"DIRTY ELECTRICITY" HARMFUL FOR SKIN & GENERAL HEALTH
Herbally Radiant has been monitoring constantly new developments in skin care field, and came across an interesting piece in The Health News column by Emma Deangela, the author of The Alkaline Diet Program & 80/20 Fat Loss, many of us may actually be using "dirty" electricity at home that could damage health.
Dirty Energy: When energy enters a house, it does so between 50Hz and 60Hz. At this point, it is still considered clean energy. When there is an erratic spike or energy surge along power lines and wiring, this is considered “dirty” energy.
Dirty energy can have mid-high range frequencies between 100Hz-100,000KHz causing electric noise.
Because the frequencies are so much higher than the intended range of 50-60Hz, the electric and magnetic fields that are created by the high frequencies can cover an entire house instead of staying limited to the wires.
Dirty electricity is created during the conversion process needed for many household devices to function.
Instead of the flow of electricity being continuous, many devices draw energy in short bursts which causes disruptions leading to spikes and surges.
Unfortunately, once dirty energy is created, it is unusable and can travel across wires. Everything from computers to dimmer switches, step motors and other electronic equipment can contribute to dirty energy.
These fields have been found to have some interesting impacts on the body’s health.
Adverse impact on health:As a bioelectric organism, the human body actually requires a certain amount of energy flow to function — 2Hz for nerve regeneration, 7Hz for bone growth, 10Hz for ligament growth and 15-20Hz for capillary growth stimulation.
Because the body transmits electrical pulses to communicate from the brain to the rest of the body, dirty energy could have a serious impact on neurological conditions, especially in those with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
EHS is currently a controversial topic that refers to those who appear to have notable health changes when exposed to electromagnetic radiation (EMR).
One study published inElectromagnetic Biology and Medicineclaims that dirty electricity is one of the causes of worldwide obesity and diabetes.
Another study published in theJournal of the American Medical Associationvalidates EHS as a legitimate neurological disorder by discovering changes in brain glucose metabolism in response to cell phone radio frequencies, but many other studies have revealed conflicting data.
While there are a few conflicting studies about the legitimacy ofEHS as an environment-induced neurological disorder, it is undeniable thatsome people have physical responses to varying frequencies of EMR.
The issue has been finding a truly “safe” level of EMR. There have been reports of people experiencing a variety of symptoms at a variety of frequencies—some at very low frequencies and some at higher ones.
Some of these responses have included skin rashes, tingling, allergy symptoms, headaches, muscle and joint pain, memory loss and even cancer. For those who do have negative responses, dirty energy is something that should be avoided as much as possible.
The process for measuring the amount of dirty energy in your home is a relatively simple one. The most cost-effective and efficient way to do this is to directly measure the amount that is present on the specific building’s wiring.
You can purchase plug-in dirty electricity meters that plug into a wall outlet and give a numerical reading for the amount of dirty electricity present—the higher the number, the greater the amount of dirty energy.
Another way to measure is to use an electronic scope.
This gives a visual representation by providing noise wave shapes, frequencies and amplitudes. Using these, you can more accurately find the specific source of the dirty energy.
How to reduce dirty electricity: First, simply turning off any electrical devices when they are not in use can significantly reduce the amount of dirty energy present in a house at any given time.
Second, instead of using compact fluorescent light-bulbs, use incandescent or LED (find a brand that doesn’t produce a lot of dirty energy) light bulbs.
Third, if you have a SMART utility meter, replacing it with an analog meter will help to lower the dirty energy travelling along the wires.
Last, installing dirty electricity filters in your home will significantly help to lower the dirty energy in the house, especially when using electronics and appliances. These filters are very easy to use as you simply plug them into your electrical outlets in your house and then plug your electronics or appliances directly into the filters.