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EHS

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What is Electro-Hypersensitivity (EHS)?

Electro-Hypersensitivity (EHS) is a condition that has been known about since 1932 and has been called various names in different countries around the world (particularly in Europe, Canada and the former Soviet Union). The labels include Microwave Sickness, Radio Wave Syndrome, EMF Intolerance Syndrome and Rapid Aging Syndrome. Whatever you call it, the condition is real and has been known to exist for over 80 years.   Approximately 3% – 5% of people are moderately affected, with another 20-25% of people being slightly affected. Less than 1% of the population is severely affected, but the numbers are rapidly increasing with the exponential rise in EMF pollution in our homes and communities. Even if you do not feel the effects of EMF pollution, your biology is still being damaged by this invisible pollution. Thus, all humans are electro-sensitive to a degree. People with EHS are in some ways lucky because their bodies are telling them to get away from a potent source of man-made environmental pollution.

The most famous person who is EHS is Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). It is widely thought that she was forced out of the WHO in 2003 because she admitted in a press interview that cell phones within a few meters would give her a headache. This revelation was not aligned with the economic interests that govern the World Health Organization. She has been silent about the EHS issue for over a decade, until this statement was made recently stating that she is still cautious with cell phones and other sources of microwave radiation. She also recently made this statement regarding EHS in a speech at the University of Waterloo in Canada (the home of the BlackBerry smartphone).

The typical EHS symptoms are headaches (tension along the sides of the head), heart palpitations/pressure in the chest, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), fatigue, skin rashes (particularly on the face), memory & concentration difficulties, irritability and sleep disturbance. Approximately 300,000 people in Sweden (a country that officially acknowledges EHS as a functional impairment) are affected. Millions of people throughout the world are likely affected, yet most do not realize that microwave radiation and electrical pollution are the cause of their symptoms.

EHS is analogous to an allergy and once the body becomes sensitized to sources of EMF pollution, the only known treatment is to significantly reduce exposure. This can have a dramatic impact on one’s life, with some electro-sensitive people giving up their career, their home, social networks and sometimes even their family because it is difficult to live in our modern environment that is now filled with electrical pollution and microwave radiation. There have been multiple suicides around the world related to severe cases of EHS. Thus, the condition can have devastating effects on individuals and families.

While much of the press and even some physicians still keep their heads in the sand with regard to EHS, the evidence of its existence is too strong to deny. Both anecdotal and science-based evidence, as you can see below, makes such denial an increasingly untenable position. It may take some time for it too fully sink in (just like it took generations of doctors to believe in “invisible” germs), but society is beginning to realize that microwave radiation from wireless communication technology and electrical pollution is in the same category as tobacco, asbestos, pesticides, chemicals like BPA, fracking and GMO’s. Tens of millions of people will be affected unless society begins to listen to these canaries in the coal mine and begins to implementsolutions.

As you do your own research on this topic, you will see that many mainstream sources of information (such as Wikipedia or The New Yorker) label this condition as psychosomatic and quote outdated or flawed studies. Others go so far as to state that the only way this condition can be helped is through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) or other psychiatric methods. Mental illness is a convenient scapegoat that has been used for centuries when powerful economic interests face an uncomfortable inconvenient truth that threatens the status quo. It is being used yet again for a condition that is real. It may benefit the reader to remember that homosexuality and even peptic ulcers were once thought to be mental disorders. This may still be the case if you live in certain areas of the world.

We are at the very beginning of understanding EHS and most of the recent science shows that EMF pollution affects our biology. To dismissively label this condition a mental illness is both arrogant and lazy. Such a stance does nothing to advance medicine and science. It only benefits the hugely profitable industries that rely on the proliferation of wireless technology and electrical pollution such as telecommunications, utilities, technology, military, media conglomerates, finance and pension systems. With our very economic and political foundations now reliant on this technology, it is easy to see why there is such a concerted effort to discredit EHS as a bonafide medical condition.

If you research this subject with an open mind and search for the truth, you will find that this condition is a real and growing issue for our society. The following are news stories, articles, research papers and websites that you will rarely see in the main stream press. This is how the truth becomes evident:  (See below this article for these listings)

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Susan Parsons

Human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial EMFs can interact with fundamental biological processes in the human body.
(Sage, 2007)

We are living in an increasingly complex electrical environment and are inundated daily with electromagnetic frequencies ranging from less than 20 Hz (electric trains) to greater than 1 billion Hz (wireless telecommunication). Most of these frequencies are man-made and were not present until the invention and subsequent commercialization of electricity (early 1900s), radio (1920s), radar (1940s), television (1950s), computers (1970s), and cell phones (1980s). Whether, and at what intensities, these frequencies have biological effects has been a subject of scientific debate for decades.

(Havas & Stetzer, 2004)

Early recognition, avoidance of symptom-triggering agents, environmental control, treatments that may reduce residual toxins and recovery of normal biological processes are key to regaining health for people with sensitivities. Without mitigation of the incitant, people with environmental sensitivities may become severely debilitated.

(Sears, 2007)

In today’s world, everyone is exposed to two types of EMFs:

1. Extremelylowfrequencyelectromagneticfields(ELF)fromelectricalandelectronicappliances and power lines

2. Radiofrequencyradiation(RF)fromwirelessdevicessuchascellphonesandcordlessphones, cellular antennas and towers, and broadcast transmission towers. (Sage, 2007)

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Dirty/Stray Electricity refers to high frequency transients, harmonics, and other noise on electrical wiring. It can be generated inside buildings by electronic equipment and it can enter the home through wiring from nearby sources including wireless telecommunication antennas connected to the power grid. When the capacity of the primary neutral on distribution lines is exceeded, current runs along the ground and enters homes via grounded water pipes. (Havas & Stetzer, 2004)

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What is Electro-Hypersensitivity or EHS?

In addition to numerous other health problems, electromagnetic pollution has been associated with an increase in the number of individuals suffering from a condition known as electrohypersensitivity (EHS). EHS is defined by the World Health Organization as: “…a phenomenon where individuals experience adverse health effects while in the vicinity of devices emanating electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields.”

In Sweden, it is classified as a disability and health care facilities with low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation are available. The Canadian Human Rights Commission report also acknowledges environmental sensitivity attributed to electromagnetic exposure. (28) Researchers estimate that approximately 3% of the population has severe symptoms of EHS, and another 35% of the population has moderate symptoms such as an impaired immune system and chronic illness (Havas, 2007).

SYMPTOMS OF EHS

The biological effects from exposure to EMF/EMR include both adverse health effects and loss of homeostasis and well-being. Symptoms vary from patient to patient depending on their physical biology and exposure intensity and duration. Symptoms quickly improve when away from EMF/EMR sources, particularly when the patient moves away from computers, fluorescent lighting, transformers, wireless antenna, cell and cordless phones, appliances and out of proximity to cell phone towers, electrical substations and power lines. All these are potential sources of higher than normal EMF/EMR exposure. Symptoms recur on returning to the irradiated environment. Over time, sensitivity is increased to smaller and smaller EMF/EMR exposures. (Sage, 2001)

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SYMPTOMS OF ELECTRO HYPERSENSITIVITY

Ne urolog ical

Ca rdiac

R es pira to ry

De rmato logica l

Ophtha l mo logic

headac hes

depress io n

pa lp it at io ns

sinusitis

skinrash

deteriorating vision

difficulty
c o nc e n t r a t i n g

anxiety

pain or pressure in the chest

asthma

facial flushing

pain or burning in the eyes

muscle and joint pain

confusion and spatial disorientation

low or high blood pressure

bronc hit is

itc hing

pressure in/behind the eyes

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memory loss

fa t igue

shortness of breath

pne umo nia

burning

floate rs

dizziness

weak ness

arrhythmias

catarac ts

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na use a

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tre mo rs

slow or fast heart rate

swelling of face and neck

irr itab ilit y

muscle spasms

numb ness

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leg/foot pain

tingling

“Flu-like” symptoms

hyperactivity

fe ver

altered reflexes

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inso mnia

OTHER

digestive problems

abdominal pain

test ic ula r/o va r ia n pa in/s we lling

enlarged thyroid

great thirst

dehydr at io n

noseb leeds

internal bleeding

hair loss

pain in the teeth

deteriorating fillings

Light sensitivity

swollen lymph nodes

loss of appetite

hypo xia

a l le r g i e s

frequent urination and inco nt ine nce

night sweats

immune abnor ma lit ies

redistribution of metals within the body

ringing in the ears (tinnitus or similar chronic ear-noise)

impaired sense of s me ll

altered sugar metabolism

dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes

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Severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis, and stroke

SO, YOU HAVE EHS. NOW WHAT? HOW DO YOU LIVE WITH IT?

I won’t lie and tell you it’s easy. It’s not. Not in the world we live in today. Most importantly, you need to reduce your exposure to EMFs and get your body as healthy as possible. If you follow the methods outlined below, you will experience much less pain and discomfort, and fewer symptoms. Your body will also be able to recouperate from exposure to EMFs more easily. Believe me, I have been there. I am there. However, by doing many of the things I mention below, life has improved immensely over the last year.

When I first found out I had EHS and was told the things I should do to get better, it just seemed so overwhelming. But once I took action, I started feeling much better. I was quite shocked when I realized how much subliminal pain and discomfort I had been living with. This was pain and discomfort other than the acute pains I was experiencing, and I didn’t even know it was there until after it was gone! My head actually felt ten times lighter and cooler. I was ecstatic from the physical relief I felt. I think my family thought I had gone mad. Here I was with a terrible diagnosis and I was dancing around the house singing.

Very quickly, all my symptoms started to abate. I could walk, think, and speak without difficulty; the ringing in my ears decreased; there were no daily headaches and no more seizures! I also had a nice surprise when other things improved too. Things I hadn’t associated with EHS; Chronic sinus and ear pain and pressure that the doctors couldn’t explain, Fibromyalgia symptoms, sensitivity to perfumes, nosebleeds, vision, and bladder problems (that had gotten very bad). All the symptoms improved or went away within weeks of staying home from work, eliminating wireless technologies and reducing the sources of EMFs in my home. The symptoms do return, when I’m exposed, but not as badly as before. And it will take a while for my body to heal enough that I don’t have any symptoms from short term exposure. I will never be able to tolerate exposure to wireless and cell towers.

After all I’ve been through, I’m just thankful that I’m not a frog or I’d still be boiling away in that pot of water.

Sections

EMF Mitigation and Avoidance

The Medical Aspects of Regaining Your Health Getting the Right Medical Help Medical Issues of EHS

Treating EHS
Replacement of Amalgam Dental Fillings
Removal of mercury and heavy metals from your body

Psychological and Social Aspects of EHS Employment and Accommodation Recommended Reading
References

Put a frog in a pot of boiling water and it will jump out. Put it in a pot of cold water that is slowly heated, and it won’t notice a thing and stay in the pot.

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EMF Mitigation and Avoidance

The first and most important thing you can do for yourself, is to avoid exposure to EMFs. This is next to impossible in today’s world, but you can greatly reduce your exposure by knowing what and where the sources are in your environment, and then taking action to eliminate or minimize your exposure to them.

First and foremost
GET RID OF YOUR WIRELESS PARAPHERNALIA. (All wireless technology emits RF) Yes, you can live without it. In fact, you can’t live with it and withdrawal from these conveniences/pleasures is necessary to avoid eventual withdrawal from society.

CORDLESS PHONES – Use corded phones… you’ll get used to it again. A speaker phone will reduce your exposure even more.
WIRELESS INTERNET AND BLUETOOTH SYSTEMS – hard wire it.
(Bluetooth applications include all close range wireless communication devices such as wireless keyboards, mouse, printers, hands-free headsets, gaming consoles, bar code scanners.) WIRELESS BABY MONITORS – use corded, plug in, sound activated type and keep it well away from your baby.

CELL PHONES AND BLACKBERRIES – Use a land line. Some people keep one in their glove compartment in case of emergencies. Not using a cell phone regularly not only protects you and those near you but it also reduces the number of signals transmitting from cell phone towers and improves the environment for everyone.

REPLACE FLOURESCENT LIGHTS AND BULBS with incandescent bulbs. Although the government is encouraging everyone to use fluorescent bulbs, they only have power savings in mind. They are toxic in more ways than one: they emit strong EMFs and contain mercury. Research is being conducted on a certain type of LED lighting which may be safer to use.

The following is excerpted from Environment Canada’s website: “Because mercury is toxic and has significant impacts on human and environmental health, even small mercury spills should be considered hazardous and should be cleaned up with caution. Liquid mercury, commonly found in household thermometers, thermostats and barometers, volatilizes easily to form a poisonous, colourless and odourless vapor when spilled. If inhaled, this vapor is rapidly absorbed through the lungs of an exposed individual. Children are especially at risk of exposure because mercury vapors, which are heavier than air, often linger near the floor where children crawl and play.” read the protocol for cleaning up a ‘small’ mercury spill (http://www.ec.gc.ca/MERCURY/EN/cu.cfm?)

Your body heals and regenerates while you sleep. If you are being bombarded with EMFs during this time, not only will you be causing more damage but your body will not get the chance to heal itself.
REMOVE ALL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FROM THE BEDROOM. Clock radios, T.V.s, phones, electric blankets. If you must have them in the bedroom, place them as far away from the head of the bed as possible. It would be best to use a wind up or battery operated alarm clock.

  •  If you sleep in a water bed, unplug it (only switching off is not sufficient) before getting in at night.
  •  Do not use electric blankets. Use a hot water bottle or preheat bed with electric blanket, but unplug during sleep (only switching off is not sufficient).
  •  Sleep with your head away from power outlets. -4–

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Top performance of body and mind as well as optimal regeneration and relaxation require a healthy building that is largely free from undesirable environmental stressors.

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SLEEP/REST AWAY FROM HIGH FIELD AREAS like the house power main and operational refrigerators and appliances. Remember, fields extend some distance, even through walls.

  •  Place kitchen and laundry appliances on outside walls.
  •  It is highly beneficial to turn the power to the bedroom off at night. Remember there mayalso be lighting fixtures in ceilings below your bedroom and these should be turned off at the main also.IN YOUR VEHICLE: There are high levels of EMFs in the engine compartment of a vehicle. The alternator and ignition being the main culprits. If you are in the market for a new car, it would be best to choose one that allows you to sit further back from the engine. Although fuel efficiency is a concern, for the health purposes of someone with EHS it would be better to choose a larger car. If you are to measure for the EMFs in a car, you should be driving at the time. measure all areas of the car includig the footwell. Measure with the heater and A/C on and off.Generally, standard transmission and deisel powered vehicles emit fewer EMFs. Deisel being the best. Some vehicles have high electrical fields and low electromagnetic fields and some the opposite.
  •  DonotuseGPS
  •  Limit the use of the heater and air conditioner
  •  Disconnect onboard DVD players etc. Not only are they usually placed very close to theheads of those in the front seats, the EMFs they emit are being bounced around inside thevehicle striking everyone multiple times.
  •  The stereo system can also be a bad source of EMFs, from the digital display, even whenturned off. You can ‘disconnect’ it by pulling the fuse.
  •  There is a transparent window shielding that can be installed on you vehicle’s windows butyou may need special permission to do this. It will protect against RF from the plethora of cell towers along the highways. All windows will need to be coated so RF signals don’t get in and ricochet around inside the vehicle. See: Protective fabrics
  •  While driving on the highway try to stay away from commercial vehicles. They usually have high powered transmitters for communicationsLIVE AS FAR AS POSSIBLE FROM power lines, distribution lines, electrical substations, electrical bus cables and cell phone towers.ONLY SUBMIT YOURSELF TO X-RAYS, MRI’s OR CT SCANS in emergency situations. Although exceptional diagnostic tools, these procedures are extremely dangerous and will only make your symptoms worse. Unless your situation is dire, it would be unwise to submit to them. (Updated information Mar 25, 2008)For information on the technology of MRIs please see:
    Whole Body Screening using MRI or CT Technology (Health Canada) (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh- vsv/med/mri-irm_e.html#he);
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) (Georg Frese, Hans Engels) (http:/weepinitiative.org/LINKEDDOCS/health/MRI-Frese_text.pdf);
    Euro Work Safe (http:/weepinitiative.org/LINKEDDOCS/health/MRI_euroworksafe.pdf);
    and Guidelines for Ethics Approval of Research Protocols Involving Human Exposure to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (HSREB, 2005) (http:/weepinitiative.org/LINKEDDOCS/health/2g004-guideline-use-of-mri- mar-2005.pdf)LIMIT EXPOSURE AND STAY A SAFE DISTANCE FROM ALL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

TV’s, computers and monitors. Use a flat screen monitor. If you use long extensions on your mouse keyboard and monitor, you can have your computer further away from your desk and body. You can also sit further back from the monitor. Do not use a wireless keyboard and mouse. Be aware: the mouse and keyboard also have EMFs page6image1248

  •  If you have a laptop, do not sit with it on your body. Use an external keyboard, mouse, and possibly monitor. Using it on battery power will also reduce EMF exposure. Recharge the battery away from high use areas of your home.
  •  Refrigerators can be put on timers so they run periodically to maintain their temperature but don’t have current running to them constantly.
  •  Do not sit between two sources of EMFs. Electromagnetic fields attract one another, which expands the field from one source towards the other. Sitting between two sources puts you in this expanded field and increases your exposure. An example would be an attraction between your computer and TV. This can even have an effect if the TV is in an adjacent room.
  •  Unplug all electrical equipment when not in use. Even when something is turned off it will still conduct ‘dirty electricity’ from power surges and bring that into the room and closer to you.
  •  Remove or unplug lamps and other electrical equipment from occasional and end tables, if they are near to where you will be sitting. This includes telephones. Use overhead lighting or place lamps at a distance from where you will be sitting.
  •  Do not use a microwave oven. These not only emit high levels of EMF’s but they also irradiate your food, causing it to be less nutritious.
  •  Some people turn the power off in their homes for short periods to give their body a break.
  •  Other common high EMF/EMR sources are: furnace, water heater and pump, air conditioningunit, induction stoves, hair dryers, heating pads, tanning beds, sewing machines, printers, copiers, fax machines and radiant heating systems. See Building Biology Indoor Environment Checklist © (http://www.baubiologie.net/docs/elektrosmog_bb_indoor_environment_checklist.pdf)INSTALL EMF/EMR FILTERS AND CAPACITORS on electrical circuitry in your home. Electromagnetic fields are constantly riding on the wiring and electrical devices in your home. These filters harmonize the electromagnetic fields (EMF) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) on the wiring and reduce your exposure. WEEP does not sell or promote any particular brand of filter but you can find plenty of information on the internet. You will need filters that work in the 4kHz to 100kHz range.CHECK THE WIRING IN YOUR HOME to make sure all connections are secure and there is no breakage anywhere.CHECK ALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES to ensure they are in perfect working order. Do not break off the ground prong on the plugs.CHECK THE OUTSIDE CONNECTION TO THE MAIN POWER LINES Call your electric utility provider and have them check to make sure they are all secure and there is no breakage anywhere. Also have them trim tree branches around the supply cable so they don’t touch and create surges on your line.ANOTHER MAJOR SOURCE OF EMFs IS GROUND CURRENT ENTERING YOUR HOME ON WATER AND GAS PIPES. Install a dielectric coupling (electrically insulating piece) after having it checked by a licensed electrician. Replacing copper pipe with PVC can also reduce the transmission of EMFs around the home.OTHER CONSIDERATIONSBecause metal is an ideal transmitter and reflector of electricity and electromagnetic radiation, it is wise to keep your distance from and reduce the number of metallic objects in your environment.Consider replacing your spring bed with a natural material mattress. This is especially important because your body heals and regenerates while at rest.

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  •  When purchasing new furniture take into consideration the amount of steel or metal it contains.
  •  Because of stray current on water pipes, a steel bathtub can be a high source of EMFs.
  •  Metallic jewellery can also attract EMFs. You may have already noticed aching in yourhands, wrists, and neck from this.
  •  DO NOT WEAR HATS WITH METAL STUDS and BUCKLES. Check the little button on top ofbaseball caps. This can cause major injury, especially near cell phone towers or in wirelessinternet environments.
  •  Wear eyeglasses with as little metal as possible. Even those plastic frames have metal postsin the arms.
  •  At work, take frequent outside breaks to give your body a rest. See section onaccommodation below.GET OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. While indoors not only are you surrounded by sources of EMF but it also reflects and ricochets off walls and objects in the room, creating even denser electrical pollution. So getting outside, more often, will help you immensely. But be mindful of high EMF/EMR areas outisde too.
  •  As with inside the house, it is always a good idea to measure EMF/EMR in your outside environment, so you know the best place to sit and relax.
  •  Stay away from overhead or underground high power lines, electrical transformers, substations, cell phone towers etc.In your own back yard, some areas that may have a detrimental effect on your health are:
  •  Near the power supply and supply cable
  •  Underground water, gas pipes, TV cable, TV antennae, phone lines, and metal fences.Sitting in steel frame lawn chairs is also not a good idea. Sitting away from the house will reduce your proximity to steel veranda supports and rails, aluminum soffits, fascia, and eaves troughs.PROTECTIVE FABRICSThere are a lot of EMF protective devices and materials on the market and they do work but only under certain conditions. For instance there are protective fabrics that will deflect or absorb EMFs. So you may think it a good idea to line your bedroom with some of the more reflective fabric. This will only work if you have no sources of EMF inside the shielded area because they would bounce around inside the room, increasing your exposure. (If you were to do this you would have to make sure that the floor and ceiling are also lined.)Fabric for protective clothing.At first, I thought that the more protective the fabric the better. However, this isn’t the case. It can actually attract and retain EMFs instead of repel them.Some fabrics need to be grounded. I have seen on the news, a woman in England who wears mesh over her head. This mesh needs to be grounded to dissipate the EMFs. I’m not sure about the ground current situation in England but in N. America, we have a terrible ground current problem so this is not a good idea. The current from stray electricity in the earth will run up the ground wire as well as down so you are at risk of shock and further injury. One person has complained of having terrible pains in her head when she goes to bed. She wore a foil hat to protect against cell tower emissions. This isn’t a very good idea. If you are being exposed to EMFs from any direction other than from the side or top, of your head, the EMFs will travel through your body and brain, out the top of your head; reflect off the shield and then travel back down through your brain and body, increasing your exposure.page8image1128 page8image1288

I wear a hat made from NaturaShield fabric. I have lined a hat with it that I wear to go out and I also have a couple made only of this fabric for in the house and to sleep in. I wear a hat 24/7. When I first started wearing it I couldn’t believe the relief I got. My head instantly felt ten times cooler and most of the pressure was gone within days. This is the pain I mentioned earlier that I didn’t know was there.

This fabric is strong enough to reflect most of the ambient EMFs from the electrical paraphernalia around me but only partially blocks out the direct RF signals from cell towers and wifi. It also isn’t

strong enough to attract EMFs to my head. In blocking the ambient EMFs it actually reduces my exposure which in turn helps my body deal with the stronger RF signals. It also lets the stronger exposures I may experience from an upward angle to my body, pass right through. Once in a while, when I start feeling pain on the top of my head, I take the hat off because it is usually something affecting me from below. This may happen more if you are on an upper floor of a building and there are EMF sources on the floor(s) below.

As with everything that can be used for protection against EMFs, some things work for some but not for others. I know people who have tried wearing ‘the hat’ and find it doesn’t help at all or gives them a headache. This may due to the direction and type of the exposure in their environment and/or their particular biology. It is all trial and error and you will need to be patient to find what works for you.

Although WEEP does not usually promote specific devices or commercial companies, I feel that in this instance if you don’t use the right fabric, you may injure yourself further. The NaturaShield fabric can be ordered on line at http://www.lessemf.com/fabric.html

The Medical Aspects of Regaining Your Health

“Diseases are crises of purification, of toxic elimination.” Hypocrites, 500 BC

GETTING THE RIGHT MEDICAL HELP

Equally important to mitigation and avoidance of EMFs, is healing and strengthening your body. Since most family doctors only treat the symptoms of illness, seeing a registered complimentary and alternative medical practitioner is necessary to receive the right care. You have become electrohypersensitive because EMFs have affected your body on a broad spectrum and at a cellular level, so it is important to treat the root cause and not just the symptoms. For a list of Registered Naturopathic Doctors, by province see: Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (http://www.cand.ca/index.php?id=professional&L=0)

It is also important to contact the Environmental Health Clinic at The New Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, and ask them for a referral package. There is a waiting list to get into the clinic, so the sooner this is done, the better. The Doctors at The Environmental Health Clinic will help you better understand EHS and what you need to do to regain your health. They will also help your family doctor understand EHS and what he or she can do to help you. Because the body of evidence is only now being taken seriously, most family practitioners are still unaware of EHS or anything that is involved in treating it. To help you talk to your doctor about EHS, we have prepared a document for you to take with you when you visit him/her. A printable version is available here. Talking to Your Doctor

Having a diagnosis from the Environmental Health Clinic will also help when you talk to your employer and insurance providers.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CLINIC AT THE NEW WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL,

http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/programs/program76.html

The Environmental Health Clinic is a unique multidisciplinary clinic, and the only one of its kind in Ontario. It was established in 1996 by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to be a provincial resource in promoting environmental health, and to improve health care for people with environment-linked conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

The Environmental Health Clinic is the clinical part of a joint clinical and research program of Women’s College Hospital and the University of Toronto.

The purpose of the Clinic is to:

  •  Educate our clients, the public and health-care professionals about environmental health issues
  •  Provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment for clients with Environmental Sensitivities/Intolerances (and related conditions), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, and to make recommendations to their treating physicians regarding the management of their ongoing health care needs
  •  Gain a better understanding of the health-care needs of those with Environmental Sensitivities/Intolerances, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia through participation in clinical research a better understanding of the health-care needs of those with Environmental Sensitivities/Intolerances, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia through participation in clinical researchA physician referral is required. To have a referral package mailed to you, call toll free 1-800-417-7092.Other environmental health care facilities in Canada:
    In Nova Scotia, the Environmental Health Centre (http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/facilities/nsehc/index.html) was established at a permanent site in 1997. This facility is associated with Dalhousie University and includes Canada’s only environmental control unit for treatment and research.The provinces and territories, rather than the Government of Canada, are primarily responsible for the administration and delivery of health care services. It is therefore, recommended that you contact provincial/territorial Ministries of Health to find out what is available to you. The following Health Canada website provides links to provincial and territorial health ministries: http://www.hc- sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/delivery-prestation/ptrole/ptmin/index_e.html#1MEDICAL ISSUES OF EHSI strongly reccommend that you read the The Canadian Human Rights Commission Research Project, The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities. (Sears, 2007) Link. It will help you better understand the issues surrounding your health care and recovery.The following are excerpts from this report.ORIGINS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIEShttp://www.chrc- ccdp.ca/research_program_recherche/esensitivities_hypersensibilitee/page5-en.asp

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Overload the “General Adaptation Syndrome” model underpins modern medicine, describing

how the body responds to “stressors” (e.g. chemical agents, vigorous exercise, emotional

loss). If the stress does not kill, initially there is a “flight/fight” response, then a period of adaptation and then resistance to the stressor. Eventually, if the stress continues for long enough, or there is a sudden surge of stress, adaptive mechanisms are exhausted. This brings generalized breakdown of body systems and non-specific illness. Recognition of these universal bodily reactions to stressors of all types, which are mediated via the pituitary/hypothalamus/adrenal axis, spawned the science of psychoneuroendocrine immunology.

Ashford and Miller described this scenario as “Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance” (TILT), a disease paradigm affecting a broad cross-section of society, including veterans of war, workers in many professions and trades, and children in poorly ventilated or maintained schools. This toxic overload is treated by reducing the number of stressors, including chemicals and allergens in the body, the surroundings, food and water, as well as electromagnetic fields, currents and radiation. Reduction of emotional stressors may also help.

Summary

The balance of scientific evidence and experience indicates that environmental sensitivities generally arise from physiological causes, although there are many neurological and psychological consequences. Physiological responses to environmental factors vary greatly among individuals, and individuals’ experiences must play an important role in determining treatments. Once environmental factors initiating and triggering environmental sensitivities are addressed with safe housing, workplaces, food and water, then psychosocial interventions may assist people. The comprehensive biopsychosocial model of medicine, treating the body, mind and environment, is therefore the most appropriate and effective framework for treating environmental sensitivities.

ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES – MEDICAL ISSUES

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/research_program_recherche/esensitivities_hypersensibilitee/page6- en.asp

Early recognition, avoidance of symptom-triggering agents, environmental control, treatments that may reduce residual toxins and recovery of normal biological processes are key to regaining health for people with sensitivities. Without mitigation of the incitant, people with environmental sensitivities may become severely debilitated. Once exposure to incitants is eliminated, helpful interventions include: treating gastrointestinal infections which, if untreated, can lead to absorption of internal toxins and large-molecule food antigens, or conversely, may lead to poor absorption of nutrients;

  •  regimens to enhance detoxification and elimination such as sauna and exercise therapy;
  •  reduction of heavy metal contamination using oral and intravenous chelation for toxicmetals (shown to be safe to treat lead in children; it is currently in clinical trials for childrenwith autism);
  •  oral and intravenous vitamins;
  •  securing hormonal homeostasis, given that many of the toxins observed are endocrinedisruptors;
  •  correcting biochemical irregularities;
  •  psychological, social and spiritual support;
  •  occupational accommodation.

SO WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?

I am not a health care practitioner and I don’t claim to know anything about human biological systems, so I asked my Naturopathic Doctor, Edie Pett (D.C., D.T.) to help me with this section.

To regain your good health you must repair and strengthen your body as much as possible before embarking on other more intensive treatments to rid your body of heavy metals.

NUTRITIONAL SUGGESTIONS FOR MAXIMIZING OUR HEALTH:
Your food should be organic, non GMO (genetically modified) and as local and seasonal as possible for optimal nutrient value.

It is recommended to eat: 8 to 10 servings of vegetables. Eat a variety of colours, red peppers, green kale, white cauliflower, orange carrots and squash. Use a variety of cooking methods from steaming, sautéing, baking, and some raw. Vegetable juice is especially useful if digestion is poor as it is high in enzymes and absorbable nutrients. Some suggestions would be to use a combination of carrot, celery, beet, ginger and cabbage.

1 to 3 servings of Fruit, but only if local and seasonal. Fruit must be picked ripe to have any significant nutritional value. Freezing or canning local fruit in the summer is a way to provide great fruit in the winter.

Whole Grains: Brown rice (all kinds), millet, quinoa, buckwheat, oatmeal, rye, amaranth, kamut, spelt

Legumes: chick peas, lentils, black beans, aduki, lima, split peas, navy, kidney beans, soybeans and tofu. These provide great fibre for assisting in the elimination of wastes and toxins from the body, as well as plentiful nutrients and protein. Eat some of each of them on a daily basis. Great in soups, as side dishes, dips, salads.

Protein: When eating any animal protein choose only that which is hormone and antibiotic free and as organically raised as possible. Fish should be wild when possible. Larger fish such as tuna should be eaten less frequently due to their higher mercury content. Smaller fish such as anchovies and sardines provide high quality omega 3 essential fatty acids as well as being good protein sources. Complete vegetable protein is derived from combining legumes and whole grains together as well as the addition of nuts and seeds. Almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans and walnuts are good sources of oil and protein. Of course eggs are also a good protein source.
Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil and sunflower oil are great oils to use in cooking and salads.
Herbs and spices add flavour and medicinal value: use garlic, onions, leeks, shallots often. Curries, cilantro, basil, oregano, turmeric etc.

Water in sufficient amounts is required to keep the body detoxifying well. Usually it is recommended to drink half your body weight in ounces. It should be purified, a Brita filter, reverse osmosis filter etc. Avoid buying water in plastic bottles or using plastic bottles to drink from. There are harmful chemicals that leach out of the plastic into our water.

AVOID all foods that contain sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. Better choices would be honey, maple syrup or stevia. A basic rule of thumb, if there are more than 5 ingredients listed on a product it’s best to avoid it!

Most people do better if they minimize their consumption of cow’s milk dairy products and wheat products. page12image1272

If you do use them choose organic ones, or as an alternative try goat or sheep milk products. Many alternative choices to wheat are available: brown rice pasta, rye or spelt breads and crackers, brown rice cakes and crackers, granolas and mueslis. Corn and corn products are also not tolerated well by many individuals. If you do eat it, make sure it is organic as there is a lot of modified, gmo corn on the market.

REALLY, THE WAY TO GO IS TO DO YOUR OWN COOKING FROM SCRATCH SO THAT YOU KNOW ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR FOOD. Get to know local farmers, go to farmers’ markets, many are growing organically now. Read labels, ask questions, know what you’re eating!

BASIC HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SUGGESTIONS:

Sleep: Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. You may need to darken your room to help with this.

Dry brush your skin daily with a natural bristle brush or loofa. Eliminates wastes and acids from the skin as well as assisting in lymphatic drainage.

Get outside daily for at least 1⁄2 hour.

Movements…do something! Walk, swim, dance, run, and jump……every day.

DRY BRUSHING

Excerpted from Natural Health Techniques http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/HealingTechniques/Dry_Brushing_Technique.htm (See this site for details on dry brushing.)

The skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day
The skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands

That the skin is known also as our third kidney
That the skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body
That the skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency

Detoxification is performed by a number of organs, glands, and transportation systems, including the skin, gut, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, and mucous membranes. The dry brushing technique deals with detoxification of the skin.

Dry brushing is a way to stimulate all the above organs of detoxification because it provides a gentle internal massage.

Dry Brushing was recommended by the Finnish Dr., Paavo Airola for his patients 30 years ago and is still popular in European spas and many cancer treatment centers today. The Russians, Turks and Scandinavians have used this treatment for centuries. Dry brushing is promoted as a preventative for dry skin and a way to exfoliate the skin, thus stimulating skin renewal that is super soft to the touch, but there are many other benefits as well:

Health Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:

1. Cleansesthelymphaticsystem
2. Strengthenstheimmunesystem
3. Stimulatesthehormoneandoil-producingglands 4. Stimulatescirculation
5. Improvesthefunctionofthenervoussystem
6. Helpsdigestion

SUPPLEMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HEALING YOUR BODY

THE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER (BBB)
Because the BBB is compromised with EHS, Methylcobalamin B12 injection protocol is essential for patients with environmental sensitivities. (This is different to Cyanocobalamin B12 that is commonly available) For those who cannot stomach injections, a sublingual form is available at health food stores but will not be as effective.

The blood-brain barrier is created by the cells which line the small blood vessels (capillaries) of the brain, called endothelial cells. These cells form tight junctions between each other, which are not generally present in most organs, and stop a free exchange of substances occurring between the blood and the brain. This barrier protects the brain and creates its unique environment. (Begley, 2005) (6)

Methylcobalamin is the active form of vitamin B12 and triggers regeneration of the nerves without adverse side effects. It facilitates methylation, the process that creates and maintains nerves and brain chemicals.

(Recommended by the doctors at the Environmental Health Clinic at The New Women’s College Hospital)

The Methylcobalamin Protocol for patients with environmental illness is:

Methylcobalamin injection 25,000 IU/cc (preservative free) 5cc vial X6R
0.1cc subcutaneously daily or 2-3x per week or as directed. It is best to use an Insulin syringe 3/10cc (painless)(#30)
Keep refrigerated and discard after expiry date

(Kathleen Kerr MD, 2005)

You must purchase Methylcobalamin at a Compounding Pharmacy. Your regular pharmacist can help you find one near you. Although this is most likely not covered by your insurance company, (it is not very expensive) ask your doctor for a prescription so you can claim the expense on your taxes.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION

Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, dietary supplements should be taken only under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.
It is recommended that you use only high quality supplements

  •  Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids ~ reduce inflammation and help prevent risk factors associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. These essential fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be particularly important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function.
  •  Anti-oxidants ~ prevent and repair damage done by free radicals. Antioxidants may also enhance immune defense and therefore lower the risk of cancer and infection.
  •  Melatonin ~ helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. In addition to its hormonal actions, melatonin has strong antioxidant effects. Preliminary evidence suggests that it may help strengthen the immune system. It is recommended that you speak with your health care practitioner before taking melatonin.
  •  Calcium ~ the most abundant mineral in the human body, has several important functions. More than 99% of total body calcium is stored in the bones and teeth where it functions to support their structure [1]. The remaining 1% is found throughout the body in blood,“…… Ultra-high doses of methylcobalamin even promote nerve regeneration in experiments.” (The Journal of Neurological Science, April 1994)

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muscle, and the fluid between cells. Calcium is needed for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and sending messages through the nervous system. A constant level of calcium is maintained in body fluid and tissues so that these vital body processes function efficiently. B-Complex ~ B vitamins are an important part of the diet and are needed to help avoid many health conditions. The body does not produce B vitamins naturally. Their influence is felt in many parts of the body. They function as coenzymes that help the body obtain energy from food. They also are important for normal appetite, good vision, healthy skin, healthy nervous system and red blood cell formation

  •  Milk Thistle has a protective effect on the liver and improves its function. The liver plays a major part in ridding your body of toxins and so needs to be kept as healthy as possible.
  •  Vitamin D (up to 4000mcg a day) ~ In addition to calcium metabolism, accumulating evidence indicates other roles in human health, including immune function, reduction of inflammation, and effects on cell proliferation, differentiation, and programmed cell death.
  •  Digestive enzymes ~ assist your body in absorbing essential nutrients.
  •  Probiotics ~ re-establish and maintain a normal intestinal microflora.
  •  For additional information on supplements to protect your body and assist with movingmercury out of your system, please see:http://mercurytalk.com/wiki/index.php/Detoxing:Getting_Started_With_A_Detox_PlanREPLACEMENT OF AMALGAM DENTAL FILLINGSNot only do amalgam dental fillings attract EMF and electricity to your body, they create electrical current, and they contain mercury. Mercury is very toxic and is difficult for the human body to process and get rid of. Heavy metals in your body may have contributed to your getting sick in the first place. There are many ways in which you could have acquired heavy metal toxicity but dental amalgam fillings are a major source of contamination. It is not a single incident contamination but an ongoing leaching into the body. see: Environment Canada’s Mercury and the Environment, Health Concerns http://www.ec.gc.ca/MERCURY/EH/EN/eh-hc.cfm?SELECT=EHDental Mercury is the Source of Two-Thirds of Mercury in the PopulationAmalgam restorations consist of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and a trace amount of zinc. The dental amalgam has two fundamental flaws that adversely affect a patient’s health. The first fundamental flaw is that all amalgam metals are cations(a). The net result of the tendency for covalent(b), ionic and metallic bonding and van der Waals forces(c) between amalgam cations is a weak repulsion. So there is a sustained release of mercury and other metals from the amalgam into the body. Researchers have measured a daily release ofmercury on the order of 10 micrograms from the amalgam into the body. Mercury is a toxic metal; the most minute amount damages cells.The second fundamental flaw is that there are five dissimilar metals in the amalgam. Galvanic(d) action between these metals in inevitable (the dissimilar metals form a battery). Galvanism produces electricity that flows through the body. The electric currents produced by the amalgam typically are between 0.1 and 10 microamps, compared to the body’s natural electric current of 3 microamps.The mercury challenges systemic functions of every individual and of developing fetuses, so it can lead to health problems and fetal malformations. Mercury leakage and its subsequent pathophysiologic effects are most often slow, insidious processes. So health problems caused by dental mercury poisoning are perceived many years after the amalgams are placed. (DAMS Inc. 1997 & 2005)

(a) An ion or group of ions having a positive charge and characteristically moving toward the negative electrode in electrolysis
(b) Of or relating to a chemical bond characterized by one or more pairs of shared electrons
(c) The relatively weak attractive forces that are operative between neutral atoms and molecules and that arise because of the electric polarization induced in each of the particles by the presence of other particles (d) Of, relating to, involving, or producing a direct current of electricity

Removal and replacement of amalgam fillings with non-metallic fillings is not straight forward. A specific protocol needs to be followed to ensure that you don’t absorb any more mercury during the procedure, and to bolster your immune and nervous systems. Having amalgam dental fillings replaced without following this protocol can cause severe health reactions. Working in unison with your natural health care practitioner and your dentist, while you are having you fillings replaced, is strongly recommended.

Even though it is scientific fact that mercury is released from amalgam fillings, most dentists are misguided and are still using it. (See: http://amalgamillness.com/Mercury.html) In my search for a dentist, to replace my amalgam fillings, I have spoken to several who seem to be under the impression that mercury is not dangerous. One dentist told me there is less mercury in one filling than in a can of tuna. But what if you have more than one filling? And aren’t they warning against eating tuna?

Environment Canada also has strong concerns regarding mercury fillings. See Canadian Dental Association – Environment Canada Best Management Practices for Amalgam Waste in Canada – 2002 , Appendix D for the protocol for handling dental mercury. http://www.ec.gc.ca/MERCURY/DA/EN/da-damou.cfm#AnnexD

Another dentist, aware of the mercury issue, wanted to replace my amalgam fillings with gold because it doesn’t have the same chemical interactions as amalgam. Maybe not, but it is still metal and conducts electricity. They all try to talk me into having x-rays, which of course, I decline. I am only telling you this to stress the point that you need to find a dentist who understands the issues you are dealing with, or will at least listen when you explain and put your health at risk.

For the dental protocol to safely remove amalgam fillings see: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) http://www.iaomt.org/articles/files/files288/Safe%20Removal%20of%20Amalgam%20Fillings.pdf

For mercury free and mercury safe dentists in North America see: IAOMT-Find a Dentist/Physician http://www.iaomt.org/patients/results.aspx?stateProv=Ontario
This page also contains a link to international chapters.

REMOVAL OF MERCURY AND HEAVY METALS FROM YOUR BODY

Heavy metals in the body are dangerous on three levels. They are toxic; they can move in the body, when you are near electromagnetic radiation and fields, causing damage to the surrounding tissue; and they can attract and conduct electricity.

If not done correctly, removal (via chelation) of heavy metals from the body can be dangerous. It is recommended that you find a health care practitioner with a lot of experience and recommendations from previous patients. It is also recommended that you read the book Amalgam Illness Diagnosis and Treatment by Dr. Andrew Hall Cutler PhD., PE. http://www.noamalgam.com/

Testing for mercury in the body is difficult because mercury remains in the blood for a very short period before being excreted or settling in the organs and brain.

There are several methods of testing but because the DMPS Challenge involves moving large amounts of mercury in your body at one time, it can be very dangerous and is not recommended. Please see: Testing for Mercury Toxicity for more options and information. http://mercurytalk.com/wiki/index.php/Testing_for_Mercury_Toxicity

Detoxing is a long-term plan that you have to faithfully follow if it is going to work. Here are specific ideas to help you create a good detox plan.

Mercury detox is a two-tier project: Protection

Mobilization (via Chelation)

First, you have to protect your body from the effects of mercury, then you want to “mobilize” the mercury, that is, you want to pull it from body tissue and get it out. Providing a balance between protection and mobilization will allow you to feel reasonably well while assisting the body in eliminating mercury at a faster rate than it normally would. This balancing act is important because mobilizing too much mercury too fast can redistribute the mercury causing it to end up back in your body tissue causing more damage as it travels. If you mobilize too slowly, then mercury remains in your body longer than necessary.

A good plan will involve starting gently and becoming more agressive as you become stronger and healthier.

Read more… Detoxing:Getting Started With A Detox Plan

http://mercurytalk.com/wiki/index.php/Detoxing:Getting_Started_With_A_Detox_Plan

Psychological and Social Aspects of EHS

As I mentioned earlier, I am not a health care practitioner so, once again, I am turning to the experts for this section. I would also suggest that you read the advice on the The Environmental Health Clinic at The New Women’s College Hospital’s website. It is about living with other environmental sensitivities, but the advice given is practical for all sensitivities. The information I supply here on coping and social/spiritual aspects of environmental sensitivities is excerpted from their web site. http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/environmental/sensitivities/index.html

COPING

It is common to feel “out of control,” particularly in the beginning of this illness. It is helpful to keep a diary of activities and then note your symptoms in relation to exposure. This is a useful tool for making changes in your environment and helps one to regain some control. If there are a number of things that need to be changed it can appear overwhelming. It is important to set priorities and realistic time frames to make changes.

It often helps to view symptoms as early warning signs. If you can remove yourself from triggering agents, when the earliest symptoms start, you may be able to avoid developing further symptoms. Relaxation exercises are helpful to decrease stress. Below is an example of an easy exercise to promote relaxation:

Choose a place in your house as your “relaxation space,” preferably a place that you can close the door and be alone and uninterrupted for at least 10 minutes at a time. Sit in a comfortable chair and close your eyes. Take a few breaths to settle in – it may help to say nurturing phrases to yourself such as, “this is my time” or “as I breathe, I heal.” When you feel settled, as you breathe in through your nose, say silently to yourself “re” and “lax” as you exhale. Do this for 10 minutes twice a day at times when you know that you will not be interrupted. You may need to discuss this with your family to let them know that this is a time when you are to be left alone.

This exercise can also be done at any time of day for a few minutes whenever you first recognize your particular symptoms of stress.

Coping strategies are critical for people with environmental sensitivities/intolerances, as they may experience the feeling that their lives are being “turned upside down.” They may have lost their ability to work. They may be unable to socialize outside their homes – or even perform routine tasks such as grocery shopping, due to triggering of symptoms by everyday environmental exposures.

In a US-based survey of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, the most helpful coping skill was “attitudinal adjustment.” This refers to basically acceptance of the illness and taking care of themselves. In this study, people said, “I stopped comparing myself to others,” or “I don’t waste time worrying about what might have been” and “I remind myself to be in the moment – that’s all there is.”

SOCIAL/SPIRITUAL

Anyone experiencing a debilitating chronic illness needs time to grieve over the loss of his or her former life.

Isolation is often one of the most difficult aspects of having environmental sensitivities/intolerances. Family and friends may not understand the patient’s many sensitivities and symptoms and may go through many of the same emotional stages that the sick person does – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This lack of understanding may be compounded if health professionals and insurance companies do not validate the illness as “real.” The first step in helping others to understand your condition is to educate yourself, and then others. You may wish to have family and friends come to your own home when socializing, rather than going to their homes, as it is easier to control your own environment.

Sadly, in some cases, in spite of education about ES/MCS, family and friends may not be supportive. It is probably wise to minimize or eliminate contact with these people as much as possible, as they can be very “energy draining.” On the other hand, building a group or community of people who understand and care can be energy well spent. It may be helpful to connect with others who have the illness, through a support group. If you cannot leave your home or find a tolerable space to meet, it is usually still possible to network with supportive others through telephone calls, the Internet and/or email.

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TAKING ACTION

Some people find that when they start to feel better they want to become active in making environmental changes in their community to prevent others becoming ill or to help others who have environmental sensitivities. This is a great way to “make a difference.” Find out what groups are working in your community to create safe and healthy environments through your local politicians or support groups for people with environmental sensitivities/intolerances

Employment and Accommodation

As stated earlier, avoiding EMFs is very important in regaining your health. This can be difficult to do when at work. You may need to take some sick time at first, to start the healing process, but you still have bills to pay and a life to live.
The nature of your work may make it possible for you to work from home. You will have to determine, for yourself, what is best for your situation.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission approved a Policy on Environmental Sensitivities on June 15th, 2007. This policy has weight of law for federal employers, and sets a precedent for others. In this policy, EHS is classified as an environmental sensitivity and therefore a disability. There are two reports dealing with the medical perspective and the legal perspective. To help your employers better understand EHS, you may want to refer them to this site.

The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities By: Margaret E. Sears (M.Eng., Ph.D.) http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/research_program_recherche/esensitivities_hypersensibilitee/toc_tdm-en.asp

also can be found here if link above is down

http://lindasepp.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/2007-chrc-the-medical-perspective-on-environmental-sensitivities.pdf

and
Accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities: Legal Perspective By: Cara Wilkie and David Baker http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/research_program_recherche/esensitivities_legal_hypersensibilitee/toc_tdm-en.asp

Also can be found here http://lindasepp.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/2007-chrc-accommodation-for-environmental-sensitivities_legal-perspective.pdf

Here are some pertinent excerpts from these reports and from the Discrimination Prevention section of their web site.

ENVIRONMENATAL SENSITIVITIES, DISABILITY AND MEDICAL EVIDENCE

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/research_program_recherche/esensitivities_legal_hypersensibilitee/page3- en.asp

a. Definitions of Disability

International approaches to definitions of disability in human rights protection vary in their reliance on medical diagnoses and symptoms. At one end of this spectrum are the Canadian and Australian approaches, in which a very broad definition of disability is adopted.3 As a result of this, complainants are required to provide minimal medical evidence to establish that they qualify as persons with a disability, and individuals with environmental sensitivities do not need to prove the veracity of their condition. In fact, the courts have specifically held that the inability of the medical community to diagnose a condition or identify its cause does not affect whether an individual has a disability, so long as its triggers can be identified.

b. Evidentiary Difficulties

The general lack of knowledge on sensitivities within the medical community and the unavailability of tests to identify particular triggers may act as an obstacle to the treatment of sensitivities and to a complainant’s ability to identify appropriate experts to testify before a tribunal or provide evidence to an employer about accommodation needs.

Recommendation 1: Where an individual with a poorly understood disability is unable to provide expert medical evidence, the employer, service provider or other decision maker should seek an informed expert opinion on the effects of the condition and the resulting accommodation needs.

Recommendation 2: Employers, service providers and other decision makers should ensure that, if accommodation requests are rejected, it is not because the medical evidence provided is not as unequivocal as it may be with other disabilities: knowledge and understanding of the condition is still developing, and the expectations regarding medical evidence should reflect this. 3. Disability is defined in section 25 of the Act as “any previous or existing mental or physical disability and includes disfigurement and previous or existing dependence on alcohol or a drug.”

ACCOMMODATION ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES: BEST PARCTICES

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/research_program_recherche/esensitivities_legal_hypersensibilitee/page6- en.asp
a. Accommodation Principles and Practices
As for any other disability, the accommodation process for persons with environmental sensitivities must be conducted in an individualized, respectful and inclusive manner. Employers and service providers are well-advised to accommodate in a respectful manner that protects the individual’s self-respect, privacy, comfort and autonomy. Accommodations should be individual in nature and not “one size fits all.” Finally, the goal of accommodations is independence and full participation of the individual. When evaluating potential accommodations, this is the standard that they ought to be measured against.

UNDUE HARDSHIP

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/preventing_discrimination/duty_obligation-en.asp

What is undue hardship?

The employer’s or service provider’s duty to accommodate is limited only by “undue hardship’’ i.e. the employer or service provider need not accommodate an employee or client if it can show that the accommodation would cause the employer or service provider to suffer undue hardship. Section 15(2) of the Canadian Human Rights Act states that ‘’it must be established that accommodation of the needs of an individual or a class of individuals affected would impose undue hardship on the person who would have to accommodate those needs, considering health, safety and cost’’ in order for the accommodation to be considered too much of a burden.

Undue Hardship – Health and Safety

If accommodating a person’s age, physical or mental disability, family or marital status, or religious practice would pose an undue risk to the health and safety of that person, or others, then an employer or service provider may be able to establish undue hardship. For example, an airline may require its pilots to have a certain level of uncorrected vision, hearing and manual dexterity in order to land a plane with all its passengers, safely, without instruments in an emergency. This requirement could prevent persons with certain disabilities from being a pilot.

Undue Hardship – Cost

The cost of a proposed accommodation would be considered ‘’undue’’ if it is so high that it affects the very survival of the organization or business, or it threatens to change its essential nature. The mere fact that some cost, financial or otherwise, will be incurred is insufficient to establish undue hardship. Some factors that can be considered in appraising undue hardship are the size and financial resources of the employer, and external financing, and details of any additional risks or detriments.page20image1496 page20image1656

Recommended Reading

The BioInitiative Report. http://www.bioinitiative.com
The Canadian Human Rights Commission Report – Policy on Environmental Sensitivities

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/legislation_policies/policy_environ_politique-en.asp?lang_update=1

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Biological Effects of Dirty Electricity with Emphasis on Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis. Magda Havas http://weepinitiative.org/scientific.html

Dirty Electricity and Electrical Hypersensitivity: Five Case Studies. Magda Havas & David Stetzer

http://weepinitiative.org/linked docs/scientific/Dirty Electricity and Electrical Hypersensitivity Five Case Studies.pdf

Evidence That Electromagnetic Radiation Is Genotoxic: The Implications For The Epidemiology Of Cancer And Cardiac, Neurological And Reproductive Effects. Dr. Neil Cherry http://weepinitiative.org/scientific.html

Building Biology Indoor Environment Checklist©

http://www.baubiologie.net/docs/elektrosmog_bb_indoor_environment_checklist.pdf

The Blood Brain Barrier. Dr. David Begley http://www.gaucher.org.uk/bloodbrainmay2005.htm

Methyl B-12 in Combating Degenerative Diseases and Mental Illness

http://www.vistamagonline.com/articles/print.php?s=methyl_b-2_in_combating_degenerative_diseases_and_mental_illness

Amalgam Illness Diagnosis and Treatment. Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE

http://www.noamalgam.com/

The Dental Amalgam Issue, DAMS Inc. http://www.amalgam.org/

References

Sage, C. 2007. The BioInitiative Report. retrieved from: http://www.bioinitiative.org Havas, M. 2004. Dirty Electricity and Electrical Hypersensitivity: Five Case Studies.

Sears, M.E. 2007. Retrieved from: The Canadian Human Rights Commission. The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities. http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/research_program_recherche/esensitivities_hypersensibilitee/toc_tdm- en.asp

Havas, M. & Stetzer, D. 2004. Retrieved from: Graham/Stetzer Filters Improve Power Quality in Homes and Schools, Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics, Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, and Headaches.

http://www.dirtyelectricity.ca/images/havas_stetzer_london2004.pdf

Building Biology Indoor Environment Checklist© Retrieved from: http://www.baubiologie.net/docs/elektrosmog_bb_indoor_environment_checklist.pdf

http://weepinitiative.org Begely, D. 2005. The Blood Brain Barrier. Retrieved from:

http://www.gaucher.org.uk/bloodbrainmay2005.htm

DAMS Inc. 1997 & 2005. The Dental Amalgam Issue. Retrieved from: http://www.amalgam.org/

Mercury Talk. Retrieved from: http://www.mercurytalk.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Index

Natural Health Techniques. Retrieved from: http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/HealingTechniques/Dry_Brushing_Technique.htm

Canadian Human Rights Commission; Discrimination Prevention. Retrieved from: http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/preventing_discrimination/duty_obligation-en.aspm

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Apple bans cellphone radiation detection app from ‘App Store’

Saturday, April 28, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) An Israeli startup company known as Tawkon has developed a mobile application that provides visual readouts on the amount of radiation being emitted from mobile phones at any given time. But according to numerous reports, tech-giant Apple continues to refuse the addition of the “app” to its App Store, which means users must “jailbreak” their iPhones in order to download and use it.

Concerns about cellphone radiation and its dangers to human health are growing, as reports continue to emerge showing that repeated and prolonged exposure can cause chronic headaches and migraines, behavioral and developmental problems, and even cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/cell_phone.html). But it is precisely because of these dangers that companies like Apple appear to be trying to hide the truth about mobile phone dangers.

According to a Tech Crunch report from August 23, 2011, Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs, who not even two months later died of cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/033793_Steve_Jobs_chemotherapy.html), had once again denied requests to include Tawkon’s radiation detection app in his company’s App Store (http://techcrunch.com). Jobs’ response to Tawkon’s request consisted solely of the the following:

“No Interest.

Sent from my iPhone”

The only way for iPhone users to get the app, in other words, is to have their iPhones “jailbroken,” a process in which Apple’s proprietary operating system software is modified to allow iPhone users more freedom in modifying their own devices. Apart from these alterations, which can potentially void an iPhone’s warranty, iPhone users are restricted by Apple from knowing the truth about how much radiation their phones are emitting.

Electro-sensitivity, a growing public health epidemic

Whether to shelter its own profits or to deliberately keep its users in the dark about the radiation dangers of mobile phones, Apple’s despotic decision to prevent its users from accessing pertinent information about their own phones is a public health nuisance. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from mobile phones and other devices is causing widespread health problems, many of which go undiagnosed.

The growing prevalence of electro-sensitivity (ES), a condition in which EMR-producing devices, including mobile phones, cause chronic health problems to develop, is becoming pandemic. Headaches, speech problems, dizziness, chest palpitations, tinnitus, memory loss, nausea, joint pain, back pressure, and many other symptoms are all associated with perpetual exposure to EMRs, particularly from mobile phones.

Fortunately, mobile phone users can still measure EMRs without Tawkon’s app using electromagnetic frequency (EMF) detectors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMF_meter). These devices can be placed near mobile phones, microwaves, compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, and other radiation-emitting devices to detect the amount of EMRs being emitted.

RF Exposure
Sources for this article include:

http://www.activistpost.com

http://techcrunch.com

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035705_cellphone_radiation_Apple_app_store.html#ixzz2iqYUReES

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If you research this subject with an open mind and search for the truth, you will find that this condition is a real and growing issue for our society. The following are news stories, articles, research papers and websites that you will rarely see in the main stream press. This is how the truth becomes evident:

Evidence for EHS:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21793784
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1241215/
http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/cordless-heart/
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/uploads/scribd/Genuis%202.pdf
http://www.weepinitiative.org/LINKEDDOCS/scientific/20080117_bevington_emfs.pdf
http://www.hese-project.org/hese-uk/en/niemr/ehs.php
http://www.mcs-america.org/july2012.pdf
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22153604
http://www.emractionday.org/science
http://www.norad4u.com/ehs
http://www.es-uk.info/

Press stories about EHS:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/frank-clegg/post_5393_b_3745157.html
http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/245588/158/Wireless-Refugees-Cell-Phones-WiFi-Making-Us-Sick
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2013/mar/29/electrosensitivity-technology-killing-us-photographs
http://www.magdahavas.com/gro-harlem-brundtland-talks-at-the-university-of-waterloo/
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/06/15/cellphone_towers_one_womans_struggle_with_electromagnetic_hypersensitivity.html

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/northcote-resident-says-smart-meter-caused-her-tinnitus/story-fnglenug-1226696426024

http://www.onthemedia.org/2011/sep/16/escape-wifi-national-quiet-zone/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-21386477
http://vimeo.com/59956235#
http://electroplague.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/ami-living-june-12-2013.pdf
http://www.foodsmatter.com/es/personal_histories/articles/es_refugees_ladberg.pdf
http://www.next-up.org/Newsoftheworld/PublicationsDVD.php#1
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/article_7a0c5f3e-193b-561f-9502-fd74169c384d.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/20/man-living-alone-woods-escape-wifi-mobiles
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-02/disconnected
http://mieuxprevenir.blogspot.com/2012/07/respect-rights-of-those-who-are.html
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Forced-to-Disconnect-Electrohypersensitive-fugitives.pdf
http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/07/08/electro-sensitive-or-electromagnetically-aware/
http://www.gq.com/cars-gear/gear-and-gadgets/201002/warning-cell-phone-radiation
http://www.electromagneticman.co.uk/index.php/case-studies/electrosensitivity-sufferers
http://ehsfighback.blogspot.com/2012/08/wireless-epidemic-that-may-affect-50-of.html
http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/826236—i-had-turned-into-this-old-frail-man-overnight
http://tinyurl.com/cm6p94p
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobilfunk_newsletter/dIcFwCYxRjw
http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/the-west-virginia-town-where-wireless-signals-are-illegal-191901444.html
https://www.facebook.com/WendyWalksforES
http://electroplague.com/2013/07/30/jeske-family-langford-bc/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zzRP_J7P-c
http://radirid.com/www/my-story/
http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/95056
http://allehanda.se/start/harnosand/1.6203287-marta-i-eu-domstolen
http://www.canada.com/sensitivity+solution+sought+ferries/8692314/story.html
http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2013/08/06/zakhele-lives-in-cellphone-hell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNfAbDa0k1A
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-02/disconnected
http://www.electrosensitivesociety.com/2010/06/01/the-dr-carlos-sosa-m-d-story/
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobilfunk_newsletter/dIcFwCYxRjw
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Daily-Mail-Weekend-27.6.09-dacrepdf-1.pdf
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2158015/Allergic-modern-life-Pregnant-mother-sensitive-electromagnetic-waves-use-iPad-make-mobile-phone-trip-town.html
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Forced-to-Disconnect-Electrohypersensitive-fugitives.pdf
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=6138
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/smart-meter-shock-forces-family-out/story-fn7x8me2-1226181915461
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/20/man-living-alone-woods-escape-wifi-mobiles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izwY-cO_qoY
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1387972/Woman-allergic-electricity-Cancer-survivor-sensitive-gadgets-lives-candlelight.html
http://ehsfighback.blogspot.com/2012/06/article-about-dafna-tachover-ehs.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1201896/Allergic-wi-fi-How-electrosmog-leaves-Afterlife-DJ-agony.html
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3682/
http://www.feb.se/feb/blackonwhite-complete-book.pdf
http://electromagneticman.co.uk/index.php/case-studies/electrosensitivity-sufferers
http://kfor.com/2013/07/23/customers-says-oge-smart-meters-making-them-sick/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2331369
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QxAzzicjn4
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2013/mar/29/electrosensitivity-is-technology-killing-us-video
http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-articles/identity,-self,-and-psychology-in-multiple-chemical-sensitivity/

http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/BioInitiativeReport2012.pdf

Cell Tower Madness

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Diagnosing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity and “The effects of invisible waves”

The Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto recently held an educational event on the environmental health condition called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EMS, aka EHS). Dr. Ray Copes, chief, environmental and occupational health, Public Health Ontario, Dr. Magda Havas, associate professor of environmental and resource studies, Trent University, and Dr. Riina Bray, medical director, Environmental Health Clinic, WCH were among the speakers.

“We need to create more awareness about this condition,” said Dr. Riina Bray. “Health-care practitioners need to better understand EMS (EHS) so they can help their patients prevent and manage their symptoms. The public needs to know how to protect themselves from the broad range of health impacts electromagnetic fields have on their minds and bodies.”

Recognition of EHS is slowly growing as more people are affected. The number of wireless devices is growing, and it’s difficult to avoid exposure. Smart meters on every house, cell phones in nearly every pocket, cell towers in every neighbourhood, wifi in every other café and home… Never before in human history have we been exposed in this way.

I personally am lucky that compared to some people, my EHS symptoms are mostly mild to middling, although they have been severe at times.

I had problems with fluorescent lights causing migraine headaches since junior high, and those problems intensified as years went bye.  Things got worse after myriad chemical exposures while living in what became the sick house in Toronto. Having my health knocked back so much by the chemical injuries made me more vulnerable to developing EHS. I think it was wearing a wireless microphone for a tv news interview that really  triggered it for me.  After wearing the mike for about 30 minutes, I felt buzzing for the rest of the day. Having very high dirty electricity measurements in the house did not help (bad wiring, probably not to code, including some old knob and tube in parts of the house).

The biggest (most obvious) problems I’ve experienced are with the phone. Thanks later to a BELL tech at the cabin who identified stray voltage or current on the phone line, who then found me a line that was free of this current, and having my symptoms resolve, I now understand the issues I was having with my phone in Toronto were also due to stray voltage on the line there, probably because it was illegally cut and patched several times. I didn’t know to ask Bell to test the line for stray current then, but now whenever my head starts buzzing from using the phone, I’ve asked them to check, and sure enough… they’ve found some.

It got so bad for me in Toronto that from a couple of minutes on the phone, it felt like a swarm of angry bees was buzzing around inside my head, and the longer I tried to ignore it, the longer it took before I could use the phone again without the effects becoming excrutiatingly disabling. I was down to being able to use the phone for less than 5 minutes a WEEK and this small amount of time exacerbated the symptoms I was already experiencing from the chemical exposures in addition to making my head feel like the swarm of bees was in there.  All this was at a time I needed to be able to communicate with others to find new housing. Needless to say, there were a lot of unresolved communication problems as a result.

I’ve been affected when driving (or being driven) past electric transformer stations, under high transmission lines and past cell towers, sometimes severely.  I can’t be around cell-phones, or wi-fi without symptoms, some serious if the exposures are prolongued.

The smart meters here are affecting me, but fortunately for me, my unit is the farthest away from them. Tragically, the woman who sleeps against the wall they are all mounted against has been experiencing some serious problems since they were activated, problems she didn’t have before. Co-incidence? From what I have learned, I think not.

From the WCH press release:

“Cell phones, cell phone towers, wireless internet routers, cordless phones and power lines of all sorts have all been recognized as possible contributors to an environmental health condition called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EMS) caused by significant exposure from radio waves.

EMS symptoms include poor sleep, fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations, memory impairment and skin rashes. Patients’ reactions vary, some requiring life-altering changes to minimize exposures as much as possible.”

See more:  
http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/news-and-events/connect/the-effects-of-invisible-waves

Magda Havas

“Earlier this year (March 2012), the Austrian Medical Association released a very important document: Guideline of the Austrian Medical Association for the diagnosis and treatment of EMF related health problems and illnesses (EMF syndrome).  Consensus paper of the Austrian Medical Association’s EMF Working Group (AG-EMF).  Click herefor pdf.

If you think you are responding adversely to electromagnetic radiation, it is important that you share this document with your doctor/health care professional.  EHS is an emerging illness that has not been taught in most medical schools, especially in North America.  However, it is increasing at an alarming rate and now children as well as adults are adversely affected by this radiation.”…

http://www.magdahavas.com/austrian-medical-association-guidelines-to-diagnosing-and-treating-patients-with-electrohypersensitivity/

Environmental Health Trust

WEEP 
The Canadian Initiative to Stop Wireless, Electric, and Electromagnetic Pollution is an organization formed to inform the Canadian public about the potential environmental effects associated with various forms of electric and electromagnetic emissions

Disconnect (2012)
There are 6 billion cell phones worldwide but what do we really know about the effects of this revolutionary technology?
Through extensive research and interviews with the world’s leading doctors, scientists, politicians, and industry innovators; director Kevin Kunze traces the rise of an unregulated industry and unveils the detrimental relationships that have debased corporate responsibility.

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WHAT IS ELECTROHYPERSENSITIVITY

Adapted from material written by Beau Binder and Anna Jonsson

Description

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.

Likely Causes

Excessive exposures to EMF or EMR from power lines, cell phone transmission towers, cell & digital cordless phones, computers, fluorescent lights and various electrical tools & equipment.

Similarly, a synergistic effect involving heavy metal buildup in the body has been reported. Predisposing genetic factors, such as the inability to excrete heavy metals, have a role in this. Common sources of heavy metal exposure are mercury in dental amalgam, aka “silver fillings”, and some vaccines.

EHS is frequently seen in people with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), resulting from overexposure or intolerance to certain chemicals.

Common Symptoms

  • Concentration problems
  • Memory lapses
  • Aches or pressure in head, throat and chest
  • Unsteady balance, dizziness
  • Altered heart rate
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Numbness or pain in affected areas
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Eye irritation
  • Red skin blotches, eczema

Four Stages of Electrohypersensitivity

  1. Mild combinations of some of the common symptoms – typically headaches, concentration & memory problems – while working with electronic equipment.
  2. Longer lasting symptoms after working with electronic equipment. Similar reactions in the vicinity of transmission towers and relay antennae. Symptoms often require medical care.
  3. Inability to work full-time; frequent sick leaves taken to cope with symptoms.
  4. Acute adverse reactions from electromagnetic pollution, both in outdoor and indoor environments. Results in unemployment and severe curtailment of freedom. Requires expensive reengineering of home environment or relocation to spartan, EMF/EMR-free rural or wilderness areas.

Prevention Tips from the EHS Community

  • Keep bedroom free of battery chargers, cell & digital cordless phones and other wireless products.
  • Sleep away from high field areas like the house power main and operational refrigerators. Remember fields extend some distance, even through walls.
  • Limit exposure to and keep distance from, TV’s, computers and monitors.
  • Other common high EMF/EMR sources are: microwave ovens, induction stoves, electrical blankets, hair dryers, heating pads, tanning beds, and radiant heat systems.
  • Use standard land line phones. Only use cell phones for short calls or emergencies. Use hands free model and direct the phone antenna away from your body. Do not use headphones.
  • Remove digital, cordless phones from home and office; they act as mini-cell towers.
  • Do not use wireless networks or gaming systems; instead use cabled/corded alternatives.
  • Use a precautionary approach to new electronic devices and systems.
  • Use incandescent lighting and not fluorescent.
  • Turn off and unplug electrical equipment when not in use.
  • Seek out low emission/low field areas both indoors and outdoors to de-stress.
Because the body of evidence is only now being taken seriously, most family practitioners are still unaware of EHS or anything that is involved in treating it.
If you have, or believe you may have EHS, we have prepared an information package to help you talk to your doctor about it. Please see: Talking to Your Doctor. (Just Below) Take a printed copy with you, to your next appointment with him/her.
For more indepth information about what you need to do to regain and maintain your good health see:
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Talking to your doctor

Electro Hypersensitivity

Talking to Your Doctor

In addition to numerous other health problems, electromagnetic pollution has been associated with an increase in the number of individuals suffering from a condition known as electrohypersensitivity (EHS). EHS is defined by the World Health Organization as: “…a phenomenon where individuals experience adverse health effects while in the vicinity of devices emanating electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields.”

In Sweden, it is classified as a disability and health care facilities with low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation are available. The Canadian Human Rights Commission report also acknowledges environmental sensitivity attributed to electromagnetic exposure. (28) Researchers estimate that approximately 3% of the population has severe symptoms of EHS, and another 35% of the population has moderate symptoms such as an impaired immune system and chronic illness (Havas, 2007).

Because EHS is an environmental sensitivity, avoidance of triggers is essential in preventing symptoms and regaining good health. Like other environmental sensitivities, EHS presents with a variety of symptoms and it is common to have overlapping conditions. For instance, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Fibromyalgia, among other illnesses, are common in people with EHS and severity of symptoms in people with M.S., Diabetes, and other illnesses have been shown to be exacerbated with exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and abated with mitigation of the EMF source(s).

SYMPTOMS OF ELECTRO HYPERSENSITIVITY

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The biological effects from exposure to EMF/EMR include both adverse health effects and loss of homeostasis and well-being. Symptoms vary from patient to patient depending on their physical biology and exposure intensity and duration. Symptoms quickly improve when away from EMF/EMR sources, particularly when the patient moves away from computers, fluorescent lighting, transformers, wireless antenna, cell and cordless phones,

appliances and out of proximity to cell phone towers, electrical substations and power lines. All these are potential sources of higher than normal EMF/EMR exposure. Symptoms recur on returning to the irradiated environment. Over time, sensitivity is increased to smaller and smaller EMF/EMR exposures. (Sage, 2001)

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SYMPTOMS OF ELECTRO HYPERSENSITIVITY

Neurological

Cardiac

Respiratory

Dermatological

Ophthalmologic

headaches

depression

palpitations

sinusitis

skinrash

deteriorating vision

difficulty conce ntra ting

anxiety

pain or pressure in the chest

asthma

facial flushing

pain or burning in the eyes

muscle and joint pain

confusion and spatial disorientation

low or high blood pressure

bronc hitis

itching

pressure in/behind the eyes

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memory loss

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fatigue

shortness of breath

pne umo nia

burning

floaters

dizzi ness

weakness

arrhythmias

cataracts

na usea

tremors

slow or fast heart rate

swelling of face and neck

irritability

muscle spasms

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numb ness

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leg/foot pain

tingli ng

“Flu-like” symptoms

hyperactivity

feve r

altered reflexes

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insomnia

OTHER

digestive problems

abdominal pain

testicular/o va rian pain/swe lli ng

enlarged thyroid

great thirst

dehydration

nosebleeds

internal bleeding

hair loss

pain in the teeth

deteriorating fillings

Light sensitivity

swollen lymph nodes

loss of appetite

h yp o xi a

allergies

frequent urination and incontine nce

night sweats

immune abnorma lities

redistribution of metals within the body

ringing in the ears (tinnitus or similar chronic ear-noise)

impaired sense of smell

altered sugar metabolism

dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes

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Severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis, and stroke

BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF EMF/EMR EXPOSURE

(Excerpted from: Do You Have Microwave Sickness? Art Kab)

Exposure to EMF/EMR:

Induces Oxidative Damage leading to depletion of the body’s natural store of antioxidants like Super Oxide Dimutase (SOD), Catalase, Glutathione, CoQ10, and Melatonin. When the body becomes depleted in antioxidants, premature aging, increased infections, and sticky blood are just a few of the consequences. With a depressed level of antioxidants in the blood, for example, high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or the good cholesterol will bind with free radicals (oxidants) turning the good cholesterol into bad cholesterol or low-density lipoproteins (LDL).

Affects an abnormal influx of calcium into cells. When there is an abnormal influx of calcium into mast cells, for example, they produce histamine. This is just one of the ways in which microwave exposure has been known to trigger or aggravate allergic reactions.

Induces mitochondria dysfunction. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. Dysfunctional mitochondria will interfere with the cells’ ability to produce energy and can be linked to fatigue and possibly even obesity.

Depolarizes the body’s red blood cells, causing them to clump together. When this happens, the amount of oxygen getting to the brain cells and the cells of the body’s other organs is diminished substantially leading to hypoxia. This can cause symptoms similar to altitude sickness: nausea, dizziness, inability to concentrate, and so on.

Induces a decrease in the numbers of Natural Killer (NK) cells. This leads to the body’s weakened ability to recover from viral and other types of infections. Therefore, people exposed to microwave radiation would take longer than normal to recover from your day-to-day infections.

Long-term microwave radiation has been shown to change a particular form of white blood cell (lymphocyte) ratio – known as the T-helper/T-suppressor (T4/T8) cell ratio – from normal to abnormal. Abnormalities in this T-lymphocyte ratio have been shown to lead to an increased susceptibility to viral, fungal, and bacterial infections. Symptoms include sore throats, low-grade fevers, weakness, persistent fatigue, and swollen lymph glands.

Increases viruses, bacteria, mold, parasites, and yeast in the blood of the human host.

Induces what is known as “subliminal” stress causing the adrenal glands to excrete an abnormally greater amount of cortisol and adrenaline. Excretion of adrenaline, for one, can lead to irritability and a feeling of hyperactivity – the latter now very common in children with ADHD. In a continuous state this will eventually lead to adrenal exhaustion. Excessive cortisol has been linked to obesity.

Causes a decrease of 5-HT in the blood. 5-HT is a precursor to the production of the brain hormone serotonin. Low levels of serotonin have been linked to anxiety and depression. An increase in anxiety and depression can in turn be linked to an increase in the number of suicides.

Induces a decrease in levels of the brain hormone norepinephrine. This hormone is essential for control of the autonomic nervous system, and lack of it can lead to autonomic nervous system disorders. For example, if the autonomic nervous system is not working properly, the body will have trouble regulating its temperature – i.e. cooling itself when it is warm and heating itself when it is cold. An abnormal decrease in norepinephrine levels has also been connected to short-term memory disturbances and depression.

Alters production of melatonin. This brain hormone and antioxidant is necessary for proper sleep. 42 million (approximately one in five) Americans now take sleep medication for insomnia while others often experience sleep disturbances due to exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR). A drop in melatonin levels has also been connected with increases in breast cancer.

Reduces the levels of the brain hormone, dopamine. A drop in dopamine levels have been linked with depression.

Affects an abnormal drop in the levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. A drop in the levels of this neurotransmitter has been linked to a number of neurological and neuromuscular disorders – including Alzheimer’s disease.

Induces restlessness and hence may very well also be responsible for a syndrome called restless leg syndrome (RLS).

Alters regional cerebral blood flow. In conditions like autism and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) it has been shown via http://weepinitiative.org/talkingtoyourdoctor.pdf

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The Canadian Human Rights Commission approved a Policy on Environmental Sensitivities on June 15th 2007. EHS is included in this report and is recognized as a disability.

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/legislation_policies/policy_environ_politique-en.aspDiagnostic Criteria

Diagnostic criteria are such that independent physicians would come to the same conclusion when examining a particular patient. This is important both for treatment purposes and for research.

With regard to multiple chemical sensitivity, thirty-four experienced North American physicians and researchers who had examined patterns of symptoms in thousands of people reached a consensus regarding criteria to establish a diagnosis:

  • symptoms are reproducible with repeated exposure;
  • the condition is chronic;
  • low levels of exposure [lower than previously or commonly tolerated] result in manifestations ofthe syndrome;
  • symptoms improve or resolve when the incitants are removed;
  • responses occur to multiple chemically unrelated substances; and
  • symptoms involve multiple organ systems.A systematic literature review confirmed the diagnostic criteria, and suggested that neurological symptoms could be an additional criterion. The consensus diagnostic criteria were also validated, as they identified those most and least likely to be affected among 2,546 patients in Toronto medical practices with high and low prevalence of patients with sensitivities. In the same study, a combination of four neurological symptoms also discerned people most likely affected by multiple chemical sensitivities: having a stronger sense of smell than others; feeling dull/groggy; feeling “spacey;” plus having difficulty concentrating. A pattern consistent with these diagnostic criteria is also reported for sensitivities to electromagnetic phenomena.”Environmental sensitivities” does not describe a single, simple condition with a universal cause. Environmentally sensitive individuals link their symptoms to aspects of their environment such as being in a particular place or being exposed to one or more factors such as chemicals, biological materials or electromagnetic phenomena. Table 1 lists some terms that have been used to describe aspects of environmental sensitivities.Adding to the complexity of the clinical picture are overlapping conditions, also listed in Table 1. Environmental exposures may not contribute to all these conditions in all patients, but one should be alert to the possibility that a range of factors may contribute to an individual’s ill health.Table 1: Names used for aspects of environmental sensitivities and commonly overlapping conditions

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Aspects of Environmental Sensitivities

State of heightened reactivity to the environment
Total allergy syndrome
Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Multiple chemical sensitivity(ies) (MCS) Multiple chemical hypersensitivity(ies) Chemical intolerance(s)

Gulf War illness/syndrome
Idiopathic environmental intolerance Environmental illness
Chemical injury/allergy
Toxic injury
Tight building syndrome
Sick building syndrome
Twentieth century disease
Chemically induced illness
Chemophobia
Electromagnetic (hyper) sensitivities /intolerance
Radiowave sickness

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Commonly Overlapping Conditions

Fibromyalgia
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) Chronic fatigue syndrome
Post-viral fatigue syndrome Post-infectious neuromyasthenia Yuppie flu
Chronic pain
Migraine
Arthritis
Allergies
Rhinitis
Asthma
Food intolerance syndrome
Celiac disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Major depression
Anxiety or panic disorder Hypothyroidism

(http://www.c hrc-ccdp.ca /researc h_program_ reche rche /ese nsitivities_hyperse nsibilitee/page2-e n.asp#21)

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(Excerpted from The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities > Page 6 The Canadian Human Rights Commission Research Project)

Early recognition, avoidance of symptom-triggering agents, environmental control, treatments that may reduce residual toxins and recovery of normal biological processes are key to regaining health for people with sensitivities. Without mitigation of the incitant, people with environmental sensitivities may become severely debilitated.

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The most immediate and effective course of action is to avoid all sources of electromagnetic radiation.

Once exposure to incitants is eliminated, helpful interventions include:

  • treating gastrointestinal infections which, if untreated, can lead to absorption of internal toxins and large-molecule food antigens, or conversely, may lead to poor absorption of nutrients;
  • regimens to enhance detoxification and elimination such as sauna and exercise therapy;
  • reduction of heavy metal contamination using oral and intravenous chelation for toxic metals(shown to be safe to treat lead in children; it is currently in clinical trials for children with autism);
  • oral and intravenous vitamins;
  • securing hormonal homeostasis, given that many of the toxins observed are endocrine disruptors;
  • correcting biochemical irregularities;
  • psychological, social and spiritual support;
  • occupational accommodation.

The Environmental Health Clinic at the The New Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario http://www.womenscoll egehospi tal .ca/programs/program76.html

All patients with suspected Environmental Sensitivities would benefit greatly from attending this clinic.

The Environmental Health Clinic is a unique multidisciplinary clinic, and the only one of its kind in Ontario. It was established in 1996 by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to be a provincial resource in promoting environmental health, and to improve health care for people with environment-linked conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

The Environmental Health Clinic is the clinical part of a joint clinical and research program of Women’s College Hospital and the University of Toronto.
The purpose of the Clinic is to:

  • Educate our clients, the public and health-care professionals about environmental health issues
  • Provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment for clients with Environmental Sensitivities/Intolerances (and related conditions), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, and to make recommendations to theirtreating physicians regarding the management of their ongoing health care needs
  • Gain a better understanding of the health-care needs of those with Environmental Sensitivities/Intolerances,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia through participation in clinical research a better understanding of the health-care needs of those with Environmental Sensitivities/Intolerances, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia through participation in clinical researchA physician referral is required. To have a referral package mailed to you, call toll free 1-800-417-7092.THE CONTROVERSY(Excerpted from the Bioinitiative Report, http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/)Problems with Existing Public Health Standards (Safety Limits)Today’s public exposure limits for telecommunications are based on the presumption that heating of tissue (for RF) or induced electric currents in the body (for ELF) are the only concerns when living organisms are exposed to RF.
    In the past, scientists and engineers developed exposure standards for electromagnetic radiation based on what we now believe are faulty assumptions that the right way to measure how much non-ionizing energy humans can tolerate (how much exposure) without harm is to measure only the heating of tissue (RF) or induced currents in the body (ELF). In the last few decades, it has been established beyond any reasonable doubt that bioeffects and some adverse health effects occur at far lower levels of RF and ELF exposure where no heating (or induced currents) occurs at all; some effects are shown to occur at several hundred thousand times below the existing public safety limits where heating is an impossibility.

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Effects occur at non-thermal or low-intensity exposure levels thousands of times below the levels that federal agencies say should keep the public safe. For many new devices operating with wireless technologies, the devices are exempt from any regulatory standards. The existing standards have been proven to be inadequate to control against harm from low-intensity, chronic exposures, based on any reasonable, independent assessment of the scientific literature. The explosion of new sources of RF and ELF has created unprecedented levels of artificial electromagnetic fields that now cover all but remote areas of the habitable space on earth.

Main Reasons for Disagreement Among Experts

  1. Scientists and public health policy experts use very different definitions of the standard of evidence used to judge the science, so they come to different conclusions about what to do. Scientists do have a role, but it is not exclusive and other opinions matter.
  2. We are all talking about essentially the same scientific studies, but use a different way of measuring when “enough is enough” or “proof exists”.
  3. Some experts keep saying that all studies have to be consistent (turn out the same way every time) before they are comfortable saying an effect exists.
  4. Some experts think that it is enough to look only at short-term, acute effects.
  5. Other experts say that it is imperative we have studies over longer time (showing the effects of chronicexposures) since that is what kind of world we live in.
  6. Some experts say that everyone, including the very young, the elderly, pregnant women, and people withillnesses have to be considered – others say only the average person (or in the case of RF, a six-foot tallman) matter.
  7. There is no unexposed population, making it harder to see increased risk of diseases.
  8. The lack of consensus about a single biological mechanism of action.
  9. The strength of human epidemiological studies reporting risks from ELF and RF exposures, but animalstudies don’t show a strong toxic effect.
  10. Vested interests have a substantial influence on the health debate.

No one would recommend that drugs used in medical treatments and prevention of disease be randomly given to the public, especially to children. Yet, random and involuntary exposures to EMFs occur all the time in daily life.

Medical conditions are successfully treated using EMFs at levels below current public safety standards, proving another way that the body recognizes and responds to low-intensity EMF signals. Otherwise, these medical treatments could not work. The FDA has approved EMFs medical treatment devices, so is clearly aware of this paradox.

RECOMMENDED READING

Resources are endless on this topic. Here are some links to highly recommended reading materials.

The BioInitiative Report

http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/index.htm

By the BioInitiative Working Group. An international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals (The BioInitiative Working Group) has released its report on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health. They document serious scientific concerns about current limits regulating how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission
Policy on Environmental Sensitivities. http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/legislation_policies/policy_environ_politique-en.asp?lang_update=1

Evidence that Electromagnetic Radiation is Genotoxic: The implications for the epidemiology of cancer and cardiac, neurological and reproductive effects
by Dr. Neil Cherry June 2000

http://www.whale.to/b/cherry6.html

WEEP Canadian Initiative to stop Wireless, Electric, and Electromagnetic Pollution. http://.weepinitiative.org

http://weepinitiative.org/talkingtoyourdoctor.pdf

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Experiments with Cress [and Wi-Fi] in 9th Grade attracts international attention [Denmark] 16th May 2013

Foreign researchers are extremely excited for a biology project from five 9th grade girls.

Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the five girls’ biology experiments.

Take 400 Cress seeds and place them into 12 trays. Then place six trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give them the same amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember to expose half of them to mobile [Wi-Fi] radiation.

It is a recipe for a biology test so brilliant that it has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts. Behind the experiment are five girls from 9b in Hjallerup School in North Jutland, and it all started because they found it difficult to concentrate during the school day:

- We all think we have experienced difficulty concentrating in school, if we had slept with the phone next to our head, and sometimes also experienced having difficulty sleeping, explains Lea Nielsen, who is one of the five aspiring researchers.

The school was not equipped to test the effect of mobile phone radiation on them. Therefore, the girls had to find an alternative. And the answer was Cress.

Six trays of seeds were put into a room without radiation, and six trays were put into another room next to two [Wi-Fi] routers. Such routers broadcast the same type of radiation as an ordinary mobile.

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The “healthy” cress without the influence of the router. Photo: The girls from 9b

Then it was just necessary to wait 12 days, observe, measure, weigh and take pictures along the way. And the result spoke was clear: cress seeds next to the router did not grow, and some of them were even mutated or dead.

- It is truly frightening that there is so much affect, so we were very shocked by the result, says Lea Nielsen.

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The “sick” cress exposed to the [Wi-Fi] router. Photo: The girls from 9b

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The experiment secured the girls the finals in the competition “Young Scientists”, but it was only the beginning. Renowned scientists from England, Holland and Sweden have since shown great interest in the girls’ project so far.

From left: Lea Nielsen, Mathilde Nielsen, Signe Nielsen, Sisse Coltau and Rikke Holm. Photo: Kim Horsevad 

The renowned professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Olle Johansson, is one of the impressed researchers. He will now repeat the experiment with a Belgian research colleague, Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Université libre de Bruxelles, for the trial, according to him, is absolutely brilliant:

- The girls stayed within the scope of their knowledge, skilfully implemented and developed a very elegant experiment. The wealth of detail and accuracy is exemplary, choosing cress was very intelligent, and I could go on, he says.

He is not slow to send them an invitation to go on the road:

- I sincerely hope that they spend their future professional life in researching, because I definitely think they have a natural aptitude for it. Personally, I would love to see these people in my team!

No mobile by the bed

The five girls from northern Jutland have not yet decided their future careers. They are still very surprised by all the sudden attention.

- It has been such a rollercoaster ride. I still cannot believe it, says Lea Nielsen.

And Mathilde Nielsen added:

- It’s totally overwhelming and exciting. It’s just not something you experience every day.

But there have also been other consequences of the cress trial, which is quite low-tech in nature.

- None of us sleep with the mobile next to the bed anymore. Either the phone is put far away, or it is put in another room. And the computer is always off, says Lea Nielsen.

http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Indland/2013/05/16/131324.htm (in Danish)

Barrie Trower on WiFi – Irreplaceable DNA Damage

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Smart Meter Roll-Out – Response by Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, Lecturer in Biology (retired) Imperial College London

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1. Smart Meters will not deliver value for money.

2. We should not expect any reduction in cost to the average consumer. In fact, people in the USA and Canada who already have Smart Meters have usually found that they bills have risen, partly because the meters have to be paid for out of revenue and partly because many people (particularly the poor and elderly) will not understand the complex tariffs. Past experience in the UK has shown that utility companies, when given the opportunity to use complex tariffs, use them to their own advantage. However, any potential benefits will be more than outweighed by the known and predicted health effects from being exposed 24/7 to intermittent microwave radiation.

3. There have been no truly successful implementations of Smart Meters in other countries because of their deleterious effects on health. Many users in the USA and Canada have experienced serious effects on their health, including severe headaches, tinnitus, dizziness, nausea and poor sleep following their installation. The mechanisms of these effects are now known, which may be regarded as further evidence that they are real.

4. Effects on the inner ear

Tinnitus, dizziness and nausea are due to false activation of the sensitive “hair cells” of the inner ear. When it occurs in those of the cochlea, it can cause tinnitus (false sensations of sound). These hair cells can detect sound of as little as a billionth of a watt by first converting it to electrical signals that then trigger nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. They are also sensitive, even to weak pulsed microwaves.

When this occurs in the hair cells of the vestibular system (the part of the inner ear concerned with balance) they too send false signals to the brain, causing dizziness, loss of balance and symptoms of motion sickness, including nausea. These can be very debilitating.

5.  Effects on the brain itself are also due to the pulsed microwave radiation interfering with its normal electrical activity by generating extra by false nerve impulses. This can result in brain hyperactivity, stress headaches and a reduced ability to concentrate (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)).

6.  Autism can occur when ADHD occurs in the brain of the foetus and/or childrenunder about 18 months. It can interfere with normal learning during this relatively brief period when the brain is concerned primarily with recognizing body language, other peoples’ emotions, basic communication skills and social interactions. At the end of this period, what the child has learnt become hard-wired into its psyche and cannot easily be added to later. This can result in one of a whole range of autistic spectrum disorders in which the child lacks one or more communications skills (often with other disorders) and is usually irreversible.

7. Microwave exposure has been linked to a fifty-fold increase in autism since the advent of mobile phones, cordless phones and their respective base stations. About one child in fifty is now likely to be at least partially autistic and the annual economic cost of autism in the UK has been estimated by workers at King’s College London as being about £27 billion. Wireless Smart Meters can only make this worse. Can the Nation afford it?

8. Other reported long-term effects of pulsed microwaves are obesity and fatigue. Exposure to the radiation from mobile phones and their base stations (circa seven years for living within 100 metres of a base station) is damaging to the thyroid gland, which is in an exposed position in the front of the neck. This results in hypothyroidism, the main symptoms of which are obesity and fatigue. It may be no coincidence that the Western World is currently suffering from an outbreak of obesity and chronic fatigue syndrome that Wireless Smart Meters can only be expected to exacerbate. The economic and health costs of both are also enormous; can we afford them?

9. The disturbing effects of Wireless Smart Meters on sleep and cancer are apparently due to a reduction in melatonin production (a sleep hormone) by the pineal gland in the brain. This is also worrying since it disrupts our natural circadian rhythms. These circadian rhythms also control our immune systems, which are normally most active during what the body clock “thinks” is night (the subjective night). Similar disruption of the circadian rhythms of shift workers and people regularly exposed to light at night has been found to give rise to cardiac problems and reduced immunity to diseases. There is also a more than doubled risk of getting several forms of cancer as the immune system fails to dispose of aberrant cancer cells from various sources. Exposure to light at night is recognized by the World Health Organisation as being a Group 2A carcinogen (probably carcinogenic). We can therefore expect the current Group 2B status of wireless Smart meters to be elevated to Group 2A. Is the Government or Power Industry happy to take this risk with every household in the land? I hope not.

9. The situation is potentially worse in the UK than in the USA and Canada, where the meters are usually on the outside of houses and relatively little power is needed to transmit the signal.  In the UK, most meters are either under the stairs; i.e. in the centre of the house or in the basement, so a much higher signal strength is needed to reach the base station. Therefore our own exposure will be that much greater and the symptoms likely to be worse.

10. Vulnerable customers should certainly not be allocated wireless smart meters,nor should charities be encouraged to support them. There will inevitably be litigation that charities may not be able to afford when their effects of health become fully recognized.

11. The main pitfall in the introduction of wireless smart meters is the effects of their regular radiation pattern (especially at night) on the health of consumers. If you must have wireless smart meters for billing purposes, they should be restricted to one transmission per day and even that should not occur at night.

12. However, it would be far better to use a wired of fibre optic connection using the telephone or broadband connections, which virtually every household already has.

13. DECC is not giving the public the necessary information to enable it to decide on the safety of smart meters, particularly their likely effects on cancer and other health concerns.  Either it does not know about them or it has been badly misinformed.

14, There are thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers showing biological effects from electromagnetic fields (including microwaves) that may be orders of magnitude below official safety standards (these only measure the short term heating effects). Seewww.bioinitiative.org <http://www.bioinitiative.org/>  .  Compliance with these standards cannot therefore be taken as an indication of safety. The public should be informed of this so that they can make a sensible and fully informed decision about the safety of wireless smart meters.

14. To carry out compulsory mass exposure to pulsed microwave radiation without the fully informed consent of the people affected is in contravention of the Nuremberg code.

15. The question of security of supply has not been adequately addressed. Any wireless connection is vulnerable to electromagnetic interference such as that from solar flares, not to mention deliberate attempts at hacking by potential enemies (remember  the Stuxnet virus, which destroyed the centrifuges needed for the Iranian nuclear program).  Similar attacks on our smart meter system or the intense magnetic fields from a direct hit by the radiation from a solar flare could destroy the electronics of our wireless smart meters (which are designed to fail to the off position) so that the whole nation could be in darkness and without power. If that happened, it could be months if not longer before the meters were replaced and power restored. The likelihood that the meters will be outsourced from another country (probably from China) that will be aware of any vulnerability does little to inspire confidence in our procurement policies.

In conclusion, to go ahead with this wireless smart meter program can at best be described as foolhardy and at worst a recipe for National Suicide.

Dr Andrew Goldsworthy
Lecturer in Biology (retired)
Imperial College London

Written evidence to Commons Select Committee 

BioInitiative 2012 five-year update
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A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields and wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation). The Report reviews over 1600 new scientific studies.  Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant woman are at particular risk.

There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumour) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones saysLennart Hardell, MD at Orebro University, Sweden.  “Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as human carcinogen. The FCC/IEEE and ICNIRP public safety limits and reference levels are not adequate to protect public health.”

A dozen new studies link cell phone radiation to sperm damage.  Even a cell phone in the pocket or on a belt may harm sperm DNA, result in misshapen sperm, and impair fertility in men.  Laptop computers with wireless internet connections can damage DNA in sperm.

Based on strong evidence for vulnerable biology in autism, EMF/RFR can plausibly increase autism risk and symptoms.

While we aggressively investigate the links between autism disorders and wireless technologies, we should minimize wireless and EMF exposures for people with autism disorders, children of all ages, people planning a baby, and during pregnancy,” says Martha Herbert, MD, PHD.

Wireless devices such as phones and laptops used by pregnant woman may alter brain development of the fetus.  This has been linked in both animal and human studies to hyperactivity, learning and behaviour problems.

According to David O. Carpenter, MD, and co-editor of the 2012 Report.

There is now much more evidence to health affecting billions of people world-wide.  The status quo is not acceptable in light of the evidence of harm.”

This study covers EMF from powerlines, electrical wiring, appliances and hand-held devices; and from wireless technologies (cell and cordless phones, cell towers, ‘smart meters’, Wi-Fi, wireless laptops, wireless routers, baby monitors, and other electronic devices).  Health topics include damage to DNA and genes, effects on memory, learning, behaviour, attention, sleep disruption, cancer and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.  New safety standards are urgently needed for protection against EMF and wireless exposures that now appear everywhere in daily life.

The BioInitiative 2012 Report is available at www.bioinitiative.org on 7th January, 2013

Resonance – Beings of Frequency – How EMFs are Destroying the Earth – 2012

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N.B. For contractual reasons the film has been made private for now but will be available again for free later in the year

RESONANCE is a sensational eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.
Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in.

By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend.

Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing.

Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn’t exist for more than a second.

This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed. and disturbed dramatically.

Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air and drowning out the earth’s natural resonance.

To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; the affects of which we are just starting to see and feel.

The Non-Thermal Effects of Radio Frequencies on Trees by Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy

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There is quite a lot of information on the non-thermal effects of radio frequencies on trees on the BEMRI website. See
http://bemri.org/hese-uk/en/issues/nature1441.html?id=trees

What evidence is there for this? According to studies made in the 1990′s on the effects of the VHF radar station at Skrunda in Latvia, the growth rings of trees were reduced during the period in which the station was operational and the pine needles made more resin (an indication of cellular stress). Incidentally, just for the record, a parallel study on the performance of schoolchildren in tests was significantly reduced in the main beam of the station compared with those in relative safety behind the antennas.

For my part, I was first alerted to these effects many years ago by a couple of Forestry Commission workers who thought that Die-back in Oak was correlated with the path of microwave transmission links, where they skimmed the surface of the trees. At first, I didn’t believe it; that is until I saw what was happening to the trees around an old and powerful Vodafone mast near my local park. Many of the Oaks in the park within about 400 metres of the mast are suffering from severe die-back and one is now just a dead skeleton. Many of the badly damaged and dead trees have now been removed by the council, including many conifers and a whole row of dead Silver Birch extending up to about 300 metres from the Mast. The symptoms are those of drought, abnormal growth patterns, cancer-like growths beneath the bark ,and fungal disease.

Most of these effects can be attributed to the effects of the radio waves on the pigment cryptochrome. This is one of many pigments used by plants to detect the presence and wavelength of light, but most important of all, it forms a vital part of the biological clock that controls their circadian rhythms and it is also affected by radio waves. The mechanism of its radio sensitivity depends on the quantum mechanics of an electron’s ability to move between two free radicals. This was first discovered by Ritz and his co-workers (Nature 249: May 13th, 177-180, 2004) in relation to magnetic navigation in robins, which use cryptochrome to sense the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field. Navigation was upset by a broad range of frequencies up to about 7MHz. If this is also true of the cryptochrome that controls the biological clock in plant cells, then modulated or pulsed radiation containing any of these frequencies could upset their circadian rhythms and have potentially devastating effects.

Circadian rhythms are important in both animals and plants because they enable them to anticipate the arrival of dawn and dusk to get their enzymes and metabolic pathways ready in time (See “Introducing Biological Rhythms”. Koukkari and Sothern: Springer 2006). In plants, they begin opening the stomata and synthesising photosynthetic enzymes before dawn. In both plants and animals, they control the immune system. In plants, it works best during the day when there is spare energy available from photosynthesis, but in animals it works best when we are asleep at night when the lack if physical activity make more energy available for it.

These circadian rhythms can usually go on for several cycles without external signals from the environment, but eventually they fade out under constant conditions. When this happens, at no time will the immune system function at maximum efficiency and the animal or plant becomes more susceptible to disease. Although much of the work has not yet been published, studies in the Netherlands indicate that in some plants at least, modulated microwaves cause these circadian rhythms to fade out, with a partial loss of immune function.

Photographic studies made in  the Netherlands and throughout Europe has also shown a progressive increase in the occurrence of tumour-like growths beneath the bark of urban trees over the last decade or so, which corresponds in time to the increases usage of mobile phones and WiFi. There also seems to be an increase in splits in the bark, which then become infected by various organisms and could be a mode of entry for various pathogens, which, together with a loss of immune function, could be the perfect storm.

All this needs checking out with a properly funded and independent research programme, and if governments are not prepared to do this, we must surely ask why.

Dr Andrew Goldsworthy

Lecturer in Biology (retired)

Imperial College London

1,2,3,4g – Now it’s Mobile Phone masts in Conservation Areas

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Not content with the current tilted planning system the Mobile Operators are hoping to slew the planning regulations in their favour still further.

Bosses at Vodafone, O₂, EE and Three met Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary, to push for a shake-up of rules in the protected areas, including many parks, town squares and village greens. The companies want the rules relaxed so they can meet government targets for the introduction of super-fast 4G coverage.

The companies want urban conservation areas put on an equal footing with ordinary parts of towns or cities, so that the public only has 56 days to raise objections to masts up to 15 metres tall. The 56 days would start from the point at which a council announced the plans, for example by putting up notices.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/9634667/Relax-laws-on-erecting-masts-in-conservation-areas-say-phone-firms.html

Reconnect – Movie – A documentary on cell phones and the potential negative health effects

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Described by its director:”I’m Kevin Kunze the director of Reconnect, a documentary on the potential negative health effects from cell phone radiation, the proposed policies regarding safer use, and the mainstream media’s portrayal of the issue.

I’ve been working on this film for nearly two years interviewing doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and representatives from the cell phone industry. Although we’re nearly finished with the film there is still a lot that needs to be done, including: filming additional b-roll, motion graphics, composing an original score, color correction, sound mixing, licensing footage, submitting to film festivals, and creating an interactive website. Take a minute to watch our trailer and see how far we’ve come.

Go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reconnect/reconnect

EM Radiation Trust Press Release : Prof’ Yury Grigoriev calls for order

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Professor Yury Grigoriev calls for order and the world needs to listen:

“Man conquered the Black Plague, but he has created new problems – EMF pollution”

The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection has agreed to provide a detailed report for the world containing clear information on the most important Russian research results in RF/EMF radiation over the past 50 years.

RF/EMF researchers and environmental activists, Eileen O’Connor, Director for the UK Radiation Research Trust charity and Sissel Halmøy, Chairman for the International EMF Alliance and Secretary General for the Citizens´ Radiation Protection in Norway recently returned from a trip to meet with top scientists at the Russian Federation.

Halmøy said: “According to the RNCNIRP, the following health hazards are likely to be faced by children who use mobile phones in the near future: disruption of memory, decline of attention, diminishing learning and cognitive abilities, increased irritability, sleep problems, increase in sensitivity to the stress, increased epileptic readiness. Action must be taken immediately to adopt biologically based guidelines to protect children.” Current standards are based more on engineering needs than biological studies.

O’Connor said “The Russian report is a gift to the world.  The UK Radiation Research Trust will present the report in the Autumn to the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP and will be forwarded to the UK Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies.”

She added “Russian scientists are advanced in their knowledge on RF/EMF radiation and have extended the hand of friendship and are willing to share their expertise and knowledge. I hope decision makers from the western world accept this great honour and work together.”

Russian research offers  crucial and important aspects of developmental relevance that conveys a sense of urgency for the global RF/EMF framework.  Without it, national governments may not be able to ensure the health of future generations are protected, especially that of our children.

Russian warnings exists urging pregnant women to avoid using mobile phones entirely along with children under eighteen. Likewise, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, Israel, Finland, Belgium and Toronto, Canada, have issued health warnings for children to not use mobile phones, or for emergency use only. Unfortunately, most children, parents, doctors and teachers are not aware of this important information.

Furthermore, in May 2011 the World Health Organisation and IARC issued a classification stating that radio frequency – electromagnetic fields are possibly carcinogenic to humans (group 2B). This warning is issued not only for mobile phones and phone masts, but for Wi-Fi, smart meters, wireless computers and all applications of technology on the RF/EMF Spectrum (radio-frequency radiation to electromagnetic radiation.)

Chairman of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, member of International Advisory Committee of WHO “EMF and Health” Professor Yury Grigoriev said:  “The brain is a critical organ. Vital brain structures are under EMF exposure daily when using a mobile phone.  The brain is made up of permanent complex biophysical processes and vital functions.  We need to take care with mobile phones and use distance and reduce time.  Children should use mobile phones for emergencies only and also use hands free.”

Deputy Chairman, Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Professor Oleg Grigoriev said: “We need correct control and assessment of electromagnetic pollution. There are currently a lot of new frequencies containing modulation and no one knows the results which could be a serious problem.”

Russian scientists are also warning countries throughout the world including ministries of health and other organizations, responsible for the population safety (including children), to pay attention to the regulation of mobile phones and Wi-Fi use in kindergardens and are recommending the usage of wired networks in schools and educational institutions, rather than a network using wireless broadband systems, including Wi-Fi.

The Russians stand by their solid research which has consistently shown that prolonged exposure to RF/EMF radiation disturbs cognitive function.

For protection from RF/EMF non-ionizing radiation, many countries have adopted a set of guidelines provided by private group of industry-friendly scientists known as ICNIRP. The ICNIRP guidelines are for short-term, acute thermal RF/EMF exposure. The current ICNIRP, IEEE standards are based on the preconceived and out dated view of government authorities that the only possible established biological effect of RF/EMF exposure is tissue heating.

The Russian standards are supported by science as a result of extensive research and take into account the dangers of non-thermal exposure. The standards are also backed by the Russian Ministry of Health and are a small fraction of what is allowed by ICNIRP and the IEEE which is currently adopted in many counties.

Research clearly underlines the need for action on mobile phones and wireless technology.  We need to launch global government backed hard-hitting advertising campaign especially for children, and large health warnings should be clearly visible on all RF/EMF emitting equipment. Mass media campaigns can also create awareness.

O’Connor said: “I am grateful to the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith for offering to submit the Russian report to the UK Chief Medical Officer and hope that Government and health agencies worldwide listen to concerns raised by Russian and independent scientists and urgently adopt health based RF/EMF standards to protect human health. We need to provide as swift solution to this problem as soon as possible. We simply cannot afford to wait.”

Russian scientists recognise the value of  non-Government groups in discussion and research. Deputy Chairman, Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Professor Oleg Grigoriev said: “We need to include non-Government groups in discussion and research.  Non-Government groups play an equal importance to Government and the scientific community. NGO’s are a new power and are representing people with electrosensitivity (ES) and should be an equal player.”

He added that “If the decisions are not made together with the NGOs, then decisions may have no value.”

The UK Radiation Research Trust, Citizens´ Radiation Protection in Norway and International EMF Alliance are calling for the Governments to engage with NGO’s and Independent (non-telecommunications funded) scientists.

It’s time for action!

Professor Oleg Grigoriev, Head of Department of Non-Ionizing Radiation,

Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia

Deputy Chairman, Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection

Director, Center for Electromagnetic Safety

Professor Yury Grigoriev, Chairman of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, a member of Int. Advisory Committee of WHO “EMF and Health”

Sissel Halmøy, Secretary General for the Citizens´ Radiation Protection in Norway www.stralevern.org and founder and Chair of International EMF Alliance  http://www.iemfa.org

Eileen O’Connor, Founder and Board member for the International EMF Alliance and

Director of UK EM Radiation Research Trust www.radiationresearch.org

Contact:

Eileen O’Connor

Email  Eileen@radiationresearch.org

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Creation of the first EHS Refuge Zone in Italy 

Protecting yourself from artificial HF microwave radiation is now essential
for living a normal life.

A wave of electromagnetic radiation is propagated in a straight line from an emitting source
(which can be a relay antenna, a Hertzian repeater, a radar apparatus or even a mobile phone), at a speed of 3 x 10 to the power of 8 m/s. Various factors in the surrounding area can deflect, reflect or absorb this radiation.

What’s more, a radiating wave is also absorbed by any conductive material
that resonates at the same frequency:
H²O (water), rain, 0² (oxygen), the atmosphere, our bones, metallic mesh, etc.
It also interferes with all other frequencies in its vicinity, thus causing a fluctuation in the vibrational pattern of space-time.

In order to avoid all this interference and to be protected effectively against the damaging effects of microwave radiation on the metabolism, especially when asleep, it is necessary to sleep in a complete Faraday cage. 

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From this pagel :  http://www.next-up.org/Newsoftheworld/EHS_Veil.php

Protect yourself from mankind’s madness,
spread in particular by “Repacholi, the Goebbels of the manufacturers”

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Technician from Deutsche Telekom working on a phone mast in special overalls as
protection against artificial HF microwave radiation (Photo: Deutsche Telekom)

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Radiation Protection Professional Intervention GHZ Hertzian Repeaters

TEST

Fabric trade name:
“Aaronia-Shield”
(developed by US military technology)

Designation:
protective veiling against artificial HF microwave radiation

Tests carried out close to a relay antenna GSM and UMTS 3G (2169 MHz)

TEST RESULTS 1 (without veil) . . . . . .TEST RESULTS 2 (with veil)

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Isotropic probe 100 kHz – 2500 MHz – fiber optic link – intervals ΔT 2” – 70m distance
GRAPH RESULTS 1 & 2

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NB: the variations observed in TEST 1 were due to strong gusts of wind during the test,
which goes to show that EMFs are influenced not only by the humidity present but also by strong winds.

“Aaronia-Shield”
Protective veiling against artificial HF microwave radiation

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ZOOM
Detail of wire mesh
 (click)

Détail : 100X, 200X, 500X

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Fabric trade name:
“Aaronia-Shield”
(developed by US military technology)

Designation:
protective veiling against artificial HF microwave radiation

Composition
blend of polyamide with high-tech weaving of fine silver wire

Fabric width 1.40m – weight 40g/m² – mesh about 0.7mm

Protection rating 0,5 GHz (500 MHz) at 6 GHz from 50 db-45 db ie. 99,999%-99,992%

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NB: The reduction in dB divides the value by a factor of 10:
90dB is 10 times less than 100dB and 80dB is 100 times less, etc.

This fabric is very effective and fairly transparent and can be used for personal protection,
either as an insulating lining for clothes, caps, etc,
or as a shawl, provided it is not in direct contact with the skin.
It can also be used as drapes to create a Faraday cage or a curtain surrounding a bed,
in which case it is essential to have it independently earthed.

Warning: This protective fabric is totally ineffective against VLF EMFs of 50 Hz.

Normal sale price from 65€ per metre of 1.40m width.

Sandra, ultra-EHS, tests the”Aaronia-Shield” fabric

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Sandra’s encephaloscan . . . no comment
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ZOOM
Detail of wire mesh
 (click)

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Sandra in protective clothing tests
the fabric standing in the beam from a GSM/UMTS-3G relay antenna: No problem

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Man and Woman (head and neck)

in situ tests: phone masts GSM and UMTS 3G (2169 MHz)

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Isotropic probe 100 kHz – 2500 MHz – fiber optic link – intervals ΔT 2” – 70m distance

TEST RESULTS 1 (unprotected)

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TEST RESULTS 2 (with protection)

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GRAPH of TEST RESULTS 1 & 2

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Composition: 97% cotton, 3% fine wire mesh
Protection: 45 dB / 200 MHz to 18 dB / 2400 MHz,
99,995 % to 98 %

ZOOM détail of wire mesh (click)

Next-up organization discourages this type of protection
(No interior insulation = discharge in contact with the skin)
Next-up Organisation is currently working on an improved version of this cowl
(which is already on the market), adding a protective cotton lining and an integral veil.

European Survey_Uk Version

In the face of the present unprecedented increase in artificial microwave radiation in the environment, there is a vital need to obtain up to date information as a basis for a comprehensive assessment of the impact of this radiation on people’s health.

This questionnaire for the general public is easy to fill in and anonymous.
For it to be credible and representative it is essential for it to be circulated widely in Europe and worldwide so that we can amass the maximum statistical data.

Designed originally in a printed version by Dr Roger Santini, it has been updated so that people who live close to relay antennas can give the full details of their experience.
The statistics gathered from this enquiry will be sent anonymously to scientists
and health organisations for analysis and publication.

Please help circulate this questionnaire.

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“Protect yourself from electromagnetic waves”

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ulrich Weiner EHS

Serge Sargentini EHS: Open Letter to François Fillon, Prime Minister

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Evidently the EHS person who adapted his garage as a living space has not understood a thing and knows nothing about EMFs (electromagnetic fields).

From what can be seen of the arrangements made, the cure is a lot worse than the problem,
since there are many sources of both LF and HF wavelengths, such as the cathode tube computer creen, lots of energy-saving light bulbs, an electric heater, and no separate earth contact.

In these conditions the use of multi-layered metallic protection doesn’t only trap the EMFs generated,
it intensifies them by reflection!
What’s more it is not only ineffective but completely irresponsible
to cover the furniture as well since it increases the reflection of the radiation.

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For those who are EHS and wish to protect their living space
it is fundamental to remove every source of radiation within the area.

View of protected sleeping area (as in the EHS Refuge Zone test caravan)

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Faraday cage: Graph Measures = – 87,6 dBm = 0,00037106 V/m
corresponding approximately to ambient noise

Conversions table and equivalences [click]

HF conversion table
Readings from spectrum analyser
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Lighting with non-radiating incandescent light bulbs

Edison 20W bulb that does not give off radiation . . . and provides 95% of the energy to heat the caravan.
With the use of low-energy CFL bulbs that has been imposed recently, everybody’s heating bill will be going up!

Bio-rupters (interrupt the 2 phases)

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Faraday Cage: why use a stainless steel grille of 0.8 mm mesh for the ventilation?

A law of physics tells us that for counteracting EM radiation the mesh spacing should be less than 1/4 of the wavelength
of the radiating HF wave, ie bi-band mobile phone frequencies 900 MHz (33.3cm), 1800 MHz (16.5cm),
UMTS up to 2200 MHz = 2.2 GHz (13cm), and up to Wi-fi 2.4 GHZ (12.5cm),
which makes a 3cm mesh.

However experience shows that this theoretical construct does not tally with the facts.
Our experience shows that to absorb radiation effectively the mesh has to be less than 2mm
(as in the metallic mesh used for food protection).
Completely independent earth contact

EHS Refuge Zone: earth contact (D=240mm) for the Faraday cage caravan with post in stainless steel 260x50x10mm

Faraday cage chassis: detail (zoom) of the stainless steel earth, with 32mm² cables (BTR stainless steel D=12mm)

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ZOOM > CLICK

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Total protection against HF microwaves EMFs

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ZOOM > CLICK

Example of a room completely protected against EMF radiation in MHz and GHz frequencies:
- walls and ceiling covered in painted decorative metallic wallpaper.
- sliding glass doors with metal frame.
- doors and windows covered with folding shutters and metal fastenings (duralumin).

Sarah Dacre

 The woman who needs
a veil of protection from modern life.

RADIATION ZONE


Headquarters of Next-up Organisation (France)
Our registered offices are right above a major Orange mobile phone base station, which is 80 metres away.
We have therefore put up a protective metal barrier 7.70 metres high right opposite the beams radiating from the relay antennas.
The small photo top right shows the metal barriers against the artificial HF microwave radiation being put up in 2005.
The red letters ZONE IRRADIÉE (RADIATION ZONE) are more than a metre high.
A covered hatch (the small white square in the middle of the wall) allows us to take photos, to carry out
experiments in real conditions and to take measurements of the electromagnetic field with isotropic meters, etc.
[Checking the electromagnetic field (1,92 V/m) through the hatch].

The parabolic TV antennas on the roof (all receivers), some of them more than 3 metres in diameter,
enable us to access and to handle the news from the main TV chains and networks worldwide.

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EMF: Physical protection

Protecting a roof with alternating layers of aluminium foil and insulating material

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Whole Life Expo 2007 Toronto, November 25, 2007 ____________________________________________________________________________________

Electromagnetic fields:
Questions and answers about wireless technologies

Andrew Michrowski, Ph.D.
The Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Inc

100 Bronson Avenue, Suite 1001 OTTAWA, Ontario K1R 6G8 (613) 236-6265; fax: 235-5876

pacenet@canada.com http://pacenet.homestead.com

____________________________________________________________________________________

What are the issues, the second-hand effects, and the standards for the wireless technologies? ____________________________________________________________________________________

Life on earth has evolved amidst a broad band of electromagnetic frequencies, which originate from throughout the universe. By 1980, environmental exposure to artificial, repetitive or random signals in the radiofrequency / microwave band has risen dramatically – by more than a trillion times, mostly for military technology.

Since 1980, mostly for newly-introduced commercial applications, the average “second-hand” exposure in Southern Canada has risen from about 0.005 microWatt/cm2 to the current background environmental range of 0.4 to 100.0 μWatt/cm2. We note an 8 to 20,000-fold increase with peaks in downtown Toronto and some centres, including Brantford and Mississauga. About 100 square kilometres in Southern Ontario have environmental broadband radiofrequency and microwave power emission exposures during timeframes that can exceed the Health Canada Safety Code 6 exposure limit of approximately 0.6 to 1 milliWatt/cm2 (600 – 1,000microWatt/cm2). Such illegal irradiation coverage can be expected to rise exponentially to several hundred square kilometres in both Ontario and Quebec by the end of this decade, on a more persistent basis, as more and more wireless technologies are approved by governments and marketed. Note that individuals within such exposed zones may experience a continual body temperature rise, with time, (but actually “feel” colder, and may seek greater warmth).

By “second-hand” exposure, we are referring to cases whereby an individual does not own nor use any radiofrequency/microwave device (wireless communication device, microwave oven, wireless computer tool, surgically implanted or portable RFID “spy chip”, etc) and is exposed simply by being in an irradiated zone, often outdoors. Additionally, there are places (public buildings, institutions, restaurants, etc.) where multi-frequency power absorption is unsolicited – actually, legally-speaking, in trespass of body functions. This level of average “second-hand” exposure is doubling annually in sparsely populated regions and tripling within more affluent urban zones. We can expect at 3 to 5 fold increase in second-hand exposure by 2010.

Background power emissions (0.5 MHz – 3GHz band) selected Canadian cities, 2007 microWatt/cm2

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City

μWatt/cm2

City

μWatt/cm2

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Windsor

0.2 – 15

Cornwall

0.3 – 5

London

0.2 – 5

Ottawa

0.1 – 25

Brantford

0.8 – 50

Montreal

0.1 – 10

Hamilton

2 – 10

St-Hyacinthe

0.1 – 4

Burlington

1 – 10

Mississauga

4.0 – 25

Oakville

1 – 15

Drummondville

0.1 – 4

Toronto

2.5 – 120

Laval

0.1 – 5

Ajax

1 – 10

St-Sauveur / Ste-Adèle

0.1 – 3

Oshawa

1 – 10

Mirabel

0.3 – 8

Trenton

0.2 – 20

Gatineau

0.1 – 5

Belleville

0.2 – 5

Renfrew

0.1 – 3

Kingston

0.3 – 5

Peterborough

0.3 – 3

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What is behind the increases in second-hand and direct-use microwave exposure?

We can expect a further 3 to 5-fold Canadian general population increase in “environmental” exposure of microwave frequencies within a few years, with more wireless technologies, such as: smart water and electric power meters, intercarrier text messaging, mobile satellite radio, music downloaders, wireless e-mail, wireless video calling, social and corporate networking, mobile television, instant text, multimedia messaging, smartphones, 3G (as well as 4G available in Europe) products and services, GPS mapping. Still more leaps in exposure emerge as the plans of investors, the military and governments materialize: to have every dwelling, school, office and store in the world become a microwave transmitter/receiver for wireless computers and related linkages, and to have transceivers implanted and/or injected in our bodies, including for banking transactions. A significant factor driving cell phone sales worldwide is for telephone banking delivering monetary services to the “unbanked”. Vodaphone started in Kenya Safaricom “mobile money” banking in Swahili, attracting 175,000 subscribers signing up at a rate of 2,500 a day, even if they may need “fingertip” RFID chip authentication for their micro-lending. Although the intention was to enable loan payments, individuals have been using the phones for person-to-person transfers – in a “dial ‘M’ for money” type of culture.

There are 19 million wireless customers in Canada (pop. 32,000,000). More than 5% of households now have only a cell phone. There is a convergence in usage rates with traditional phone services. At the end of 2006, Canada had 55.1 mobile subscribers and 55.3 traditional wire line access lines per 100 inhabitants (vs: 18.7 wireless subscribers and 64.4 traditional wire line accesses in 1999). 74% of those between the ages of 18 and 34 use a cellphone for an average of 400 minutes per month. 40% of Canadians between ages 12 and 24 consider cellphones to be their main means of communication. In the United Kingdom, 90% of the youth use cellphones, many sleeping with them “on”, under their pillows. 10% of the wireless transmissions are data, a segment that is rising 50% every 3 months.

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Households with only a cell phone, December 2005

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%

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Canada

4.8

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N.L.

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2.3

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P.E.I.

3.8

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N.S.

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4.1

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N.B.

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2.4

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Que .

4.8

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Ont.

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4.1

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Man.

4.5

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Sask.

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2.5

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Alta.

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5.8

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B.C.

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7.1

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Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 56M0001XCB.

Direct-use microwave exposure characteristics and lack of quality control

Microwave devices are notorious for lack of quality control during manufacturing, especially with their emission leakage characteristics. For example, at least 33% of microwave products manufactured, whether microwave ovens or wireless communications devices do not meet the Canada Safety 6 Code, which sets the basic limits that are not be exceeded and are given in terms of body currents either by induction, or contact with energized metallic objects, or in terms of the rate at which radiofrequency/microwave energy is absorbed in a body, averaged over a period of time across the body. Some jurisdictions worldwide have more stringent regulations than Canada, as indicated below. We can infer the rules are not being met worldwide, for lack of competence, compliance and failure to measure emissions at manufacture. Microwave devices tend to easily deteriorate with wear and tear, lack of maintenance and proper cleaning.

INTERNATIONAL Radiofrequency / Microwave EXPOSURE STANDARDS

Country

New South Wales, Australia
Salzburg, Austria (pulsed transmissions) Russia / Bulgaria / Hungary/ Switzerland Belgium
China
Italy / Toronto, Canada
Auckland, New Zealand
Australia
New Zealand / Japan / Germany/ US /Canada United Kingdom

Exposure level (microW/cm2) 0.001
0.1
2 –10

3
7 –10
10
50
200
200 –1,000 1,000 –10,000

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Toward second-hand exposure statistics

On the basis of environmental irradiation surveys, it can be deduced that, in Toronto – population of over 2,500,000, at least 25,000 individuals are being exposed by unwanted trespass of “second-hand” environmental microwave emissions – for several hours daily – that are more elevated than those permitted by Canada Safety Code 6, simply by working or living in high-density urban “hot-spots” and that this number can increase during periods of wet ground as a result of precipitation. This means that these individuals risk irreversible damage to their body functions merely because of the popularity and the commercialisation of the wireless technologies. While government agencies assume that such environmental emissions are merely “a fog”, actual mapping point out to a dense and active network of multiple frequencies permeating the built-up environment, often without any centralized organisation. The densest groupings of hotspots tend to be in the traditional commercial cores, the transportation nodes (interchanges, bridges, over and underpasses) to and from the city, near high-voltage power transmission lines and near buildings that house significant mainframe computers and automated functions (such as postal sorting facilities, fabricators, etc.).

“Second-hand” microwave geography in Salt Lake City, Utah

Paul M. Torrens, Geography, Arizona State University

Autism connection

It is estimated that at least 300,000 Canadian children are being exposed to, and, are absorbing, illegal levels of microwave power associated with cellphone usage alone. This number is expected to double by 2010, even though the actual total base population of children is expected to decrease. These children face severe (or life-threatening) wireless-related physical conditions. Add to this group about 300,000 in Ontario alone who suffer from some form of autism, considering that 30 years ago, there were only a few hundred cases. More than 1 child in 100 is autistic, compared with 1 in 10,000 only 30 years ago, before the pervasive environmental exposure of wireless technologies.

A study by Tamara Mariea and George Carlo indicates how microwave wireless frequency emissions render cells incapable of releasing heavy metals (including mercury and aluminum), such as those used as stabilizers in the massive vaccination programmes. Heavy metals in the body interfere with the distribution of dopamine, a hormone and a neurotransmitter which controls motor skills. In autistic children, such functions are inhibited. When autistic children are detoxified from heavy metals, and when they are no longer exposed to wireless emissions, they can recover. This situation has the potential for trans-generation toxic accumulation.

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Microwave device (dry weather conditions)

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μWatt/cm2

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Common exposure

Cellphone @ user

9 – 3,500

Cellphone, second hand exposure

1 – 200

Microwave oven @ user

10 – 2,000

Cordless phone base station @ 2 to 6m

7 – 17

Analog in urban environment (1-2 blocks away)

5 – 25

Digital in urban environment (within 100m)

0.2 – 5

Analog in rural environment 500m

0.25 – 30

Local amplification by metal window, door frames, studs, metal plumbing, grounding wire, unfiltered telephone and Cable TV wires

1 to 4.5 fold power increase

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(microW/cm2) 0.0000000000001

0.0000000001 0.000000001 0.0000000027 0.00000001 0.00000002 0.000005 0.00001 0.000027 0.001

0.002

0.0027 0.0027 to 0.007 0.01 0.016 0.06

0.06

0.05

0.1
0.1 to 1.8

0.13 0.168 0.2 to 8.0 0.3

0.6 0.6 0–4 1.0

1.0 2.5 5.0 2.0

5.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

1,000.0

Reported Biological Effects

Altered genetic structure in E. Coli Threshold of human sensitivity Altered EEG in human subjects Growth stimulation in Vicius fabus Effects on immune system in mice Stimulation of ovulation in chickens Effect on cell growth in yeast Conditioned “avoidance” reflex in rats Premature aging of pine needles

100 Yards / metres from Cell Phone

Sleep disorders, abnormal blood pressure, nervousness, weakness, fatigue, limb and joint pain, digestive problems, fewer schoolchildren promoted Growth inhibition in Vicius fabus
Smaller tree growth ri ngs

50 Feet from a Cordless Phone

Human sensation

1 Mile (1.6Km) from a Cellular Tower

Altered EEG, disturbed carbohydrate metabolism, enlarged adrenals, altered adrenal hormone levels, structural changes in liver, spleen, testes, and brain in white rats and rabbits
Slowing of the heart, change in EEG in rabbits

10 Feet /3 meters from a Wireless Computer

References

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BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MICROWAVES BELOW U.S. & CANADA’S REGULATORY LIMIT

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Increase in melatonin in cows
Decreased life span, impaired reproduction, structural and developmental abnormalities in duckweed plants
Decreased cell growth (human epithelial amnion cells)
Irreversible sterility in mice
Childhood leukemia near transmitters
Impaired motor function, reaction time, memory and attention of school children, and altered sex ratio of children (fewer boys)
Change in calcium ion efflux from brain tissue
Cardiac arrhythmias and sometimes cardiac arrest (frogs)
Altered white blood cell activity in schoolchildren
Headache, dizziness, irritability, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, chest pain, difficulty breathing, indigestion (humans—occupational exposure) Stimulation of white cells in guinea pigs
Breakdown of blood-brain barrier (used a digital cell phone to radiate) Leukemia, skin melanoma and bladder cancer near TV and FM transmitter (lower “Microwave hearing” – clicking, buzzing, chirping, hissing, or high-pitched threshold notetones known)

Biochemical and histological changes in liver, heart, kidney, and brain tissue Damaged mitochondria, nucleus of cells in hippocampus of brain
Impaired memory and visual reaction time in people living near transmitters Decreased size of litter, increased number of stillborns in mice Redistribution of metals in the lungs, brain, heart, liver, kidney, muscles, spleen, bones, skin, blood

Dumanskij 1974
Serkyuk, reported in McRee 1980

Stark 1997

Magone 1996 Kwee 1997 Magras 1997 Hocking 1996

Kolodynski 1996 Dutta 1986 Frey 1968 Chiang 1989

Shutenko 1981
Meg Sears, Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities, Canadian Human Rights Commission, 2007.

United States FCC Exposure Limit, Safety Code 6 Canada limit

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Salford

1978 1997

Simonenko 1998 Shanda la
1997
Dolk

Frey 1963, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1988, Justeson 1979, Olsen 1980, Wieske 1963, Lin 1978
Belokrinitskiy l982
Belokrinitskiy 1982a
Chiang 1989
Il’Chevich (reported in McRee 1980)

Significant Secondary infrastructure effects

There has been a significant increase in corrosion problems in the last few decades, parallel to the spread and implementation of wireless technologies. Whereas in the 1970s, only a small number of engineers consulted on corrosion problems, now a full quarter of all engineers in North America are experts in corrosion trying to resolve problems associated with building structures, water and oil and gas pipelines, fluid containers. How radiofrequencies affect corrosion can be verified by anyone who replaces a fluorescent compact bulb into a metallic fixture that once had an incandescent bulb. It takes only a few weeks to have the onset of paint coating corroding in lamp holders, followed by the steady eating away of metallic sheeting. Likewise, one can see which urban areas are exposed to elevated levels of microwave emissions: where sewer and telephone service covers rust – actually powder away rather than just coat themselves with oxidation, where fire hydrants crumble – even if installed within the previous 6 months – that is likely to be a zone subject to denser environmental microwave emissions. Normally, such fittings last problem–free for decades. This is an effect of enormous burden to tax and rate-payers.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has made an emergency plea to the federal government for $123 Billion within 5 years to avoid building collapses in Canadian cities due to corrosion, which only emphasizes how outrageously expensive for our civilization is this problem of accelerated corrosion from radiofrequencies and microwaves is. What is little known is that most corrosion is induced by weak voltages and amperages from net currents in our electric power delivery systems, which are imbalanced. What is even less known is that as the electric power system becomes more affected by the use of computers and wireless systems, radiofrequencies and microwaves penetrate the electric power system’s ground, via neutral wires. The ground in many populated areas now carries charges that are highly electronic with radiofrequency and microwave characteristics. This new phenomenon accelerates corrosion of materials – whether pipelines, rebars in buildings and transportation infrastructure or even nuclear power plant reactor rods – by quantum leaps. Galvanic coupling between alloys and hydrogen and e particles is accelerated, leading to hydrogen- induced cracking in steels. Electromagnetically-induced Hydrogen diffusion has become so commonplace under such environmental conditions that a Russian scientist, P. S. Orlov proposed this year a method of locating underground corroded (hydrogen saturated/embrittled) steel gas-supply pipes simply by measuring hydrogen leakages. This conduction of charges has been observed with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and reported this year by scientists from Atomic Energy of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada. There is also greater spattering of deposits, crevice enhancements and oxidation reactions.

What we can expect as health effects due to these new exposures?
Experimental observations with low-level microwave exposure

Observation

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Effects of microwave emissions

Exposure level

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Effects on DNA

Single and double-strand breaks, electron flows within staked base pairs of double helix of DNA molecules, direct gene transcription, 40-90% increase in Fos mRNA from cellphone signals,

2h, 0.6W/kg, 0.001W/kg

Blood-brain barrier

Toxins may reach brain tissues: serotonin, glucose, selective permeability, allows glucose to pass

After 2 minutes, as low as 0.0004W/kg

Psychoactive Drugs

Neurotransmitter functions modified: Pentobarbital (alters narcosis), entylenetetrazol (more convulsions), Curare (less anaesthesia), Valium, Librium (potentiated). Endogenous opiods activated: increase in alcohol use, less of withdrawal symptoms in morphine-dependents

Eye damage

Worsen effects.

Behavioural changes

Major errors in judgment, vision altered; disruptive attitude (hyperactivity); memory problems, [non-lethal weapons for combat advantage]; synthase inhibition caused by increase in body nitric oxide production by digital (pulsed) signals

Cognitive functions

Faster reaction time, auditory memory retrieval [mind control], difficulty in concentration, “fuzzy thinking”, dizziness (indication of serotonin activity increase)

0.16 μWatt/cm2

Sleep

May promote sleep, sleepiness, reduction of REM sleep (important to memory, learning)

Melatonin

Melatonin secretion decreases

Fundamental life processi

ELF-encodes in wireless transmissions may imitate heartbeat, cellular communications, brainwaves, cell growth, human metabolism; sperm count lowered, irreversible infertility in mice after 5 generations from “an antenna park”, chicken embryo mortality increases by half

As low as 0.005 W/kg

Dosedependency

Observed in Korean War, US embassy personnel in Moscow, cumulative effects

Microwave syndrome

Fatigue, irritability, nausea, anorexia, depression Cardiovascular disorders, hypo /hypertension Change in skin, skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis
Increase in lymphocytes, effects in EEGs, reduced insulin production, multiple allergies, Tinnitus, itches in the ear, ears feel heated

As low as 0.02 to 8.0 μWatt/cm2

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Some, natural, highly-coherent oscillations in living beings have same or similar characteristics as those produced by wireless technologies. For example, the 2Hz-encoded signal from cellphones reporting to base stations resembles the heartbeat (and can entrain heartbeat). Other extremely-low-frequency-encoded signals resemble, and interact with, brain waves, cell growth, cell communication, calcium ion balance and other fundamental life processes, even at levels as low as 0.005W/kg.

What can be done?

In many built environments, microwave power levels are too elevated for even minimum health risk conditions.

Many health practitioners are unaware either of the general exposure conditions, not those of their patients, thus not taking under consideration their bearing of the diagnosis, nor therapy at hand. Similarly, employers may not realize that the microwave environment faced by their employees might adversely affect their job performance, occupational health and safety and productivity.

Fortunately, appropriate design and careful oversight in installation can provide citizens with acceptable, safe and generally no-risk levels of electromagnetic fields. But the implementation of these measures, even if they entail relatively no cost to the public or private purses, requires a public demand for common sense safety.

Municipal governments who participate in the siting process by issuing permits are in the frontline for complaints and legal filings because they are, legally, accomplices. The City of Toronto has an active guideline that provides for a Canadian platform for precedence from a health and safety legal perspective, that other communities can emulate, and eventually help industry and federal regulatory agencies, including the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), review their current policies and practices.

An European Parliament expert analysis in 2000, which was comprised of World Health Organization, European Community and scientific peers recommended that the average annual exposure near microwave emitters should not exceed 0.10 μWatt/cm2 (following the lead of the Italian Government notion of quality target) and that anyone exposed to higher fields should receive regular medical attention, including blood analysis, EEG and ECG tests. All zones with higher exposure rates should be posted with markings on pavement and with road signs.

In Canada, you can view your wireless transmission environment on http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/tafl/tafindxf.html. A socio-political question

Is it worthwhile to promote an industry that emerges while it hurts civilization and induces costs greater and more expensive than the “benefits” that it offers? Is the wireless industry prepared to pay for these costs?

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People Moving to West Virginia to Hide From Wi-Fi, Cell Phones

People Moving to West Virginia to Hide From Wi-Fi, Cell Phones

Some (different) people are so convinced that Wi-Fi and mobile phones are making them sick that they’re moving to West Virginia’s 13,000 square-mile U.S. Radio Quiet Zone, which has no wireless technology so as to avoid interfering with the local telescope. Hey, if Wi-Fi makes trees sick, why not humans?

The wireless- and cell phone-fearing folks fleeing to Appalachia claim to suffer from a condition called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), which they believe is caused by electromagnetic radiation emitted by Wi-Fi, cell phones, and other technology. People with EHS can experience any of the following symptoms:

  • reddening of the face
  • chest pains
  • other pains
  • burning skin sensations
  • twitchy muscles
  • headaches
  • Also:
    • “sleep disturbances
    • tiredness
    • depression
    • restlessness
    • irritability
    • concentration problems
    • forgetfulness
    • learning difficulties
    • frequent infections
    • blood pressure changes
    • tinnitus
    • hearing loss
    • impaired balance
    • giddiness
    • eye problems
    • maybe tachycardia”

    If you’ve been having any of the above health issues, then throw away your electronic devices, join the five percent of Americans who claim to be EHS-afflicted, and move to Green Bank STAT. If you don’t want to live in WV because it’s terrible, though, you can also ask your loved one to build you an insulated, wire-mesh Faraday cage, which will keep out electromagnetic waves (and scorpions, and rabid raccoons). EHS sufferer Diane Schou’s husband built her a Faraday cage (“here honey, I built you this cage for your birthday”); she tells the BBC that it worked pretty well for a while:

    He covered a wooden frame with two layers of wire mesh and a door that could be sealed shut to prevent radio waves from entering.

    Diane spent much of her time inside it, sleeping on a twin mattress on a plywood base.

    “At least I could see my husband on the outside, I could talk to him,” she says.

    Living like a pet parakeet got old for Schou, though! She’s an American, born to be free, what do you expect. So she moved her family to Green Bank, and now she doesn’t have to live inside an enclosed mesh box or capsule or whatever anymore.

    EHS is a real thing in Sweden, at Louisiana State University, and in the minds of its sufferers.

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Dylan Eleven,  Truth11.com, Truth11 Films

Truth11 Films Upcoming Film : The Cost Of Technology | Freedom, Humanity, Sanity, Health and Life

Technology has shaped our lives to be quick fast and full of sparkling entertainment and information.  Most people would love a chip in the head so they can get the latest weather report without opening their eyes in the morning.  Most are completely addicted to techno crack junk food for the soul that fulfills our desires with the latest, the greatest, the smallest the biggest, the thinest, the fastest, the shiniest, and the deadliest.

3g, 4g,  and now 5G so powerful you can download a movie in a second.  But at what cost.  This addiction is killing you from all around you, from in your pocket as your apps track you, from every cell tower and every microwave station that envelops your city.  The toxic soup is real and dangerous even though you can’t see it.  We all need to get away from it.

There is so much energy swimming around us to give us the various degrees of G, too much energy, and its growing at an expanentional rate.  Cell towers are on every other building, and not just one of them, 14, 20, towers sitting 10 feet above tenants heads.  Shooting at you and them from every angle. When you drive away from them to find peace, you find another tower complex, and so on.  To get 10 km away from a cell tower you need to drive 5 hours out of a city to completely rural area, avoid all major roads and park yourself in the middle of nowhere.

There is so much energy swimming around you that someone has invented a device to extract the energy in the air and convert it into DC power.  Does anyone else see a problem with this? Does anyone else feel the pain behind the eyes, all organs not at ease, migraines, lymph node swelling with pain.  The list of symptoms goes on and on.  All related to EHS  Electro-Hypersensitivy.  Something that 30% of the population suffers from terribly.  Caused by cell towers and devices they use daily.  Most of them unaware their symptoms are from EHS. They are being falsely diagnosed for something else, including mental disorders, and they sit in the soup and are still suffering, some to the point of suicide.  3% of the population are completely debilitated the now can’t be around a fridge or anywhere near a cell tower or even one single phone.  They are banished from society.   They are the lucky ones.  The rest are playing with fire and should head the warnings of the canaries in the coal mine.

Cell Towers

Cell towers are not safe why we sleep, or eat or breath or to be around in any way.  They are not safe to be within several km of us.  The cell companies say they are fine, but equip their technicians with state of the art microwave radiation suits, and the standard joke of the installers is they go up quick, overnight in an hour, and then they run.  But they say the towers are fine.

If cell towers are so safe why does Apple remove their image from Apple maps.  Who’s job is it at Apple to go through and photoshop out each tower, for every building in every city.  Why would they go to such painstaking lengths to remove the image from our landscape.  The bucket from the painter is up there, the detail is great yet one detail has been removed.  Why if they are so safe?

Cell Towers Removed From Apple Maps

Devices: iPhones, Smart phones, Blackberries, wifi computers, iPads….

The Apple lawyers have covered their buts with a statement of use of the cellular and wifi products.  Don’t hold your phone while surfing, texting, chatting,  keep your device a minimum of 10mm away from your body.

RF Exposure Apple Legal Statement

Steve Jobs created a product that kills, it killed him and when asked about an app solution that could limit ones exposure to harmful EMF rays by identifying sources of radiation around you, he stated. “Not interested.  Sent from my iPhone.”  He died two weeks later probably in a wifi environment getting his latest stock quotes.

In addition to killing us, our freedoms and rights are being eroded with the help of our Technology.  Just like IBM helped the Nazis with its Hollerith Machine. Thanks to Apple and the rest of the techno crony elite, big brother microchipping agenda is in full effect.   We are all being tracked, every move, every word, every email all by your smart iPhone or equivalent evil.   Fingerprint database, new iPhone is collecting that.  Facial recognition, has been in iPhoto for years. Facebook is sharing your face and your data with the FBI, Google wants all information, shares all information, reads your emails, Googleberg is the new face of the bilderberg crony crew.  Google island, google glasses, watching your every move. Wow hitler would have been proud.

Thanks to recent technology we all possess and demand,  a toxic soup has become the norm and our freedom is gone.  The number one killer in the US of kids is cancer.  This soup surrounds us, it penetrates though us. The nazi police state reigns supreme in North America. You are all being watched.   Run, run for the hills, and when your on your way, put your cell phone on aeroplane mode and only turn in when you have to.  Work offline, live offline, go online with ethernet to send your work.  Boycott all hotels and apartments that have towers on their roofs, and all business around them.  Move to rural areas, abandon the cities.  Demand the network be brought down.  The silent soup killer has to stop.  Get off the grid.  Become self sufficient so you don’t care if the grid comes down.

Truth11 Films latest short film release will be announced soon: The Cost Of Technology | Truth11 Films

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Previous Truth11 Films:

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Truth11 Films | Drones, Assassination WIthout Trial, Nazis In Power

Truth11′s latest short film discusses the purpose of the drone program and the actions of the US Government. Obamas drone program is CIA murder of innocent people and drones must be abolished. Set to Dimmu Borgir, Puritania


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Truth11 Films | The Enemy Within

Truth11 Films short film The Enemy Within discusses the fascist police state that surrounds us and is a wake up call for some to realize we are controlled by the same people who funded Hitler. The camps are built, the drills have been run. The police state is secured. Its time to wake up. Don’t get on the bus to the camps, resist Nazi Fascist control. We have great strength in numbers. We must unite and organize ourselves with self government through internet automation.

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Truth11 Films | Armed With The Truth, United We Stand. The Rise Of The 99%

Truth11 Films 8th release documents the reasons the 99% have risen. We the 99% are rising up to say we are awake and aware of the truth. We are also aware of the power of unity, armed with the truth.

This film provides a list of issues that drive the 99% to form and to revolt. It outlines the subjects that need to be discussed, the areas of corruption and areas of government tyranny. Each subject in the film is a category on Truth11.com and you can research each item in detail on our site. Many ask why the 99% are rising up. Here is a list of reasons why. This film is a big picture view of the vast scope of the corruption and deception carried out by our own governments.

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Truth11 Films | Perpetual War

We have been tricked into fighting perpetual wars of mass genocide for pointless profit. There is no enemy. The enemy is within the US government. All exterior enemies are created to justify the advancing military industrial complex.

There is only one way war will end. The masses must rise up, unite, and demand world peace.

Here is Truth11 Films 7th short film set to The Lotus Eater by Opeth.

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Truth11 Films | Techno Revolution + Self Government System

Truth11 films presents its 6th short film Techno Revolution + Self-Government System. The film is a call to action. Peacefull instant global techno revolution, followed buy a system of self government organized by internet automation. Utopia is possible. Lets organize, unite and build it. Armed with the truth, united we stand, connected and organized.

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Truth11 Films | Fuck Everything You Stand For. Toronto G20

A look at the Toronto G20. Fascist police violating rights. Fake black block. The purpose was a government experiment using mass protesting citizens to asses ease of arrest, reaction to rights removed, and inhumane treatment. In preparation for martial law.


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Truth11 Films | Propaganda vs Truth In Advertising

We are enslaved without mass protest due to propaganda. The Television and print mass media monopoly has been very effective in creating a bubble of lies. John Lennon and Yoko Ono used their wealth to penetrate this bubble through a series of advertising billboards in Tokyo, London, New York that stated that “War Is Over, If you want it to be”. This was so effective he was assassinated. This short film is a call to those with the ability to help the truth movement in this medium (Just do it anonymously or collectively) . If your looking to donate money, don’t. Instead pay for a billboard stating some truth that others should know.

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Truth11 Films | 9/11 Truth

911 Was a false flag attack by our own government, used as a pretext to remove our rights with the Patriot Act and to justify wars of aggression. The towers fell by controlled demolition. The columns were cut at specific angles and lengths to promote collapse and ease of shipping. The concrete pulverized into clouds of dust. Millions of people have been slaughtered over the fake war on terror. This short film is a visual representation of the big picture of 9/11 set to Tool’s Ticks and Leeches.

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