Electrosmog and electrosensitivity: What doctors need to know to help their patients heal
In this paper an introduction to the concept of electrosmog (a form of electromagnetic pollution) and electrosensitivity (an adverse reaction to electrosmog) is provided. Chronic fatigue, chronic pain, sleep, mood and neurological disorders, cognitive dysfunction, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitations, impaired glucose regulation, tinnitus and skin problems are common symptoms among those who suffer from electrosensitivity, a condition well recognized in Europe but virtually unknown in North America. Those who have severe symptoms are unable to use and - in some cases - are unable to be in the same environment with the offending technology (mobile phones, antennas, Wi-Fi routers, fluorescent light bulbs, computers, smart meters, etc.). Five case studies are provided that document the effect of compact fluorescent light bulbs on the skin; treadmill on blood sugar; poor power quality on multiple sclerosis; computer on live blood; and cordless phone on the autonomic nervous system. Ways to diagnose and to help people recover from electrosensitivity are discussed.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) exposure
Authors Joe WiartSoichi Watanabe,Tongning Wu,Wout Joseph, Kyong A. Lee
The electromagnetic fields—whatever their frequency bands—are increasingly being used in wireless communications that nowadays are used in almost every aspect of our daily life. Over the past 30 years, wireless communication systems have been increasingly used; the versatile use of new mobile phones and the emergence of all-pervasive wireless communication systems, such as machine-to-machine communication, are strengthening this tendency…..
Letter to the Editor: Will We All Become Electrosensitive?
An increasing number of people are suffering from electrosensitivity, also known as being electrically hypersensitive (EHS) in Sweden. There are also other diseases such as fibromyalgia and burn-out syndrome, that have symptoms common to those exhibited by people suffering from electosensitivity. Electrosensitivity is recognized as a handicap, with no basis and physical or medical mechanism. it is expected that electrosensitivity will more widely spread in the near future.
Metal-Framed Spectacles and Implants and Specific Absorption Rate Among Adults and Children Using Mobile Phones at 900/1800/2100 MHz
The specific absorption rate (SAR) from mobile telephones at horizontal and vertical positions is investigated in human adult and child heads wearing metal-rim spectacles and having metallic implants. The SAR values calculated by Finite Difference Time Domain (FTDT) method are compared to the actual ANSI/IEEE standards and to the 900/1800/2100 MHz electromagnetic radiation limits according to EU standards. Our calculation shows a maximum of the cellular SAR in the child head, which in the case of metallic implant could be as much as 100% higher than in the adult head. The averaging on 1 and 10 g tissue-masses shows SAR generally under the limit of 519/1999/EC standards. However, in the case of 2100 MHz with vertical position of the phone for adults and of the 900 MHz for children with metallic implants the ANSI/IEEE limits are exceeded.
Tinnitus and cell phones: The role of electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation
Introduction: Tinnitus is a multifactorial condition and its prevalence has increased on the past decades. The worldwide progressive increase of the use of cell phones has exposed the peripheral auditory pathways to a higher dose of electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation (EMRFR). Some tinnitus patients report that the abusive use of mobiles, especially when repeated in the same ear, might worsen ipsilateral tinnitus. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the available evidence about the possible causal association between tinnitus and exposure to electromagnetic waves. Methods: A literature review was performed searching for the following keywords: tinnitus, electromagnetic field, mobile phones, radio frequency, and electromagnetic hypersensitivity. We selected 165 articles that were considered clinically relevant in at least one of the subjects. Results: EMRFR can penetrate exposed tissues and safety exposure levels have been established. These waves provoke proved thermogenic effects and potential biological and genotoxic effects. Some individuals are more sensitive to electromagnetic exposure (electrosensitivity), and thus, present earlier symptoms. There may be a common pathophysiology between this electrosensitivity and tinnitus. Conclusion: There are already reasonable evidences to suggest caution for using mobile phones to prevent auditory damage and the onset or worsening of tinnitus.
Are they really sick? A report on persons who are electrosensitive and/or injured by dental material in Sweden
People who attribute their symptoms to electromagnetic fields and/or dental materials typically present many symptoms simultaneously. These symptoms reportedly decrease or disappear among the Electrosensitive when they relocate to low radiation environments, and 44% experience improved health after removal of harmful dental materials (e.g. amalgam, gold). Among Dental Material Injured, health improvesfor 59% when their fillings are replaced and one in five also reports significant improvement from electrohypersensitivity (EHS). However, reduction of electromagnetic fields/radiation and removal of harmful dental materials are not enough. Nutritional supplements could also be of importance; 60% used supplements daily, mainly selenium, essential fatty acids, vitamins B and C. This survey addresses members of FEB1 (The Swedish Association for the Electrosensitive) and Tf2(The Swedish Association of Dental Mercury Patients) and is financed by The Swedish Inheritance Fund.
The effect of chronic exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields on sleep quality, stress, depression and anxiety
Exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) is inevitable in some industries. There are concerns about the possible effects of this exposure. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of chronic exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields on sleep quality, stress, depression and anxiety among power plant workers…