Dog Under High Tension Wires

Dog Under Wires

Just what are high transmission power lines transmitting to those that lie beneath?

This is from the http://www.powerlinefacts.com/ site:

Recent studies demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that there is a strong statistical association between exposures to magnetic fields of intensities greater than 4 mG and an increase risk of contracting a number of deadly diseases.

The California Department of Health concludes it is likely that this statistical association is due to the fact that the magnetic fields cause the deadly diseases.

Hmmm.

6 Comments

  1. susan Camin

    We have power lines that go up over our hill and we go for a walk there is a section between two poles that drives our golden retriever mad. Steeler looks up at the wires and growls and starts barking as if he saw something frightening.
    The power lines that we have are not as massive as you have in the picture, but is that what he is sensing?
    It is only that one section should the electric company be notified, could that be a sign of a potential problem?

  2. susan Camin

    We have power lines that go up over our hill and we go for a walk there is a section between two poles that drives our golden retriever mad. Steeler looks up at the wires and growls and starts barking as if he saw something frightening.
    The power lines that we have are not as massive as you have in the picture, but is that what he is sensing?
    It is only that one section should the electric company be notified, could that be a sign of a potential problem?

  3. zonk

    seattle; many homes in regular neighborhoods have 60′ poles with 3-4 large diameter lines running either on the street side or on the back alley side of the home, trunk lines. what’s the safe distance that homes should be away from these, and what sort of EM field would 3-4 lines generate? -zonk 4/15/06 (considering buying a house)

  4. jim

    PR Rules of Crisis Management:
    1. Deny there’s a problem.
    2. Demand more rigorous studies.
    3. Admit there’s a problem, but we can’t do anything about it.
    Another interesting data nugget is one of the hurdles to broadband via power lines (BPL) is the power lines are uninsulated and, at the frequencies used for broadband, interfere with emergency-band radio transmissions. http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/HTML/plc/
    When I’ve occasionally biked under them, my HRM will often register interference by displaying a heart rate in excess of 220.

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