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||What is dirty electricity or electrical pollution?
Electrical pollution refers to low frequency electromagnetic waves that have unwanted effects, such as badly shielded electric cables that induce disturbances in electrical devices nearby.
Imagine turning on a light bulb and within 20 minutes you notice skin problems.
"When I looked in the mirror and saw my face I was absolutely horrified. I didn't exactly know what had caused it or whether it could be controlled or whether it was short term or long term. So, I was just completely aghast."
And there are others, who complain about getting dizzy, extremely arthritic, nagging pain and headaches.
When Jane Petiluck changed all her bulbs in the basement of her St. Catherines, Ontario home, a mysterious rash started to appear. Since then she has changed all the bulbs back to incandescent.
The first concern is what may be coming off from the bulbs. Ultraviolet Radiation. Scientists say the bulbs, give off UV. Like the sun gives off. We know this because Health Canada - they're the people who make sure the products and drugs you use are safe - told us that in an email that "CFLs are not provided with a prismatic diffuser that filters ultraviolet radiation out. Therefore, there may be skin sensitivity issues, especially in people with certain skin diseases"
Health Canada is currently testing the bulbs to see if, and how much, radiation it gives off.