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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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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. . . .
A Brief History of Electrosmog - Spirit of Change Jonathan Mirin
" . . . History was never my favorite subject. I preferred English, theatre, religion -- subjects where the imagination seemed unrestricted by the weight of historical facts. Of course, I had heard the truism about not being able to understand the present without knowing the past. I appreciated the idea intellectually. But it wasn't until my wife Godeliève Richard, a Swiss dancer/choreographer and visual artist, became sick in the spring of 2010 and we came to understand, after three torturous years, that the root of her suffering was her sensitivity to RF (radio frequency) wireless radiation of the sort emitted by cell towers, cell phones, computers trying to pick up Wifi, Wifi enabled routers, cordless phones, tablets, our electric meter, etc., etc., etc., that I became an avid student of history.
"We began reading books, articles, websites. We watched documentaries. We spoke with activists. It took me several months to completely accept that EHS (Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity) was what had derailed our lives and stolen time and energy from our now three-year-old son. Members of our family and friends quietly confided their belief to me that this must be a mental problem. In a way, I wished they were right. How would we live? How would she survive? . . .
Autoimmunity Research Foundation
Published on 29 Jun 2015
At the 5th International Symposium on the "Interaction of Nervous and Immune Systems in Health and Disease" in St Petersburg, Russia, on 26 June 2015, Prof. Trevor Marshall described two simple experiments which demonstrate that many patients with chronic disease also exhibit an Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS), which makes their disease symptoms worse. The experiments are easily replicated, and the Autoimmunity Research Foundation is making available equipment to speed that process. The US CDC estimates that half of all US adults suffer from a chronic disease, potentially making EHS a major Public Health priority.
Towards Better Health - Toulouse: The long, hard battle of Mélody, electrohypersensitive, to pass the baccalaureate - by Fabrice Valery
"I am 18 years old and electrohypersensitive" by Melody
We are publishing here a long letter written by Melody for a better understanding of her situation.
I am 18 years old and electrohypersensitive (EHS). I am studying through a distance learning program with the CNED. It was when I was 13, on the terrace of our home on 27 May 2010 towards 4.30 in the afternoon, that I found myself covered with giant hives from head to toe for no apparent reason. On the tower opposite our house, Orange had had an antenna installed on 21 May 2010. We did research to try to understand what could have caused the hives, called "cholinergic". The conclusion was objective and clear. We understood that I had an allergy to electromagnetic waves.
The relay antenna, 66 meters [216 feet] high, located 280 meters [918 feet] from our house, was making us sick without knowing it, each time an important change occurred on the antenna. The discovery of my electrohypersensitivity was a relief, because for years, my parents and I had had many health problems without understanding the origin of these painful ailments which neither we nor the doctors could name. Today, this affliction which sticks to the skin has a name, but I am extremely worried about the future, for ours as well as that of today's and future children, and for the people who are still ignorant about the potential danger of electromagnetic waves.
We are far from being against modernity, but we do not want to be sacrificed, like they said at a meeting of the Regional Health Agency (ARS). I was only 13 years old at the time, and to my great disillusion, an engineer told me: "In any case, we prefer sacrificing the electrohypersensitive people rather than depriving the world's population of their cell phones". I was shocked to hear this. Afraid of having misunderstood, we had him repeat the word "sacrifice". He replied, "Yes, sacrifice" without hesitation and without any qualms. I know full well that we must make progress in modernity but without danger to humanity.
We must not doubt the danger of this new scourge. What is the future of an EHS child? These new wireless technologies: Invisible, Intangible, Odorless, Silent, Tasteless, have many consequences for health. Much proof has already been established in France and in the world. Is money more important than human lives on this magnificent planet?
My affliction often results in headaches (very strong compression on the skull like a vise), continuous tinnitus, at times, more brutal and intense, a lack of concentration, memory problems like forgetting the words one means, backaches, tingling in the neck (like an electrical current), muscular aches, especially in the mornings when the body has remained sedentary during the nighttime, stinging of the eyes and sometimes red, dry eyes that itch, burning sensation in the stomach and sometimes vomiting. The nights are at times short, with insomnia from 2 to 4 in the morning. All these painful ills do not come at the same time, but some occur daily. What makes this physical (not mental!) ailment worse is to not be taken seriously and to be considered a hypochondriac.
We would very much like to move, but where? We like our city and to move does not mean being safer. More relay antennas have to be installed without lowering the threshold... they are even more powerful in the countryside. The exposure to waves is more and more dangerous and stronger since 4G. We are developing more and more new invisible wireless technology. However, a cell phone can function with less voltage, and one can lower the threshold to 0.4 V/m instead of 60 V/m. We live with this ill daily, all the while trying to find a solution to survive day to day, because we love life.
This sensitivity to electromagnetic waves is for me the sixth sense of our body. We feel invisible pulsations. If some people are not sensitive like us, the waves are still going through them. It is here that we can become aware that the invisible on this earth may be as dangerous as the visible. I would like to live a normal life like everyone else, to be a young lady who is free to go everywhere without being confronted by these electromagnetic waves. I am trying to have a social life like everyone else. Often I pretend that there is nothing, but unfortunately I pay for it when I have become too exposed.
In the courtyard of my school, there is also a 33-meter-high relay antenna [108 feet]. During this time, I was suffering unbearable headaches. I remember that it was only beneath a protective covering in the school playground that I felt some relief, without knowing why.
This wireless technology is a new addiction worse than drugs because it starts much earlier. It is not too late to react!
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