Several scientific studies have shown that the electromagnetic fields that surround high voltage (HV) power lines have adverse effects on humans, plants, and animals.

     The effects linked with these fields include: increased irritability, fatigue and headaches, higher cholesterol levels; hypertension; tremors of extremities; hyperhidrosis (extreme sweating); ulcers; possibly reduced sperm counts in humans and reproductive problems in farm animals; malfunctioning pacemakers; abnormal growth patterns in crops; and changes in reaction times.

     While U.S. power companies encourage people to use the surrounding right-of-ways, studies of people working in such electric fields in the Soviet Union led the Soviet government to set standards strictly limiting the exposure of workers to the magnetic fields in the Soviet Union.

      The dangers of high voltage lines in the U.S. were exposed in the May 1978 issue of Environment and ranked as the #17 censored story of 1978.





     Researchers discovered that grazing cows and deer can be disoriented by nearby high-voltage power lines, according to an Associated Press story released March 17, 2009.

     “When the power lines run east-west, that’s the way grazing cattle tend to line up,” according to a report by the faculty of biology at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. The effects of the power lines was most noticeable when the animals were close to the power lines.


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