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Magnetic fields and electronic pollution from transformers and power lines – part 2

///Magnetic fields and electronic pollution from transformers and power lines – part 2
Electrosmog from tram power lines

Electrosmog from tram power lines

The same problem as described in part 1, can come from high-voltage power lines and electrical railways. It doesn’t matter if it is a railway track, a train or a tram in the city. In practical terms, the streetcar/tram is an even worse scenario because the steel cables and brackets needed to service the entire track, are anchored into streetlight posts that are close to homes, or actually onto the facades of the nearby homes themselves! The electronic pollution is thus transfered directly from the cables to these buildings.

Electrosmog from high-voltage power lines

Electromagnetic fields from power lines reaching homes

Electromagnetic fields from power lines reaching homes

To transport the electricity from the power plant to the substations and thus to the transformer in a residential area, high-voltage power lines or special underground cables are required. These are currently the subject of a heated debate in Germany as plans are made to erect new, high-voltage power lines from north to south throughout the entire country. Of course this is an important part of improving the energy infrastructure, and without it, improvements are impossible to achieve. However, a healthy dose of sound judgement is needed in order to consider what one might be doing to affect the residential areas.

Below are the high-voltage power lines, usually identifiable by the number of insulators, which create the distance between the line and the metal structure of the pylons:

High voltage power lines

High voltage power lines

110kV (110,000 volts) – 1 insulator
220 kV (220,000 volts) – 2 insulators
380 kV (380,000 volts) – 3 insulators

Anyone could conduct a little experiment with the radiation produced by these high-voltage power lines.

Fluorescent light under high voltage power lines

Fluorescent light under high voltage power lines

Take a fluorescent light tube with you on a evening stroll and hold it in the air under the power lines – you will be amazed at how the fluorescent tube starts to turn on – that is how much electricity is in the air!

Now, there are always people who have built their homes under high voltage power lines or above underground power lines. The subconscious mind and a gut feeling normally tell one that this cannot be a good thing – yet they continue to diligently build those homes ….. Why? Mostly because the land is cheaper. However, one must ask the question as to whether or not the money saved now, will be more than the money that may have to be spent later, if illnesses start appearing within the family members.

150 meters (500ft) distance!

From both the medical and environmental medicine community, the recommendation since the 1980’s has been to not live within a distance of 150 metres (500ft) from transformer stations, electrical train/tram lines and power lines.

Again, it is advisable to have electric fields and magnetic field measurements carried out by a GEOVITAL Geobiologist. This way, it can be determined exactly how much nanoTesla (nT) or milliGauss(mG) and volts per metre (V/m) one is being exposed to. From these measurements an assessment can be made with regards to how serious the problem is.



About the Author:

Marc Wirth
As Geobiologist and Building Biologist (IBN) Dip. Ing. (FH) Marc Wirth has played an important role in the planning of many new buildings in his 18 year experience. He is not only familiar with the illness related side of patients, but knows the technical details and counter measures to create healthier living spaces and lives. His motto: “Only when one has experienced issues and implemented the improvements, do you know what you are talking about…”

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