Okay to Put Crib Near Electrical Panel?

Okay to Put Crib Near Electrical Panel?

Carrie McBride
Feb 25, 2011

Q: My husband and I are expecting our first baby in a few short months. We live in a 650 sq. ft. apartment in Brooklyn so Space is an issue with our impending arrival. We have a small nook - which currently houses our home office in mind to use as the nursery nook. It's located in a closet we torn down in our bedroom. Only issue is that we have the electrical panel for our home on that same wall. We've been researching EMF (Electrical Magnetic Fields) and are curious if someone out there knows if placing the crib on this wall, essentially right below the panel, is a bad idea or not. Much of what we've been able to find researching online is vague. We're most concerned foremost with the health of our child and would appreciate ideas if there are ways to make this work safely. Hope you or the Ohdeedoh readers can help us make a decision!

Sent by Kimberly

Editor: What a fascinating question - can anyone help Kimberly out? Have you researched this same issue? Any electricians out there who can shed any light on this?

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