Living near power lines – a not so good idea!

Living near power lines – a not so good idea!

Monday, 10 September 2012 14:44

Fri, Aug 31, 2012

Hi Mark,

We attended one of your seminars held by ATPM and receive and enjoy your newsletters and thought of you with our question. Jane and I have been house hunting for some period now and have found a home that ticks every box bar one, the home has a coat hanger power line that runs within 80 metres of the home.

Is this a genuine cause for concern from a health point or a reason to haggle harder?

Would appreciate your thoughts Paul and Jane Hansen

Mark’s Reply

Hi Paul and Jane

Unfortunately, from my understanding, the news is not good regarding living near power lines. I haven’t really done any research into the conventional scientific data around the health consequences (though I’m guessing if it was done without any vested interest, it probably wouldn’t be good), however, in a sister science to Ayurvedic medicine – something called Maharishi Sthapatya-Veda – it is strongly recommended that people do not build houses close to things such as cemeteries, large bodies of water to the south and unfortunately, things like power lines. There are set distances that it is recommended not to live in proximity to power lines – these depend on the exact voltage of the lines and a few other factors so best not to give specific distances here – but for high tension lines it is certainly far more than 80m.

* Note: this is considered to be generally ‘inauspicious’ rather than

Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn – is a leading natural health researcher specialising in Ayurvedic medicine, author of the three-time best-selling ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health‘ and one of Australasia's most popular health and performance speakers.  Mark is also CEO of David Lynch Foundation Australia.