As I was driving to work this morning scanning through all of the talk radio shows on AM radio, I came across one show making some rather remarkable claims. The host and her guest would have us believe that our homes are crawling with electrical pollution, which is the cause of many ailments. This show claims that many of the electronic devices in our homes, such as computers and tvs, produce pollution that is slowly making us ill.
Of course the show was quick to point out that there was a life saving solution to this problem. All you have to do is purchase electrical outlet filters to plug into the outlets in your home that are producing the most pollution. Of course you also have to buy a meter to detect which outlets are producing the most offending pollution.
One of the more remarkable claims made by this show is that a school district bought filters for all of the outlets in one school building. After one year the radio show claims that the filters paid for themselves because of the reduction in having to pay for substitute teachers to fill in for sick teachers. They also claim that the number of students needing to use inhalers for their asthma dropped from 37 to ZERO, all because of the filters.
Should I be worried about electrical pollution in my home? Judging by the outrageous claims made by this show, I would imagine that they are simply snake oil salesmen. But, I would be interested to hear what the rest of you think of these claims.