What is dirty electricity? And how to minimise dirty electricity (DE) in your home and office?

What is dirty electricity?

Dirty electricity (DE) are high-frequency voltage spikes (transients) caused by plugging electrical devices into the mains supply. Dirty electricity is a by-product of modern electronic equipment and appliances, such as computers, refrigerators, plasma TVs, WiFi routers, Sky boxes, DVD players, video recorders, set-top boxes, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), solar panels and dimmer switches – all of which corrupt the electricity they use. Dirty electricity can also enter home and offices through wiring from nearby sources, including your neighbours’ WiFi, TV antennas or nearby mobile phone base stations (transmitters) connected to the power grid. Dirty electricity is also known as dirty mains, dirty power, or electrical pollution that describes the problem of electromagnetic noise on the mains wiring of houses.

In simple terms, every electrical gadget that you plug in into your home or workplace ads different frequencies on top of the electrical system of 50/60Hz and changes the power factor. That kind of ‘noise’ on your electrical cables is called dirty electricity.

Dirty electricity is caused by modern electrical devices

Dirty electricity is caused by electrical appliances and can have a negative effect on your health

Common sources of dirty electricity: solar panels connected to the main supply, energy saving CFL lamps, mains adaptors, chargers and power supplies, TVs and videos, computers, printers, washing machines, fridges, dishwashers, tumble driers, induction hobs, electric car charges and so on.
Unlikely sources of dirty electricity: some incandescent bulbs, electrical fires and heaters, as well as immersion heaters, electric showers, older type electric ring cookers.

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How to minimise dirty electricity (DE) in your home and office? A simple solution to dirty electricity: dirty electricity filters

Dirty electricity filters

Dirty electricity filters – click on the image to buy it

Although dirty electricity is very common and can have ill health effects, the solution is very simple: plug in these highly recommended dirty electricity filters which filter out all that electro-smog. Watch a video below on the electrical nature of life to understand how dirty electricity and electro-smog can affect your life. From my professional experience, most homes have typical levels of dirty electricity 3-25 times over the limit ie between 100 to 800 mV, rising up to about 2500 mV from solar panel inverters. I find that the levels of DE are higher in towns, or densely populated areas and especially in high-rise blocks. The quality of electrical wiring can affect the levels of dirty electricity with old wiring making it more difficult to reduce dirty electricity.

Plug in dirty electricity filters as close as possible to its source or it will flow backwards and forwards on the house wiring between the source device and the dirty electricity filters. If you have a lot of dirty electricity and DE filters don’t reduce it enough try to replace some devices with similar ones that produce less dirty electricity. For example, some low energy CFL lamps (compact fluorescent light bulbs) produce lots of DE and some relatively little. Usually, most LED lamps produce little DE and traditional, old-fashioned incandescent lamps produce virtually none. Some dimmer switches produce huge levels of DE and some relatively low levels. It’s possible that the quality of electrical wiring doesn’t allow to reduce the dirty electricity further, especially if it’s quite old. I sometimes find that no matter how many dirty electricity filters I’m plugging in the levels stayed the same.

The mains filter - click on the image to buy it

The mains filter – click on the image to buy it

I also recommend this powerful mains conditioning filter which will greatly reduce radio-frequency noise and interference on your house mains electricity supply coming from your computers, TVs, videos, modern switched-mode mains adapters and chargers, etc. The filters are designed to dramatically reduce both “asymmetrical” as well as “symmetrical” interference. It uses high-frequency capacitors and an inductor/choke as well as an earth line choke to stop interference through the mains earth line. It uses a screened mains cable to eliminate the effects of radiated noise interference.

What effect does dirty electricity have on health?

Research shows that dirty electricity is a chronic stressor and is correlated to many diseases and conditions including amongst others – cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, insomnia, headaches, neurological disorders, arrhythmia, autism and even suicide as well as general electrosensitivity. (Milham & Stetzer, 2013)

Case studies
A school in Minnesota where dirty electricity meters went completely off the scale had a cancer incidence in teachers nearly three times higher than average. There were also three former students who developed thyroid cancer in their 20s. (Milham & Morgan, 2008).

However, when dirty electricity was reduced by more than 90% in other schools, the health of teachers improved significantly, as did student behaviour in both middle and elementary schools. (Havas & Olstad, 2008)

In another school, the number of students needing inhalers for asthma was reduced and blood sugar levels for some diabetics responded positively to the removal of dirty electricity in their environment. (Havas, 2008)

An additional study into individuals with multiple sclerosis, after reducing dirty electricity levels showed their balance improved and they experienced fewer tremors. (Havas, 2006)

‘Dirty Electricity’ can … be used to describe electric power that has become corrupted by our use of modern appliances. Items such as CFL bulbs, cell phone transmission antennas, power supplies for portable computers, cell phone chargers, dimmer switches, variable speed fans and many other electronic devices that require a transformer to convert the voltage will ‘dirty’ the electricity that enters your home. This form of dirty electromagnetic fields (EMF) is invisible to the eye, but has a biological effect on the human body and has been associated with a wide variety of illnesses.”
Magda Havas, PhD, associate professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University

Watch Dr Devra Davis, the founding director of the Center for Environmental Oncology, author of two important books Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family and The Secret History of the War on Cancer

How can I remove dirty electricity from my home or office? The solution is very simple: install DE filters.

Fortunately, the solution to removing dirty electricity is now very simple! Once the DE levels in your environment have been measured, the correct number of dirty electricity meters can then be installed to neutralise the effects in seconds. You should always try to find out what is causing the dirty electricity levels to be high – on your electrical wiring – to establish the best way to reduce it or remove it. The dirty electricity filters ideally, should be plugged in as close as possible to the source of the DE. For dirty electricity coming into your building from solar panels (big offenders of dirty electricity) or from the incoming electricity supply – plug in the DE filters as close as possible to the fuse box or electricity meter.

The Republic of Kazakhstan and dirty electricity 

Some countries take the health of their population much seriously. For example, the Republic of Kazakhstan. From the book called Light That Heals: Energy Medicine Today & Beyond by Donna Fisher: “The International Conference on Electromagnetic Fields and Human Health was held in the Republic of Kazakhstan in September 2003. In November of the same year, the state health department of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued sanitary norms addressing Transient EMF, a move which historically takes decades.” and “The Republic of Kazakhstan has acknowledged that there is no safe level of exposure to dirty electricity. A limit of 50 GS units (industrial) was immediately mandated to protect workers. For the public, in their homes and non-industrial workplaces, a reading less than 30 GS units is easier to achieve.” To find out more about The Republic of Kazakhstan, dirty electricity and electrosmog read the book Light That Heals: Energy Medicine Today & Beyond by Donna Fisher.

Contact me if you want a dirty electricity check on your home or office: 07956 288574 or email me

You can purchase dirty electricity filters from https://emfields-solutions.com/shop/de2-dirty-electricity-filter/ but you may need to have a dirty electricity meter to measure the levels and how the filters are working.

Havas M & A Olstad (2008) Power quality affects teacher wellbeing and student behavior in three Minnesota Schools Sci Total Environ 402(2-3):157-62 PMID: 18556048
Havas M (2008) Dirty electricity elevates blood sugar among electrically sensitive diabetics and may explain brittle diabetes Electromagn Biol Med 27(2):135-46 PMID: 18568931
Havas M (2006) Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: biological effects of dirty electricity with emphasis on diabetes and multiple sclerosis Electromagn Biol Med 25(4):259-68 PMID: 17178585
Milham S & D Stetzer (2013) Dirty electricity, chronic stress, neurotransmitters and disease Electromagn Biol Med Jan 16 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23323864
Milham S & LL Morgan (2008) A new electromagnetic exposure metric: high-frequency voltage transients associated with increased cancer incidence in teachers in a California school Am J Ind Med 51(8):579-86 PMID: 18512243
Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization Paperback – 6 Dec 2012  by MD Samuel Milham

Electrical nature of life

In this introduction to the electrical nature of life, you can get a good overview of how electro-smog and dirty electricity fits into modern feng shui and the science behind it.
Dirty electricity affects our energy – watch the part where Paul talks about dirty electricity – from 1:03:10

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