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Electric & magnetic fields

Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) are found everywhere electricity is used – from house wiring and appliances to power lines.

The scientific community has been studying the potential health effects of EMF for over 30 years and the evidence to date has not established a causal link between adverse health effects and EMF. Questions remain about the possible relationship between EMF and certain human diseases. There is no conclusive evidence of any harm caused by exposures of 60 hertz EMF at levels normally found in the Canadian home environment.

FortisBC recognizes the public concern with EMF and is committed to the health, safety and welfare of the public and our employees. We work with regulatory agencies, government, Canadian Electricity Association and the public to develop appropriate EMF policies.

Our goal is to communicate up-to-date EMF information to the public, employees and regulatory agencies.

EMF Information and Links