How does electricity cause pollution?



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    Electricity itself does not cause pollution – the production of electricity is what causes pollution. To produce electricity on a large scale, power plants use rotating turbines, which make electricity with the help of a generator. To spin the turbines in a traditional power plant, fuel must be burned.

    The burning of coal and oil in fossil-fuel power plants creates greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide, along with other pollutants. Nuclear power plants have much lower direct emissions, but the process chain of mining and processing uranium and building and maintaining nuclear plants causes pollution.

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    Electrical pollution can’t be seen, smelled, tasted, or touched.
    Normally occurring incidents from everyday electrical use, electric and magnetic fields, earth currents and transients and high frequency noise are sources that cause electrical pollution.

    To better understand the background for the causes of electrical pollution, it is helpful to learn the basics of how the electrical current works. At an electrical grid base, the current oscillates at 60 times per second, or 60 Hz. Power is “dirty” or polluted when it contains the high frequency signals flowing through overloaded wires, and not just clean 60 Hz power. At the source, electricity is clean, but it’s what comes with it along its path to the recipient that makes the electricity harmful to humans. The bulk of overloaded electricity bases can be attributed to the reliance on electrical appliances in today’s environment. The current regulated size of the neutrals is not large enough to handle the load due to the greater use of electricity. The currents that are not properly directed are emitted into the environment or into homes or offices.

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