Pam asks Patrick what to do when Transmission Lines are being build near their home. Should she stay or move away to keep her family safe from magnetic fields?
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Video: Radiation exposure to homes and shops in Lalor Plaza
We get asked a lot: 'I live near power lines. What can I use to shield against the magnetic fields power lines?' 'Will shielding paint help against power lines?' The answer is a little more involved. Lets explain.
Many people would wonder, when looking at homes near high voltage power lines, if those can be bad for you, or even cause cancer. Properties near transmission lines don’t sell well, sell cheaper and often come back on the market. Those looking to purchase and those living near high voltage power lines already, might ask themselves: What is the safe distance for living near high voltage power lines? How close is too close?
What to do in the case of radiation problems found with transformer, high-voltage power cables or electrical train or tram lines? First, we have to break down the problem into two sections: Electric fields and magnetic fields.