Are power lines dangerous?

Answer Power lines, like all things electric, emit magnetic fields. According to an article in the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, the World Health Organization, which once recognized no danger associated... Read More »

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Why are power lines dangerous to humans?

While the single power line which brings your household electricity from the nearest utility pole carries little health risk, research proves that high voltage power lines, such as those carrying e... Read More »

Is living 1,000 feet away from power lines dangerous?

On One Hand: Possible RisksAccording to the Health and Physics Society, which specializes in radiation safety, "recent studies such as that by Draper et al., confirm a reported association between ... Read More »

How much ice can bring power lines down?

The exact amount of ice necessary to bring down a power line varies depending on wind, location and other conditions. However, one inch of radial ice buildup on tree branches will often cause them ... Read More »

Effects of Power Lines?

The power-grid system serves a vital role, providing a steady supply of electricity to homes, schools and businesses. However, power lines, especially transmission lines carrying large currents, al... Read More »