What is electrosmog?
› Dr. Magda Havas continues to investigate and research the impact of electrosmog on the electrical hypersensitive. You can access her work here.
Until recently, people suffering from electrical hypersensitivity could find little medical evidence to support their assumptions, nor any means to relieve their discomfort.
The fact is, research is now indicating that electrical pollution is at the root of a very real problem for many people who have a biological reaction to the poor power quality that is generated by common electronic devices, household appliances and power lines.
Chronic fatigue, depression and body aches, to memory loss, insomnia and a host of other health concerns, many of the symptoms related with these problems can be directly attributed to an exposure to what is known as “dirty electricity”. In simple terms, this is a type of power characterized by higher frequencies that can have a negative impact on our bodies.
Why our concerns over electrical pollution have not been validated as readily as other forms of pollution — such as air, water or noise pollution — is understandable.
Until now we haven't been able to gauge the amounts of harmful dirty electricity that exists in our homes or in the workplace. Yet still, our dependence on electronic devices such as computers, cell phones, fax machines and many types of appliances and entertainment systems continues to rise.
Part of the problem is that it's difficult to measure the harmful effects of something that is invisible and odorless, especially when it is something we assume should be perfectly safe.
› Read the Consumer Information Fact Sheet: What is Dirty Electricity.
NEWSWorthy & Scientific Research
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All Articles listed below are downloadable PDF format unless oterwise noted.
› Dirty Electricity: An Invisible Pollutant in Schools. Magda Havas, B.Sc., Ph.D., Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7B8, CANADA, [email protected]. Published in Education Forum Magazine, OSSTF, Vol. 32, Issue 3, Fall 2006. PDF.
› Fight the power of your powergrids. By THANE BURNETT, Toronto Sun.com, Sunday November 12, 2006.
New kind of smog
From emissions from their cordless phones to the waves of energy being spit out by the fluorescent bulb over their kitchen sink, Wolfe and Wood feel sickened by a new kind of smog.
Some Swedish estimates say about 3% of the population is sick from the power surges around us.
› Electromagnetism: 3% of the population hypersensitive, 50% sensitive. André Fauteux, La Maison du 21e siècle. The Healthy Housing Magazine. June 2006. PDF.
› Electrical Pollution and Our Schools: An Action Plan for Principals, Teachers and Parents. How dirty power contaminates normal (60Hertz) electricity. Cammie Jaquays, MBA & Sue Fusco, S.T.O.P., Feb 2006. PDF.
› Dirty Electricity and Electrical Hypersensitivity: Five Case Studies, by Madga Havas and Dave Stetzer, World Health Organization Workshop on Electrical Hypersensitivity, 25-26 October, 2004, Prague, Czech Republic. PDF.
A multifaceted paper that explores the nature of electrical hypersensitivity, dirty electricity and how Graham-Stetzer filters can improve power quality by reducing the amplitude of harmonics and transients on electrical wiring. The paper also delves into how an improvement in power quality can have a direct impact on reducing the symptoms in diseases associated with electrical hypersensitivity, including multiple sclerosis and diabetes.
› Graham-Stetzer Filters Improve Power Quality in Homes and Schools, Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics, Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, and Headaches, by Magda Havas and Dave Stetzer, International Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia, London, 6-10 September, 2004.
A preliminary study into the effectiveness of Graham-Stetzer Filters and how they can reduce the levels of dirty power in schools, homes and offices. More importantly, the results of the study indicate a clear relationship between the blood sugar levels among diabetics, MS symptoms, headaches, and fatigue and higher levels of dirty power.
› Teacher and Student Response to the Removal of Dirty Electricity by the Graham-Stetzer Filter at Willow Wood School in Toronto, Canada, by Magda Havas, Michelle Illiatovitch and Cameron Proctor. Presented at the 3 rd International Workshop on the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, 4-8 October, 2004, Kos, Greece.
A paper is a single blind study that addresses the correlation between improved power quality at Willow Wood School and improved student performance. This not only raises questions about the impact of improved power quality but also suggests electrical sensitivity affects more people than commonly assumed, which is of particular concern as the modern classroom becomes increasingly dependent on electric/electronic equipment.
› The health effects of electrical pollution, The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, Washington, DC.
In light of the current proliferation of electronic equipment, the general assumption that our electrical environment is carefully studied and monitored — and is actually safe — is a large misconception among the general public. This paper addresses the source of these problems and, in particular, investigates the nature of one of the most potent contaminants due to this dangerous electrical environment: radio frequency radiation (“dirty electricity”).
› An Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Field Attenuates Insulin Secretion From the Insulinoma Cell Line, RIN-m by Tomonori Sakurai, Akira Datake, Shoichiro Sumi, Kazutomo Inoue and Junji Miyakoshi. Bioelectromagnetics 25:160-166 (2004).
An exploration into the effects of exposure to Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Field (ELFMF) on insulin secreting cells. In this case insulinoma cells were used instead of islets thanks to the ease of being able to generate large quantities of functional cells and the stability of the resulting cell population. The findings of this study address insulin release and secretion, and help contribute to continued research into diabetes.
Consumer Information Package
› What is Dirty Electricity? Consumer Information Fact Sheet, Dr B. Art Hughes, PhD Power Engineering, Stetzer Electric. PDF.
› Graham-Stetzer Filters Information Brochure. PDF.
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Medical Information package
› Problems with 50-hz Magnetic Fields in Human Adults Living Near Power Transmission Lines.
› Changes in Health Status in a Group of CFS and CF Patients Following Removal of Excessive 50 Hz Magnetic Field Exposure. Journal of Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine Vol. 21 No. 1; April '02:
› Clinical and physiological investigations of people highly exposed to electromagnetic fields. Intenational Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia October '00.
›International Seminar on Electromagnetic Fields. GLOBAL NEED FOR STANDARDS HARMONIZATION. October '98. Slovenia.
› Help Remove Cancer-Promoting EMFs from Power Lines, Homes, Schools, and Workplaces By Don and Mary Hillman.
› World Health Organization Workshop on Electrical Hypersensitivity, October, '04. Dirty Electricity and Electrical Hypersensitivity: Five Case Studies. Magda Havas and David Stetzer.
› “An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure”
Leukemia and Diabetes Increase with Electrical Exposure (EMF). News, October '04.