Health Effects

According to research, approximately 4% of the UK population is electromagnetic hypersensitive (EHS).  This condition is more commonly known as Microwave or Radiowave sickness, and has been around since the 1950s, typically affecting microwave or radar manufacturers/operators.

If you suffer from the following symptoms when exposed to EMFs, then you may be EHS:

Headache Dizziness Fatigue/weakness Memory loss
Tinnitus Tingling Mood swings Nosebleeds
Skin rashes Anxiety Nausea Sleep disorders
Muscle/joint pain Depression/suicidal Lack of concentration Heart palpitations

Unfortunately, EHS is not a widely known medical condition and your GP may mis-diagnose. However, our medical experts or the Breakspear Clinic (experts in environmental illness since 1982) may be able to help.

A good article on EHS can be found here,  whilst provocation studies demonstrate that the response to EMFs is physical and not psychosomatic.  Here is another recent study showing biomarkers for EHS.

If the person under the EMF influence is unaware and experiences longer term exposure, then this may lead to more serious disorders, including;

Cancers/brain tumours Neurological disorders ADHD Chronic Fatigue Syn.
Sleep disorders Dementia/Alzheimer’s Cardio problems Blood-brain permeability
Depression Cognitive problems Autism DNA damage
Immune problems Metabolism changes Stress problems Fertility impairment

Studies also show negative health effects from Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields, as found in mains electricity (50Hz in UK), e.g. pool analysis of recent studies show an association of childhood leukaemia and magnetic fields.  A short list of links to other scientific studies over the past 35 years can be found here.

The precautionary principle is one of many guides society can use when deciding whether to take action to protect people from possible harm.  It is essentially a “better safe than sorry” approach suggesting that action should be taken to avoid harm even when it is not certain to occur”, Dr Leeka Kheifets (World Health Organisation)

The following links provide more information:

Please contact us or ES-UK if you are concerned.

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