Electrosensitivity 



Dirty Electricity, Ground Currents, Stray Electric Currents


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Dirty Electricity


Dirty Electricity

or 

High-frequency electric transients

or 
High-frequency voltage transients


"Dirty Electricity" is the term used for high-frequency electric transients or high-frequency voltage transients. These typically have frequencies in the kHz range.


These  high-frequency electric transients or 'Dirty Electricity' are caused by 'interrupted' or intermittent electricity supplies, such as solar inverters, mains chargers, CFL and LED lights. They are also found on most 60 Hz or 50 Hz power-line electricity cables, because of the way electricity is generated from electric generators, which have brushes causing arcing and sparking.


These  high-frequency electric transients or 'Dirty Electricity' are biologically highly active and can affect the mitochondria in each cell. This why Dirty Electricity is associated with so many cancers and other inflammatory diseases including neurological ones such as Electrosensitivity.


High-frequency electric transients or 'Dirty Electricity' are technically electromagnetic interference. It was first recognised as a major public health problem by Dr Sam Milham.


Dr Sam Milham pointed out that, in 1900, "if you lived in New York City or most of the other cities in the country, your average life expectancy was low-50s. If you were Amish and didn’t use electricity or if you lived in rural Mississippi or rural New York State, your longevity was in the 70s. Fast forward to the 1930s … the urban cancer [mortality] was 50-80 % higher than the rural cancer mortality."



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Ground Currents, Stray Electric Currents

Some countries, especially Canada, the USA and in south Asia, have problems with ground currents.

Many countries use three wires for their mains electricity:
- the live or main wire carrying the electricity from the generator,
- the neutral for the return current,
- and the ground or earth, which protects against short-circuit or any lightning strikes.

Electricity utility companies in Canada, the USA and south Asia do not usually provide a ground or earth wire and leave that to individual customers, meaning that on overloaded mains current return can find its way to the ground or earth and cause stray currents.

Other countries use three wires, but for different voltages.


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