HealthyHomes Environmental
Farren Lander, MA
Electropollution Specialist
Electropollution

What is it?

Where is it?

How is it created?

Solutions
Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic fields have always existed in
nature. They are a direct current (DC)
frequency between 0 and 100 Hz or cycles
per second. The human body has adapted to
this band of frequencies.



brain wave activity (4 – 30 Hz)
heart rate (1 – 2 Hz)
pineal gland – melatonin (10 Hz)
Man-made EMF




“EMF” (electro-magnetic fields) are low frequency
(5Hz – 400,000 Hz)
alternating current (AC) made up of both
electrical fields and magnetic fields
generated by ‘live’ electrical wires
determined by voltage
(higher the voltage, the stronger the field)


travels a distance of 6 – 8 ft and further
exists even when device is not in use
Sources of Electrical Fields




house wiring in ceilings, walls, floors
power and extension cords, power bars
electric blankets, waterbeds, TV’s,
computers, electronic devices
high voltage power lines
AC Magnetic Fields





produced by flow of electrical current
travel through equipment and wiring
the more powerful the device, the
higher the field
field remains close to source – (2-3 ft)
can travel several hundred feet (high
voltage power lines)
Sources of Magnetic Fields







power lines
wiring errors
grounding faults on water
pipes and gas pipes
dimmer switches
TV’s, DVD players, phone
chargers, laptops
cars – electrical systems
fluorescent and low voltage
halogen lighting





alarm clocks, hair dryers,
tooth brushes
stove elements, control
panels, ovens
appliances, furnace blowers,
exhaust fans
vacuum cleaners
electrical meter/panel, AC
adapters, transformers
‘Dirty’ Electricity




harmonic ‘noise’ imposed on a 60 Hz line
measured at the wall plug with a meter
influenced by appliances and lights
can travel a distance of from 2 to 3 homes
away
Sources of Dirty Electricity







neighbours
electronics
lighting (CFL bulbs)
fluorescent lights
low voltage halogen
dimmer switches
energy-efficient
appliances







power tools
faulty wiring, arcing
shorting
arc fault circuit
interrupters
tree branches on
hydro lines
See magdahavas.com
Dirtyelectricity.com