Electromagnetic sensitivity is an allergic reaction to a group of people exposed to artificial electromagnetic radiation and is officially recognized as a disability by Canada and Sweden.
According to the World Health Organization “electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a real and sometimes debilitating problem for sufferers. The radiation exposure caused by the phenomenon is many times lower than the internationally recognized limits “.
The European Parliament in its resolution in 2009: “Calls on the Member States to follow Sweden’s example and recognize people with hypersensitivity as people with disabilities, so that they can receive adequate protection and equal opportunities ».
In an electromagnetically charged environment, radiation-sensitive individuals show:
– numbness in the face and other parts of the body
– discomfort in teeth and jaws
– motion sickness
– inability to concentrate
– dry eye
– vision problems
– dryness in the throat and oral cavity
– swelling of the sinuses and symptoms of rhinitis
– pain in the bones and muscles
Researchers Hallberg and Oberfeld who studied the growth rates of cases over the last 15 years predicted that in 2017 50% of the population will be electro-hypersensitive!
Similar is the conclusion of Dr. William Rae , former president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine: Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) is the rising health problem of the 21st century.
It is important that medical practitioners, governments, schools and parents learn more about this. The risk to human health is significant. The expert on the subject Dr. Pawluk notes that women are most affected by the disease. Their brain due to hormonal peculiarities is more vulnerable to radiation than the male.
People with this condition have been exposed to chronic exposure to electromagnetic radiation and dietary agents, resulting in depletion of their immune system .
© (SOURCE: Thesis “STUDY OF INSULATION MATERIALS IN NON-IONIZED RADIATION AT FREQUENCIES FROM 700MHz TO 2GHz” – http://digilib.teiemt.gr/jspui/bitstream/123456789/2413/1/012011067.pdf)
Other sources regardind Electromagnetic HyperSensitivity (EHS) – the WIKIPEDIA article
Electromagnetic HyperSensitivity (EHS) is a claimed sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, to which negative symptoms are attributed. EHS has no scientific basis and is not a recognised medical diagnosis. Claims are characterized by a “variety of non-specific symptoms, which afflicted individuals attribute to exposure to electromagnetic fields”. (WIKIPEDIA)
Signs and symptoms
There are no specific symptoms associated with claims of EHS, and the reported symptoms range widely between individuals. They include headache, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, skin prickling, burning sensations and rashes, pain and ache in muscles and many other health problems. In severe cases such symptoms can be a real and sometimes disabling problem for the affected person, causing psychological distress. There is no scientific basis to link such symptoms to electromagnetic field exposure.
The prevalence of some reported symptoms is geographically or culturally dependent and does not imply “a causal relationship between symptoms and attributed exposure”. Many such reported symptoms overlap with other syndromes known as symptom-based conditions, functional somatic syndromes, and IEI (idiopathic environmental intolerance).
Those reporting electromagnetic hypersensitivity will usually describe different levels of susceptibility to electric fields, magnetic fields, and various frequencies of electromagnetic waves. Devices implicated include fluorescent and low-energy lights, mobile, cordless/portable phones, and Wi-Fi. A 2001 survey found that people self-diagnosing as EHS related their symptoms most frequently to mobile phone base stations (74%), followed by mobile phones (36%), cordless phones (29%), and power lines (27%). Surveys of electromagnetic hypersensitivity sufferers have not been able to find any consistent pattern to these symptoms.
Most blinded conscious provocation studies have failed to show a correlation between exposure and symptoms, leading to the suggestion that psychological mechanisms play a role in causing or exacerbating EHS symptoms. In 2010, Rubin et al. published a follow-up to their 2005 review, bringing the totals to 46 double-blind experiments and 1175 individuals with self-diagnosed hypersensitivity. Both reviews found no robust evidence to support the hypothesis that electromagnetic exposure causes EHS, as have other studies. They also concluded that the studies supported the role of the nocebo effect in triggering acute symptoms in those with EHS
Another source of info on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
European Parliament: Committee on Petitions
Subject: Petition No 0488/2017 by C. F. (Italian) on healthcare for patients suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity and electromagnetic sensitivity
1. Summary of petition
“The petitioner suffers from MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) and EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome). She complains that people suffering from these disabling syndromes in Italy are very much left to fend for themselves. The medical profession has not been trained to treat these illnesses, and in any case sufferers cannot enter medical facilities because of the presence of chemicals and electromagnetic forces that affect, sometimes with fatal results, patients suffering from these ailments. The petitioner considers that the complete lack of care within the current public healthcare system in Italy contrasts strongly with the situation in the USA where MCS and EHS are recognised as disabling illnesses. She says that MCS and EHS have also been recognised by European countries such as Spain, Sweden, Germany and Austria, all of which provide specialised healthcare. The petitioner invokes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and calls for action by the EU institutions, citing among other instances, Parliament’s resolution of 2 April 2009 which called on Member States to follow the example set by Sweden, which, having recognised people suffering from electromagnetic sensitivity as being disabled, grants them proper protection and equal opportunities.”
European Parliament resolution of 2 April 2009 on health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields
28. Calls on Member States to follow the example of Sweden and to recognise persons that suffer from electrohypersensitivity as being disabled so as to grant them adequate protection as well as equal opportunities;
Question for written answer E-010810/2015
to the Commission
Estefanía Torres Martínez (GUE/NGL) and Pablo Iglesias (GUE/NGL)
Subject: Full recognition of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) in Europe
This year once again, International Day against Electromagnetic Pollution was marked on 24 June. Both the European Parliament (in 2008 and 2009) and other bodies – such as the European Environment Agency (from 2007 to the present) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (in 2015) – have drawn up a series of resolutions on this topic.
In the European Economic and Social Committee, however, lobbies have boycotted an opinion based on a precautionary approach that sought to protect people’s health and that contained demands and warnings similar to those previously set out in the above resolutions, with a basic recognition of the rights of electrosensitive people. This matter is currently being investigated by the Ombudsman in relation to a possible conflict of interest. At the same time, scientific committees such as the SCENIHR clearly lack independence and neutrality.
Will the Commission take steps to end this boycott and find a solution to the lack of protection and vulnerability of children in the face of the growing use of wireless technologies in schools?
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: A Systematic Review of Provocation Studies
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to assess whether people who report hypersensitivity to weak electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are better at detecting EMF under blind or double-blind conditions than non hypersensitive individuals, and to test whether they respond to the presence of EMF with increased symptom reporting.
Conclusions: The symptoms described by “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” sufferers can be severe and are sometimes disabling. However, it has proved difficult to show under blind conditions that exposure to EMF can trigger these symptoms. This suggests that “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” is unrelated to the presence of EMF, although more research into this phenomenon is required.
As at now there is controversy regarding the causes of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EMS) as a whole and wither the EM/RF radiations are to blame.