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Studies about EHS

Does your headache all day long?

Do you feel pain inside your head after using your cell phone, mobile-phone, smart-phone or cordless phone?
Do you have one or a 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 shows that EHS is real and widespread

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 has published in 2015 partial findings that show biomarkers 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 -

A study showing BioMarkers 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 analyzed 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 mainstream 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 their condition affects their lives,  how they cope with there condition and what they believe was 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 indeed studies about EHS that have shown that people who claim to be EHS can't tell when an EMR source is on or off. Most of these studies were done by psychologists or psychiatrists who don't understand EHS or EMF radiation. These studies usually suffer from logical problems originated from the misunderstanding of EHS or EMF. In some case, the subjects were exposed to several types of EMF even in the sham exposure that should have been EMF free. Other design mistakes are that the EHS persons were exposed to several different types of EMR in the experiment, without taking into consideration that some EHS people are sensitive to only some part of the electromagnetic spectrum or radiation type, 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 enough 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 the different RF signal (GSM, UMTS or sham exposure). In the second, third and fourth 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:

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 away. Their studies have the following errors:

  1. The device used to radiate the subjects is a cell phone like device that emits 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 alone 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 the idle-sham mode

2016 EHS exposure study 

"Effects of personalized exposure on self-rated electromagnetic hypersensitivity and sensibility – A double-blind randomized 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 - exposing 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 subjects were simply asked if they can feel the radiation or not.
  2. Not enough recovery time.
  3. The wrong estimation that EHS people can sense the radiation right away 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 -

2016 - Psychological symptoms and health-related quality of life in EHS people

This study showed that EHS people have more Psychological symptoms and other health issue and effects compared to people who did not defined themselves as EHS. In the end of this study abstract there is an assumption of the writers (who are from the Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden) that " The results suggest that IEI-EMF is associated with various types of psychological symptoms and with poor HRQoL 
"."associated " not caused, However some people will interpret that as "EHS is caused by Psychological issues". This is of course a mistake. The Psychological symptoms of EHS people are usually caused by a post trauma from the physical pain, the lack of hope and understanding or "what is going on with my body", by the misunderstanding of the condition by others and medical professional. Usually in the first stages of EHS the person is heavily affected by all the above and unaware of the cause. Without any understanding of the cause and not sing of improvement or hope the post trauma is created. As the factors I have noted continue to have an influence, the post trauma will get bigger and bigger. EHS people can be post traumatic, but they are usually not become EHS, because they are post traumatic.

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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 a 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

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EHS Symptoms
EHS self-diagnosis 
Handling EHS
Being an EHS person
Testimonies and stories of EHS people

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