RE: Living near power lines - how close is too close?
...anyone see, or hear ANY class-action lawsuits by retired railroad and power utility employees, EVER? Railroads have their own, much more powerful, power grids and power distribution to the tracks! ...any missing persons cases of the retirees vanishing into thin air by spontaneous combustion? ...any trees, bushes, grass... home gardens... frogs, foxes, deer, squirrels... mutate insanely, mutate at all?! ...think hard, be honest with yourselves, for the obvious answer: No. Of course, poor Idiots who will say and/or do anything to get out from under, especially for money from lawsuits, health insurance claims, and life insurance claims, never tell you how they really got sick with bad internal infections which almost never heal, and are often fatal, like ulcers, when they were careless and wreckless and worked for asbestos factories, and they never tell you the documented medical fact 75% of all tumors contain talc particles from talcum powder in baby powder. Asbestos use is highly for limited use. Pure talcum powder has not been sold in the U.S. since 1971, but is added to baby powder to heal diaper rash, and even baby powder is not meant for use for many years, and definitely not for a lifetime! As you know, power grid output increased through the years while transformers reduce the output to much lower levels than 50 to 75 years ago, and even before then, for power distribution through the power lines, and then again to even lower levels to residences and businesses. Power grid, transformer, and power line designs and materials are much more efficient and safe these days. 1979, yes 1979, with power lines in use since before 1900!, was the first attempt of Idiots who tried to blame power companies for their own stupidity for the lawsuit and insurance money. Many of these Idiots fake their own deaths for their own life insurance money by filing false death certificates and documentation of cremation because the big life insurance companies will pay life insurance claims after a cremation! Ask any of the major life insurance company salesmen/women yourselves. ...and sorry, folks, but tobacco doesn't do it, as annoying as second-hand smoke is, especially from stale tobacco, resulting in abdominal pain, and often diarrhea. Look at how many, many VERY old people still smoke, even cigars, since BEFORE they were adolescents, with no cancer!