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Transmission Towers

There have been studies on the effects of living to close to electric pylons some of which are quite alarming. Would you risk it?

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I live quite close to an electric pylon. No idea what the effects are meant to be, but we've never had any problems. How close is close?
I think it was up to 500 metres or maybe less.
by lynne
Yeah, I'm in close range then.
I saw a documentary about living close to pylons, and after watching that, I got pretty alarmed. However, there are effects of eating processed foods, using mobile devices, driving cars, etc., so I am not sure if living close to pylons is the ultimate bad choice.
...and the air we breather, the water etc etc
by lynne
Aha I never knew about this - I wouldn't really mind, although I do want to live on a boat one day, which is probably more adventurous!
Its something to do with health issues that may be caused by living close.
by lynne
Not if I could avoid it. Apart from possible health risks, it's just not very ascetically pleasing.
very true
by lynne
Not if I had the choice. I wouldn't want to be so close to all that electricity. It humms through the wires sometimes, which would be annoying if nothing else.

Have done in the past as there were no other options available to me. Sometimes we just have to make do with what is available.
Absolutely not. I would not be interested in living in a place that's too close to high voltage electricity.
Why not, Matt?
by lynne
I can't be sure what the effects of the electricity would be. I'd rather be safer than sorry.

Having said that, many people live close by and have no issues. I think it's just a personal preference.
no, its proven there is radiation that is harmful if too close. that is why they are usually situated in open spaces away from human habitation.
Thanks for that information.
by lynne
My research has revealed to me that the radiation will spread approx the distance related to its height but impact on the property values across time will have a huge impact.

That's worrying.
by lynne
No, heard too many bad stories like kids getting Leukimia (don't know if it's factual). That's bad enough but resale value of the house would be devalued by them too, and they just look ugly.
I saw photos of towers looking like animals in Russia. Iceland has giant people designed by American firm Choi + Shine Architects. So much better but still potentially dangerous. Search on line or in Pinterest for photos.
by lynne
that is so much more interesting - thanks
by pfuit
Here are photos from Pinterest. Unsure of who to credit then to.
No, I dont think I would as it has health problems, which I do not know if they are proven or not.
by Finy
No, wouldn't live close-by. Apart from the un-researched health risks, I think they're just plain ugly to view!
I agree.

by lynne
Ditto Donjo!
by poppy
No I wouldn't. Apart from the fact that they are an eyesore, I would worry about radiation.
no' I would not. apart from heath risks , could have trouble selling property later on.
NO and NO.
Never because studies have been done, and it is not a wise move in any sense.
p.s. so sorry my pic was showing how much radiation they give out and the link to cancer..
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