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Move to energy-saving light bulbs will cause rise in the number of people suffering from symptoms of electrical sensitivity such as fatigue, disturbed sleep, chronic headaches, depression and unexplained rashes

28 August 2009 - has today warned that the upcoming ban of incandescent light bulbs will see a significant rise in the number of people suffering from symptoms of electrical sensitivity, such as recurrent headaches, migraines, depression, disturbed sleep, stress and skin problems.

The warning comes ahead of the EU-wide ban from September 1st on the manufacture or importing of opaque incandescent bulbs and clear 100W light bulbs, with all remaining varieties being banned by 2012. This will force consumers to fit energy-saving bulbs and, as a result, increase the amount of ‘dirty electricity’ emitted into living environments.

Micro-surges of mid- and high-frequency electromagnetic (EM) radiation are created by the way low-energy compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and other common household appliances (computers, TVs, cordless phones) interrupt the electrical wave powering them, creating radio frequency noise or ‘dirty electricity’.

This travels on and radiates from the electrical installation wiring, and is closely linked to electrical sensitivity, which can produce a range of symptoms that cause problems for an ever-increasing number of people.

Dr Magda Havas, Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University, Canada and a specialist in EM pollution believes that CFLs can cause high levels of dirty electricity to be produced. She said: “Unfortunately most of the CFL bulbs on the market will cause high levels of dirty electricity which make many sensitive people sick.”

However a new range of plug-in dirty electricity filters has been launched by to reduce or remove the symptoms of electrical sensitivity associated with energy-saving light bulbs and other electrical household appliances.

The filters, which can be used in homes or in the workplace, drastically reduce the EM noise produced by the low-energy CFLs and common household appliances.

Glynn Hughes, founder, said: “Low-energy CFL bulbs are a major source of dirty electricity and banning the use of traditional incandescent bulbs will substantially increase the amount of dirty electricity people are exposed to in their everyday lives. Many experts in dermatology and neurology have reported sharp increases in patients reporting symptoms such as rashes, stinging sensations and migraines that coincide with wider use of CFL bulbs.

“Although there are energy-saving benefits to be had from the new legislation, forcing people to use energy-saving alternatives could lead to an increase in the number people feeling unwell from the symptoms of electrical sensitivity. The side effects on people’s health of this new initiative could be substantial.”

Wireless Protection’s compact filters are simply plugged into a power outlet in the same room as the devices producing the dirty electricity, to absorb the electromagnetic pulse ‘spikes’ produced by the device. Sufferers of electrical sensitivity report relief of symptoms in a matter of hours.

The company’s filters are the only units available to be supplied with UK 3-pin plugs. Also, unlike some filters promoted as a solution in the North Americas and Europe that actually create other electromagnetic issues, the filters from use only the highest quality components so that no further electrical pollution is produced.

The company’s solutions are also available for users to rent or purchase: full details are on the company’s website. All products are supported by a full money-back guarantee if customers do not experience benefits from their use. Each filter uses less than 5W of electrical power, which means each filter costs under £5 per year to run.

The filters are priced from £29.99 (including VAT)and are available to order direct from the website or by phone on +44 (0)1772 614177.

Press contact:
Priya Mistry, Context Public Relations, +44 (0)1625 511966

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