If you suffer from electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) a good first step to improve your situation is to remove yourself from any unnecessary or excessive exposure to electromagnetic influences. Finding a EMF free-zone where one can at least temporarily retreat to is also critical in the success of any kind of treatment that seeks to desensitise the EHS individual and improve their tolerance, health and quality of life. Removal from the EMF environment allows the electro-hypersensitised body to rest and recuperate, while also helping in any heavy metal detoxification process that may have been contributing to the problem. A relationship between the level of health and EMF sensitivity has been established. EMF sensitivity has even been correlated with psychological and emotional events, which underscores the basis for a purely energetic, non-physical, non-chemical level of interaction taking place in the EHS individual.
Increasing Occurrence of Hypersensitivity
Since the turn of the millenium, people are increasingly affected by ambient microwaves due to the popularity of wireless devices such as cell phones and WiFi internet. According to seven surveys done in six European countries between 2002 and 2004 about 10% of Europeans have become electrosensitive, and experts fear that percentage could increase to 50% by 2017. The most famous person to publicly reveal their electrosensitivity is Gro Harlem Brundtland, formerly Prime Minister of Norway and retired Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Many physicians and other specialists around the world have become aware that EHS symptoms (see below) seem to be triggered by exposure to EMF levels well below current international exposure limits (ICNIRP), the latter having been established solely on short-term thermal effects. Organisations such as the Austrian Medical Association and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine have recognised that the ideal way to treat EHS is to reduce EMF exposure.
Therefore, caution is warranted because the growing variety of RF/microwave emissions produced by many wireless devices such as smart meters have never been tested for their biological effects.
Electrosensitive individuals may also be affected by other electromagnetic frequency bands, as well as magnetic and electrical fields.
Symptoms of Electrosensitivity
The following is a more complete list of common symptoms reported from years of prolonged exposure to wireless technologies (Taken from EMFacts Consultancy’s Consumer Health and Safety Advice). According to Hecht and Balzer, it may take 3-5 years of chronic exposures for the symptoms to emerge. (Brain tumours can take even longer with estimates at 20 – 30 years)
- Neurological: headaches, dizziness/nausea, memory and concentration difficulties, insomnia, depression/anxiety, fatigue/weakness, numbness/tingling, muscle and joint pains.
- Cardiac: heart palpitations, shortness of breath, heart arrhythmias, high blood pressure.
- Eyes: pain/discomfort, pressure in the eyes, deteriorating vision, cataracts.
- Ears: ringing in the ears, hearing loss.
- Other: skin problems, digestive problems, dehydration, nosebleeds, impaired sense of smell and light sensitivity.
Most Vulnerable Areas of the Body
Vulnerable areas of the body to RF radiation from mobile phones:
- Kidneys, heart & liver (esp. if a mobile phone is clipped to the trouser belt)
- Abdomen of a pregnant woman
……Just because you don’t feel any effects doesn’t mean that nothing is happening and everything is okay…..electrosensitives are just people who feel the effects first……