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Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization Hardcover – July 16, 2010
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About the Author
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 the Paperback edition.
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In a more sensible world, Samuel Milham would be a household name and he would get a Nobel prize for his work. Policymakers would give top priority to ensuring that our methods for generating and using electricity were as safe as they practically could be. In our current world, government and industry leaders ignore the risks related to EMF's as much as possible and plow ahead with increasing our exposure. They show no concern for its impact to human health and how poor health is bankrupting our country. In this and many other ways, the U.S. hurtles toward self-destruction.
Some reviewers have noted that there is little emphasis in this short book on practical ways to address the risks discussed. While true, that is by design. The first step is for people to understand the problems. There are other books which deal with protecting yourself and your family.
The centerpiece of the book is the case of La Quinta Middle School in California in 2004, where a surprising number of teachers were coming down with cancer. There were a total of 18 cancers in 16 teachers, to be exact. This was abnormally high--more than triple the expected rate for California. Melanoma levels alone were 11 times greater than average, with four melanoma cases among the small group of teachers. After reading about the problem, Milham volunteered to assist in tracking down the cause at the school, but he was rebuffed by the deputy superintendent. Later, however, he was invited in by a teacher during a period when the school was closed and, using a simple microsurge meter, he discovered dirty electricity levels that were off the charts.
Dirty electricity is a term for microsurges and noise riding on the standard electrical waveform. It can be caused by electrical appliances and devices, fluorescent bulbs, and many other issues. Upon submitting his findings to the superintendent, he received a threatening letter from the school attorney. Milham then went over their heads and involved a public health agency, who ultimately verified his findings.
After reading this, I got my own microsurge meter, removed compact fluorescent bulbs from my home, and added a dozen dirty electricity filters. Now my home's electricity is in the clean range. The result was a greater feeling of calmness and general well being. The human body is electromagnetic, but most people don't realize that the body is also like an antenna and will pick up the EMF around it. This can actually be measured and verified with a body voltage meter. So it's not surprising that things like dirty electricity and high electromagnetic fields can alter or hinder the normal signals produced in the body and thereby compromise health, producing cancer and other mystery diseases.
In any case, I highly recommend this book. Afterward you probably won't look at your home's electricity in the same benign way as before. But the good news is you can do something about it.
Dr Milham is an epidemiologist and mentions early on in the book how he wasn't as interested in finding cures to diseases as he was in finding their causes. At first I wasn't getting him. Then a light bulb went off (really bad choice of words, I know...) when I realized that if disease is preventable then you don't really need a cure at all. If skateboarding on the interstate was the cause of several kids suffering from broken bones then would you try and develop a miracle 'cure' for the busted bones or would you simply sit them down and say "STAY OFF OF THE HIGHWAY YOU MORON"? You get the idea.
Read this book and ZAPPED and save yourself and your family.
In just 2 weeks my massive, four alarm, Robin-Williams-grade ADHD symptoms have started to subside w/o medication. If dirty electricity isn't real then I suppose ADHD isn't real either. Trust me, ADHD is real, just ask any one of my friends.
Again, read this book and ZAPPED and save yourself and your family.
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