Possible Benefits from Reducing Exposure to EMF’s

Possible Benefits from Reducing Exposure to EMF’s

Recent research suggests connections between behavior/learning and dirty electricity expsoure. In fact, dirty electricity in classrooms may interfere with student learning as well as teacher well-being and performance.

Dr. Magda Havas, a professor at Trent University in Canada, has studied the effects of dirty electricity in schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. She found that reducing dirty electricity at the schools led to better student behavior, as reported by teachers.

Teachers spent less time dealing with disruptions, repeating instructions, and starting new lessons. They reported that students:

participated more actively in class.
were more focused and responsive.
had fewer health complaints.
Teachers were better able to focus and concentrate on their teaching. They also reported the following improvements in their own mood and health:

Less frustration, irritability, anxiety and depression
Fewer headaches
Less dizziness
Less body pain
Less fatigue and weakness
Fewer asthma symptoms
Fewer skin irritations
Based on these findings, reducing dirty electricity in schools may create classroom environments that are more conducive to productive learning, especially for students and teachers who are particularly sensitive to this form of electromagnetic energy.

GREENWAVE FILTERS significantly reduce dirty electricity.

15 Ways that Electrical Pollution Can Effect You

15 Ways that Electrical Pollution Can Effect You


Electro-pollution is electromagnetic energy (a.k.a. electromagnetic fields/radiation — EMF/EMR)…

It has long been known that ionizing forms of EMF/EMR, such as x-rays and ultraviolet rays from the sun, can cause health problems, including cancer and more.

Now, a growing body of solid research shows that non-ionizing forms of EMF/EMR, often touted as safe, also affects our bodies. In fact, studies show that these types of EMF/EMR may cause a variety of very specific biological changes in the body, even at exposure levels that are many times lower than allowed under safety limits in most countries.

A few examples of these biological changes are described here. They help shed light on how chronic exposure to wireless radiation, dirty electricity, and other types of man-made electro-pollution may lead to health problems.

  •  EMF can cause cells to produce stress proteins. (Cells produce these proteins as part of the body’s protective response to toxins and other environmental stressors. Cells seem to recognize EMFs as a threat.)
  • EMF can interfere with normal “electrical” communication between cells. (This can disrupt cellular function in every part of the body and interfere with the body’s natural processes, such as sleep, hormone production, neurological function, immune response, and the ability to heal. It may also lead to cancer or help existing cancers to grow faster.)
  • EMF can reduce melatonin levels in the body. (Melatonin is a neuro-hormone that is vital for healthy sleep.  Evidence suggests it is also a potent, natural antioxidant that protects cells from genetic damage that can lead to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease as well as neurological, cardiac, and reproductive problems.)
  • EMF can damage the DNA in cells. (Cancer risk is related to DNA damage.)
  • EMF can trigger the immune system to release irritating chemicals, such as histamines and cytokines, in various parts of the body. (These immune-response chemicals cause inflammation as a protective mechanism. They have been shown to highly correlate with asthma and other allergic reactions. They may also account for additional symptoms often associated with EMF exposure including headaches, sensitivity to light, and cardiac problems such as palpitations/arrhythmias.)
  • EMF may overstimulate the immune system, then suppress it and decrease T-lymphocyte production. (T-lymphocytes orchestrate the immune system’s response to infected or malignant cells.)
  • Chronic EMF exposure may cause chronic inflammation in the body. (Chronic inflammation has been correlated with cellular/tissue/organ damage, cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, neurological diseases, and Alzheimer’s.)
  • EMF can raise cortisol (stress hormone) levels in the body. (Elevated cortisol levels can lead to sleep disorders, depressed immunity, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, premature aging, neurological problems, and more.)
  • EMF can cause cell membranes to be locked in an inactive state known as oxidative stress. (Oxidative stress prevents toxins, or free radicals, from leaving cells. There is evidence that this inactive state can damage DNA and prevent the body from repairing it, which is a first step to cancer. Research suggests that oxidative stress and free radical damage may also be associated with autism.)
  • EMF can cause calcium ion efflux.  (Calcium ion alteration of cells by electromagnetic radiation may be linked to neurological degeneration, cancer,  dangerous heart arhythmias, and many other adverse health effects.)
  • EMF can elevate blood sugar levels and blood viscosity. (This  can be associated with symptoms such as headaches, chest pain, higher blood pressure, blurred vision, and fatigue among others.)
  • EMF can increase amyloid beta in the brain. (Amyloid beta is a peptide of 36-43 amino acids. There is evidence that high levels of amyloid beta are a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.)
  • EMF may increase permeability of the blood-brain barrier. (Increased permeability allows leakage of large molecules and toxins from the blood into the brain, which can lead to damage of neurons, the cells that transmit important information/messages throughout the body.)
  • EMF may damage sperm and reduce testosterone levels in men. (This raises concerns about infertility, birth defects, and other reproductive problems.)
  •  EMF may alter fetal brain development. (This may be tied to the increasing rates of autism and problems in children with memory, attention, concentration, and behavior.)

Top 5 Ways to Avoid Dirty Electricity and Exposure to EMI

Dirty electricity is a growing, world-wide health issue identified and researched by scientists and doctors such as Sam Milham, MD. author of, “Dirty Electricity: Electrification and Diseases of Civilization”. Dr. Milham warned government organizations of his findings regarding the harmful effects of dirty electricity. Lack of appropriate public health concern led him to publish his findings on the causes of electrical hypersensitivity from dirty electricity exposure.

Some symptoms of electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) caused by exposure to cell phone chargers, computers, television sets and other wireless technologies have been defined by the World Health Organization:

“EHS is characterized by a variety of non-specific symptoms, which afflicted individuals attribute to exposure to EMF. The symptoms most commonly experienced include dermatological symptoms (redness, tingling, and burning sensations) as well as neurasthenic and vegetative symptoms (fatigue, tiredness, concentration difficulties, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitation and digestive disturbances). The collection of symptoms is not part of any recognized syndrome.” (WHO Fact sheet #296, December 2005).

Some ways people can avoid potentially harmful dirty electricity (EMI) include:

  1. Avoid installing compact fluorescent light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, and low-voltage halogen lights. LEDs (light emitting diodes) are a healthier, safer, and “greener” lighting solution. 
  2. Clean up power cords and transformers around your computer. Keep them as far away as possible from your feet and where you sit.
  3. Keep plug-in alarm clocks and other electronic devices in bedrooms at least five feet from the bed. Unplug wireless phones and routers while sleeping and consider a battery operated alarm clocks.
  4. Move couches, beds, cribs, etc. away from walls where your electrical wiring is located or where there is a major appliance, such as a refrigerator, on the other side of the wall (or directly below).
  5. Purchase a Greenwave Broadband EMI Meter and, filter out electromagnetic pollution as necessary with Greenwave Dirty Electricity Filters

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The Dark Side of Electronics: Are Kids Suffering More?

The Dark Side of Electronics: Are Kids Suffering More?

ADHD, asthma, diabetes, learning disabilities, headaches, sleep disturbances and mood – are they worsened by electronics in our homes and schools? 

Seminal research by Dr. Magda Havas, PhD and Dr. Sam Milham suggests that “dirty electricity” and other electrical energy may be disproportionally affecting children. Dr. Olle Johansson, PhD believes exposures to electrical energy, such as dirty electricity, aggravate children’s immune systems, which may cause, or worsen illnesses and afflictions like those mentioned above. 

Dirty electricity refers to unusable and potentially harmful electromagnetic energy that is generated by electronic devices as they operate. Once generated, this energy circulates throughout a building’s electrical system and escapes into the immediate environment through wiring, outlets, power strips, and electronic devices themselves, contaminating the environment with electro-pollution. In turn, this invisible pollution may be silently compromising our children’s health and well-being. 

In a series of studies in schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada, after filtering dirty electricity, Dr. Havas demonstrated an improvement in the learning environment for children and a reduction in symptoms from ADHD, Asthma and headaches. Teachers in the same schools experienced an improvement in sleep, joint/ muscle pain and mood. Some adults with Chronic Fatigue (CFS) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experienced better health. In a related study, diabetics experienced lower glucose levels when dirty electricity was filtered. 

Many devices generate dirty electricity, including energy efficient lighting (CFL/fluorescent bulbs), dimmer switches, computers, printers, solar power, plasma televisions, stereo equipment, video games systems, cordless (DECT) phones, Wi-Fi, microwave ovens and other kitchen appliances, washers/dryers, variable speed fans, and battery/device chargers. 

The increase in electronics, solar power systems and fluorescent lighting in schools may be putting children in harm’s way. Children are becoming increasingly exposed to these devices both at home and in the school and their smaller size and developing immune systems potentially make them more vulnerable than adults. 

One way to reduce the harmful effects of dirty electricity is to unplug all the devices and lights causing the potentially unhealthy electrical energy. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. A more practical way to reduce your exposures to dirty electricity is to plug-in filters from Greenwave™ www.greenwavefilters.com/newdev or Stetzer Electric www.stetzerelectric.com. A typical three bedroom house usually requires around 15 filters. Most classrooms can be successfully filtered with three to five filters. Both products allow you to keep your devices plugged in and still lower your exposures to this fast growing form of pollution.