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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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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
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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".
Hypersensitivity is an Open Access journal published by Herbert Publications Ltd.
The HOAJ initiatives expand Hypersensitivity with Open Access publishing. It includes full and optional open access drawn from every subject area. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please visit instructions for authors.
Scope of the journal:
The study of etiology, mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of disorders due to different types of hypersensitivity and recent advances in equipment and techniques for the study of clinical, genetical, molecular and inflammatory aspects can be included under the scope of the journal.
Practical Steps to Reduce Your Exposure - Wireless, Dirty Electricity, Power Lines, Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation
Warnings and Recommended Alternatives for:
Microwave Radiation: Home Phones, Internet, Wi-Fi, Cell Tower/Mobile Phone Masts, External Wireless Radiation, Cell Phones, Microwave Ovens, E-book Readers, DECT Baby Monitors
Intermediate Frequencies: Lights, switches, T.V. treadmill, Other Sources of Digital Harmonics Including Digital Displays, Projectors, Laptops, etc.
Powerline, Magnetic and Electric: Computer Monitor, Alarm Clock, Laptop, Audio Headset, Lamps and Lightbulbs, Power Supply, Power Lines, Wall Wiring, Sewing Machine, Hair Dryer, Bed, Massage Chair, Electric Blanket, Cars and Buses
Ionizing Radiation: Radon, Airplane Flights, X-Rays, UV Light
Plus Links to Additional Information and Resources
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
EHS sufferers tell their stories of escape from modern civilization in order to survive - Racheli Sofer
"Why do you feel the medical community is so skeptical?" "It's a slow process. So many other conditions were initially
thought to be psychological. Dyslexia, autism, even MS. There are loads of different disorders that weren't properly recognized in the early stages. Of course in this case, there are great financial pressures against recognition of this phenomenon also."
As Kim Goldberg mentioned, it's rare to receive a diagnosis of eHS. She told me that Women's College Hospital in Toronto just went on record saying that family doctors need to become aware of the symptoms and learn to diagnose it--the first time a Canadian medical institution has addressed the issue. . . .
"It's difficult to conduct a research study when we don't fully understand how something works. It's also much easier to disprove something than it is to prove it. Many studies, that failed to demonstrate a link between provocation with an EHS trigger and a response, are poorly constructed and don't take important things into account." . . .
"Are you personally fearful?" I ask Dr. Mallery-Blythe. "Absolutely. I loved wireless technology. It's convenient and has great benefits, but I made a very conscious decision not to expose my body to it once I began reading the research. I was totally unaware of it during my medical training, and it was a real eye- opener." She tells me that she no longer has Wi-Fi or a cordless telephone and believes that everyone should be taking precautions to reduce the risk and minimize exposure, particularly when sleeping. "We aren't encouraged to do that from a governmental level, but huge bodies of academics and scientists are telling us to."
Electric Forester - Posts about Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), Electrical Sensitivity / Electro Sensitivity(ES) and the consequences of uncontrolled electromagnetic exposure from Electrosmog in normal/everyday environments such as homes, offices, factories and cars.
"Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are returning home to discover that they have become Electro-HyperSensitive. When they went to war they had perhaps little or no idea that EHS would be a growing problem for those they were leaving behind. The stranglehold the powers that be have on the media and thus popular consciousness effectively stifles awareness of this growing issue and subjects those voicing safety concerns to derision. . . .
When writing or reporting information re people with disabilities
National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.
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August 3, 2013
Chemical and Electrical Sensitivities Addressed in Guidelines for Those Who Write or Report About People with Disabilities
The 8th edition of Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities and its companion poster, "Your Words, Our Image," are now available from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) The University of Kansas.
The Guidelines brochure is intended to help writers, reporters, and others use the most accurate words and current terminology when talking about people with disabilities.
The brochure includes an updated description of "Chemical and/or electrical sensitivities" (p. 5) in its glossary of disability terms:
Chemical and/or electrical sensitivities describe chronic medical conditions characterized by neurological impairment, muscle pain and weakness, respiratory problems and gastrointestinal complaints. Reactions for those with chemical sensitivities are triggered by low-level exposure to everyday substances and products including pesticides, solvents, cleaning agents, new carpeting and adhesives, and fragrances and scented products. Electrical sensitivities are triggered by electromagnetic fields from electrical devices and frequencies. These conditions are also called toxicant-induced loss of tolerance, environmental illness or sick building syndrome. Use person with chemical intolerance or people with environmental illness. People with this condition should not be called chemophobic or described with the term idiopathic environmental intolerance.
The poster, "Your Words, Our Image," is in a Do Say/Don't Say format: Do Say "Has chemical or environmental sensitivities" Don't Say "Chemophobic."
Consider sharing these documents with the media, local officials, and others to help them understand these disabilities.
You can download copies at http://www.rtcil.org/guidelines.shtml. An order form to purchase copies of the brochure and/or poster is available at the website.
Mary Lamielle, executive director of the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies (NCEHS), worked with the RTC/IL staff on this effort and on previous RTC/IL disability projects. The National Center for Environmental Health Strategies is listed on the back cover of the brochure as an endorser.
The National Center for Environmental Health Strategies (NCEHS) is a national, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. For over thirty years, NCEHS has worked to protect the public health and improve the lives of people sick or disabled by chemical and environmental exposures.
For more information, please contact the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies: (856)429-5358, cell (856)816-8820; email@example.com
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