Electromagnetic High-Frequency Transients Measurements of Some Household Devices


  • Saban Selim Seker Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Turkey; Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Osman Cerezci Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Muhammet Fatih Bayindir Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ozlem Simsek Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences Department of Chemical Engineering, Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Turkey




electromagnetic frequencies, dirty electricity, household devices, electromagnetic pollution, human body


Voltage Transients are generated in power lines and emit both low-frequency electromagnetic fields and radio-frequency radiation. This study aims to highlight its existence and detrimental effects on human health. A comprehensive literature review is presented, encompassing studies by multiple authors exploring the topic of dirty electricity, its impact on well-being, and preventative measures. The electromagnetic spectrum analysis and measurements of both electric and magnetic fields are performed on various household appliances such as hair dryers, old televisions, blenders, heaters, toasters, vacuum cleaners, and microwaves. The findings indicates that microwaves and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) bulbs exhibit similar spectral characteristics, with high-frequency voltage transients primarily originating from these two devices. Conversely, other appliances do not generate significant high-frequency voltage transients (HFVT). Overall, dirty electricity poses a substantial risk to human health and necessitates attention to minimize its adverse consequences.


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How to Cite

Saban Selim Seker, Osman Cerezci, Muhammet Fatih Bayindir, & Ozlem Simsek. (2024). Electromagnetic High-Frequency Transients Measurements of Some Household Devices. Emerging Science Innovation, 2, 19–25. https://doi.org/10.46604/emsi.2023.12005