One of the most dangerous types of EMF pollution is so-called “Dirty Electricity”. This is when the electrical power lines and wiring within your home contain frequencies other than the normal 60 Hz electrical current (50 Hz in Europe). These additional frequencies, which are also called electromagnetic interference or EMI, piggyback on the electrical wiring and radiate into your living environment. These frequencies then interact with your body, causing 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
Typical causes of “Dirty Electricity” include:
- Solar System Inverters (converting DC power to AC power)
- EV chargers (SMPS converting high current AC power to DC power)
- PLC Smart Meters (sending data over the powerlines by adding additional frequencies)
- Wireless Smart Meters that add pulsed frequencies to the powerlines
- CFL and some LED lightbulbs
- Light Dimmer Switches
- Electrical devices in your home and on the grid that have a switch mode power supply (SMPS)
- Wireless technology (all wireless frequencies conduct along copper wiring to some extent)
There are several methods available to reduce dirty electricity, such as filters from Stetzer or Greenwave. However, these are often not adequate to properly filter the dirty electricity coming into a home and many EMF consultants advise against using them. You can read this article for a technical description of why.
Special whole home capacitive filters can do a better job, but even they will not completely reduce these frequencies. The best method is to find the sources (either in your home or from the grid) and try to eliminate them (contact me to learn how to do this using an AM radio). Installing AC solar power on your home is definitely not a good idea if you are concerned about EMI/”dirty electricity” issues.
What causes dirty power?
Dirty power is caused by the presence of unwanted high-frequency electromagnetic signals that are introduced into the electrical wiring system. These signals are generated by a wide range of electronic devices present in modern life. For instance, electronics such newer inverter type refrigerators, mini-split air conditioning units, furnaces and smart home devices can produce electrical interference that contaminates the power supply.
Industrial machines like motors, pumps and generators can also generate electrical noise. This interference can lead to power quality problems such as voltage irregularities and waveform distortion, which affect the efficiency of electrical systems. As a result, energy bills may increase, and important equipment may become more prone to damage. Consequently, it is crucial to employ solutions to mitigate electrical pollution, such as installing filters and suppressing high-frequency signals.
What effect can dirty electricity have on health?
Exposure to dirty EMF electricity, which emanates from electrical pollution, has been associated with numerous health problems. Studies show that people who live in environments with high levels of electromagnetic pollution are more prone to chronic diseases. Electrical pollution has been linked to depression, fatigue, headaches and even cancer.
Exposure to high levels of electrical pollution has also been found to interfere with the function of the nervous system, immune system and circulatory system. Therefore, it is essential to implement measures that reduce electromagnetic pollution, such as the use of EMF protection products and the proper installation of electrical equipment. It is important to understand the harmful effects of electrical pollution to ensure a healthy living environment.
How to measure the levels of dirty electricity in your home?
Measuring the levels of dirty electricity in your home is an important step towards ensuring a healthy living environment. This can be done by using a Stetzer Dirty Electricity Meter or Alpha Labs Line EMI Meter. These devices measure the high frequency voltage transients that are produced by electronic devices and appliances in your home. An ideal measurement would show lower levels of dirty electricity, i.e., below 50 Graham-Stetzer units or 50 millivolts.
Another effective method to identify dirty power sources is through the use of an AM radio. This is a very inexpensive and practical EMF meter that you can use to identify sources that put EMI on your home wiring. You can contact me if you would like to learn how to use my AM radio protocol.
It’s important to identify the sources of dirty electricity in your home and take the necessary steps to reduce them. While filtering can be beneficial in certain circumstances, the main way to reduce dirty power in your home is through the reduction and elimination of sources that produce dirty electricity.
By monitoring and reducing the levels of dirty electricity in your home, you can have a healthier living environment for you and your family.
How to fix dirty electricity in your home
Dirty electricity can have negative effects on your health such as headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms. To fix dirty electricity in your home, it’s important to identify the sources of dirty electricity and take specific steps to reduce or eliminate them.
You will do this using the AM radio protocol, along with the Stetzer or Alpha Labs meters seen above. By identifying the circuits that are creating noise on your AM radio, you can eliminate the specific sources of dirty power in your home. If the EMI is coming from outside of your home, you can work with your neighbors to see if there are sources that can be easily eliminated.
If you can’t eliminate the EMI sources, then it can be beneficial to use a whole-home dirty electricity filter. The filter that has tested to be one of the most effective devices is the PQ2 home dirty electricity filter by EMF Safe. Several of my clients have used this capacitive home filter and are doing better with it.
By taking these steps, you can reduce the levels of harmful dirty electricity in your home and ensure a healthier living environment.
For more information on dirty electricity, I recommend that you read Dr. Sam Milham’s book “Dirty Electricity” and watch the following videos. I also discuss in more detail how to measure dirty power on this page.
The following videos shows EMI/DE that is on the neutral/ground wire of a home’s electrical wiring. The Stetzer/Greenwave capacitive filters don’t address this (and can actually add to it).