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    [ICD electro-magnetic fields]

    Author: Leon (---.lncstr01.pa.comcast.net)

    Date: 10-27-02 09:06

    Hi everyone.

    I have been reading up on ICD information since it looks like I may be getting. One of the pieces I read sas to stay away from high voltage powerlines. Another says that big stereo speakers can be a problem.

    I live (and cut grass) with a powerline at the boarder of my yard. Any time I go out of my house I am within 20-50 feet of the path of the lines. Do I need to move?

    I also play in a band. Just a small time band with a sound system etc. How close are they talking about when they say be careful of speakers?

    Boy this is a mine field. I am very happy to know a lot of people have walked through all this before me. Any help on the questions would be much appreciated.



    [Re: ICD electro-magnetic fields]

    Author: Jerry Salzman (---.indy.rr.com)

    Date: 10-27-02 10:16


    These are pretty good questions. I would contact the ICD maker and ask. I doubt the power lines would be that close since they are up in the air. As for speakers I am pretty certain you should not set them up. However, playing in a band is probably alright if you are not right next to the speakers.

    I am definitely not an expert, so check with them.



    [Re: ICD electro-magnetic fields]

    Author: Sarah B.-Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 10-27-02 10:18

    Dear Leon,

    I would go to guidant.com and medtronic.com (the two big makers of ICDs) and see what they have to say.

    I looked at zaplife.org's faq and they didn't mention anything about powerlines or amps or speakers.

    (in a sing-song voice) Lisa, goddess of all knowledge, we need you!

    Don't forget --never let airport security use a wand on you -no matter how ignorant or insistant they may be. The ICD maker will give you a little card to show the guards.

    take care,



    [Re: ICD electro-magnetic fields]

    Author: terri (65.43.126.---)

    Date: 10-27-02 19:53


    My 12-year-old daughter who sings in children's choir and does a lot of musical performances got an ICD four weeks ago. She was told to stay an arm's length away from speakers of any kind.

    We went to Minneapolis Heart Institute and they had someone come in before we left and give us all the information we needed. It's hard for a 12-year-old to deal with, but I personally think that as an adult the limitations aren't too great.

    Good luck



    [i work for an electric company]

    Author: Ronnie (---.tnt1.columbus.ms.da.uu.net)

    Date: 10-28-02 07:11

    and power lines haven't given me any problems. I don't hang around them though. Just keep moving and you should be OK. I get nervous when I have to get near a big transformer station on the ground though. Take care.
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.