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Electro-Hypersensitive (EHS) Individuals

While studies show that most people react similarly at a cellular level to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), approximately 3-10% of the population has a condition called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), where outward symptoms of exposure manifest more quickly (Belyaev, et al, 2016 and Johansson, 2009).  Symptoms include headaches; dizziness; sleep disturbances; skin rashes; altered heart rate; memory and concentration issues; hearing disturbances; anxiety; hyperactivity and/or excessive fatigue; numbness; pain; pins and needles; muscle twitching; and restless leg (Mallory-Blythe, 2014).


Some people become EHS as a result of chronic exposure such as long term cell phone use or occupational exposure.  Others become sensitized from an acute exposure such as the recent installation of a nearby smart meter, or a new cell tower on a neighboring rooftop.  


People with EHS are the modern equivalent of canaries in the coal mine.  Their sensitivity should be taken as a warning that our current levels of EMFs may pose a threat to society as a whole (as is indeed indicated by the research).


The primary treatment is, by necessity, reduction or elimination of EMFs in the person's environment.  Continued exposure is likely to increase the hypersensitivity, so being alert for and correctly recognizing the condition is very important, rather than just treating individual symptoms (Belyaev, 2016).  

Some conditions such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), high body burden of heavy metals, previous exposure to mold, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, Lyme’s disease and other chronic multi-system illnesses (CMI) may predispose a person to EHS.  And conversely, people with EHS often later develop other sensitivities such as MCS.  This is why it can be helpful for people with EHS to address all environmental exposures that stress the body's detoxification systems and increase body burden (Balyaev, 2016).


Belyaev, I., et. al. (2016) EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses, Rev Environ Health, De Grutyer, doi:10.1515/reveh-2016-0011

URL: http://www.stralskyddsstiftelsen.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/EUROPAEM-EMF-Guideline-2016-for-the-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-EMF-related-health-problems-and-illnesses.pdf

Johansson, O. (2009) Disturbance of the immune system by electromagnetic fields—A potentially underlying cause for cellular damage and tissue repair reduction which could lead to disease and impairment, Pathophysiology, Vol. 16, pp. 157-177 doi:10.1016/j.pathophys.2009.03.004 URL: http://www.pathophysiologyjournal.com/article/S0928-4680(09)00035-2/pdf

Mallery-Blythe, E. (2014) Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: A Summary by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, Working Draft Version 1, URL:http://www.iemfa.org/wp-content/pdf/Mallery-Blythe-v1-EESC.pdf

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