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EHS: Symptoms and Support
Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) is also more accurately referred to as electromagnetic intolerance syndrome.
Like chemical sensitivity, it is an environmentally-caused intolerance and disability that needs to be more fully understood and recognized.
EHS SYMPTOMS and SUPPORT: INTRODUCTION to TOPIC
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Blog dedicated to issues concerning Electromagnetic Intolerance/Hypersensitivity (EHS)
This Blog is dedicated to issues concerning Electromagnetic Intolerance/Hypersensitivity (EHS), a condition caused by the uncontrolled wireless/cellular radiation (RF/Microwave) and suffered by 3-8% of the population. Our existence is denied, our human rights assaulted and we are becoming refugees because our existence is inconvenient. The industry, governments and paid 'scientists' try to falsely deny its existence despite the fact it has been proven in thousands of research papers . . .
The Effect of Smart Meters on People Who Were and Were Not EMF-Sensitive Prior to Smart Meter Installation
"People who were previously not sensitive to electronic devices often develop health problems and sensitivity to all sorts of electronic devices after smart meter installation. Here is a portion of a letter from an Ann Arbor, Michigan woman who had a smart meter installed on her home by DTE. In the letter, which she wrote not long after the installation, she states that the smart meter is a problem for her, but she is not affected by other devices. After half a year had passed, she became sensitive to all sorts of electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, computers, and cell phones.
"Note that this woman had DTE install the radio-off opt-out meter on her home after problems with the smart meter, and that this meter barely relieved any of her symptoms. . . .
Hints for a Shared Pathophysiology?
Background: Tinnitus is a frequent condition with high morbidity and impairment in quality of life. The pathophysiology is still incompletely understood. Electromagnetic fields are discussed to be involved in the multi-factorial pathogenesis of tinnitus, but data proofing this relationship are very limited. Potential health hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been under discussion for long. Especially, individuals claiming themselves to be electromagnetic hypersensitive suffer from a variety of unspecific symptoms, which they attribute to EMF-exposure. The aim of the study was to elucidate the relationship between EMF-exposure, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus using a case-control design.
Methodology: Tinnitus occurrence and tinnitus severity were assessed by questionnaires in 89 electromagnetic hypersensitive patients and 107 controls matched for age-, gender, living surroundings and workplace. Using a logistic regression approach, potential risk factors for the development of tinnitus were evaluated.
Findings: Tinnitus was significantly more frequent in the electromagnetic hypersensitive group (50.72% vs. 17.5%) whereas tinnitus duration and severity did not differ between groups. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus were independent risk factors for sleep disturbances. However, measures of individual EMF-exposure like e.g. cell phone use did not show any association with tinnitus.
Conclusions: Our data indicate that tinnitus is associated with subjective electromagnetic hypersensitivity. An individual vulnerability probably due to an over activated cortical distress network seems to be responsible for, both, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus. Hence, therapeutic efforts should focus on treatment strategies (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy) aiming at normalizing this dysfunctional distress network. . . .
Pilot Study 2008 - Increased Concentrations of Certain Persistent Organic Pollutants in Subjects with Self-Reported Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity - Hardell, Carlberg, Soderqvist, Hardell, Bjornfoth, Bavel and Lindstrom
"A number of persons report a variety of health problems related to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)or being close to electrical equipment. These symptoms have been grouped together as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). The prevalence has been reported to 5% in Switzerland, in Sweden and in California. Reactions typically include a wide range of non specific symptoms that afflicted individuals attribute to exposure to EMF. . .
En Francais with subtitles
Published on Jan 8, 2014
"I'm still in shock, this film is amazing!"
"A film which is full of sensitivity, hard-hitting statements and enlightening conclusions"
"Thanks to the current explosion of artificial electromagnetic waves, some people are seeing their lives seriously affected - both socially and as far as their health is concerned. They are known as "electrohypersensitive". They have to protect themselves against mobile phone technology but where can they go? Marc Khanne, the film's creator, spent 3 years researching this issue and interviewed over 60 people affected. Before we question the validity of what they have to say, what if we took the time to really listen to them?"
Robin des Toits
Desperately Seeking White Zone with english subtitles (58 minutes in length + 4 bonus films and print material) +contact for public performances: http://www.electrosensitive-white-zone-ehs-film.com
Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated November 17, 2013
The following package is for those who wish to approach their doctors with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiation. It contains links organized into specific health effect categories. These links can be printed out according to personal areas of need or concern, and used to start a dialogue with doctors who may not as yet have associated certain health conditions with EMF or RF exposure.
The introductory letter on pages 1 and 2 contains a link to the entire list, and may be useful to your doctor as a reference tool.
"Dear Medical Professional:
"Your patient has asked us for support in providing you with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, recently reclassified by the WHO/IARC as a Class 2B, possible human carcinogen.
"This WHO risk category also includes lead, DDT, chloroform, and dioxane, and is relevant to all wireless devices emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, cell phones, IPads, Wi-Fi routers, wireless games, baby monitors, and smart meters . . .
"Many doctors have already given medical advice to their patients by way of a medical letter or note on a prescription form stating that the patient should avoid, for medical reasons, living in a residence or residential complex at which a wireless meter is operating in order to maintain their health or avoid aggravating a medical condition. This medical advice stating the health condition and advising the patient that they should avoid ongoing exposure to wireless radiofrequency and smart meter emissions will allow your patient to participate in the Human Rights Action currently underway. We are hopeful that the individual's right to protect their health as advised by their medical doctor will be upheld by the Human Rights Tribunal, and this forced exposure within their own home to undesirable microwave radiofrequency emissions will be replaced with reasonable and respectful accommodation by BC Hydro . . . "
Information categories contained in this package:
Recommendations Regarding EMR Exposure - American Academy of Environmental Medicine Recommendations Regarding Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Exposure - Submitted by:Amy L. Dean, DO and William J. Rea, MD
" . . . Because Smart Meters produce Radiofrequency emissions, it is recommended that patients with the above conditions and disabilities be accommodated to protect their health. The AAEM recommends: that no Smart Meters be on these patients' homes, that Smart Meters be removed within a reasonable distance of patients' homes depending on the patients' perception and/or symptoms, and that no collection meters be placed near patients' homes depending on patients' perception and/or symptoms . . . .
RELATED: AAEM Calls for Immediate Caution regarding Smart Meter Installation
Courage to stand up for one's beliefs. An interview with Per Segerback. June 12, 2001
LINK to online story
Dr. Amy Dean, DO, FAAEM
"Dr. Dean is dedicated to finding and treating the cause of disease, which is often rooted in the environment. She is board certified in environmental medicine and internal medicine. She is president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine."
Several news outlets including the New York Times and the Washington Post, reported last week that Aaron Alexis, the navy yard shooter, was driven by delusions and a belief that he was being controlled and influenced by electromagnetic waves. According to Reuters, Alexis suffered from insomnia and reportedly "felt vibrations through his hotel room wall".
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