Small substation next to a house in the UK

Are You Safe To Live Near A Substation?

Substations are power plants that often operate at higher voltages than residential homes. People who live near substations may be at higher risk of exposure to dangerous levels of electromagnetic radiation or EMR. This poses a risk to the well-being of those living nearby. It also poses a risk to their safety. If you live near a small substation next to a house, there are certain precautions you can take to ensure your safety.

Is It Safe To Live Near A Substation?
The short answer is yes — for the most part.

Yes, you can live in a house near a substation without any significant health issues. But, you should know a few things that could affect the safety of your living situation.

First, it’s essential to understand the difference between the short-term and long-term health effects of EMR.

Short-term effects are typically headaches and eye strain, and they usually only last a few hours after exposure. They’re typically temporary, but they can still be severe, says an EMF survey.

The long-term effects of a small substation next to a house are more concerning, and they can last for years after EMR exposure. They include cancer and genetic mutations in children and neurological problems such as memory loss and depression.

How far should I live from a substation?
Typically, the attractive visual field from a substation stretches out somewhere between 3 and 8 metres away. Some are more grounded than others, and EMR might stretch out to around 15 metres in uncommon, remarkable cases. Beyond the different attractive fields, there can be no well-being impact from the substation.
The UK government recommends there should be more than 25 meters between a small substation next to a house to avoid sources of radiation exposure.

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