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Electrosensitivity & Electrohypersensitivity Studies

If anyone is wondering if there is scientific evidence of the health effects of electromagnetic fields please download and read this paper (Electrosensitivity UK, March 2018) on Electrosensitivity & Electrohypersensitivity Studies.

It is also useful to send to anyone who questions the link between electromagnetism and the health of biological systems. It is a very useful reference of 2,000 Electrosensitivity & Electrohypersensitivity Studies.

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The Precautionary Principle and the BioInitiative Report

The Precautionary Principle and the Bioinitiative Report.

By the early 1970s, the great forests of West Germany were dying. The Germans suspected the cause was industrial pollution that resulted from the tremendous post-Word War II economic growth. Eventually research studies would reveal the link between industrial pollution, acid rain, and deforestation. But in the face of potentially irreversible damage to an irreplaceable national treasure, the Germans decided to act before they had definitive proof by passing the groundbreaking Clean Air Act of 1974 to limit industrial emissions. In doing so, the Germans adopted a new approach to countering environmental risks. The subsequent decades have seen Vorsorgeprinzip (literally, the “precautionary principle”) become an underlying principle of German environmental legislation.

The Precautionary Principle instructs us that in the face of serious threats, a lack of scientific certainty never justifies inaction.

The BioInitiative Report (BIR) has its origins among members of the BioElectroMagnetics Society (BEMS), on which Martin Blank served as president in 2007. A year earlier a mini-symposium took place in 2006 with members of BEMS and from the scheduled talks and discussions, the key learnings were:

  • Safety standards built around protecting humans from thermal effects of EMF radiation completely fail to consider the many fundamental biological processes, well documented to be affected by EMF at nonthermal levels.
  • The energy thresholds for biological damage are very low, and so the thresholds for potentially negative health effects are probably also very low.
  • Simultaneous exposure to different frequency ranges could have additive effects on the exposed humans; similarly, effects of cumulative exposures must also be considered.

The spark set off at the symposium led the participants to form the BioInitiative Working Group that eventually organized the BioInitiative Report (BIR). The BIR (you can download it from here) reviewed a wide collection of scientific evidence obtained in connection with studies on RF/MW exposure (which are rapidly increasing). but also included studies of power-line ELF.

The Precautionary Principle and the BioInitiative Report is a proactive policy to protect citizens from potentially adverse environmental influences when information about the risks they present is incomplete.

The BIR was updated in 2012, and the Precautionary Principle still applies, although it is important to remember that the application of the Precautionary Principle is designed as an interim step – a stopgap measure. The risks of continued inaction are simply too great.

While many of continue to push for improved regulatory scrutiny of EMF emissions, you should not wait for such action.

There are steps you can and should take as an individual to minimize your exposure to potentially harmful EMF radiation, without going back to the stone age.

Adapted from “Overpowered” by Martin Blank PhD, chapter 11, The Precautionary Principle and the BioInitiative Report.

At Beneficial Environments we sell products that minimize such exposure.

We can perform an EMF survey of your home, office or clinic.

We also have a free ebook on how to take simple steps to reduce electromagnetic pollution, download it from here.

Electrohypersensitivity

In this video Guy Hudson, physicist and electosensitive talks about the many symptoms of electrohypersensitivity.

The major symptoms of electrohypersensitivity are tinnitus, headaches, cluster headaches, stomach disturbances, inguinal neuralgia, sleep problems, insomnia, tiredness, rashes, chronic fatigue syndrome, food and other allergies.

Notes on symptoms.

Accumulation: Cumulative exposure can produce symptoms, making symptoms from chronic exposure more difficult to recognize than from acute exposure.

Delay: Symptoms can be delayed after acute exposure for a few hours.

Diurnal State: Symptoms vary according to the diurnal state of a person’s body (which often declines during the day).

Duration: Individual symptoms can last for a short or long time.

Frequencies: The sufferer may react first to a single frequency or source but later to more.

Intensity: As the condition progresses the level of sensitivity can increase.

Ionizing Similarities: Studies indicate symptoms from exposure to EM (non-ionizing) radiation are similar to those from radioactive (ionizing) radiation.

Severe Reactions: Severe reactions include paralysis, convulsions, seizures, loss of consciousness and stroke, or they can exacerbate an existing medical condition.

At Beneficial Environments we have solutions to reduce your electromagnetic pollution which will alleviate and reduce the symptoms of electrohypersensitivity.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

A very well researched book on EHS was published in 2013 called Electromagnetic Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – A Summary by Michael Bevington.

He writes

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is categorised as a multisymptomatic ‘el-allergy’ in the Nordic classification of 2000 (R.68.8). Its symptoms are ‘certainly real’ and it can be a ‘disabling condition’ (W.H.O., 2005). It was first recorded in the mid 20th Century as an occupational illness, but it has now spread into the general population through environmental exposure from increasing levels of electro-magnetic fields and radiation.

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EMF

EMF stands for electromagnetic fields, which are often referred to as EMFs. EMFs are a type of radiation, that take the form of waves.

Natural EMFs

The earth produces an EMF, and so does the human body.  Scientific research has demonstrated that every cell in your body may have its own EMF, helping to regulate important functions and keep you healthy.

A healthy human body resonates with the earth’s magnetic field at around 10 hertz, although individual parts of the body resonate up to 100Hz.

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Human Body Resonance Frequencies

Natural EMFs or ELF’s (extremely low frequencies) are low in intensity.

Man made EMFs

Human technologies – WiFi, mobile phones, cordless phones, smart phones, laptops, electricity cables etc. create powerful EMFs. These EMFs have been shown to disturb the human body’s natural energetic field and effect our biology.

In this video Guy Hudson talks about EMF & Health.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Symptoms

In this video Guy Hudson, a physicist and himself an electrosensitive, discusses Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Symptoms.

Symptoms of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

In this video Guy Hudson, a physicist and electrosensitive, discusses Symptoms of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

 

EMF Sensitivity

In this video Guy Hudson discusses EMF Sensitivity