there is no conclusive evidence that EMFs from Power lines cause cancer or other health problems, some studies have suggested a possible link between prolonged exposure to high levels of EMFs and an increased risk of childhood leukemia.

Another risk of living near overhead Power lines is the potential for electrical fires or other accidents. While Power lines are designed and maintained to be safe, accidents can happen due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or human error. In rare cases, these accidents can result in injuries or property damage.

What Should You Do if You Live Near Overhead Power lines?

If you already live near overhead Power lines, there are some steps you can take to reduce your exposure to EMFs and minimize the risks. For example, you can:

  • Keep a safe distance from the Power lines and avoid touching them or any nearby equipment.
  • Stay indoors during thunderstorms or other extreme weather conditions when Power lines are more likely to be affected.
  • Use a grounded extension cord and avoid running electrical appliances close to the Power lines.
  • Make sure your property is properly grounded and that all electrical systems and appliances are up to code.

Should You Get an EMF Survey Done in the Property?

If you’re considering buying or renting a property that is near overhead Power lines, it’s important to get an EMF survey done before making a decision. An EMF survey is a type of assessment that measures the levels of electromagnetic radiation in a property. This survey can help you determine if the property is safe to live in and if there are any potential health risks.

An EMF survey should be conducted by a qualified and experienced professional who uses specialized equipment to measure the electromagnetic fields in and around the property. The survey will provide you with a detailed report that outlines the levels of EMFs in the property and any potential health risks associated with those levels.

If the EMF survey reveals high levels of EMFs, you may want to reconsider your decision to buy or rent the property. Alternatively, you can take steps to reduce your exposure to EMFs by using shielding materials, relocating your bedroom or other living areas, or installing special filters on electrical systems and appliances.

Living near overhead Power lines can be a concern for some people, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s unsafe or unhealthy. By taking some simple precautions and getting an EMF survey done, you can make an informed decision about whether or not to live near overhead Power lines. Remember, safety should always be a top priority, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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

info@emfinspections.co.uk

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2023-11-01
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2023-03-23
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