Understanding EMF

Real Estate Agent with Westline Real Estate BRE# 01379108

Lightning BoltI just received my electric bill from Southern California Edison and page 5 of 6 shared Understanding EMF (Electric and Magnetic Fields). Is this another thing we have to think about when buying or selling homes? Well let’s check it out. Questions have been raised about the possible health effects of 60-hertz (power frequency) and electric magnetic fields (EMF), which are found wherever you have electric power.  

Can EMF harm your health?

Electric and magnetic fields are present wherever electricity flows-around appliances and power lines, and in offices, schools and homes. Many researches believe that if there is a risk of adverse health effects from usual residential exposures to EMF, it is probably just at the detection limit of human health studies; nonetheless, the possible risk warrants further investigation.

Better watch those cell phones too, studies have suggested that they may be harmful to your health. It seems the best no-cost protection would be to increase the distance from electric appliances and/or limit the amount of time you use appliances at home or at work.

If you would like more information about EMF, check out http://www.sce.com/Safety/everyone/electric-magnetic-fields.htm.


Thank you,


Alan Adamo NAR, CAR, OCAR
Westline Real Estate - REALTOR®

Comments (9)

Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Alan, one of the rare posts on EMF. I always warn my buyers about EMF - if there are HTC near by - but also tell them that there are no conclusive studies done on that!

Sep 28, 2011 06:11 PM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team


The key word is "might" be harmful.  It is not for sure.

Sep 28, 2011 06:27 PM
Alan Adamo
Westline Real Estate - Huntington Beach, CA
Your Huntington Beach REALTOR®

Praful, congratulations on being aware of EMF and being able to share that with your clients. You're right, no conclusive studies to verify.

You are right, "might" be harmful is the key word, friend from elite.

Oct 01, 2011 04:44 AM
Lisa Dunham
Alexandria, VA
Associate Broker, Alexandria Virginia Real Estate

Alan, this is definitely an area that I had not given much thought too.  Although there have not been any conclusive studies, awareness is the key.  Thanks for highlighting this topic.

Oct 01, 2011 08:00 AM
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Conroe, TX
Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe

Alan - I need to check this out!  Thanks for sharing this with us!

Oct 01, 2011 03:57 PM
Alan Adamo
Westline Real Estate - Huntington Beach, CA
Your Huntington Beach REALTOR®

Lisa and Pam, I'm glad I was able to share this info on AR. I'm sure not too many people know about this. You are welcome! :)

Oct 02, 2011 07:03 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Alan this is something that some buyers worry about.   Thanks for the link.

Oct 02, 2011 08:16 AM
Alan Adamo
Westline Real Estate - Huntington Beach, CA
Your Huntington Beach REALTOR®

Jennifer, you are welcome. Just trying to get the word out for some who may not know much about this. :)

Oct 02, 2011 06:29 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I wish I could limit my time on electronic appliances!  Then again, as long as I don't have to give up my iPad!  haha

Nov 10, 2011 03:24 PM