Why Is Dirty Electricity Harmful?

Dirty Electricity (also referred to as electrical “noise” or “smog”) is a form of EMF radiation that is caused by spikes and surges in the electrical wiring in our homes. As AC electric and magnetic fields approach higher frequencies, or if our electronic devices manipulate the current in any way, the fields become airborne and radiate through the walls into our homes.

Dirty Electricity is harmful and highly toxic because of the way it can harm living tissue and DNA. There are hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies that link this type of radiation to things like cancer, DNA damage (especially in infants and fetuses) and infertility. In 2011 the World Health Organization classified EMF Radiation as a possible “carcinogen“. 

Most homes and offices have at least some of the circuits in their homes that have harmful levels of Dirty Electricity. Fortunately it is pretty simple to test for, and the meter you need is pretty inexpensive.

How to Test for Dirty Electricity

In the video below I show you how to test for dirty electricity, and a simple solution that works in most situations. In the video I use a very simple meter called a “Graham-Stetzer Microsurge Meter“. The name sounds complicated but the meter its self is very simple to use. I test a circuit in my home for dirty electricity, and then install a filter that reduces the radiation down to safe levels. The video is short, but very informative.

With a Graham-Stetzer Microsurge Meter and filter you can go through your house and test each circuit in your home. If you find a circuit that has a Dirty Electricity problem, then you plug one of the Graham-Stetzer Filters into that circuit to see if it solves the problem. If it does you can move onto the next circuit. If it doesn’t then you will need to hire an electrician to identify and correct the problem. Sometimes the problem is a electronic device you have plugged into an outlet in that circuit, or it could be something more serious such as a grounding problem.

What Is Dirty Electricity?

Dirty Electricity BookDirty electricity is basically a corruption of energy.  It’s produced in the wires in your home, when you plug in devices requiring more than the standard 60 Hz of energy.  Dirty electricity basically happens when the appliance or device you have plugged in, needs blasts of power to operate.

These “blasts” or “spikes” in power basically the back and forth between AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current). The blasts of energy can happen thousands of times a second. All those blasts create what’s known as dirty electricity.  It’s erratic and emits a dangerous electromagnetic field also referred to as electromagnetic radiation into a home or business.

It’s even outside, if you live near a power line or cell phone tower.  It’s basically everywhere.  Common sources of dirty electricity include: computers, Wi-Fi routers, microwaves, dimmer light switches, compact fluorescent light bulb, televisions, washer and dryers, hairdryers, cell phones and printers.

Sam Milham
Dr. Sam Milham

“Dirty electricity-high frequency voltage transients in electrical wiring- is a potential universal carcinogenic. For over a hundred years, it has been assumed that the higher the incidence of diseases in urban areas was related to lifestyle.  But according to Electromagnetic Health: ‘Analyzing death records from electrified rural areas and non-electrified rural areas in the early part of the 1900s, Dr. Sam Milham has shown higher incidence of ‘diseases of civilization,’ such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide, were in fact strongly correlated with electrification,” -Mercola.com

Dirty Electricity Health Dangers

Experts will tell you electromagnetic radiation (dirty electricity) is bioactive. This means it has the ability to heat cells and tissue in the human body.  Some doctors believe EMF can break the blood brain barrier, the body’s last line of defense against toxic chemicals.  Dr. Sam Milham is an expert in the world of dirty electricity and its health Implications for the modern world.

Dr. Milham recently published a book about the growing epidemic.  From what I’ve read so far, dirty electricity is the root of most our major health ailments.   In the book, Dr. Milham makes a strong argument, backed my studies and extensive research, about the link between dirty electricity and Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), breast cancer, leukemia, brain tumors, ADHD, autism, memory loss, depression and other health ailments.

To really understand why dirty electricity the root cause of is so many health issues, we need to really understand how this type of radiation effects our body.  According to Dr. Mercola, another well known doctor in this field of study, our body is “the human body is composed of conductive and semi-conductive materials, and cells in your body can react to EMF’s as a harmful invader, just like they do other environmental toxins.

Our body is a complex communication device where cells, tissues, and organs ‘talk’ to each other to perform basic functions.”  Dr. Mercola believe when we are exposed to electric pollution the wave pattern interrupts our brain tissue and can lead to behavior issues and a break down of cell communication.

“During a normal day, your cell will change states thousands of times a day, but when under constant environmental stress, the membranes can be locked in the inactive state. This is often referred to as “oxidative stress” as nutrients are able to enter into the cell, while toxins are not allowed to leave,” Dr. Mercola.

How’s that for a biology lesson.  Don’t worry, there won’t be pop quiz.  Basically, exposure to dirty electricity can change the way our cells communicate and how they react to invaders.  This means our body and cells are under a constant state of stress, which can suppress our immune system, making us more vulnerable to disease and infection. This is what is meant by Dirty Electricity Health Effects.


Experts believe dirty electricity is contributing factor in behavior issues and diseases. Let’s take a look at the connection between dirty electricity and cancer.  In Dr. Sam Melham’s book, “Dirty Electricity: Electrification and The Diseases of Civilization, the author makes reference to a school in California where there appeared to a sudden increase teachers and students diagnosed with cancer.

Through records and interviewing teachers and student, Dr. Milham believed teachers who spent more than 10-years in and out of a room at the school with high levels of dirty electricity, had “seven times more cancer than would be expected by chance.”

Between 1988-2005, 16 of 135 teachers hired during that time were diagnosed with different kinds of cancer.  The results of the study were published in medical journals around the world.  Dr. Milham also made a startling connection between leukemia and amateur radio operator.

He made this link in 1985.  Dr. Milham also believes firefighters are at higher risk for cancer, not because of the chemicals they’re exposed to on the job, but because of the radio used to communicate with other firefighters.

Kids and Cancer

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) also referred to as dirty electricity is believed to play a big role in the dramatic increase in cancer and brain tumors in children.  You can’t see it, but it’s there every time you use your phone, hand your child a tablet for games, turn on the WIFI so they can watch Scooby-Doo on Netflix.  It’s even coming from that baby monitor you installed to keep an eye on your child while they sleep, and you fold that big pile of laundry that is starting to resemble a mountain.

As I mentioned earlier, EMFs have he ability to break through the blood-brain barrier.  A child’s skull is much thinner than that of an adult. This means children are much more likely, based on size alone, to be affected by dirty electricity.

In 2015, 190 scientists from 39 nations appealed to the World Health Organization asking for more guidelines for EMF exposure, especially for children.   Another source of dirty electricity for children is at school are cell phone towers and Wi-Fi in the classroom.  As more and more schools face budget cuts, districts across the country are looking for more creative ways to fund school.

This is where the cell phone companies come in.  Across the country, cell companies are leasing land from school district for thousands of dollars a month.  I just read an article about a school district in Washington D.C that makes more than $100,000 a year renting land for cell towers.  The increase in funding also means an increase in health and learning problems.  The closer you are to a cell phone tower, the more powerful the signal and more harmful radiation exposure.

Some studies link cell phone tower radiation, a form a dirty electricity to trouble concentrating in the classroom, blurred vision, headaches, ADHD and cancer.  Kids are already restless to begin with.  Throw a cell phone tower into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Can you imagine how many children have been misdiagnosed with learning disabilities, when the real problem is right outside their classroom.  How frustrating for parents and teachers. In France, a study revealed more than 500 people living near a cell phone mast had problems with infertility, concentration problems and irritability.  Another study in Spain makes a clear link between loss of appetite, dizziness, and heart disease.


With the rise in autism across the world, many parents and doctors are frustrated with the lack of information about how and why more and more kids are being diagnosed.  We know boys are more likely to have autism than girls.  But, what’s the root cause of such a life altering diagnosis? Turns out Dr. Sam Milham has a theory.

Dr. Milham believes babies in utero and infants exposed to dirty electricity during critical windows of brain development may alter the brain cells to function in an abnormal way. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, a doctor from Germany, now treating children with autism in the United States, also believes exposure to EMF (dirty electricity) in utero is a risk factor for autism.

“Klinghardt conducted a pilot study in which he evaluated the EMF present in the bedroom where the mother slept during pregnancy.  It turned out the average exposure of an autistic child to high frequency EMFs from household currents and microwaves from cell phones and other wireless technologies was twentyfold higher than that of the non-autistic children.

The real-world impact of EMFs is also evident I his clinical practice, as families with autistic children who take EMF remediation report significant improvements,” Mercola.com


Dr. Klinghardt also believes EMF exposure is the root cause of Alzheimer’s. In Sweden neuroscientist found areas in the country with highest EMF exposures also had the highest rates of Alzheimer’s. Here’s why.  According to experts, EMF exposure alters your sleep patterns and sleep cycles.  So, what does this mean for you? Well, for one you’re probably really tired all the time.  During the deepest sleep your brains activates what’s known as the glymphatic system.

This particular system eliminates and detoxifies waste. Some of that waste is known as amyloid-beta proteins, these are the “hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease,” (mercola.com).  So, without that deep sleep, your brain is never reaching that cycle where it can take out the trash so to speak.  With constant EMF exposure, you’re basically missing garbage day, every night when you go to bed. Can you imagine what your house would look like if you forgot to take out the trash?

It’d be a nightmare and you couldn’t find anything. Where are my keys? Oh, they’re under the 20 bags of garbage and pizza boxes.  Get my point? It’s hard to function when your brain isn’t getting the rest and detoxifying needed to operate.


Speaking of sleep, I can tell you first hand my sleep cycle was disturbed for years while living in a home with smart meters.  Smart meters are big source of dirty electricity and then can wreck havoc on your health.  For years, my wife and I didn’t have a single dream.  Not one that we could every remember.  Isn’t that strange? I’m convinced the smart meters had something to do with.

It wasn’t until we moved to a home without a smart meter, did we finally remember our dreams.  Every night we have vivid, realistic dreams.  And guess what? We feel better too.  We are reaching that deep level of sleep where you wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, I suggest eliminating all sources of EMF in your bedroom.  Get the television out of your room.  Buy a battery powered alarm clock and leave your cell phone in the kitchen.  Dr. Klinghardt says if you feel sick or you are pregnant, you should shut down all your electricity.  I appreciate his advice, but that is a hardly realistic.  Instead, I purchased Stetzer-Graham Filters which are designed to stop dirty electricity from entering your home.

It’s clear based on research and several well-known studies, dirty electricity is the root of so many health problems.  It’s overwhelming to think of all the diseases and ailments you could have all from using your computer, watching TV or heating up leftovers in your microwave.  It’s terrifying, but now you know what could happen if you don’t take steps to protect you and your family.   For more information on how to mitigate your dirty electricity exposure, check out my other blog posts!  I hope you feel better soon!

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