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Electric & Magnetic Fields

Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) are all around us – in power lines, electrical wiring in buildings, electric appliances, and home electronics like televisions and computers. Since the early 1970s, scientists have conducted hundreds of studies in an attempt to discern the relationship, if any, between exposure to EMF and human health. However, the studies so far have yielded only inconsistent findings.

At Duke Energy, we take the health and safety of our customers and employees very seriously. Every year, we contribute financially to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), which funds about 40 percent of the world’s EMF research. We have also joined other leading energy companies in supporting federal funding, with the hope that those dollars will accelerate the research process.

Until more conclusive results are reached, Duke Energy will continue to support EMF research, and we’ll keep abreast of developments so that we can provide objective, timely information to you. We invite you to review our frequently asked questions for more information about EMF. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact your local Duke Energy office.