I'm looking at a townhouse the wife and I really like. On the second visit, I noticed that there are older wooden (but large) type polls with what I presumed to be power lines running over the immediate area of the townhome complex. I'd estimate it's about 400 or so feet from the building itself. We're not talking those steel gargantuan towers where you can take a florescent tube and stand under it and the tube lights up. The owner told me they were phone lines. I laughed and said there's no way, they're way too high and they have transistors on them. So sure enough, I checked with the development owner and they are power lines, but they're unused. He told me they were to put in a long time ago (decades) to service Aberdeen (military base), but that recently, the government sold them back to the local power company. I've tried to contact the local power company to determine what their plans are for the lines. I have a 1 year old, and there are all sorts of commentary on the net about how high Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) can be linked to childhood leukemia. The answer I'm looking for has nothing to do with whether you agree this connection exists, but the question I'm trying to answer is does anyone know if there are EMF gauges out there? Not too expensive, obviously, but looking for ones that measure EMF's. And yes, I know that every electronic device gives off an EMF. I don't care about that, but I would like to know if the lines are something to concern myself with. Thoughts? Thanks for reading.