Those who suffer from electrohypersensitivity (EHS) may have the following reactions to…
1) Lighting In Stores
- Confusion and poor short-term memory, also called “brain fog,” so they go shopping with list in hand and spend as little time in the store as possible. Some can’t recall where they parked the car.
- Headache that becomes progressively worse the more time they spend in the store
- Dizziness, numbness, tremors, and other neurological disorders
- Nausea or feeling unwell
- Fatigue and weakness
- Problems with vision and hearing (buzzing in ears)
- Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders
2) Mobile Phones (both cell phones and cordless phones)
- Feeling of warmth
- Numbness in fingers
- Facial flushing on the side of the head where the phone is held
- Headaches that become progressively worse and last longer with continued phone use
- Eventually, some cannot be in the same room when others are talking on a cell phone
3) Some Energy Efficient Light Bulbs, Especially Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)
- Headaches and other body aches
- Confusing and memory loss, “brain fog”
- Dizziness, nausea, feeling unwell
- Eye problems including eye strain leading to dry eyes or watery eyes, problems with vision, tired eyes
- Ringing in the ears (similar to tinnitus)
- Skin Problems including any combination of rashes, itchiness, blotchiness
- Depression or anxiety, and other mood disorders
If you said yes to several categories above, you may be electromagnetically sensitive…
Those who suffer from EHS often associate their symptoms with aging or living a stressful life-style, which may be the case, but for EHS sufferers their symptoms become worse in environments with higher EMF exposure. The more sensitive a person becomes the faster they respond following electromagnetic exposure, the more extreme their reaction, and the longer it takes them to recover.
Symptoms of Electrohypersensitiviy or Radio Wave Sickness
Neurological: 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, flu-like symptoms, fever. More severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke.
Cardiac: palpitations, arrhythmias, pain or pressure in the chest, low or high blood pressure, slow or fast heart rate, shortness of breath
Respiratory: sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma
Dermatological: skin rash, itching, burning, and facial flushing.
Ophthalmologic: pain or burning in the eyes, pressure in/behind the eyes, deteriorating vision, floaters, and cataracts
Others: digestive problems; abdominal pain; enlarged thyroid, testicular/ovarian pain; dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes; great thirst; dehydration; nosebleeds, internal bleeding; altered sugar metabolism; immune abnormalities; redistribution of metals within the body; hair loss; pain in the teeth; deteriorating fillings; impaired sense of smell; ringing in the ears.
Between 3 and 35% of the population may have symptoms of EHS according to The Power Watch Handbook by Alasdair and Jean Philips.
Common Sources of Radio Waves (wired & wireless)
If you suffer from EHS, avoid or disable these common trouble devices.
Outdoors: broadcast and cell phone antennas, radar, cell phones, pagers, two-way radios, Wi-Fi antennas
Indoors: cordless telephones and their base units, wireless computers and their wireless routers, wired computers, televisions, microwave ovens, dimmer switches, security systems, remote controls, fax machines, answering machines, assistive listening system and devices for the hearing impaired, wireless microphones, variable speed motors, transformers, child monitors, electric utility smart meters, signal- broadcasting smoke alarms, some electronic games…
Vehicles: CB radios, ignition systems, spark plugs, alternator, mobile radar units, electric trains and subways, wiring in airplanes.
Source of Symptoms: “No Place To Hide” vol 3, no. 1 April, 2001, “Special Issue on Russian and Ukrainian Research” by Arthur Firstenberg, Editor of The Cellular Phone Taskforce.