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FAQs - Exposure from electrical sources

A series of questions and answers about exposure from electricity generation, powerlines and electricity in your home.

1. What type of emissions are produced from electrical sources?
2. How close can I live/buy a house next to high voltage powerlines?
3. I have an electricity substation/transformer next to my house. Is it dangerous?
4. My bedhead where I sleep is on the other side of our house's electricity meter box. Am I affecting my health by sleeping so close?
5. My children spend a lot of time on the computer/laptop/tablet. Will this affect their health?
6. How safe are solar inverters?
7. My office is next to our company's computer server room. Is this dangerous to my health?
8. I have to use the computer all day at work. Is this dangerous?




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