It started around 1990.
He was doing some electrical wiring work in Victoria (BC, Canada) for a very good friend.
His friend called him and said, “Walter, I want you to wire my house. But I don’t want any of these electromagnetic fields in my house.”
Walter stood there with his big tool pouch on, ready to get going, telling her, “Fran, don’t worry about those magnetic fields. I would know all about that. I’ve been in the business a long time!”
His friend replied, “Well, you know Walt, I want you to read some articles.”
She supplied him with the very first articles he was to read on the EMF question.
They were articles published in Harper’s magazine by EMF pioneer and science writer Paul Brodeur.
There were excerpts in that magazine talking about the problems with magnetic fields, particularly in schools.
He read the articles and thought, “hmm, oh man, looks like there’s something else here.”
It was if he didn’t really want to know but he was curious.
Now he says, “my whole world changed after I started looking into this issue”.
“It changed my business and changed my lifestyle, and gave me a new reason to be in the trade, in the business.”
What Electricians Do And Don't Do
An electrician's training and work is essentially geared around protecting people from fire risks.
Primarily, they work to ensure that electrical installations are set up in way that electrical shocks and fire hazards are minimized.
Walter explains, “what we have not ever looked at is actually how electricity affects the human body”.
Not only humans but all living beings.
Science tells us that the energy coming off electrical wires can cause havoc at thousands and thousands of times less power than what it takes to give you a shock or cause a fire.
Walter say’s, “that is where I had to change my whole paradigm and how I looked at electricity”.
He admits to having some initial reluctance to take on board this new information.
A feeling of “this is going to change everything. I’m going to have to start doing things an entirely different way”.
Stop The Electrons From Escaping
He also admits to being, “just like everyone else. I didn’t want to do that”.
He spent 3 years down the EMF rabbit hole before he started to apply his knowledge in his work.
Time well spent.
He came to realize that his EMF research had enabled him to become a much better electrician.
He say’s, “I don’t want any of those electrons escape”.
Thursday, 7th December at 1:00 p.m. EST (10 AM PST or 6 PM GMT) I’m interviewing journeyman electrician and EMF researcher Walter McGinnis.
Walter McGinnis has over 30 years experience as an electrician and has been researching, testing and mitigating Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) for over 10 years.
He's the founder of McGinnis Electric, a company that specializes in the installation, upgrade and repair of all types of residential and commercial properties.
McGinnis Electric carry out electrical work with a difference: all work is completed to ensure that you and your family are protected from potentially harmful electromagnetic radiation.
Walter is passionate about educating people on the EMF issue, he holds public workshops to inform people about electro-pollution’s harmful effects, and regularly writes articles for mainstream media.
Listen to my interview with Walter McGinnis and learn:
- the 5 most common wiring issues that can give rise to high EMFs – amazingly Walter reveals almost 2/3 of homes, nationally, have elevated EMFs
- a simple test you can do at the breaker box to identify magnetic fields BEFORE you call in an electrician – the EMF meter Walter recommends to do this
- how one simple wiring error can create massive magnetic fields all over your home – the wiring error may not even be in your home, it could be from your neighbors
- how sometimes calling in a plumber and not an electrician can easily resolve your EMF issues – though it's wise to get some before and after EMF meter readings
- why our homes are invaded by electric fields – the 5 ways these electric fields can be minimized
- Walters staunch advice on earthing – he's not dead against earthing but there are a number of circumstances where he considers it to be very dangerous
- and much more
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Bette Dowdell said,
Lloyd, I write about health–how to recognize when there’s a problem, what to do about it, etc. There’s a lot we can do for our own health IF we know how our bodies work.
Electromagnetic fields are a big issue, but not enough people know about the harm they can cause. I really appreciate your spreading the word–and the importance–about how EMFs affect health.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous 1918! Keep spreading the good news.
Yay! Our world needs more Wholistic Electricians like you, Walter! If all electricians were educated fully we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in!
Lloyd Burrell said,
Hi Ellie, yes Walt is truly Wholistic!
Therese Levesque said,
Can you ask your guest on Thursday’s interview about how to shield wires in basement ceiling so to reduce body electricity when standing on the first floor.
Lloyd, I’d appreciate it if you would ask Walter McGinnis about the challenge home wiring poses in a home whose electric utility uses power-line communication (PLC) that uses electrical wiring to simultaneously carry both data and electric power. I’d like to know how best to protect myself in this type of environment.
Thank you for the great information you make available!
Lloyd, could you ask Walter about installing “in-line” filters at the breaker panel to filter transient frequencies from solar inverters, smart meters and others from the utility? Thanks!
Lloyd Burrell said,
Hi Diana, I’m afraid this was a recorded interview so I couldn’t ask this question.
Great interview. Can we have more interviews on this topic, please?
I echo Ellie’s comment. I wish we had more such knowledgeable electricians.
Lloyd Burrell said,
Hi Tanya, noted. I am to share more interviews on this topic in 2018.
Wesley Fujishin said,
Is there any way we could listen to this interview again, for a small fee perhaps? I was really interested but didn’t have time to get through to the end.