Power lines, electric current, 'dirty' electricity and lighting


Please click on the links below to read our articles. If you are interested in research findings, click here for links to research reports.

Induction cookers emit high levels of EMR (electromagnetic radiation) exceeding maximum safe exposure levels set in 1998 which are already considered far too high for safety. 06/12

The dangers of compact fluorescent bulbs. Whatever worries you may have about the electromagnetic radiation they put out, this report shows the horrendous damage their mercury content can do. 04/12

Dirty electricity and its effect on cows... Three articles chronicling the effect that dirty electricity/stray voltage has on the health and milk yield of cows.EM Facts Consultancy11/05,Farmers Weekly Interactive 03/10, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News 01/11

Health Canada report on the safety of compact fluorescent bulbs. 11/11

Electricity pylons to stride across Suffolk countryside through residential areas - story on EMFields site. 09/11

'Smart cities' – an interesting and alarming report in Science Daily that researchers in Darmstadt are being given 4.5million euros to work on a network which would connect all public services in the city allowing them to interact with each other and with citizens via mobile sensors. 05/11

Smart meters. A Which? blog raised the questions of privacy in relationship to smart electricity and gas meters but many of the comments also raise the wifi question. Worth a quick trawl through. 06/11

Background information/research on the health effects of electromagnetic radiation with reference to power line installation – Professor Denis Henshaw – May 2010

'Say No to Smart meters' – wifi in your home whether you want it or not. Good blog post. 03/11

Royal Philips Electronics to introduce LED replacement for the 60 watt bulb; a 40 watt LED bulb is already on sale. 05/10

Elementary school in New Jersey moves playground so that children no longer exposed to EMR from the power lines which currently cross the ground. 03/10

High frequency voltage spikes (dirty electricty) and the incidence of cancer in La Quinta Middle School in California - the research (2008) and an excellent evaluation from Michael Segell of MSNBC (2010).

If metal objects can be magnetic, does this present a problem for electro sensitives? Comments from Charles Claessens of Verband Baubiologie - 10/09

Electricity, 'dirty' electricity and low energy light bulbs: a report on the possible detrimental effects of electricity and low energy light bulbs – Michelle Berriedale-Johnson 2009

Radiofrequency exposure near high-voltage lines - Vignati and Giulani (1997) with comments by Dr Magda Havas - 2009

What you need to know about low energy lighting - compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) - an overview by Andrew Goldsworthy 2008

What is dirty electricity? An overview from What Doctor's Don't Tell You (www.wddty.com)

Health Concerns associated with Energy Efficient Lighting and their Electromagnetic Emissions by Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University, Ontario

Dirty Electricity and Electrical Hypersensitivity: Five Case Studies – Magda Havas and David Stetzer 10/04

Biological Effects of Exposure to Dirty Electricity - an interview with Magda Havas

Graham/Stetzer Filters Improve Power Quality (by reducing dirty electricity) in Homes and Schools, Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics, Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, and Headaches. by Magda Havas and David Stetzer

Artificial Light in the Environment: Human Health Effects - series of reports and comments one the HESE website


Research Reports


Significant levels of UVC and UVA radiation can escape through cracks in the phosphor coatings present in all compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. 07/12

Compact Fluorescent bulbs release cancer-causing chemicals when turned on, says new research

Is the US Congress finally waking up to the hazards of CFLs?

Nantechnology may produce new, more energ- efficient form of light than CFLs

Study showing a significant increase risk of cancer and heart disease for residents of a district of Rome built under a 60kV electric power line. 06/09

The evils of low-energy light bulbs (CFLs)

Experiments with ultra energy-efficient tungsten bulbs

Manufacture of energy saving light bulbs poisoning Chinese workers

Power line/Alzheimer's link

Power frequency susceptibility may be determined by our genes

Understanding fluorescent light bulbs and low energy light bulbs


First Published in June 2008

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