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(NaturalNews) Two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight, and about one-quarter to one-third of adults are obese. Fact. Poor diet and a lack of exercise are at fault, the experts say. But what if the cause of this epidemic was something even more insidious? What if that which is considered the lifeblood of our modern day lives, electricity or more precisely dirty electricity, was really to blame?

The answer to these questions is an unequivocal yes. At least according to Samuel Milham, MD, MPH, author of an alarming new study on the link between obesity and exposure to dirty electricity (a form of electromagnetic field pollution).

According to Dr. Milham's study just published in Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, EMFs (in the form of dirty electricity), are contributing not only to obesity, but to a myriad of other health concerns which plague Americans in today's disease-ridden society.

Dr. Milham found evidence of the link between dirty electricity exposures and obesity and diabetes through analyzing worldwide health metric data. He noticed that many small islands known for having the highest BMIs (marker for obesity), worldwide in addition to the highest incidence of diabetes did not draw their energy supply from an electrical grid. An alternative source of energy was commonly used, a diesel generator set, known to be a major source of dirty electricity.

What is dirty electricity?

Dirty electricity, defined as electrical pollution contaminating the electrical grid, stems from the use of many commonplace items found in or around the home but also from the poor design of our electrical distribution system. As Dr. Milham says "the high obesity levels in the US is not surprising, because the U.S. uses the earth as the major conduit for neutral return currents."

Studies show the human body suffers adverse affects at a cellular level from this constant exposure to dirty electricity. Combine this with the fact that there are actually more overweight and obese people living in the United States than people who are living within a healthy weight range and Dr. Milham's conclusions start to make sense.

Electricity and the diseases of civilization

In his book Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization, Dr. Milham reveals that as electricity spread throughout the United States in the 20th century, so did other diseases of civilization including:

• Suicide
• Cancer
• Obesity
• Asthma
• Diabetes
• Cardiovascular disease

Affected populations

Is it a coincidence that locations utilizing less electricity have the lowest levels of these exact same diseases? Unlikely.

When comparing the levels of exposure to dirty electricity between the Amish and non-Amish populations the findings cannot be ignored. The Amish people are well-known for their lack of dependency on electrical power. The upshot is a population with half the rate of diabetes and cancer and virtually no obesity or ADHD.

Other recent findings stemming from a reduction of or less exposure to dirty electricity found:

• The number of children requiring albuterol (asthma inhalers) decreased from 37 to only three in one U.S. schoolhouse.
• A lower risk of cancer for California middle-school teachers.

How to reduce exposure

Utility companies should be made to face up to their responsibilities. Supplying consumers with a highly polluted electricity supply which puts populations at considerable risk of harm is not acceptable.

Householders need to act to protect their home and work environment as much as possible. By eliminating certain devices in the home which contribute to this problem, and introducing capacitive filters, many home and work environments can be effectively cleaned up.

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About the author:
Lloyd Burrell is the author of a new ebook entitled "How To Beat Electrical Sensitivity" which offers a solution to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies, see www.electricsense.com/3-free-chapters.html

Since falling prey to a violent reaction to his cell phone in 2002 he has spent the last 10 years researching the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on health. He now offers a complete solution on how to live a healthy life in our increasingly electromagnetic world.
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