Symptoms Of ElectroHyperSensitivity (EHS)

Symptoms Of ElectroHyperSensitivity (EHS)

In 2007, the then current research from scientists in the know showed that: Between 1 and 3% of the population had a severe sensitivity to electromagnetic fields and/or radio frequency fields, Dr. Olie Johansson, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden;

Between 3 and 35% had a moderate sensitivity, Dr. Magda Havas, PhD, 2007, and;

By 2017, the prediction is that 50% of the population will have some form of electrosensitivity, Hallberg and Oberfeld, 2006 in Electromagnetic Biology & Medicine.

Today in North America there is no official ‘diagnosis’ for this condition within the medical community, as there is in parts of Europe. Many doctors are in the dark, but that is starting to change as more and more patients are coming to them with similar and medically, unexplainable symptoms.

According to the World Health Organization, “EHS is characterized by a variety of non-specific symptoms that differ from individual to individual. The symptoms are certainly real and can vary widely in their severity. Whatever its cause, EHS can be a disabling problem for the affected individual. EHS has no clear diagnostic criteria and there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to EMF exposure. Further, EHS is not a medical diagnosis, nor is it clear that it represents a single medical problem.”

On June 5, 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, classified Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields as a class 2B carcinogen, a class shared with Lead and DDT (both of which have been banned for public use in Canada). This means that it is “possibly carcinogenic to humans”.

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These are symptoms that have been associated to and linked with electrohypersensitivity or EHS:

  • Headaches; dizziness; nausea.
  • Difficulty concentrating; memory loss.
  • Irritability; depression; anxiety.
  • Insomnia; fatigue.
  • Weakness; tremors; muscle spasms; numbness; tingling.
  • Altered reflexes; muscle and joint pain; leg/foot pain.
  • “Flue-like” symptoms; fever.
  • More severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke.
  • Palpitations in the heart; arrhythmias; pain or pressure in the chest; slow or fast heart rate; shortness of breath.
  • Low or high blood pressure.
  • Sinusitis; bronchitis; pneumonia; asthma.
  • Skin rashes; itching; burning; facial flushing.
  • Pain or burning in the eyes; pressure in/behind the eyes; deteriorating vision; floaters; cataracts.
  • Digestive problems; abdominal/testicular/ovarian pain.
  • Enlarged thyroid.
  • Dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes; dehydration.
  • Nosebleeds; internal bleeding; altered sugar metabolism; immune abnormalities.
  • Hair loss; pain in the teeth; impaired sense of smell.
  • Ringing in the ears.

Sometimes referred to as the rapid aging disease.

Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist and Geomancer Lucy Sanford