Modern life has become so dependent on electricity that sometimes it is said to be tantamount to the air you breathe – In other words an indispensable part of one’s life. From the ACs & Coolers to the TVs & the refrigerators to the chargers used to revitalize our mobile phones, everything runs on electricity. Without power, life as we know, doesn’t exist, at least in the modern urban world.
Modern Power Plants
This integral part of our lives are generated in modern power plants from where it travels to our houses through an amazing system called the power distribution grid that consists of substations & transmission lines. Power grids connect electrical power plants to homes and businesses. Since large amounts of energy cannot be stored, electricity should be simultaneously produced as it is consumed. The power distribution grid must respond quickly to shifting demand and continuously generate and route electricity to where it’s needed the most.
Health Hazards & Precautions
However, not everything about these power stations & sub-stations are convenient. Staying near them might create some health hazards. Mentioned below are some of the health hazards associated with staying near a power generating unit.
- The high voltage can generate Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) which are known to have carcinogenic effects (Cancer Causing). Unfortunately, people staying near station or substation have chances of getting exposed to large volume of EMFs. This may result in brain cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, miscarriage, breast cancer, birth defects, fatigue, hormonal imbalances etc. Not to forget decreased libido, sleeping disorders, heart disease, neuro-degenerati
ve disease and much more.
- If you live at a short distance from a power grid station with your family having kids and pets; another potential danger for children & pet is running into a dangerous spot.
- There might be other problems such as noise along with interference with mobile phone network, wi-fi connections and TV receptions.
In case you’ve ended up in a house in such zones, there are few combat tactics that can be helpful.
- You can use an EMF blocking pendant or neckless that can be a shield against various frequencies. One can also use bio-electric shield that can neutralize the harmful effects of the EMF.
- Don’t stick with an old appliance because the older it is, the higher EMFs (Electro Magnetic Fields) will be emitted through it.
- EMFs (Electro Magnetic Fields) are the strongest when you’re 2-3 feet from the appliance. Maintain your distance always!
- Don’t spend too much of time around electrical appliances in your home.
- Keep cordless phones, cell phones, clocks and other electrical devices, at least six feet from where you sleep.