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neutralize

 [noo´tral-īz]
to render neutral.

neu·tra·lize

(nū'tră-līz),
To effect neutralization.

neutralize

(no͞o′trə-līz′, nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. neutral·ized, neutral·izing, neutral·izes
1. To make neutral.
2. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
3. To declare neutral and therefore inviolable during a war.
4. Chemistry
a. To make (a solution) neutral.
b. To cause (an acid or base) to undergo neutralization.
5. Medicine To counteract the effect of (a drug or toxin).
6. Slang To remove as a threat, especially by killing.

neu′tral·iz′er n.
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Mr Hardiman and his brother Michael, who has a background in the nuclear industry, designed the Neutraliser after spending ten years investigating the effects of electro-magnetic fields.
He has not carried out any research into the medical benefits of the Neutraliser.
But he says sufferers of headaches, epilepsy, stress and asthma who have bought the Neutraliser have called him to say the device has eased their ailments.
The pair went back to the drawing board and began developing the Neutraliser, which uses the earth cabling in a building's electrical circuits to neutralise the fields.
Mr Hardiman said the health benefits of the device have emerged as people have bought the Neutraliser for their carpets and realised it was helping ease health problems.