Robert O. Becker, M.D.,
author of Cross Currents and The Body Electric, states: “I
have no doubt that at the present time that the greatest polluting
element in the earth's environment is the proliferation of
electromagnetic fields. I consider that to be far greater
on a global scale than warming...”
We Americans are exposed
to many electrical devices: computers and printers, television
and VCR's, microwave ovens, and many other household appliances.
Dishwashers, refrigerators, automatic coffee brewers, stoves
with convected ovens – almost every kitchen appliance contain
micro chips making them similar to computers in their capacity
to emit electro-magnetic waves.
It is assumed that
the electricity and associated electrical phenomenon are safely
confined to the wires carrying the electricity to all these
devices. But this is not the case.
Of particular concern
is the high frequency current created by computers, televisions,
and other electronic devices. This high frequency radiation
is what we call dirty current or
dirty electricity . Excess electricity is
supposed to return to the power station through the neutral
wire. But the neutral wires within the house were not designed
to carry all this excess and are inadequate to carry this
excess away from the house. Additionally, the neutral wire
in the ground from the power station to houses are old and
varying degrees of corrosion of these wires interfere with
the neutral wire's capacity to return the excess electricity
to the power station. This excess dirty electricity
contaminates everything around, especially the human
body. It eventually enters the ground to begin its journey
back to the originating power station.
have shown that there is no safe level of exposure to radio-frequency
current which now routinely flows through the wiring of houses,
schools, and offices. It is a deadly byproduct of our electronic
The increased prevalence
of this contaminating radio-frequency current has coincided
with an alarming increasing prevalence of such ailments as
attention deficit syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia,
asthma, and diabetes. The harmful biological effects of exposure
to electrical pollution have been established in numerous
studies conducted over the past 50 years. Several countries
have established standards limiting exposure to dirty
electricity. In this country – the USA – little
has been done not only in recognizing the deleterious effect
of the problem but also in attempting to solve and control
Until recently, people
had no way to measure the dirty electricity in their homes.
Now we have a relatively inexpensive meter which can be plugged
into a conventional electrical outlet to monitor levels of
this current. Many individuals discovered that their health
problems worsened during exposure to dirty electricity
in a variety of locations. With the installation of a special
filter which removes the radiation, their symptoms disappeared
and their condition improved.
Table I : SYMPTOMS
OF EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION
headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty
concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety,
insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasm, numbness,
tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint pain, leg and
foot pain, ”Flu-like” symptoms, fever. More severe reactions
can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis, and stroke.
palpitations, arrhythmias, pain or pressure
in the chest, low or high blood pressure, slow or fast heart
rate, shortness of breath.
sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma.
skin rash, itching, burning, facial
pain or burning in the eyes, pressure
in/behind the eyes, deteriorating vision, floaters, cataracts.
problems; abdominal pain; enlarged thyroid; testicular/ovarian
pain; dryness of the lips, tongue, mouth, eyes; great thirst;
dehydration; nosebleeds; internal bleeding; altered sugar
metabolism; immune abnormalities; redistribution of metals
within the body; hair loss; pain in the teeth; deteriorating
fillings; impaired sense of smell; ringing in the ears.
(Excerpted from No
Place To Hide by
Arthur Firstenberg, April 2001)
As part of our role
as environmental investigators, here at the Tauraso Medical
Clinic we evaluate the possible role of dirty
electricity as a cause of some of your ailments.
nicola michael c. Tauraso,