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What are the guidelines around electric poles on property? Any advice

I was looking at a house . We like the house but it has a electric pole in the front yard. These are not the triangular metal poles but a service line probably and the wires run above the roof of the house. I think there is enough height . I have read and heard that emf radiation from the electric poles are dangerous to kids health. Also, the property value would probably be less than the comparable ones due to this electric pole Comments/Feedback?
  • May 22 2012 - US
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Profile picture for wetdawgs
Some communities still have power lines above ground, so neighborhoods have to accommodate the poles and service lines.  The concern about EMF from power lines is not from a simple service line coming into a house, but the high voltage lines carrying considerably more power than the lines through town.

You will get more EMF in your home from the power in the walls, microwaves, cell phones and the like than the service line from the pole to the house.

If you like the house and this is standard in the neighborhood, don't use it as a decision point.  



  • May 22 2012
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You can call an electrical utility contractor, or the power commpany to see if the service to the home can be run underground and if so, how much it will cost. There are usually building permits, approval, and other fees on top of what the contractor charges. This is not a DIY project.
  • May 23 2012
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