Electrosensitivity EHS or ES
Electrohypersensitivity or EHS is a physiological condition. It is characterized by neurological and immunological symptoms that noticeably flare or intensify upon, or following expose to:
-electric and magnetic fields (EMF)
-one or more of the types of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) found in the modern environment
Having Electromagnetic Field Sensitivity means experiencing recurring stress or illness when near active EMF sources or emitters of EMR. Symptoms normally diminish with distance from these sources but typically require considerable time to vanish after exposure. The World Health Organization identifies this collection of symptoms and triggers as Electrohypersensitivity, often referred to as Electrosensitivity. It is not recognized as a medical diagnosis. However, it is accepted as a functional impairment in Sweden and the Canadian Human Rights Commission recognizes it as an environmental sensitivity and classifies it as a disability.
Reported functional impairments of electrohypersensitive Japanese: A questionnaire survey
An increasing number of people worldwide complain that they have become electromagnetic hypersensitive (EHS). We conducted a questionnaire survey of EHS persons in Japan. The aim was to identify electromagnetic fields (EMF) and plausible EMF sources that caused their symptoms. Keep reading
Swedes fear exposure to electromagnetic fields
The Sensitivity of Children to Electromagnetic Fields
Leeka Kheifets, PhD*, Michael Repacholi, PhD , Rick Saunders, PhD , Emilie van Deventer, PhD.
*Department of Epidemiology, University of California School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California.
Radiation and Environmental Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Consistent epidemiologic evidence of an association between childhood leukemia and exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields has led to their classification by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a “possible human carcinogen.” Concerns about the potential vulnerability of children to radio frequency (RF) fields have been raised because of the potentially greater susceptibility of their developing nervous systems; in addition, their brain tissue is more conductive, RF penetration is greater relative to head size, and they will have a longer lifetime of exposure than adults.”