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EHS: Symptoms and Support
Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) is also more accurately referred to as electromagnetic intolerance syndrome.
Like chemical sensitivity, it is an environmentally-caused intolerance and disability that needs to be more fully understood and recognized.
EHS SYMPTOMS and SUPPORT: INTRODUCTION to TOPIC
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Interview with Janis Hoffmann from Parents for Safe Schools / Citizens' Forum
Janis Hoffmann from Parents for Safe Schools discusses Wi-Fi Radiation in Schools with Walt McGinnis. Children with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) should have schools free from Wi-Fi to attend.
Papers Published in December 2015 Issue of "Reviews on Environmental Health" David O. Carpenter and Dominique Belpomme
"This issue of Reviews on Environmental Health consists of invited papers on several syndromes of uncertain etiology but ones that pose serious and severe debilification and interference with quality of life for those affected. Often in aggregate called "idiopathic environmental intolerance" they include electromagnetic hypersensitivity, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Gulf War Illness and likely some others less well defined. All have in common fatigue, pain (especially headaches and joint and muscle pain), often altered cognitive function, cardiac problems, and impaired mobility and balance. Often, but not always, some specific event or exposure triggers the initiation of the syndrome. Because the symptoms are relatively non-specific, patients may unfortunately be referred to psychiatric rather than medical care. There are few effective treatments other than reducing exposure to triggering environmental factors.
"There is increasing world-wide awareness that these are real diseases that affect a significant percentage of the population, but still attract significant controversy. We hope that these peer-reviewed publications will not only stimulate awareness of the problem but also stimulate science-based research on treatment regimes for symptomatic relief and reversal of the disease processes. All of these pathologic disorders should be recognized by the scientific and medical communities and international health institutions. This issue presents state-of-the-art reviews of the scientific advances in the pathophysiologic understanding of these disorders for medical practitioners and research scientists.
Dr. Olle Johansson - Master class - "Adverse health effects of modern electromagnetic fields from wireless telecommunication, such as mobile phones and WiFi."
Dr. Olle Johansson is an excellent lecturer, and a recent lecture is available below:
Published November 1, 2015 after a lecture delivered on October 23, 2015 in Mataro (Barcelona), Spain.
Professor Olle Johansson gave a master class on "Electromagnetic Pollution and Effects on Health and Biology in General" to a group of students of the 3rd Degree Course Industrial Engineering, called Sustainable Technologies.
This overview contains the following information:
founder of PHIRE (Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment)
Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe presented an outstanding talk recently on electromagnetic fields and their possible effects at a meeting of the Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE). In this talk she discussed the difficulty of assessing exposure accurately, the various known mechanistic effects of electromagnetic fields, and the varied susceptibility of human beings to different exposures of various kind. This is one of the best you'll find anywhere at the moment to learn about some of the possible effects of mobile phones, cordless phones, WiFi and tablets, and it's freely available online.
SSITAorgUK Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance
Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated October, 2015
The following package is for those who wish to approach their doctors with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiation. It contains links organized into specific health effect categories. These links can be printed out according to personal areas of need or concern, and used to start a dialogue with doctors who may not as yet have associated certain health conditions with EMF or RF exposure.
The introductory letter on pages 1 and 2 contains a link to the entire list, and may be useful to your doctor as a reference tool.
"Dear Medical Professional:
"Your patient has asked us for support in providing you with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, recently reclassified by the WHO/IARC as a Class 2B, possible human carcinogen.
"This WHO risk category also includes lead, DDT, chloroform, and dioxane, and is relevant to all wireless devices emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, cell phones, IPads, Wi-Fi routers, wireless games, baby monitors, and smart meters . . .
"Many doctors have already given medical advice to their patients by way of a medical letter or note on a prescription form stating that the patient should avoid, for medical reasons, living in a residence or residential complex at which a wireless meter is operating in order to maintain their health or avoid aggravating a medical condition. This medical advice stating the health condition and advising the patient that they should avoid ongoing exposure to wireless radiofrequency and smart meter emissions will allow your patient to participate in the Human Rights Action currently underway. We are hopeful that the individual's right to protect their health as advised by their medical doctor will be upheld by the Human Rights Tribunal, and this forced exposure within their own home to undesirable microwave radiofrequency emissions will be replaced with reasonable and respectful accommodation by BC Hydro . . . "
Information categories contained in this package:
R.M. Powell Ph.D.
Ronald M. Powell is a retired career U.S. Government scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University. During his Government career, he worked for the Executive Office of the President, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
"People from coast to coast in the USA, and from one side of the world to the other, are becoming ill after exposure to the radiofrequency radiation emitted by Wireless Smart Meters. Attached are the results of two surveys of the symptoms being reported.
Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation exposure - R.M. Powell Ph.D. (SURVEY RESULTS)
Following the 5th Paris Appeal Congress that took place on the 18th of May, 2015 at the Royal Academy of Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
A response to this declaration is expected by the 15th of September, 2015.
From: Sarra Selatnia email@example.com
Objet: 2015 International Scientific Declaration on EHS and MCS / Declaration Scientifique
Internationale sur l'EHS et le MCS 2015
Date: Sept 4 2015
Following the fifth Paris Appeal congress, which took place on the 18th of May, 2015 and focused on environmental hypersensitivities, the attending European, American and Canadian scientists unanimously decided to create a working group and to write a Common International Declaration to request an official recognition of these new diseases and of their sanitary consequences worldwide. The declaration calls upon national and international bodies and institutions and particularly the WHO, for taking urgently their responsibility for recognizing electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as real diseases, including them in the International Classification of Diseases. This International Declaration also asks national and international institutions to adopt simple precautionary measures of prevention, to inform populations and requires the appointment of real independent expert groups to evaluate these sanitary risks in total scientific objectivity, which is not the case today.
For the Scientific Committee of the Paris Appeal Fifth Congress:
Pr. David Carpenter, MD (USA)
Pr. Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD (Sweden)
Pr. Dominique Belpomme, MD, MS (France --
Chargee de Projet
Recherche & Communication
French court recognizes sensitivity to electromagnetic fields as an obstacle to working. (The Star) U.S.A.
"A French court has awarded disability payments to a woman who claims cell phones and Wi-Fi routers make her sick.
"Marine Richard was granted renewable monthly payments of 800 Euros (about $1,200 CAD) over three years after the Toulouse court said she was unable to work due to a condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
"It's almost like they are being electrocuted, but very slowly," said Lucienne Cendrier, spokesman of Robin des Toits, a French organization that wants EHS recognized, about the condition's impact. While an appeal has been filed and the payments are frozen until the case is heard, Richard's lawyer said the decision brings hope to many in France suffering from the same problem.
"It doesn't help the situation for the time being. But it's a first and it gives hope to many people with electro-hypersensitivity that they will finally be recognized," Alice Terrasse told the Star.
"EHS is not formally recognized by the French government, and experts are divided over what causes the condition. Some believe exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted from computers, mobile phones and cell phone towers, TV screens, radios, Wi-Fi connections, cordless phones and other technology are to blame.
"While difficult to diagnose, the most common symptoms exhibited by individuals suffering from EHS are dermatological and include redness of the skin, tingling and burning. Other effects are headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, digestive problems and heart palpitations. . . .
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