Electrosensitivity

Update 4/10/21

Electrosensitivity (EHS) symptoms are reported in an increasing number of people in the presence of cell towers, wireless devices or electromagnetic currents. Symptoms, which include headaches, dizziness, insomnia, irritability, depression, fatigue, have also been reported decades ago in military personnel exposed to radiofrequency radiation from radar and today in firefighters when cell towers have been placed on or adjacent to fire stations as well as some who have smart meters placed on their homes. Although some research suggests these symptoms can be psychosomatic, there is a growing body of peer reviewed science to support electrosensitivity as a bonafide diagnosis accompanied by diagnostic biomarkers.  EHS has also be recognized as a disability by the American Access Board that should be officially listed along with chemical sensitivity.

Court Cases Challenge the ADA

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The EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 

The EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses is a comprehensive guide written by many scientists and physicians in Europe who are part of the European Academy for Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) – EMF working group:

Abstract here EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016

Full Paper here  EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016

Three Part Overview on Electrosensitivity on PST site

See  Electrosensitivity tabs under Review of Topics to read a three part overview of electrosensitivity.

The Science of Electrosensitivity

To read about the Science of  EHS you can visit our page here and read a summary. Electrosensitivity Scientific Literature

IEEE List of All Research Articles on Electrosensitivity

http://ieee-emf.com/IEEEstudysearch.cfm?FrequencyRangeID=4&FrequencySubRangeID=&IEEE_SubTypeID=&AccessionNo=&LastName=&RefKeyWord=&DateStart=&DateEnd=&Country=&StudyTypeID=2&&StudySubTypeID=35

ES News- Older information from 1996

Lucinda Grant authored  Electrical Sensitivity News

Personal Stories About EHS

Dr. Scott Eberle– For an enlightening article in the Santa Clara County/Monterey County Medical Association Bulletin describing  how a physician learned about his own electrosensitivity you can read Dr. Scott Eberle’s What’s the Diagnosis Doctor?

Writer Alison Main has documented her experience in developing electrosensitivity and her frustration at being more isolated from other people and useful technology. Electro-Sensitivity:When the Modern World Hurts

Anne Mills writes about her experience in All EMFd Up (Electromagnetic Fields): My Journey Through Wireless Radiation Poisoning and How You Can Protect Yourself. (2019) She wonders as well what her diagnosis is. The onset of strange symptoms, in a strange country, in the middle of the night led Mills to more than a diagnosis of microwave illness. After suffering months of unexplained nausea, insomnia, ringing in the ears, fatigue and body aches she consulted with a German doctor to help her figure out what was happening.  In her journey to find her own health she learned about the secrecy of government agencies and how evidence of health effects are suppressed. Her diary reads like Anne Frank. Chilling and a warning to us all. The last part of the book is devoted to valuable DYI measures to protect your home and family. In the age of wireless this book is a necessary read.

Noah Davidson speaks out about elctrosensitivity severe symptoms that developed in his two children after a 5G tower was placed in front of their home in Sacramento.  He hired a building biologist to help shield his house and move the children farther away to mitigate the problem. An article about this was published in Public News Service Oct 9, 2020.

See Also Electrosensitivity Stories: https://mdsafetech.org/electrosensitivity-stories/

PG&E REFUNDS SMART METER “OPT-OUT” FEES TO EMF-DISABLED CUSTOMER

In a press release April 22, 2021, it is stated that PG and E refunded, by court order, “Opt Out” fees to Nina Beety, who is disabled by electromagnetic sensitivity, as an “unlawful surcharges against a disabled person (ADA Title II Technical Assistance Manual, II-1.3000 Relationship to title III)… She explained that EMF-emitting devices cause her disabling health effects. PG&E ignored Beety’s requests for disabled accommodation, and refused to allow residential customers to have analog, non-digital meters without paying a so-called “opt- out” fee. The family was forced to pay $415. in fees to avoid Smart Meters on their home.”

“It took facing a bankruptcy judge in court for PG&E to quit fighting and refund fees that were unlawful surcharges under the ADA and that discriminate against disabled people…

Beety said, “With this action, PG&E and other utilities must now halt their practice of charging unlawful “opt-out” surcharge fees to customers disabled by electromagnetic sensitivity or who have other EMF-sensitive medical conditions, and the companies must refund all unlawful surcharge fees already paid by these disabled customers. Utilities must allow the simple, readily achievable, and reasonable disabled accommodation of analog, electromechanical, non-digital utility meters for all disabled persons who require them.”

EMF Refugees

A website called Electrosensitivity has general information about electrosensitivity  and includes a page on EMF Refugees, who loose their jobs and homes because of this illness. See Electrosensitivity Home page or EMF Refugees.

Other Uses of RF radiation in the Military

News Article:  The Guardian.  Air Force Accused of “Zapping” Protesters. This article describes symptoms of fatigue, headaches, anxiety, depression in protestors outside of an American airbase in England. http://www.historicalpapers.wits.ac.za/inventories/inv_pdfo/AG1977/AG1977-A11-6-16-005-jpeg.pdf

Note: The above article is related to the 1980’s peace camp in England at an American airbase, as described in this Guardian article. How the ​Greenham Common protest changed lives: ‘We danced on top of the nuclear silos’. March 20, 2017.   https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/20/greenham-common-nuclear-silos-women-protest-peace-camp

Managing Anxiety and Detoxing from Electronics: Tips and Tools

Dr. Magda Havas has also written a brief article on anxiety which may be related to overuse of electronic devices that emit radio frequency radiation, electrosensitivity and how to reduce exposure and detox from electronic devices that can in some people cause symptoms.  Could your Wireless Technology be Contributing to your Anxiety? Does This Happen to You?

Building Biologists to Mitigate Electrosensitivity Symptoms

Building biologists look at all toxic exposures in the home that can cause long term health problems as well as short term symptoms of chemical sensitivities. There are building biology experts who also consult with people who have electrosensitivity issue.

For a list of certified Building Biologists go to the Building Biology Institute’s Electromagnetic Radiation Specialists list

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