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Lots of assertions, not much evidence in this slim volume.
on 9 March 2012
Just to make clear from the outset: I don't dispute the basic idea that electromagntic fields can have serious, damaging, effects on biological systems; for a basic explanation just read Dr. Robert Becker's "The Body Electric" [and be worried].
The problem with "Dirty Electricity" is that it really doesn't offer any new evidence or explanation. There are lots of examples of the illnesses claimed to be directly attributable to power fields - particulalrly those supposedly due to various frequency-modulations imposed on what should ideally be a clean sine-wave domestic supply [US 60 Hz] by power-spikes, half-wave rectification, and suchlike - but very little explanation of just how these cause their side-effects. Lots of claims, but little in the way of solid proof.
Perhaps this shouldn't be a surprise, since Dr. Milham is an epidemiologist, so causal explanations are not really his field [no pun intended], but this is a very slim volume that at times just reads like a C.V. for the author, and at other times like an advertisment for various 'field meters' and clean-up devices to bought mail order.