ELECTRO-SENSITIVITY TO EMF & EMR
It’s been estimated that approximately 3% of the general population have Electro-Sensitivity (ES) and experience multiple symptoms from exposure to EMF and EMR. There’s an even smaller percentage of the population who are Electro-Hyper-Sensitive (EHS) and suffer severely from just being in the same room with a cell phone, or anywhere near a cell phone tower, for example. Many of these sensitive people have not yet figured out what is causing their painful symptoms. Most physicians are clueless about electro-sensitivity since officially it is not yet a recognized medical condition in the USA.
Then there is another 30% or so of the population who experience at least one symptom from sensitivity to EMF and EMR, such as brain fog or unexplainable short term memory problems. Researchers note that there is a steady increase in people who are aware of being electro-sensitive in some way and it’s expected to become widespread within five to ten years. The amount of time it takes partly depends on the how rapidly new wireless technologies are rolled-out.
It has been noted by doctors who are familiar with health problems caused or aggravated by EMF or EMR exposure that the characteristics of electro-hyper-sensitivity (EHS) are similar to chemical sensitivity in people. When it comes to people being sensitive and experiencing symptoms from exposure to EME, the more sensitive a person is the more of these symptoms they will likely experience.
This is not something to panic about or obsess over. Instead, it is something to learn about, understand and pay attention to how the technologies we use and live with are affecting our health and then to learn some protective measures.
Note: EMF or Electromagnetic Fields are basically energy fields that surround electric power wiring and components. EMR or Electromagnetic Radiation (as used in this context) is basically the radiation produced by wireless technologies like cell-phones, Wi-Fi Routers, Smart Meters, Cordless Phones, and all things “wireless” that radiate microwave energy.
SYMPTOMS FROM EXPOSURE TO EMF & EMR
Here’s a list of Symptoms which many researchers have reported are commonly experienced by people who are sensitive to EMF and EMR.
Symptoms Experienced May Include:
General Loss of Wellness
- Immune System Dysfunction (more vulnerable to colds, flu & illnesses)
- Feelings of Nausea (a symptom of biological stress)
- Increased Headaches
- Loss of Appetite and Digestive Problems
- Increased Insomnia
- Lethargy and Fatigue
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Forgetfulness and Memory Problems
- Unexplained Feelings of Anxiety
- Behavioral Changes
- Autism Symptoms
Brain & Nerve Problems
- Vertigo (disorientation)
- Nervous System Agitation
- Increased Incidences of Epileptic Seizures
- Dry & Itchy Eyes
- Cornea Damage
- Early need for glasses
- Pressure in/behind the Eyes
- Tinnitus (or hearing a buzzing, high pitch vibration)
- Other hearing difficulties
Heart & Circulatory Problems
- Heart rate increases (for no apparent reason)
- Cardiac Arrhythmia’s
- Chest Pain or Pressure
- Low/High Blood Pressure Changes
- Sinus Problems
Muscles and Joint Problems
- Unexplained wrist, arm, shoulder and back pain
- Shaking and Tremors
- Muscle Spasms
- Altered Reflexes
- Muscles & Joint Pain
- Skin Rash
- Burning Sensations
- Facial Flushing
If you think that so-called low levels of “wireless” EMR are too weak to have any effects on people, please check out this page: Hard to Believe?
Here are some links for more information on ES and EHS:
The Electrosensitive Society: The Electrosensitive Society
And to sign up for their emagazine: Rewire.Me eMagazine
Here is one of many YouTube & Vimeo videos on EHS: Is EHS Real?
Powerwatch (UK) on EHS: Powerwatch
Electrosensitivity UK on EHS: Electrosensitivity UK