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Radiation Protection

Where can I get information about electric and magnetic fields from power lines?

EPA does not regulate or set standards for power lines.

EPA sets protective limits on the radioactivity in soil, water and air that comes from human use of radioactive elements such as uranium. The transmission of electricity can generate electric and magnetic fields.

There are no U.S. federal standards limiting residential or occupational exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMF) from power lines.

For links to more information, please visit Radiation Resources Outside of EPA.

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