There have been scores of people living near and around the wind farms and near the high voltage power lines. These residents have claimed to be sickened by the adverse effects of the operations of the wind turbines and the power lines. It has been found in several studies and surveys that in the vicinity of the high voltage power lines an electromagnetic field. This field created eventually causes an electronic pollution. A pooled analysis of the claims about the health effects has proved that living near an overhead of power lines has a consistent association with childhood leukemia.
There have been other types of health issues such as types of cancer and neurological diseases that have been evident due to the people’s close proximity to power lines. Within the area of power lines, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are quite high and people exposed to such high levels of EMFs experience severe health problems. According to Porsius et al. (2014), an interview conducted on residents living near power lines revealed that they suffer from tiredness, neurological problems and headaches due to strong exposure EMFs (Porsius et al., 2014). In another study conducted by International Agency for Research on Cancer, it was revealed that exposure to even low levels of magnetic fields can be regarded as the possible source of human carcinogen.
Over the years, studies and researches have supported a strong association between EMFs exposure and health effects such as brain cancer, cardiovascular diseases, developmental disorders, breast cancer and reproductive disorders. Draper et al (2005) had studied the risk of leukemia in children living within the vicinity of high voltage power lines. The study revealed that children who have their homes within the radius of 600 m from the power lines are prone to leukemia, while 23% of children living within the radius of 200 m from power lines were subject to the highest risk of leukemia (Draper, 2005). Thus, it can be inevitably supported that the power lines have significant negative impact on the human health and to those people who living near the high voltage power lines.