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Studies about EHS

Does your head ache all day long?

Do you feel pain in side your head after using your cellphone, mobile-phone, smart-phone or cordless phone?
Do you have one or few of these symptoms?
Do you feel tired after using your wireless PC (desktop or laptop)?

Then you might be an Electromagnetic HyperSensitive (EHS for short) person!
Please read on!!!

Studies that prove that EHS is real

Evidence for a Novel Neurological Syndrome - Marino AA. 2011

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Evidence for a Novel Neurological Syndrome - McCarty DECarrubba SChesson ALFrilot CGonzalez-Toledo EMarino AA. 2011 -

In this study an EHS person was exposed to ELF(Extreme Low Frequency) EMR and showed severe symptoms  The objective tests were done using EEG, MRI, Heartbeat measurement, blood test and other physical methods of sensing and did not rely on the subject observation or any subjective evaluation.

Professor Belpomme Study that show that EHS is real and wide spreed

A leading team of scientists led by Professor Belpomme is investigating the EHS (since 2009) and should soon publish it's​​final papers. The group have published in 2015 partial findings that show bio markers for EHS and MCS(Multi Chemical Sensitivity).

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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:

Video presentation of Prof Belpomme -

Study showing Bio Markers for EHS and MCS

"Metabolic and Genetic Screening of Electromagnetic Hypersensitive Subjects as a Feasible Tool for Diagnostics and Intervention"

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A study on the ways to improve EHS condition

This Finish study has analyzes the ways to handle and treat EHS condition and there effect. The study showed that reducing exposure was the most effective way to handle EHS and to reduce symptoms in most people. Other effective steps were nutritious changes, using food supplements and physical activity. Psychological and psychiatric treatment (this is how main stream medicine try to treat  EHS) was not effective and even worsen some of the EHS people condition

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A study on the causes, symptoms, effects, and way to handle EHS

In this Japanese study they went and asked EHS people how there condition effect their life,  how they cope with there condition and what they believe were the reason the condition was caused by.


  • 86% chronic fatigue
  • 81% headaches 
  • other - memory problems, concentration issues.
  • 37% cell phone masts and wireless cordless phones,
  • 65% use of cellphones by other people in trains and public transportation (12% said they can not use public transportation for that reason).  
Life effect:
  • 53% held a steady job before becoming EHS. Most of them lost it.
  • 85% took steps to protect them self from EMF radiation, such as moving to a new home and/or buying low EMF equipment. 
  • 71% tried alternative medicine to ease the suffering.

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Studies that claim EHS is not real

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.

The Essex study

A good example of these bad studies is the ESSEX study which has the following flows:

  1. 56 EHS people , and 120 "control people" took part in this study as subjects.
  2. The study tested if EHS people can detect GSM and UTMS signals. 
  3. In the first test cycle EHS people were exposed for 5 minutes, had 2 minutes (too short) to recover and then were exposed again each time to different RF signal (GSM, UMTS or sham exposure). In the second, third and forth cycles they were exposed to 50 minutes, had one week off, and then again (to GSM, UMTS or sham exposure).
  4. Only participants, who made it to the end of the 6 tests, were included in the outcomes of the study. All 12 EHS people that withdraw did it because of symptoms, their outcomes were omitted. 

Official Outcomes of the study showed the EHS people guessed that the source was on (UTMS and GSM combined - and this is a mistake because not all EHS people react the same to UMTS and GSM) in 66% in the short exposures cycles and 69% in the long exposure cycles (better than the control group guessing percentage).  

The abstract:

The full study:

A review of the study by site:

Criticism of the study by Stelios A. Zinelis:

A testimony of one of the subjects in the study:

Dr. James Rubin Studies

Dr. James Rubin is a psychologist who had done a series of studies on Electromagnetic HyperSensitivity (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:

  1. The device used to radiate the subjects is a cellphone like device that emit different types of EMR even in the "idle" mode, exposing the subjects to EMR even in the sham exposure.
  2. The rooms where the subjects are placed in were not EMR shielded.
Please see my reviews of his studies:

These 2 issues along should be enough to discredit the study. More issues on this study are presented in page 4-5 of this report - (might need to log in) and in this article

The device to test EHS people in rubins studies

picture - the device used to radiate the subjects emit EMR even in idle-sham mode

2016 EHS exposure study 

"Effects of personalised exposure on self-rated electromagnetic hypersensitivity and sensibility – A double-blind randomised controlled trial" -"

This study was aimed to correct some of the problematic issues in older EHS exposure study. The 2 issues that the study tried to face was:

  1. Type of exposure - exposuring EHS people to the type of Radiation they react to .
  2. Test environment - conducting the tests in low EMF environment that the subjects chose.
But this study was not problems free. Even in the 2 issue that the study tried to face and correct, the way it was done was problematic. Following are the key issues in this study that are wrong:
  1. No Physical measurements were done to the subjects during the exposure. The subject were simply asked if they can feel the radiation or not.
  2. Not enough recovery time.
  3. Wrong estimation that EHS people can sense the radiation right a way and every time 
  4. Exposure type was determinate with no real tests( just by....asking)
  5. Radiation levels in the test environments were not measured 
  6. Suspicion for unbalanced approach, expecting the subject to fail 

The full study -

Scientific summary of EHS

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.

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: Fact or fiction?  - Stephen J. Genuis a, Christopher T. Lipp -2011

50% of the public will be EHS by 2017

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

More about EHS in this site

EHS recognition in the world
EHS studies
EHS Symptoms
EHS self diagnosis 
Handling EHS
Being an EHS person
Testimonies and stories of EHS people

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