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A 41-year-old male asked:

What is a safe distance to stay from an electric transformer for a pacemaker patient, also a cellular communication tower?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Engineer: I suggest you contact the engineering department of the company that made the particular brand pacemaker you're concerned about - they will need to know the approximate wattage of the transformer (home use versus industrial). Regarding cell towers, i suspect that there is no risk unless the person is a repairman and working in immediate proximity.
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