Electromagnetic pollution

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Electronic smog
Electronic noise
Intermittent electrical signals

Electronic smog occurs when electromagnetic waves from equipment like computers and electronic game machines or discharges of static electricity send signals to equipment causing it to malfunction.


Such pollution has caused deaths and injuries. Airport radar screens have been jammed. Production line robots have functioned faultily. Roller coasters have crashed. Railway switches have malfunctioned and train doors have opened inadvertently. Computers can malfunction or lose their memories and their components damaged.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST