Dirty Electricity – high frequency voltage transients – on electrical wiring is another form of EMF pollution. Clean electric power was originally intended to power our homes and buildings at a safe frequency of 50 Hertz. However, due to more electric and electronic devices in our homes, the electrical power lines and wiring in buildings now contain frequencies other than the normal electrical current and have become increasingly contaminated with invisible micro-surges of radio frequency radiation and other electromagnetic fields.
These other frequencies, which come from CFL and LED lighting, dimmer switches, computers and electronics, wireless technology, solar panels, smart meters etc, ride along on the electrical wiring and radiate into your home and work environment.
Powerline adapters, which run internet data through the electrical wires, also cause very high levels of dirty electricity. Some people believe that because they eliminate wifi they are safe – they are not and many experts in this area, as well as people with EHS, do not recommend them.
These modern electronic conveniences tend to induce high levels of transients (high frequency spikes) and harmonics (multiples of the fundamental 50Hz frequency) back into a building’s electrical system. Dirty electricity can also come from surrounding homes and buildings into your own home. The frequencies interact with your body, and have been linked to the following health effects :
- Sleep Disturbances
- Cognitive Impairment
- Heart Arrhythmia
- Mood Swings
- Weakening of the nervous, endocrine and immune systems
- Increased risk of serious chronic illnesses such as cancer
You can reduce Dirty Electricity by
removing CFL and LED lighting (use incandescent bulbs instead) and have dimmer switches replaced by an electrician. Do not use wifi or wireless/smart devices or at least turn off when not in use. Turn off power at night. Refuse a smart or wireless meter.
An EMF consultant can help advise about reducing dirty electricity in your home.
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