Electric pollution is also called "electric smog".

In our world, there are electrical appliances everywhere. TV, radio, PC, etc. Since they are operated by electricity, they develop  a kind of "waste". The products are electromagnetic and electrostatic fields.

The electromagnetic fields are popular magnetic waves. These can be measured with a device called EMF-meters.

The electrostatic fields can be experienced at old TV-sets, when you get a zap to your fingers, when you touch the screen. This can be measured with a device called a "plate-capacitor".

Recent studies have shown that people can be affected by these fields. People who stay at or near high-voltage systems are especially vulnerable. The fields can:

  • Create hallucinations
  • Create the feeling of presence ("beeing watched")
  • Create sleep disorders
  • In severe cases create epileptic conditions

There are several organizations, that speak for the sufferers of these fields. These organizations wish to promote equipment that is more electromagnetically silent.  They, for instance, consult home users.

 

Power lines are known to have negative health-effects
Power lines are known to have negative health-effects