Is danger truly lurking in your lines? Do you live near high tension lines? Scientific research sadly says that there is danger in living near high tension lines. Cancers, childhood leukemia, Alzheimer's Disease, Senile Dementia, depression, anxiety, miscarriage, and sleep disorders have all been linked to living in close proximity to power lines. The disturbance in our own personal electro-magnetic field (EMF) surrounding each of us seems to be the culprit along with its ability to alter our DNA.
In controlled scientific studies at Pacific Northwest Laboratory in Richland, Washington, it was discovered that the EMF fields disrupted the normal circadian rhythm of rats by disturbing the production of pineal produced melatonin and serotonin levels. The rats developed a disturbed sleeping pattern which, in humans, has oftentimes led to a higher incidence of depression and suicide.
At the University of Australia in Tasmania, a correlation between the years lived near a high tension power line and the blood cancers including leukemia and lymphoma was found. Disturbingly, the risk was highest for the youngest children with the study finding a fivefold increase in these cancers in children living within 300 meters of a high tension power line during the first five years of their lives. While admittedly impossible to control for every possible factor contributing to the incidence of cancer, the correlation is chilling.
Other studies concur with the conclusions of these studies that high tension power lines do provide real risks to people. Best advice? Stay clear of high tension lines. Try not to live, work, or attend school closer than 400 meters away or further from high tension lines for best protection from potential risks.
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