A New Era of Disease: Did We Miss the Memo?

A New Era of Disease: Did We Miss the Memo?

Dirty Electricity

Explosion of Disease

An explosion of chronic disease has quietly descended upon the U.S. In the past generation, 36 fast-growing diseases and conditions more than doubled.

20 more than tripled. 16 more than quadrupled. At least 170 million Americans are now affected by at least one of these new age diseases.

The Diseases of Civilization

Several characteristics make these chronic diseases and conditions part of a new “era of disease.” First, they are all germless. These conditions are not contagious, nor are they spread by bacteria, viruses, molds or parasites. Instead, scientists believe they are caused by something in our diet, lifestyle or environment. They are man-made. These are the so called diseases of civilization.

New Disease Groups

The second characteristic is the emergence of four new disease groups. Until recently, the focus of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been on cancer, diabetes, infectious disease and heart disease.

These four new categories of disease are system-focused. Each is highly associated with either neurological, auto-inflammatory or metabolic processes. This means all 36 fast-growing chronic conditions either attack our brain, nervous system, immune system or our core ability to create vital energy. Only three new age diseases are cancers.

While the heart disease and cancer categories still persists in the US, the diseases experiencing the fastest growth and highest costs are associated with these new categories:

 

The annual economic burden associated with just these four is now more than $2.7 trillion.

Until recently, none of these medical conditions exceeded typical global norms. In fact, prior to 1990 the prevalence of these conditions was just a fraction of current levels. Since then, the US has added more than 394 million new cases of just 36 new age diseases.. The US now leads the rest of the world by a wide margin in each category.

No Cures

The third shared characteristic of these new age diseases is there are no effective cures. While some conditions may be preventable by changing diet, lifestyle or environment, cures remain elusive. In fact, no recognized cures exist for any of the 36 fastest-growing diseases. This means for more than half of all Americans, there is little hope. It feels like a life-sentence.

Prevention with a Caveat

Avoiding dietary triggers like sugar and lifestyle factors such as poor sleep habits seems straightforward for chronic disease prevention. But a real dilemma is created by the environmental causes of these diseases. Avoiding environmental factors is infinitely more problematic. For instance, how do we avoid exposures to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) or airborne chemicals?

These are just two of the realities we face in our brave new world. Along with pesticides, these environmental factors have each grown by more than 3000% since 1990. All three have been scientifically associated with the main diseases driving the US health crisis.

Silence is deafening

Few have recognized a most prolific health crisis which is currently afoot in the US. Despite an annual economic burden from chronic, germless disease of nearly $3 trillion, there has been virtually no public attention paid to this issue. No TIME magazine cover story. No 60 Minutes special. No Washington Post investigative reporting. No political debate. Only silence.

The rest of us are left wondering, “Did we miss the memo?”

A Single Molecule to Blame?

A paper I published in 2016, “The Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease,” links a single molecule to all 36 diseases studied. This connection suggests a possible path for identifying a cure. If this molecule can be controlled, it could mean the reduction or elimination of dozens of devastating diseases and medical conditions.

Here is a sampling of chronic conditions, all of which have more than doubled since 1990:

  • Autism
  • Alzheimer’s
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Panic Disorder
  • Celiac Disease
  • Squamous Cell Cancer
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hypertension
  • Food Allergies
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Leukemia
  • Cataracts
  • Obesity
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Diabetes I & II
  • COPD
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Irritable Bowel (IBS)
  • Stroke
  • Fibromyalgia/ CFS
  • Lupus

Today, these chronic conditions cripple the productivity of more than half of the US population. Lost wages alone exceed $1.3 trillion annually. If a single, controllable, molecule sits at the heart of this health crisis, scientists surely must be close to a cure for three dozen devastating chronic diseases. Correct? Not so fast.

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More Silence in the Media and Political Arena

I submitted these findings to the US President, several prestigious investigative news organizations and a half dozen members of the 115th Congress. No response. While more than 3,600 scientists and researchers have already read my “Root Cause” paper on ResearchGate, there seems to be little or no interest within the media or political arena.

The US is presently experiencing a serious health crisis and yet, the public remains both unaware of the scope of the epidemic itself and the fact that root causes may already be known. Meanwhile, the average American suffers from 2.1 chronic diseases or conditions. In the political arena, the debate on health care rages on. Health costs are spiraling out of control. Yet, why is there silence on the health crisis itself?

The Plot Thickens

Much of the scientific community has been keenly aware of the connection between a single molecule, called peroxynitrite, and chronic disease for more than a decade. To simplify, let’s call peroxynitrite, P.

Peroxynitrite destroying DNA

According to a top team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), P is associated with more than sixty chronic diseases. In their landmark paper, “Nitric Oxide and Peroxynitrite in Health and Disease” the NIH team establishes P as one of the most devastating molecules created in the human body. In addition to linking it to more than 100 biological disruptions, the NIH team connects P with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. This paper was published in 2007.

Hundreds of scientists have shown that P both causes and acts in concert with other biological factors like chronic inflammation and high levels of free radicals (oxidative stress). It also cripples the mitochondria’s ability to create energy (ATP). These four biomarkers are highly correlated to most of the diseases of civilization, including all 36 fast-growing diseases. According to US government website, PUBMED, at least 8,000 studies confirm the extensive biochemical havoc P creates, including the more than 100 biological effects reported NIH.

Still, most physicians and medical practitioners remain in the dark. Both causes and cures for chronic illness remain elusive. For most germless, chronic conditions, doctors have few ideas for causes. And even then, there is little consensus. Even fewer have answers for cures. Most physicians have never heard of peroxynitrite. Shockingly, the insights of thousands of scientists have not made their way through to the medical community. The best doctors can do today is prescribe drugs for symptom management. This leaves more than half of us suffering from at least one chronic condition. This often means a life sentence for taking prescription medicine. Cures and causes remain elusive.

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If Scientists know, Why don’t we?

When I discovered the crucial role P plays in the explosion of chronic disease, I contacted Dr. Pal Pacher, the lead author from the landmark NIH paper mentioned earlier. I asked Dr. Pacher, “Why don’t we know about peroxynitrite’s role in chronic disease?” He quickly responded that some pharmaceutical companies had tried to create a prescription drug to eliminate P from the body. However, these drug companies gave up because they were unable to synthesize a clean drug for public use. I was stunned. I was actually intending a much larger question. So I repeated it: “Why don’t ‘we’ know? I mean, why doesn’t the public know?” Silence.

A chilling implication hung in the air. Could it be that both the medical community and the public are wholly dependent on the pharmaceutical industry to communicate scientific breakthroughs? Dr. Pacher’s response seems to suggest this harsh reality. This troubling realization points to a huge flaw in how science generally gets translated into clinical medicine.

Though the scientific community is firmly aware of the role P plays in disease, physicians and the medical community, in general, have never heard of peroxynitrite. While disturbing in itself, what follows evokes an even more frightening question. Does this mean that unless scientific breakthroughs are successfully translated into prescription drugs or medical products, the medical community and the general public is left in the dark?

Later, I discovered more than 20 natural scavengers which can reduce, or possibly eliminate P. Herbs, spices and supplements like cloves, turmeric, mega doses of citric acid, vitamin E, ginger, rosemary, green tea and garlic are all capable of reducing levels of P. That’s when the light bulb really went on. Two epiphanies suddenly exploded into view.

First, why would any pharmaceutical company create a wonder drug that could eliminate disease for 170 million people? This single drug could potentially eliminate the need for hundreds of already successful drugs overnight. Profits would plummet. Shareholders would not be happy.

Second, if there are really so many natural scavengers for P, pharmaceutical companies have little incentive to sink R&D costs into creating a drug to reduce or eliminate it.

Despite the existence of extraordinary science on peroxynitrite, which potentially reveals the root cause of chronic disease, flaws in the current healthcare system prevent these crucial insights from getting through. Consequently, nearly 53% of Americans are left without access to possible cures and treatments for more than three dozen diseases!

Did we really miss the Memo?

Questions remain. Why hasn’t the public been informed about the scope and cost of the huge health crisis that is currently plaguing the US? What is preventing the scientific insights from more than 8,000 studies on peroxynitrite and the other related biological factors from finding their way through the system? Why are most of us still in the dark?

Yes, it looks like we’ve completely missed the memo.

Or maybe – there never was one.

The more we learn of this story, the more questions arise: Why do our politicians and the media remain silent? Will at least one courageous journalist rise up and look a little deeper at this crucial social issue? Will someone in Congress finally call for an investigation into the sudden explosion of so many diseases of civilization in the US?
There is substantial evidence that this new “era of disease” is real. Neurological and autoimmune diseases are skyrocketing Obesity and sleep issues each affect more than 100 million Americans. Together, government websites like the CDC, NCBI and NIH report more than 700 million cases for just 36 chronic diseases and conditions in the US. More than 400 million new cases have been diagnosed in a single generation.

Have we really entered a new era of disease in the US?

“If so, when will we finally get the memo?”

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Is Dirty Electricity putting the US at a Competitive Disadvantage?

Is Dirty Electricity putting the US at a Competitive Disadvantage?

Dirty Electricity

There is mounting scientific evidence that our electrical environment really matters. (1,3,10)

Dozens of studies confirm that everything from wireless exposures from cell phones, Bluetooth and Wifi to magnetic fields, radiated from laptops, computers and space heaters, can affect our health.

Should we also be concerned about increasing levels of dirty electricity?

Dirty electricity is a recently-coined term, which describes electromagnetic interference (EMI) or electrical noise that radiates from devices, modern appliances and electrical circuits. In the past decade, it has become ubiquitous. Research suggests that this type of chaotic electrical energy (4) can trigger inflammation (1); and headaches, lack of focus, irritability and anxiety. (5) Two studies show dirty electricity may even cause cancer. (6, 7)

Could dirty electricity be putting the US at a competitive disadvantage in education, business and sport? Let’s take a look:

Exactly when and how did this potential threat from dirty electricity arise? The ‘when’ question evokes a simple guess. While dirty electricity has been around for more than a generation, it probably only became a health factor in the past decade or, so. Let’s see why:

Explosion of digital devices and efficiency lighting

High levels of dirty electricity are a result of the unprecedented explosion of electronics and green technologies. The dramatic growth of digital devices and adoption of efficiency lighting is creating a logjam on our electrical circuits. Every added device plugged into your electrical outlets increases the chaos of competing electrical signals. And that can create an even bigger problem.

Rising levels of Dirty Electricity

Our living environments are suddenly filled with potentially harmful electrical energy. Our circuits and devices are throwing off electrical spikes and surges, which are called voltage transients. Ironically voltage transients are both unusable and wasted. The result is rising levels of airborne EMI flooding our living spaces.

And while most don’t notice this invisible phenomenon, something crucial is happening all the same. This interference can radiate ‘positive’ and ‘erratic’ energy onto our bodies. Scientist have suggested that it then can couple to our bodies and possibly interfere with our own critical biological signals.

Dirty electricity is created by devices that are plugged-in: For example: computers, game consoles, Wi-Fi, battery chargers, fluorescent lights, solar power and anything that uses an AC adapter can cause dirty electricity.

Why should we be concerned? It turns out that radiated electrical energy like dirty electricity has been shown to be bioactive (1). That is, when dirty electricity comes into contact with our bodies, it can fundamentally affect our health. This chaotic electrical energy can couple to our bodies and can cause biological effects in humans. So far, as many as 5000 studies (2) have shown low-levels of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) contributes to at least 132 biological effects and dozens of diseases. (3) Dirty electricity is just one form of EMR and it may be one of the most pernicious. Fortunately it is possibly the only form of EMR, which can be successfully addressed with filtration. Dirty electricity filters, like those offered by Greenwave, can significantly reduce exposure to the chaotic electrical energy being produced by our favorite electronics and energy saving devices.

Dirty Electricity – is it an emerging global health threat?

Dirty Electricity has become a popular term to describe the EMI radiating from our electrical circuits. Research has shown that this type of chaotic electrical energy (4) can trigger inflammation (1), headaches, lack of focus, irritability and anxiety (5) — and may be associated with cancer. (6, 7)

While dirty electricity is an increasing problem worldwide, global electrical standards outside of the US are cushioning the blow elsewhere. For instance tight regulations in the European Union (EU) on EMI caused by electrical devices serves to reduce the dirty electricity problem by as much as 50% there. But what about in the US?

Asked differently, how does all this excess electrical energy translate into impacting the competitiveness of the US in education, business and sport? The short answer: dirty electricity and other forms of EMR may be affecting our optimal health. Optimal health is crucial to peak performance across each of these areas. But there’s more. Besides optimal health, which implies physical health. There is also a key mental component of optimal health which underlies peak performance within education, business and sport. And this is where EMR may have the greatest impact. Our attitude, attention and cognitive abilities are critically affected by our electrical environment.

In a single generation, the US has quietly experienced a major setback in public health. Eight neurological diseases and conditions have more than tripled with no apparent explanation. Another twenty-eight auto-inflammatory, neurological, sleep and metabolic conditions have more than doubled (9). More than 170 million Americans are living with chronic diseases and/ or medical conditions. Meanwhile both dirty electricity and other EMR has grown by as much as 6085%.

Here is a snapshot of the growth (1990-2015), prevalence and annual cost for the neurologically-based diseases and conditions in the US (9):

There is little evidence that any one of these diseases is caused by germs. Instead all are caused by something in our diet, lifestyle or environment. Research has shown that all these conditions are associated with a single molecule made in the body called peroxynitrite. Let’s call it P. An elite scientific team from the National Institutes of Health has associated peroxynitrite (P) with over one hundred biological effects and sixty chronic diseases in their landmark paper, “Nitric Oxide and Peroxynitrite in Health and Disease.”

So what causes P? Scientists like Dr. Pacher, the lead scientist on the NIH paper, believes one obvious trigger is sugar. In particular, he cites high fructose corn syrup as one chief suspect. Dozens of studies confirm Dr. Pacher’s belief. Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT links P with a pesticide that has been added to wheat, corn and soy crops, beginning around 1998. This chemical is called glyphosate – more popularly known as Roundup. Still, the most convincing evidence may arise from the effects of the burgeoning electrical environment which surrounds us every day. This is the meteoric rise of our constant exposures to EMR.

Dr. Martin Pall, PhD of Washington State University makes a strong case (10) that electrical energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from devices like cell phones and Wi-Fi is disrupting key messaging within and without our cells. Apparently all this additional electrical energy is affecting concentrations of calcium ions, which use electrochemical techniques to signal the cells. These imbalances can create inflammation and free radicals (oxidative stress) in the body. Both inflammation and oxidative stress are associated with almost every chronic disease from cancer to diabetes; from heart disease to Alzheimer’s. They are also associated with the fastest-growing neurological and autoimmune conditions like anxiety, MS, depression, sleep issues, bi-polar, erectile dysfunction, diabetes II and many more.

Could the dramatic increase in electromagnetic radiation in the environment from wireless signals, electronic devices and dirty electricity be stealing our peak performance? When you think about the potential impacts from inflammation and free radicals in undermining performance in athletics, academics and even business, it’s not much of stretch.

Substantial science has already linked electrical fields to health, disease and inflammation. But most of us are still blaming emotional, physical and psychological stress for our performance shortcomings. Perhaps we should simply turn off our technology when we sleep and install a few dirty electricity filters and test the theory. The science suggests it wouldn’t take long to see changes in our attitude, attention, focus and most of all – our performance. And it would be a whole lot cheaper!

References:

(1) – Carpenter DO, Sage C, Behari J, Xu, Lai H, Blank M, Johansson O, Grigoriev Y, Salford L, Carlberg et al CV, et al  “BioInitiative 2012, A Rationale for Biologically-based Exposure Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation”; http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/(1) Carpenter DO, Sage C, Behari J, Xu, Lai H, Blank M, Johansson O, Grigoriev Y, Salford L, Carlberg et al CV, et al  “BioInitiative 2012, A Rationale for Biologically-based Exposure Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation”; http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/

(2) – More than 5000 studies show biological effects from low-level exposures to electrical fields such as radiofrequency, EMI and microwave radiation. This level is reached in just two studies: (1) the BioInitiative Report (2800 studies) and (3) US Navy study (2208) – see below.

(3) – Glaser, ZR “Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (Effects) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and    Radio-Frequency Radiation”; Naval Medical Research Institute, October 1971 http://justproveit.net/sites/default/files/prove-it/files/military_radiowave.pdf

(4) – Chaotic Electrical Energy – non-sinusoidal, or continuous waveform. (i.e. modulated wave form, pulsed, AC (alternating current or EMI – electromagnetic interference (dirty electricity)

(5) – Havas, M, Olstad, A. “Power quality affects teacher wellbeing and student behavior in three Minnesota Schools; Science Total Environment. 2008 Sep 1;402 (2-3):157-62. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.04.046. Epub 2008 Jun 16.

(6) Milham, S, Morgan L. L., “A New Electromagnetic Exposure Metric: High Frequency Voltage Transients Associated with Increased Cancer Incidence in Teachers in a California School” American Journal of Industrial Medicine (2008).

(7) World Health Organization (WHO) May 31, 2011; IARC CLASSIFIES RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AS POSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS.  http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf 

(8) Pacher P1, Beckman JS, Liaudet L. Nitric oxide and peroxynitrite in health and disease. Physiol Rev. 2007 Jan; 87(1):315-424. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2248324/

(9) Lear, Richard A “Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease.” ResearchGate, September 2016

(10) Pall, Martin L “Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects.” J Cell Mol Med. 2013 Aug; 17(8): 958–965. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780531/

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Why is dirty electricity a 2020 problem?

Why is dirty electricity a 2020 problem?

Dirty Electricity

Written by Anthony Bear

August 29, 2019

I know. You are thinking “Dirty Electricity!? What a bunch of hullaballo!” Unfortunately, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this isn’t some new age concoction spun from thin air just to sell you something. It is a real thing. What you should be asking is, if Dirty Electricity is real then why are we only now finding out about it.

The answer: it didn’t really exist before the advent of these tricky little complex devices that are now imbedded in almost everything. Let me explain.

THE EARLY DAYS

Back in the days of Edison, electricity was so much simpler. It was the electricity itself that was a marvel. You may remember (or maybe you don’t) something like the red wire goes to the red screw and the green wire goes to the green screw and Voila! Let there be light.

I remember being a kid and taking apart the television set in the garage. Boy were my parents upset. But before my capture and scolding, I remember seeing the actual wires and tubes (that is why they called it the tube). It was really a pretty simple device when it was first invented.

Everything back then was pretty simple. It may be news to some of you millennials but cars in the 80s actually had non-computerized carburetors? In fact, you could just take them apart and fix them just like that without any need for a specialized, computerized diagnostic tool from the manufacturer. These days every car looks like a computer under the hood.

In fact, just last week, our washing machine broke because the computer went out. Do we really need a computer to select between hot and cold or colors and whites? Seriously people. And then, we went to buy a new countertop water heater, for making tea, and wouldn’t you know it we found one with over 30 setting and it had (you guessed it) a motherboard inside of it. You might be surprised to know that we just bought a good old-fashioned tea kettle. Some things really should not be computerized.

OK SO COMPUTERS ARE EVERYWHERE, SO WHAT!

Well, it turns out the only thing these electronic motherboards are doing with their miniscule circuitry is redirecting the electric streams of energy to whirl in more and more complicated circuits. These complex circuits are filtering, squeezing, and transforming the voltage and amperage, thereby manipulating these gullible baby electrons into a dizzying dance of ones and zeros. There you have it – computers demystified.

Now you may be familiar with the law of thermodynamics that says energy cannot be created or destroyed. Well, what happens as these electrons are whirling about, they are loosing little bits here and there at every turn. Imagine a sort of packed dancefloor at a boisterous night club where each electron is trying desperately not to spill their drinks. Well, we all know what that floor looks like at the end of the night.

These motherboard circuits are leaking electrical frequencies that have not been observed before. They create what is now coming to be known as erratic spikes of electrical energy. In other words, they are leaking electricity into our living environment. And what is the only reason that it is becoming a bigger problem? Everything has computers in it.

SO, WHAT NOW?

What are we going to do about this!? First, you can thank me for alerting you to another unseen obstacle in the health gauntlet that we are so delicately trying to navigate our kids through. But, are you really supposed to stop buying anything computerized, like flat screen TVs and computers and washers and dryers and refrigerators and … ok, slow down! This just comes with the territory. It is after all almost 2020. And just like back in the days when we all realized that tap water was really not good for us (if this is news to you then you better catch up), it is time to wake up to the reality of electrical pollution that is all around us.

And luckily, that is why Greenwave is here. We are working to solve these growing problems everyday. We are a small company with a big mission, to help humans understand the health impacts of modern technology and to clean it up. Give us a call or shoot us an email and we will walk you through it – free of charge.

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Dirty Electricity

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There are 4 types of man-made EMF pollution common in homes and other settings today.

  1. Wireless Radiation
  2. Dirty Electricity
  3. AC Electric Fields (ELF)
  4. AC Magnetic Fields (ELF)
Greenwave Dirty Electricity Filter

Greenwave Dirty Electricity Filter

Greenwave filters target the DIRTY ELECTRICITY traveling along building wiring in homes and other settings.

They do NOT get rid of ambient wireless radiation (i.e., from wireless devices and infrastructure). Nor do they eliminate the extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields associated with “clean” 50/60 Hz AC electricity. These types of EMF pollution require different mitigation strategies.

What Is Dirty Electricity?

Dirty electricity refers to surges and spikes of electromagnetic energy traveling along power lines and building wires where only standard (“clean”) AC electricity should be. This type of EMF pollution is also known as dirty power, electrical noise, line noise, and power line EMI (electromagnetic interference).

Dirty electricity is created by consumer electronics, modern appliances, energy-efficient lights, and quite a few other items that run on electricity. Why? Because many of these devices no longer use standard AC electricity “as is.” Instead, they must change or “manipulate” electrical current in one way or another in order to operate.

For example, many electrical devices today must convert standard 60 Hertz, 120 Volt (or 50 Hertz, 220-240 Volt) AC electricity (alternating current) into other forms of electricity [such as lower voltage direct current (DC) or higher frequency AC] in order to operate. And, many devices now draw power intermittently, in short bursts, rather than continuously, by turning the flow of power to a device “on” and “off” repeatedly, sometimes thousands of times per second.

These processes interrupt the smooth flow of standard AC electricity, creating harmonics and spikes of electrical energy known as voltage transients. Once created, this unusable “dirty electricity” can spread throughout a building and to other buildings via wiring, power lines, and other means. As it travels, dirty electricity radiates potentially harmful electromagnetic fields into environments where people live, learn, work, and more.

 

Dirty electricity shown (in pink) on an oscilloscope.

How Do I Know If I Have Dirty Electricity in My Home and Other Places?

These days, most homes and other buildings have at least some dirty electricity and many have a lot. Some of this dirty electricity comes from outside sources (e.g., nearby buildings) via power lines. The rest is generated by the electronics and other electrical devices used inside. Fortunately, there are tools you can use to determine how much dirty electricity is traveling along the wires in your home and other buildings.

The most precise way to measure and evaluate specific characteristics of the dirty electricity on power lines and building wires is to use an oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer. Unfortunately, these devices can be expensive and require expertise and experience to use effectively.

Greenwave Broadband EMI Meter (By Greenwave International)

Plug-in EMI meters (also known as line noise meters or microsurge meters) are a good alternative for untrained individuals. These meters are cost effective and easy to use. Simply plug them into electrical outlets to get a good estimate of the level of dirty electricity present on nearby wiring.

In addition to helping you determine how much dirty electricity is traveling along your wires, a plug-in EMI meter can also be very helpful in guiding the installation of dirty electricity filters and for evaluating their effectiveness.

Meters used for measuring other types of EMF pollution (i.e., RF meters for wireless radiation, AC electric field meters, and gaussmeters for AC magnetic fields) are often not effective for measuring dirty electricity for a variety of reasons. For example:

 

  • Many of these meters are not sensitive enough to pick up ambient levels of dirty electricity radiation considered unsafe by experts.
  • The frequency range covered by many of these meters does not include some or all dirty electricity frequencies.
  • Many AC electric and magnetic field meters don’t have the ability to distinguish between dirty electricity frequencies and the extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields associated with standard (“clean”) AC electricity. The professional meters that do have this capability are quite expensive.

What Can I Do About Dirty Electricity?

It is a good idea to reduce dirty electricity in your home and the other places where you spend ample time. Why? Because dirty electricity can interfere with the proper functioning of appliances and electronic equipment, and more importantly, with natural electrical processes within our bodies. Exposure to this type of EMF pollution has been associated with a wide variety of health problems such as cancer, asthma, sleep disturbances, fatigue, skin rashes and tingling sensations, allergy symptoms, headaches, muscle and joint pain, brain fog, memory loss, ADHD symptoms, depression, and more. Experts believe it is the complex nature of dirty electricity frequencies (i.e., their distorted wave forms) that make them particularly detrimental to health and aggravating to those sensitive to EMF pollution.

Here are a few examples of ways to reduce dirty electricity in your home and other spaces.

  • Limit your use of devices known to create dirty electricity.
  • Turn off and unplug electronic devices and other electrical devices when they are not being used.
  • Use standard incandescent light bulbs or 120 Volt (V) halogen bulbs rather than compact fluorescent or LED light bulbs.
  • Replace light dimmer switches with regular on/off switches
  • Install Greenwave filters in electrical outlets.

Greenwave filters utilize state-of-the-art electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering technology to significantly reduce the dirty electricity (i.e., harmonics and voltage transients) present on the wiring on buildings. This is a direct, effective, and practical way to target this type of EMF pollution. The less dirty electricity there is flowing along building wires, the less that will radiate into your environment.

The filters plug directly into electrical outlets and power strips. They “short out” (shunt) surges/spikes of electrical energy (i.e., dirty electricity), while allowing standard 50/60 Hz AC electricity to pass through unimpeded.

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BUILT-IN OUTLET

YES

Greenwave filters for the US and international have a built-in outlet at their base for plug-through convenience. You can plug most electronics and other devices into the filters when you need an outlet.

NO

UL CERTIFIED

YES

Greenwave Spectrum 2500i, Spectrum 2400G, and Broadband 1500 &1500G filters are UL certified for the U.S. and Canada (AC 120V, 15A).

Listing FOKY.E360574 and FOKY7.E360574

YES

RoHS COMPLIANT

YES

All Greenwave filters are RoHS compliant. RoHS regulations limit or ban specific hazardous substances (such as lead and mercury) in new electronic and electric equipment.

 

NO

Product label does not include the RoHS mark.

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At Greenwave, we pride ourselves in providing value for our customers. Our mission is to give you information, resources, and tools to create low-EMF spaces for you and your family. If you have any questions for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!