Recently, we have sold a few homes in Parkland that backup to the power lines. We have received questions from potential Parkland buyers concerning the safety of living close to power lines. The debate arises from the powerful but invisible electro-magnetic fields (EMF) caused when electricity passes through power lines. EMF is also generated by our common household appliances such as our televisions, cell phones, computers, alarm clocks, and countless other items in our homes.
There has been extensive research performed by major health organizations such as the National Cancer Institute, the National Research Council, and the National Institutes of Health. All of the reputable studies have concluded that there is no conclusive evidence that EMF exposure poses any cancerous or other negative health effects to homeowners that live near high voltage power lines.
There will always be clients that will never want to live on or even near power lines. We believe it is a personal choice and would encourage a client to buy a property if the home met their purchasing criteria. With the amount of time that we all spend on our cell phones and in front of our tv’s, as well as the extensive research in the past five years, we would move forward with buying a home on the power lines.
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