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RE: re: gardens under power lines

  • Subject: RE: [cg] re: gardens under power lines
  • From: "John Verin" jverin@pennhort.org
  • Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 15:08:48 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: [cg] re: gardens under power lines

But what do these numbers mean? What are the (supposed) safe levels? At what point is concerned raised?  At what point is there flat out danger?

Paco 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
> [mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Bill Maynard
> Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 1:28 PM
> To: 'community_garden@mallorn.com'
> Subject: [cg] re: gardens under power lines
> 
> 
> Currently I am working on starting a garden in sacramento 
> under power lines
> also.
> Our power company SMUD loans meters to read the milligause 
> (electromagnetic
> fields measuring unit) levels under the power lines. Its easy 
> and about the
> size of a walkman...just turn it on and read the digital readout.
> 
> He is what is found:
> Levels under power lines at my garden site 9-13
> Across the street from the power lines (approx 120 feet way) 1-2
> 
> I also checked levels of other things as well as a comparison
> In my house (electric current from wiring in the house) 3
> In front of my computer monitor with glare shield 1-2
> Without glare shield 2-3
> Electric blanket  45
> Microwave oven at 3 feet 30   at punch pad of mircrowave oven 450
> Cell phones widely vary some measured 3-7
> The average seemed to run about 25-50
> some went as high as 750 !!
> right next to your head!!!
> 
> So make you own judgment from this info... I am also looking 
> for other info
> on  gardening under power lines.... Supposedly there is a 
> report made at UC
> Berekely but I still am unable to locate it.
> 
> Please note that power lines vary from location and load 
> during the day...
> take a reading at peak power usages to get your best number.
> 
> 
> 
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