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Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization Paperback – July 16, 2010

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Dr. Samuel Milham is a physician-epidemiologist specializing in public health. He has more than one hundred scientific publications, many dealing with the health effects of electricity. In 1997, Dr. Milham was awarded the Ramazzini prize for his pioneering work in describing the occupational cancer risks of electromagnetic fields. He lives in Olympia, Washington, and Indio, California, with his wife, Sherry, and dog, Monte. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (July 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450238211
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450238212
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,016,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dirty Electricity" is a slim but power-packed book by one of the country's most noted epidemiologists of the last 50 years, Samuel Milham, MD, PhD. The book explores and exposes the dangers posed by the continual and increasing "electrification" of the society since the 1930s and 1940s, and its direct association with the surge of modern diseases of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: including cancers, heart disease and diabetes.

The approach of the book is a successful blend of biographical anecdotes and research findings that only a scientist of Milham's standing-- with over one hundred published papers concentrating on the adverse impacts of manmade electromagnetic radiation exposure on both workers and the general public-- could have written. The style is straightforward, informative and deceptively easy to read. And this is real tribute to the scientist/author successfully tackling a very important and extremely relevant subject that is too often made unclear or over scientifically detailed for the average reader.

As a result, the book lends itself as not only an excellent introductory primer for members of the general public starved for accurate information on this most pressing environmental issue of the day-- that directly relates to the ongoing health problems surrounding the continual saturation of power lines, cell phones, computers and compact fluorescent lights among the population-- but also serves an excellent read for those already grounded in the subject and who are looking to fill in details to be even better informed.
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Dr. Sam Milham shares his experiences about his life and the work he did as an epidemiologist and medical doctor. He describes how, when, and why he did his research and in the end the reader learns about electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity and the other forms of electrosmog to which we are increasingly exposed. Dr. Milham shows how the increase in childhood leukemia and the diseases of the post-industrial age (depression, suicide, heart disease, diabetes and cancers) are associated with electrification. While we are unlikely to give up using electricity and our wireless toys, we can certainly learn to use them more safely. By reading this book you will learn how to protect your health and the health of those you care about. Although this topic can be quite technical, Dr. Milham's style is easy to read and to understand. His research papers are provocative and he has been proven to be correct time and again. Sam Milham should receive a Nobel Prize for his research and his discoveries as he was among the first to document the biological and health effects of electromagnetic pollution. This book is a must read!

Dr. Magda Havas, Trent University, Canada
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My father first read this book and liked it so much, he went out and bought 20+ copies, handing them out to everyone he knew and cared about, including me. I wish there were more people in the world like Samuel Milham (the book's author). He presents a very valid case and good research on how dirty electricity is a silent killer, and yet a problem that could be so easily solved. My wife, who is a school teacher in California, has long noticed that cancer rates among school teachers are much higher than average. This book finally explains why. It also gives very practical advice as to how to prevent or reduce exposure to dirty electricity. The book is well written and a quick read-- I highly recommend it.
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For anyone who is truly interested in holistic health and who wants to gain a real understanding of the most effective and fundamental ways that we as individuals, and as a society, can all attain that kind of health for ourselves, then this book is mandatory.

Epidemiologist Dr. Sam Milham has written a very easy to read "owner's manual" which everyone who uses personal electronic devices of any kind, or who uses electricity in their daily life - should all receive when they sign up for those services.

This book will help protect you - and someone else that you know.

While you're waiting for the book to arrive, educate yourself further by listening to what Dr. George Carlo (who lead a 6 year, $28.5 million safety study on behalf of the cell phone industry) has to say to wireless users. Conversation available in the Youtube video:
"Dr George Carlo Tells The History of The Mobile Phone Industry -Part 2"

Dr. George Carlo is the author of this book:
Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage

And check out epidemiologist Dr. Magda Havas's website.

Dr. Magda Havas has authored a book that is a great companion piece to Dr. Milham's groundbreaking research:
Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side Of The Wireless Revolution

As the late poet Denise Levertov once said:
"Very few people really see things unless they've had someone in life who made them look at things. And name them too. But the looking is primary, the focus."

That's why everyone should read this book.
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