Electrification in the United States began in 1880. At that time, death rates had been falling rapidly because of infectious disease control. A study in 2001, reported that a peak incidence of childhood leukemia deaths from the 1930’s correlated with the percentage of residential electrification at that time.
A 2008 of 200,000 California school teachers showed that “high frequency voltage transients” (dirty electricity) were a carcinogen. (Ionizing radiation is a similar carcinogen.) Devices which interrupt current flow produce dirty electricity, including compact fluorescent light bulbs, halogen lamps, wireless routers, dimmer switches, and power switching devices.
By 1940, 3/4th of the American population lived in electrified residences and nearly all urban residents were exposed to electromagnetic fields. By 1950, nearly every resident of the U.S. had electricity. The author studied changes in disease prevalence as these changes occurred. He studied vital statistics and census records for 1920 to 1970.
From 1900 to 1960, over-all death rates declined due to reduction in tuberculosis, typhoid fever, diphtheria, dysentery, influenza, pneumonia and measles. At the same time, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes all caused increasing deaths. From 1900 to 1940, heart disease rose from the 4th to the number one cause of death. Cancer rose from the 8th to the number two cause of death. The 1940 ratings continue to the present time.
By 1940, urban cancer rates were about 50% higher than rural cancer rates and the rates correlated with rates of electrification. Even though respiratory cancer rates correlated with smoking rates.
There are studies of diabetes which show that insulin production and glucose levels are influenced by electromagnetic forces. Diabetes rates are consistently lower in low electrification states. The same is true for coronary artery death rates and suicide death rates.
A study was done in the 1980’s comparing urban with rural India showed that, in urban India, coronary artery disease was 3 times as high as in rural India, where people smoked more, had less healthy diets and had higher cardiovascular risk rates.
The Amish are very healthy. Amish people in the U.S. live without electricity. In a 1970’s study, Amish males had low cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality rates.
CONCLUSION: “I (S. Milham) hypothesize that the 20th century epidemic of the so called (normal) diseases of civilization including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes and suicide was caused by electrification not by lifestyle. A large proportion of these diseases may therefore be preventable.”
“…we may already have a 21st century epidemic of morbidity and mortality underway caused by electromagnetic fields. The good news is that many of these diseases may be preventable by environmental manipulation, if society chooses to.”
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