EHS is a condition in which a person's body reacts to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) exposure with the appearance of philological sensations and phenomena's. In today's world about 10% are EHS but only 3% know that they are. Our view and Opinion on EHS (based on our own knowledge and experience with EHS persons) is that EHS is a physical condition usually caused by a long term exposure to high levels (within today standards) of Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) that over couple of months that eventually caused the body to lose its strength and made it vulnerable to even very low levels of EMR.
If you gets a headache whenever you talk with your cell phone or cordless phone, if you feel heat when exposed to EMR, then your might be an EHS person.
If you feel a headache after several minutes of cellphone use you are probebly mildly EHS. If you feel a headache after several second you suffer from a mid severity EHS. If you feel headache at any exposure to EMR (both RF or ELF) most likely that you are suffer from a high severity EHS.
The first sing of Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity (EHS) is the appearance of a sever headaches after using cellphones or after exposure to Electromagnetic radiation. These headaches usually starts at the end of the head, on one side, move forward until they become paralyzing headaches. The next step of EHS is the appearance of other symptoms. With EHS becoming more severe the appearance frequency and severity of the symptoms and headaches will intensify dramatically until the quality of life and the person ability to function will be reduced. Usually severity of EHS increases with exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation and decreases with reducing the exposure (until next exposure).
If you think you are an EHS you should first see a medical doctor for check up and analysis. Symptoms similar to EHS can also be caused by other medical conditions and problems that should be and will be taken care by your medical doctor. If the doctors' analysis is that you are all right then the cause to the symptoms might be an EHS condition.
Most medical doctors don't know about EHS, they can't and won’t give you a clear diagnostic and in most cases modern medicine will offer you only symptomatic treatment. But what you can and should do is start to gain knowledge and to limit your exposure to EMR, both RF and ELF, as part of the No Rad’s 4 steps program.
You are most then welcome to contact us and we will try to help you along the way.
Not every headache is because of EHS and on the other hand EHS is not the only physical problem and condition that EMR causes.
EHS is partiality recognized by the medical and scientific communities, however currently there is no consensus regarding the causes of EHS. Most medical doctors will try to minimize the symptoms of EHS by issuing pain killers to their patients. I 2005 the WHO concluded that the symptoms of EHS are real but found no evidence that they are cause by EMF exposure. In 2011, after it classified Radiofrequency electromagnetic files as possibly carcinogenic in humans, the WHO started to evaluate EHS as a formal known health condition. This process is due to end at 2015.
"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 "
In 2011 the Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe adopted a report by the European comity for the safety of non ionizing radiation about "The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment". In section 8.1.4. the council acknowledge Electromagnetic hyper sensitivity:
"8.1.4. pay particular attention to “electrosensitive” persons suffering from a syndrome of intolerance to electromagnetic fields and introduce special measures to protect them, including the creation of wave-free areas not covered by the wireless network;"
In section 4-22 the council of Europe ref to a study, that is not yet published (led by Professor Belpomme, see below), that prove the EHS is "real":
"4-22 - "Finally, another expert specialising in clinical medicine and oncology confirmed, on the basis of the findings of biological and clinical analysis of several hundred French patients describing themselves as "electrosensitive", that a syndrome of intolerance to electromagnetic fields (SIEMF) does exist and that those people are not feigning illness or suffering from psychiatric disorder"
Guideline of the Austrian Medical Association() for the diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses (EMFsyndrome). Consensus paper of the Austrian Medical Association’s EMF Working Group ( AG-EMF).
or at this link:
Written in 2002 by a group of German doctors this appeal describe patients with radiation sickness related symptoms that don't react to pills and pain killers. "Since the living environment and lifestyles of our patients are familiar to us, we can see, especially after carefully-directed inquiry, a clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high -frequency microwave radiation (HFMR)"
Evidence for a Novel Neurological Syndrome - Marino AA. 2011
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Evidence for a Novel Neurological Syndrome - McCarty DE, Carrubba S, Chesson AL, Frilot C, Gonzalez-Toledo E, Marino AA. 2011 - http://andrewamarino.com/PDFs/165-IntJNeurosci2011.pdf
In this study an EHS person was exposed to ELF(Extreme Low Frequency) EMR and showed sever symptoms The tests were done using EEG, MRI, Hart bets measurement, blood test and other physical methods of sensing and did not relay of the subject observation or "guess".
More studies about EHS at: http://www.es-uk.info/info/research.asp
A leading team of scientists led by Professor Belpomme is investigating the EHS and should soon publish it'sfinal papers. In the following lecture (please see a link below) Professor Belpomme provided information about the tests done on 400 EHS people. The tests results show that EHS is real and not a Psychopathology problem.
More about this work: http://mieuxprevenir.blogspot.co.il/2012/06/electrosensitivity-es-ehs.html
Video presentation of Prof Belpomme - http://youtu.be/ONVFHQTuvD8
There are other studies about EHS that have showed that people how claim to be EHS can't tell when an EMR source is on or off. Most of these studies suffer from logical problems originated from the misunderstanding of EHS. In some case the EHS persons were exposed to several different types of EMR in the experiment, without taking into consideration that some EHS person are sensitive to only some part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and can't detect all the type of Electromagnetic radiation. In some studies EHS persons were exposed several times, one after the other, without giving them time to recover between each exposure.
A good example of these bad studies is the ESSEX study which has the following flows:
More about the Essex study at: http://www.mast-victims.org/resources/docs/essex-study-phillip-watts.pdf
Official Outcomes of the study showed the EHS people guessed that the source was on (UTMS and GSM combined) in 66% in the short exposures cycles and 69% in the long exposure cycles (better than the control group guessing percentage).
The Essex study results:
A review of the study by powerwathc.org.uk site: http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/news/20080201_ehp_journal_response.asp
Criticism of the study by Stelios A. Zinelis:
A testimony of one of the subjects in the study:
Dr. James Rubin is a psychologist who had done a series of studies on Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity (EHS). In his studies he concludes that EHS is a psychological condition. These studies were published as a proof that EHS is not real. Dr. James Rubin was promoted and continues to study EHS. Dr. James Rubin and his Prof. Simon Wessely fail to understand EHS and EMR. Their basic understanding is that each and every EHS person can identify the exact type of EMR that he his being exposed to, right a way. Their studies have the following errors:
These 2 issues along should be enough to discredit the study. More issues on this study are presnted in page 4-5 of this report - http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/library/downloads/es-8-appendices-20110718.pdf (might need to log in).
picture - the device used to radiate the subjects emit EMR even in idle-sham mode
The following report by Stephen J. Genuis a, Christopher T. Lipp -2011 summaries the background and scientific knowledge about EHS. The report is very good and can be used as preview to EHS, and as a give away to medical stuff that is willing to consider the possibility that EHS is real.
The following article "Letter to the Editor: Will We All Become Electrosensitive?" by ÖRJAN HALLBERG AND GERD OBERFELD, that was published in 2006, bring some of the supporting scientific reports about EHS and summaries several other articles from different countries that estimated the number of EHS people in these countries. This article puts all the results of these estimations on a single graph and shows a constant growth in the percentage of EHS over the years and that in 2017,the percentage of EHS in the public will be ~50%.
picture - from the article, 50%EHS in 2017
I hope to bring in this site stories and testimonies of EHS persons that are willing to share their experience with the world. The stories will be published on a the EHS stories page in this site.
The book "Black on White - Electro-Hypersensitivity - The Swedish Experience" brings more than 400 stories of EHS people from Sweden.
Additional stories, testimonies and letters from EHS persons are available here: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3222035/Electrosensitivity
In this section of the site we will cover Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitive (EHS) related subjects and issues.
We will bring EHS persons stories, supply info and details about the symptoms and suggest ways to cope with it.