Mother claims wifi allergy killed her daughter and accuses school of failing to safeguard children

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Continua la copertura mediatica della triste vicenda di Jenny Fry, una ragazzina di 15 anni che si è tolta la vita a causa della estrema sofferenza provocatale dalla Elettrosensibilità, e questo ci porta a fare una serie di considerazioni.

La Elettrosensibilità, soprattutto nelle sue forme più gravi, è una malattia terribile che allo stato attuale non viene riconosciuta come tale e conseguentemente i malati non ricevono alcuna forma di assistenza ed aiuto.
A questo si aggiunge l’ignoranza dei più, che non si fanno scrupolo di arrecare danni ai malati con i loro comportamenti scriteriati.

E così succede che i vicini di casa lascino i loro router accesi 24 ore su 24 irradiando, oltre che il proprio appartamento, anche quelli attigui; o che in una scuola non vengano prese precauzioni per consentire ad un allievo Elettrosensibile di poter continuare a frequentare le lezioni.

Ma una cosa che sfugge a tantissima (troppa) gente, è che tutto questo non riguarda solo gli Elettrosensibili.
Le emissioni Wireless, costituite da microonde, danneggiano l’organismo anche di chi non è in grado di percepirne gli effetti dannosi.

E allora, a voler esaminare bene la questione, si configurano diversi tipi di reato quando qualcuno (vedi i casi di cui sopra del vicino di casa e della scuola – ma gli esempi potrebbero essere ben più numerosi) espone qualcun altro a ciò che l’OMS (tramite la IARC, Agenzia Internazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro) ha dichiarato essere un possibile cancerogeno per l’uomo (per la verità attualmente pure sottostimato nei suoi effetti dannosi).
Getto pericoloso di cose e lesioni personali con l’aggravante della reiterazione sono i primi che vengono alla mente.
Poi, nel caso degli Elettrosensibili, si configura pure il disturbo delle occupazioni o del riposo delle persone (Art. 659 c.p.).

Ma in questo strano mondo non sono i disturbatori ad essere allontanati o puniti, bensì gli Elettrosensibili a dover abbandonare le proprie abitazioni per smettere di stare male.

Voi direte, ad esempio nel caso dei vicini, “ma loro hanno il diritto di poter usare quegli strumenti”. Liberissimi di farlo, purché non invadano le altrui abitazioni!
Quando quelle emissioni varcano i muri perimetrali ed invadono massicciamente le abitazioni intorno, allora le cose non vanno più bene!

Si dice che la libertà di un individuo finisca dove inizia quella di un altro, ma in materia di Campi Elettromagnetici pare che si possa essere dei banditi e la prevaricazione regni sovrana.

Non sarebbe il momento di iniziare a regolamentare tutto questo?

Tornando alla Elettrosensibilità, non è in realtà solo una allergia, bensì una sindrome immuno-tossica che compromette diverse funzioni dell’organismo, portando nei casi gravi a livelli estremi di compromissione fisica.
Per rendere l’idea, immaginatevi di essere celiaci e di essere costretti ad ingoiare ogni giorno ingenti quantità di glutine.

Pensate che sareste in grado di sopravvivere a lungo?

E proprio questo si chiede agli Elettrosensibili: di esporsi ogni giorno a ciò che per loro è veleno.

Ma siccome a nessuno piace l’idea di soffrire ed infine morire, i malati di Elettrosensibilità sono costretti a rinunciare a tutte le loro attività, riducendosi spesso a vivere nell’isolamento più totale.

Senza un lavoro non si campa e comunque non è bello essere di peso ai propri familiari (sempre che li sia abbia!) nonché rinunciare a tutto ciò che la vita offre, così capita che qualcuno non regga al peso delle condizioni di vita cui è costretto e faccia la fine di Jenny Fry.

E’ accettabile che ciò avvenga, tra l’altro a causa di qualcosa che sta danneggiando la salute DI TUTTI?

La Elettrosensibilità è certamente una malattia scomoda e c’è tutto l’interesse a fare in modo che non venga riconosciuta.

Ammettere la sua esistenza significherebbe ammettere che i Campi Elettromagnetici in Alta Frequenza sono in grado di arrecare danni all’organismo e questo causerebbe un danno economico enorme a chi fa business con la tecnologia Wireless.

Ed è così che queste persone, grazie alle loro enormi possibilità economiche, fanno di tutto per frenare la presa di coscienza della popolazione riguardo ai rischi derivanti dall’uso estremo ed irragionevole di ogni sorta di gadget Wireless.

..E intanto c’è gente che continua ad ammalarsi, soffrire ed anche morire come Jenny Fry (quando non muore di cancro al cervello, leucemia o linfoma, ovviamente), mentre altra arricchisce i propri conti in banca.

Riposa in pace, Jenny Fry, sei nei nostri cuori.

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[EN] – Thanks to Dave Ashton of the Facebook page “UK Electrosensitives” for his precious help.

The media coverage of the sad story of Jenny Fry, a 15 year old girl who took her own life because of the extreme suffering caused by EHS, is ongoing, and there are some important issues raised by this case.

EHS, especially in its most severe form, is a terrible disease that is generally not recognized as such, and consequently those who are affected do not get any form of assistance and help.
In addition to this, there is the ignorance of many people, who have no qualms about damaging EHS people with their obnoxious behavior.

As a result, neighbours leave their radiating Wi-Fi routers switched on 24/7, affecting not only their own homes, but also their neighbours’ homes; and in schools, no precautions are taken to allow Electrosensitive students to go on attending classes.

But a lot of people (too many) are missing the fact that this ever-present radiation doesn’t just affect EHS people.
Wireless emissions , consisting of radio and microwaves, also damage the bodies of those who are not able to perceive the damaging effects.

On examination, a crime is committed when someone (see the cases mentioned above about the neighbor and the school – but there are many other examples) exposes another person to what the the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC – part of WHO) has classified as a possible carcinogen to humans, though a number of scientists say that this classification actually underestimates the harmful effects.
The discharge of a dangerous toxin, and the personal injury aggravated by repeated exposure, come to mind.
Also, in the case of EHS people, the crime of disturbing their occupation or the rest of the people arises (Art. 659 of the penal Code: according to the Italian law).

But, in this weird world, it’s not the troublemakers who are held accountable and punished, but the EHS people, who sometimes have to flee from their homes in order to protect themselves.

You might say, regarding the neighbours, “but they have the right to use these technologies.” Yes, they are free to do so, as long as their radiation does not invade other people’s homes!
When these emissions cross the perimeter walls and penetrate the nearby homes, then things are very wrong!

It’s said that one person’s freedom ends where another’s begins, but it seems that in the matter of electromagnetic radiation, it is possible to be a criminal with impunity, and prevarication reigns supreme.

Isn’t it time to start regulating all of this?

Returning to EHS, it’s not just an allergy, but is an immuno-toxic syndrome compromising several body functions, and leading, in the most severe cases, to extreme levels of physical impairment.

As an example, imagine being celiac and being forced to swallow huge amounts of gluten every day.

Do you think you would be able to survive for long?

And this is what is asked of EHS people: to expose themselves every day to what is poisonous to them.

But since no one likes the idea of suffering and in the end dying, EHS sufferers are forced to give up all their activities, often being also forced to live in the most total social isolation.

It’s not possible to go on living without a job, and it is not nice being a burden to the family (if there is one!), or renouncing to what life has to offer, so some who cannot bear the weight of living in such a state end up the way Jenny Fry did.

Can we accept this happening, because of something that is damaging the health of EVERYONE?

EHS is certainly an inconvenient disease, and there are many interests ranged against it to prevent it from being recognised as real.

Admitting its existence would mean admitting that High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields can harm the body, and this would cause huge economic damage to those whose business is linked to wireless technology.

And so these people, thanks to their huge potential for profit, do anything they can to curb the awareness of the population about the risks related to the extreme and unreasonable use of any sorts of wireless gadgets.

… And in the meantime there are people who continue to fall ill, suffer and die as Jenny Fry did – if they don’t die of brain cancer, leukemia or lymphoma, of course – while the people who are linked to wireless technologies enrich their bank accounts.

Rest in peace, Jenny Fry, you’re in our hearts.]

Jenny Fry, 15, was found in woodland near her home in Chadlington

30 November, 2015 – “The Telegraph” (UK), by Lucy Clarke-Billings

Jenny Fry had been suffering from the rare condition electro-hypersensitivity (EHS)

The inquest heard Jenny Fry had been suffering from the rare condition electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) Photo: © Facebook/Newsteam

 

A mother claims a Wi-Fi allergy killed her daughter and is accusing an Oxfordshire school of failing to safeguard children against the physical effects of wireless technology, an inquest has heard.

Jenny Fry, 15, was found in woodland near her home in Chadlington, on June 11 this year after texting a friend telling her she would not be going to school and intended to kill herself.

An inquest heard the teenager was intelligent and organised but that her life had been made a misery due to the prolonged effects of a condition known as electro-hypersensitivity (EHS).

Jenny’s mother, Debra Fry, said her daughter suffered with tiredness, headaches and bladder problems as a direct result of wireless internet connections at Chipping Norton School.

"Wi-Fi and children do not mix. Much more research needs to be done into this because I believe that Wi-Fi killed my daughter,"
Mrs Fry, Jenny's mother

Mrs Fry told Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court that Jenny had started showing signs of EHS in November 2012 and that the closer she was to a wireless router, the worse she felt.

“Jenny was getting ill and so was I” said Mrs Fry. “I did some research and found how dangerous Wi-Fi could be so I had it taken out of the house.

“Both Jenny and I were fine at home but Jenny continued to be ill at school in certain areas.

Jenny Fry had been suffering from the rare condition electro-hypersensitivity (EHS)Jenny Fry  Photo: © Facebook/Newsteam

“She was receiving lots of detentions, not for being disruptive in class or misbehaving, but often because she used to take herself out of the classroom to find another where she was able to work. She took her schoolwork seriously.

“I took lots of information into school to show the headteacher, Simon Duffy, but he said there was equally the same information available claiming Wi-Fi was safe.

“I also had a heated exchange with teachers telling them Jenny was allergic to Wi-Fi and that it made no sense making her take detentions in rooms that were making her ill.”

The World Health Organisation does not characterise EHS as a medical diagnosis but does recognise the symptoms.

Grandmother spends £4,000 WiFi-proofing home

In a 2005 report, WHO concluded: “EHS is characterized by a variety of non-specific symptoms that differ from individual to individual. The symptoms are certainly real and can vary widely in their severity.

“Whatever its cause, EHS can be a disabling problem for the affected individual. EHS has no clear diagnostic criteria and there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to EMF exposure.

“Further, EHS is not a medical diagnosis, nor is it clear that it represents a single medical problem.”

"I remember saying to the school 'if someone had a peanut allergy you wouldn't make them work surrounded by peanuts',"
Mrs Fry, Jenny's mother

The inquest also heard Jenny previously spoke of suicidal thoughts in November 2014 following the death of close friend Tom Boomer.

The family is now campaigning to raise awareness of EHS and how wireless technology can affect health. They hope to get the use of wireless technology in schools changed.

Mrs Fry said: “Jenny died after making a cry for help. She texted her friend saying she was intending to die but told her where she was.

“If she had intended to kill herself she wouldn’t have said where she was. Unfortunately the friend did not have her phone with her so never saw the message in time.

“Jenny left letters for us where she said she couldn’t cope with her allergies from wifi anymore.

“She left them for us in case things went too far but I don’t believe she wanted to die.

“She wanted to do well at school and go to university but she knew Wi-Fi was having a bad effect on her studies.

“It got to the stage where she would hide herself away in unused classrooms in the school to work just so she could escape the Wi-Fi.

“In the classroom she had a seating plan but if she was near where the router was she would suffer headaches and feel very hot and bothered.

“As soon as Jenny walked away from a router she felt instantly better so she was almost hunting out areas of the school which weren’t covered by Wi-Fi just to do her work.

“I remember saying to the school ‘if someone had a peanut allergy you wouldn’t make them work surrounded by peanuts’.

“Just because Wi-Fi is new and all around us doesn’t mean it is safe. Wi-Fi and children do not mix. Much more research needs to be done into this because I believe that Wi-Fi killed my daughter.”

Simon Duffy, headteacher of Chipping Norton School, said: “The safety of our students whilst they are in school is paramount and Jenny’s safety at school was just as important as anyone else’s.

“Just like many other public spaces, Chipping Norton School does have Wi-Fi installed to enable use to operate effectively.

“The governors are content that the installed equipment complies with the relevant regulations and will ensure this continues to be the case.”

Oxfordshire coroner Darren Salter recorded a narrative verdict but did not include the factors relating to EHS as he said there were no medical notes to prove Jenny did suffer from it.

Is EHS real?

‘Radiowave sickness’ was first named and described in 1932, with most of the early cases being discovered in military personnel.

In 2011, an American woman told of how she was forced to abandon her family farm in the state of Iowa and moved to Green Bank, West Virginia – a tiny village of 143 residents in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains.

Green Bank is part of the US Radio Quiet Zone, where wireless is banned across 13,000 sq miles (33,000 sq km) to prevent transmissions interfering with a number of radio telescopes in the area.

Diane Schou said the community enables her to escape symptoms such as red, itching skin, blurred vision and headaches.

However the condition is yet to be identified by official health bodies as a medical diagnosis. At present, there are no accepted research criteria other than ‘self-reported symptoms’, and for clinicians there is no case definition or clinical practice guideline.

Dr Jill Meara, Director of Public Health England’s (PHE) Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, said: “Public Health England is aware that some people report that they have symptoms that are brought on or made worse by exposure to electro-magnetic fields (EMF), so-called electrical sensitivity.

“The overall scientific evidence does not support the suggestion that such exposure causes acute symptoms or that some people are able to detect radiofrequency fields. Nevertheless effective treatments need to be found for these symptoms.”

However in August this year, a French court ruled that electromagnetic hypersensitivity to mobile and wifi waves is a “serious handicap”, setting a legal precedent that lawyers say could lead to “thousands” of claims.

Although France does not recognise EHS as a medical problem, a court in Toulouse decided that claimant Marine Richard should be awarded £500 a month in disability allowance as she displayed “irrefutable clinical signs” of suffering from a syndrome linked to electromagnetic waves.

French courts had previously refused pay disability benefits to people who suffer from electromagnetic sensitivity, so after winning the case, Ms Richard said that her win was a ‘breakthrough’.

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Parents of schoolgirl Jenny Fry are campaigning to have WiFi restricted in schools following her death

[Quanti altri ancora dovranno arrivare ad uccidersi pur di porre fine alle proprie sofferenze, prima che si prendano seri provvedimenti atti non solo a tutelare chi soffre di Elettrosensibilità (e dunque ha la vita distrutta dalla malattia), ma anche chi ancora non si è ammalato?
Perché dobbiamo ricordarci che la tecnologia Wireless è un possibile cancerogeno per l’uomo, in aggiunta in grado di causare un notevole stress ossidativo in praticamente tutti i soggetti esposti, cosa che provoca un invecchiamento accelerato.

Article shared on the Facebook page “UK Electrosensitives”/ Articolo condiviso sulla pagina Facebook “UK Electrosensitives”.]

25 November, 2015 – “Cotswold Journal (UK)”, by Vivien Mason

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The parents of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who hanged herself in woods near her home in June this year say her school could have done more to listen to her cries for help.

Jenny Fry, a pupil at Chipping Norton School, was found by her mother, Debra Fry, hanging from a tree at Brooke Woods at 4.20pm on June 11.

The inquest at Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court on November 19 heard how Jenny, who was described as intelligent, non-judgemental and organised, had not been seen since leaving home to go to school on the morning of Thursday, June 11, although she did not get on her bus to school.
A police statement said at 9.36am and 10.05am she sent a text to a friend about her intentions and stating where she was. Her friend did not have her phone with her that day.

Now Mrs Fry and Jenny’s father, Charles Newman, say they will continue their campaign to have the dangers of WiFi in schools addressed.

During the inquest, Mrs Fry said Jenny had first started showing symptoms of electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) around November 2012, including tiredness, nausea, headaches and bladder problems. It was the time Jenny’s parents briefly had WiFi connected to their home and, said Mrs Fry, that Chipping Norton School had WiFi installed.

“Jenny was getting ill and so was I. I did some research and found how dangerous WiFi could be so I had it taken out of the house. Both Jenny and I were fine at home but Jenny continued to be ill at school in certain areas. She was receiving lots of detentions, not for being disruptive in class or misbehaving, but often because she used to take herself out of the classroom to find another where she was able to work. She took her schoolwork seriously.

“I took lots of information into school to show the headteacher, Simon Duffy, but he said there was equally the same information available claiming WiFi was safe. I also had a heated exchange with teachers telling them Jenny was allergic to WiFi and that it made no sense making her take detentions in rooms that were making her ill. The least they could do was allow her to take them in rooms where she felt able to concentrate, but they wouldn’t listen,” she said.
“I intend to carry on my campaign to highlight the dangers of WiFi. I am not against a bit of technology but I do feel schools should be aware that some children are going to be sensitive to it and reduce its use.

“I think some technology is very useful. I am glad I had a mobile phone with me when I found Jenny so I was able to ring for help.” Mrs Fry said a lot of countries are taking note of its dangers now. France and Germany have acted to remove WiFi in nursery schools and reduce its use elsewhere. A campaign to offset and reduce radiation exposure in schools has been endorsed by many professionals including Professor Jacqueline McGlade, executive director of the European Environment Agency and Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe, medical advisor for Electrosensitivity UK.

“I fully believe Jenny did not intend to take her own life. I think she was frustrated with school. She would not see a doctor but was seeing a counsellor at school who was helping her. She had not made any suggestions she was thinking of suicide and I believe it was a cry for help.”

Oxfordshire coroner Darren Salter said he was unable to rule out it was a possible cry for help because of the texts she sent to a friend.

He said there was not enough proof to suggest Jenny intended to take her own life and recorded a narrative verdict: “It can’t be demonstrated to the required standard of proof that it is certain she intended to take her own life.”

He also did not include the factors relating to EHS as he said there were no medical notes to prove Jenny did suffer from it.

EHS continues not be to recognised as a medical diagnosis in the UK.

She said the problem she is facing is getting UK GPs to recognise EHS. She is also directing people to websites dedicated to radiation sensitivity. They include ssita.org.uk (Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance) where there is a section in ‘videos’ by Dr Mallery-Blythe. There is also wiredchild.org/home and wifiinschools.org.uk

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Italy: The Electrosmog Bomb: 1.8 Million Patients

[An interview made in 2013 to our vice president Paolo Orio, translated into English by a foreign site.

Una intervista del 2013 fatta al nostro vicepresidente Paolo Orio, tradotta in Inglese da un sito estero.]

22 novembre 2013, “Towards Better Health”

The electrosmog bomb : In Italy 1.8 million patients
by Alessandro Barcella, La Notizia, 21 March 2013 (translated from Italian by the Google and the Editor of this blog)

The government ignores its own research. At stake, the interests of telephone companies

For the World Health Organization, it represents 1 to 3% of the world population. The data are actually understated because the most recent statistics show 10%. And in Italy? Statistics do not officially exist, although according to the most optimistic ones, the rate should be about 1.8 million. We are talking about so-called “electrosensitive” people, those with a real disease attributed to exposure to electromagnetic fields (both high and low frequency) emitted from a variety of sources. Their “mortal enemies” are everywhere: mobile and cordless phones, mobile phone base stations and power lines, Wi-Fi and laptops. And also civil and industrial radar, iPads or microwave ovens.

A sentence with no escape for some, who, in many countries of the world, are forced to live in caves or in the open countryside.

Paolo Orio, Vice President of the Italian electrosensitivity association [http://www.elettrosensibili.it/], is one of those who is sick. “The symptoms can vary in intensity, duration and location,” he tells us. “These include headache, sleep and memory disturbances, nausea and burning along the whole trunk of the body, or reddening of the skin, changes in heart rate and mood. An “ordeal” for him, which began with the first symptoms back in 1999, after three years of intensive cell phone use. “It all started with a headache, pain in the ear against which I held the phone, even intense itching in the ear canal. I went to the doctor but found no answers because the disease is not yet recognized, that is, included in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) of the World Health Organization. This is because electrosensitivity is the victim of strong conflicts of interest, gigantic, if we consider only the role of the mobile phone industry.

This illness, which concerns a small segment of the population, is neglected, without any minimum guarantee of health care in terms of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

“For us, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to go to the movies, to the theater, in public places like libraries where Wi-Fi is now everywhere, or on main means of transport,” says Paolo Orio. “I have not used a cell phone for 14 years. The car has electronic control unit shielding which immediately warns me of electromagnetic fields, and I switch off the power behind my bed.

Threshholds of danger are arriving much later in our country than demonstrated by international scientific studies.

In Italy, the limit values for “exposure to electromagnetic fields” are 6 volts / meter for high frequencies and, values of 10 and 3 microtesla for low frequencies.

There is a vast body of scientific evidence, with thousands of published studies, however, which show that very low electromagnetic field levels can have biological/health effects on humans and animals – even levels on the order of 0.4 microtesla for low frequencies and 0.2 volts / meter for high frequencies.

There is an urgent need for an “immediate modification of the law as called for by the European Parliament with the historic Council of Europe resolution of 2009”.

What risks does the “exposed” population incur? There are three stages of the disease, and all three are irreversible. The last one, according to research by Professor Belpomme (internationally renowned Paris oncologist) is a pre-Alzheimer’s stage, causing irreversible damage to the neuronal level and from cerebral blood perfusion. This may be compounded by the fact that cell phones are being used at a younger and younger age.

Recently, Belgium decreed a ban on cell phones for children under the age of 7 and Israel has imposed labeling on telecoms operators with the words, “attention, this can cause cancer.”

But Italy is a country where commissioned scientific research has suddenly disappeared. Paolo Orio says, “A few years ago, the National Institute of Health did start a study to assess people with this syndrome. The aims of the study were the evaluation of some parameters that could change in electrosensitive subjects.

The study undoubtedly began with good intentions, but was mysteriously not published. Then recently, came some kind of “joke”. “The decree relating to implementation of 4G or LTE technology has, under Article 14, surreptitiously increased the exposure limits of the law. The decree says that the electrosmog produced by a mobile phone antenna located near a home, courtyard or school should be calculated as the average of the emissions over 24 hours and no more than 6 minutes in daily peak times (as a rule, 13 or 20 minutes for telephone traffic in urban centers). This will widen the basis of calculation and the average daily highs will be offset by the minimum at night when there is less traffic and therefore less electrosmog. A good move, no doubt about it.”

What can one do individually, then, to reduce the risks? “For we who are sick,” said Orio, “avoid using cell or cordless phones (replace them with landlines), get rid of Wi-Fi, replace low energy consumption light bulbs.

The healthy use of your mobile phone is with a headset. If you have Wi-Fi, at least turn it off at night, replace the handset with a fixed phone and do not place the laptop on your lap when using Wi-Fi, because it is proven to reduce male fertility.

At the legislative level, Associations should demand policy changes: the rapid recognition of electrosensitivity as a pathology, which in Sweden is even classified as a disability. Secondly, a reduction in exposure limits, as international agencies and groups of independent scientists free from conflicts of interest have requested.

And maybe the example of elsewhere in Europe of “electrosmog-free areas” where you can rest for a few moments. And finally, prevent new segments of the population (especially children and adolescents) from getting sick. A pious wish perhaps, in a country where new mobile phone masts are defined by the policy “primary infrastructure works.”

Original article in Italian:
http://www.lanotiziagiornale.it/la-bomba-dellelettrosmog-in-italia-18-milioni-di-malati/

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http://mieuxprevenir.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/italy-electrosmog-bomb-18-million.html

Electrical Sensitivity & Hypersensitivity – Sensibilità ed Ipersensibilità Elettromagnetica

[Interessante articolo che consente di capire qualcosa di più sulla Elettrosensibilità/Ipersensibilità Elettromagnetica.
La traduzione in Italiano segue la versione in lingua originale.]

Tuesday, 03 November 2015, “www.ei-resource.org”

Information kindly provided by www.powerwatch.org.uk

What is Electrical Hypersensitivity (EHS)?

Electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) is a combination of up to three factors:

1. a natural sensitivity, similar to other idiopathic or allergic reactions, which is not typical of the general population.

2. sensitisation by some trigger, which could be one, or more, of a variety of commonly encountered substances.

3. sensitisation by some incident, which has the capability of damaging the bioelectrochemical communication within the body.

Some people are electrically sensitive, that is they are aware of the presence of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), but are not adversely affected by them. Other people may or may not be aware of the presence of EMFs, but can become seriously ill in their presence. These people we refer to as electrically hypersensitive (EHS). People who have developed EHS have a physiological disorder, characterized by neurological and idiopathic reactions, that noticeably appear or intensify near sources of EMFs such as electrical appliances, especially VDUs (computer monitors), power lines, fluorescent lights, mobile phones, cordless phones, wireless computers (wLANs), mobile phone base stations, etc.

Being EHS means experiencing recurring feelings of stress or illness when near an EMF source. Any noticeable, recurring ill health that is triggered by an electromagnetic field, and that diminishes or disappears away from the EMF source, constitutes a case of electrical hypersensitivity. While symptoms may diminish quickly after the exposure is reduced, it can take several days, weeks or occasionally months if the person has become severely sensitised, for the effects to disappear.

It is not yet known whether EHS is an independent condition, or a kind of Multiple Environmental Sensitivity Syndrome, linked possibly also to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome.

For EHS sufferers living in a high EMF environment, it is like a person with auditory sensitivity trying to carry on normal life with someone shouting in both ears all the time.

Many electrically sensitive people seem to have quite dry skin and can carry high electrostatic charges on their body. Not only can other people experience a ‘zap’ when touching the person, but the electrostatic charges can also be transferred to electronic equipment causing equipment to malfunction. This can sometimes give an appearance of clumsiness or ineptitude, which can lead to a lack of confidence in using electrical equipment. This is quite concerning when young people, even in pre-school nurseries, are being exposed to computers, and they may develop this sensitivity, which can lead to a lifelong lack of confidence and self-esteem problems.

How many people does EHS affect?

People who have EHS develop different symptoms, for reasons that are poorly understood. Some people will react to power-frequency electric fields, some to magnetic fields and some to both. They may (or they may not) also react to radiofrequency fields such as those transmitted by the mobile phone networks, some reacting to the phones, some to the masts, and some to both. Some people will onlyreact to radiofrequency fields and not to power-frequency fields. Some people will even react to sunlight, another part of the EMF spectrum.

Because of this the condition is not an easy one to diagnose. People with EHS often cannot go into hospital, even to visit. Hospitals are full of electrically powered equipment, some giving off very high EMFs, and hospitals have fluorescent lights, a common trigger for EHS and intolerable to most EHS people.

The incidence of EHS seems to be slightly higher in women than in men, and there appear to be significant day to day variations in their sensitivity. Many people with EHS have lower incomes and may be unemployed. These variations may be explained, at least in part, by difference in Health and Safety practices, especially with regard to chemical (and other) exposures in lower paid jobs, and the fact that EHS can lead to the inability to work in a ‘normal’ environment.

The social, work and financial lives of EHS sufferers are likely to be affected by the fact that fluorescent lights are used in public offices (making it hard to make claims for, or to draw, Social Security benefits), shops, libraries, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, restaurants, churches, trains, trams and buses.

A study by the Irish Doctors Environmental Association reported that half the people reporting ill-health effects as a result of living near to mobile phone base stations were unable to work due to the severity of the symptoms. They also led a very restricted social life, feeling like ‘prisoners’ in their own homes, which were not always comfortable places for them to be either.

Even cars have electrical and electronic equipment (power wiring, fan motors, computerised controls and dashboards) that can disturb electrically hypersensitive people, especially in the front seat.

Many trains, railway stations and planes now contain wireless computing systems, so that passengers can access the internet ‘on the move’. City centres are being covered by WiMAX systems, making access for EHS sufferers ever more difficult. Neighbours who are ‘ham’ radio operators can, even unwittingly, make an EHS neighbour’s life almost unbearable. A nearby lamp-post height mobile phone mast can make a house uninhabitable by an EHS person. They may not even be able to go down a road where one of these masts is situated. This makes living a ‘normal’ life almost impossible in severe cases of EHS.

It is generally accepted that probably between 3% and 7% of the population are EHS to some degree and maybe up to 35% show some mild indications of electro-stress.

What are the initiators of EHS?

Electrical hypersensitivity can have a variety of causes; computer monitors (VDUs), fluorescent lights, mobile and cordless phones are believed to be among the most common initiators of the problem; working in high magnetic fields, MRI scans, wireless computing systems, chemical overload, ‘closed head’ injury, allergy, low energy lamps, trauma, electric shock, metallic implants, even lightning strikes are other initiators. Many people experience an abrupt onset of symptoms following exposure to a novel EMF such as fields associated with a new computer, a new phone or new fluorescent lights.

Working in high electromagnetic fields can produce sensitivity. Drivers of electric trains are members of a group in which hypersensitivity can lead to very dangerous consequences. 10 – 25% of UK train drivers report ‘missing time’, time in which they were unaware of their surroundings. However brief this ‘absence’ may be, if it is at a critical place, e.g. coming up to a red light, it is possible that this could lead to fatal accidents.

British biophysicist Peter Alexander said, “Once the individual is sensitized to an agent the initial aggressor is immaterial. The biological reaction will be the same to all agents.” EHS commonly also develops with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Computer monitors, and many other electronic items, give off quite toxic volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) when the cases and electronic components ‘burn in’ from new.

According to the UK’s Building Research Establishment, and a separate Australian study, new houses 1-2 years old can emit many times the level of potentially carcinogenic volatile organic compounds as houses built just 10 years ago. The sources include formaldehyde from treated wooden floors and furniture, toxic compounds from fresh paints and solvents, and hormone disrupting chemicals from carpets and vinyl flooring.

 

Symptoms

Try the questionnaire at the end which includes most of the symptoms experienced by people with electrical hypersensitivity.

 

Tips for avoiding electrical hypersensitivity

Reduction of exposure in the house

There are two main sources of EMFs inside the home. The house wiring, and electrical appliances. Check your house wiring to ensure that field levels where you sleep and sit for extended periods, the two places where your biological systems are at their most vulnerable, are low.

Check the levels from all electrical appliance, especially near the bed and those which have a motor and heater. If you are unsure keep all electrical appliances at least a meter away from your pillow (including un-earthed bedside lights), clock radios, TVs, etc. Cordless phones and mobile phones should not be in the bedroom as they both give off high fields. Cordless phones emit microwave radiation all the time, mobile phones emit at maximum strength intermittently when on standby, and the re-charging unit gives off power-frequency fields as well.

Do not use an induction hob in the kitchen, and keep your distance from all electrical appliances when in use, especially if you are pregnant, are attempting to conceive (men and women) or if you have a compromised immune system due to ill-health or age.

Reduction of exposure at work

Many offices are full of electronic and electric appliances, computers, faxes, printers, photocopiers, air conditioners, de-humidifiers, electric fans, etc. Phones and burglar alarms can use microwaves. Computers are increasingly networked using microwaves. All these can make working life unbearable for the EHS office worker.

In the community

Schools, hospitals, residential homes, shops are all full of fluorescent lighting and other equipment that can provoke idiopathic reactions in the EHS person, making their tolerance level even more sensitised. Most shops have electronic tills, and security tagging devices, for stock control and to prevent theft. All these can produce symptoms for the person with EHS.

Mobile phone street masts are springing up everywhere, in residential areas, city centres, shopping malls, train and bus stations. These can produce very severe symptoms in people with EHS.

Transport

All modern forms of transport (Cars, trains, trams, planes, buses and coaches) can have high levels of electromagnetic fields. Older cars, more basic planes are usually less of a problem. Trains are becoming more of a problem with the addition of wireless computing facilities on board and in stations.

 

Other things you might consider doing to keep as healthy as possible

People with EHS should wear clothes and shoes made of natural materials or even special conductive clothing and footwear that is made for workers in the electronics semiconductor industry. You need to have flooring that is made of natural material, as you build up static charges every time you move your feet. You should ‘earth’ yourself frequently, by touching metal objects, or walking barefoot on the earth. Drink plenty of ‘good’ water, extra to what you take in tea and coffee, which are diuretic. People in general suffer from sub-clinical de-hydration, and it seems to be more of a problem for people with EHS.

Some people with EHS benefit from many complementary health treatments. These have not had a lot of researched done, but there is some information in the book on EHS (below).

For further information see the EMFields website www.emfields.org for the range of Powerwatch publications, ‘Electrical Hypersensitivity, a Modern Illness’ which contains detailed references to the research mentioned in this article, and ‘The Powerwatch Handbook’ which has a chapter on avoiding EHS, and plenty of practical advice on reducing your exposure to potentially damaging electromagnetic fields.

 

Do EMF Shielding Products Really Work?

Many people have brought our attention to adverts for pendants, buttons, towers, etc. that claim they protect the wearer, or the house, from EMFs.

We have tested some of these, and our extensive range of instrumentation show no change whatsoever in electromagnetic fields as a consequence of wearing the item, putting it on a mobile phone or computer or putting it in a room where the electrically sensitive person sits. In fact some mains-driven towers can make the situation worse.

Most companies wrap up their claims in pseudo-scientific jargon, claiming research in some unrecognised ‘scientific’ institution, by some unheard of authority, with poor, to non-existent, research protocols, using units of scale or measurement that have been devised specially for the task. Pictures showing dramatic changes in blood composition, etc. may be on different scales and/or taken in different situations, making them impossible to compare. Unfortunately, the documentation can look quite convincing to somebody without the experience of making sense of scientific research, which we spend most of our working time doing.

Having said that, we freely admit that we are unable as yet to test any very subtle effects on the human immune system that many claim their item makes. Unfortunately the scientifically validatable instrumentation does not exist in most parts of the world to do this, whatever the claims may be.

Russia has a history of making some really major scientific breakthroughs in areas of the subtle sciences, as for a long time they were unable to match the financial inputs of many Western health services. It is certainly an interesting place to watch for new, very genuine, additions to our biological knowledge.

Meanwhile, we suggest two things. Whatever may (or may not) work at a subtle level, is less likely to be effective if you do not also address the gross infliction of EMFs on the human body. You need to remove these before the subtle energies of the body can have a chance at putting right any damage done. Then only buy gadgets with a money-back guarantee. If it works for you, keep it, if it doesn’t return it and get your money back.

We realise that the person with EHS may need sveral weeks, even months, to feel the benfits of EMF reduction. We have no answer for that.

On the Powerwatch website FAQ section (on the menu on the left hand side of the homepage), Q11 (below) is a useful tool for evaluating the claims made by companies. This was a real-life promotion that was brought to our awareness.

11. How do I know whether I can trust the research done to support mobile phone EMF safety microchips?

 

Electrical Hypersensitivity Questionnaire

Do you suffer from electrical hypersensitivity?

 

Score as follows:

If you have the symptom described:

Frequently – score 2
Occasionally – score 1
Never – score 0

 

Do you suffer from:

  1. Numbness, weakness or prickling sensations in your joints or limbs
  2. Feelings of abnormal tiredness or weakness that cannot be explained by your life commitments
  3. Changes in your ability to think clearly or finding it difficult to concentrate, depending on where you are
  4. Aches and pains, cramps or muscle spasms in your joints, bones and muscles in your shoulders, arms, legs, feet, wrists, ankles, elbows and pelvis. Fibromyalgia
  5. Headaches
  6. Tenseness
  7. Restlessness, anxiety
  8. Memory loss
  9. Sleep disturbance, insomnia
  10. Feebleness, dizziness, tremors
  11. A tendency to skin redness, itchiness, rashes, tingling or dry skin
  12. Abdominal pain, digestive problems, irregular bowel movements, sickness
  13. Feeling too hot, fever
  14. A smarting, irritating sensation, a pain, or a feeling as if there is grit in your eyes. Blurred vision or flickering before the eyes
  15. Nosebleeds or blood pressure changes
  16. Heart arrhythmias or irregularities, palpitations or chest pain
  17. Toothache or neuralgia
  18. Hair loss
  19. Hearing clicks, humming, buzzing, hissing or a high-pitched whine
  20. Sensitivity to light, especially fluorescent lights or computer screens (sometimes, though rarer, even daylight)
  21. Bouts of unusual irritability, rage, violence, destructiveness, feeling hostile
  22. Thyroid problems
  23. A generalised feeling of impending influenza that never quite breaks out
  24. Depression
  25. ‘Missing time’, blackouts or convulsions.

If you scored 15 to 25 out of 50, you may be one of the 35 per cent of people suffering from some degree of electro-stress. If you scored more than 25, you may have developed EHS.

» Learn about the associated problem of “dirty electricity

 

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Cosa è la Sindrome da Ipersensibilità Elettromagnetica (EHS)?
La Sindrome da Ipersensibilità Elettromagnetica (EHS) è una combinazione di almeno tre fattori:

  1. una sensibilità naturale, simile a quella di altre reazioni idiopatiche o allergiche, che non è tipica della popolazione generale.
  2. una sensibilizzazione innescata da una varietà di sostanze con le quali si viene comunemente in contatto, che possono essere una o più.
  3. una sensibilizzazione per un qualche incidente che abbia la capacità di danneggiare le comunicazioni bioelettrochimiche all’interno del corpo.

Alcune persone sono Elettricamente Sensibili, cioè possono percepire la presenza dei Campi Elettromagnetici (CEM), ma non sono da questi influenzate negativamente.
Altre persone possono percepire oppure no la presenza dei Campi Elettromagnetici, ma possono diventare gravemente malate in loro presenza [ATTENZIONE! E’ per questo che i test effettuati sui soggetti affetti da EHS, aspettandosi che questi percepiscano la presenza dei CEM come prova della loro Elettrosensibilità, sono assolutamente fuorvianti!]. Ci si riferisce a queste persone come Elettromagneticamente Ipersensibili (EHS).
Le persone che hanno sviluppato la EHS hanno un disturbo fisiologico, caratterizzato da reazioni neurologiche e idiopatiche, che chiaramente appaiono o si intensificano vicino a fonti di Campi Elettromagnetici, quali elettrodomestici, soprattutto videoterminali (monitor di computer), linee elettriche, luci fluorescenti, telefoni cellulari, telefoni cordless, computer wireless (WLAN), stazioni radio base di telefonia mobile, ecc.

Essere EHS significa sperimentare sensazioni ricorrenti di stress o malattia, quando si è in prossimità di una fonte di CEM.
Ogni evidente e ricorrente problema di salute che venga provocato da un Campo Elettromagnetico e che diminuisca o scompaia lontano dalla fonte di CEM, costituisce un caso di Ipersensibilità Elettromagnetica. Sebbene i sintomi possano diminuire rapidamente dopo che l’esposizione venga ridotta, possono essere necessari diversi giorni, settimane o talvolta mesi affinché gli effetti scompaiano, se la persona è diventata gravemente sensibilizzata.

Non è ancora noto se l’EHS sia una condizione autonoma, o una sorta di sindrome da sensibilità multipla ambientale, legata forse anche alla Sindrome da Sensibilità Chimica Multipla.

Per chi soffre di EHS vivere in un ambiente ad alti livelli di CEM, è come per una persona con una sensibilità uditiva cercare di condurre una vita normale con qualcuno che le gridi in entrambe le orecchie per tutto il tempo.

Sembra che molte persone Elettricamente Sensibili abbiano la pelle molto secca e possano trasportare alte cariche elettrostatiche sul loro corpo. Non solo le altre persone possono sperimentare uno “zapping” quando toccano la persona Elettrosensibile, ma le cariche elettrostatiche possono anche essere trasferite alle apparecchiature elettroniche provocando in queste dei malfunzionamenti. Questo a volte può dare una parvenza di goffaggine o inettitudine, che può portare ad una mancanza di fiducia nell’uso di apparecchiature elettriche. Tutto ciò è abbastanza preoccupante quando i soggetti giovani, anche in asili nido, sono esposti ai computer e possono sviluppare questa sensibilità, che può portare ad una mancanza di fiducia e a problemi di autostima per il resto della loro vita.

Quante persone sono ammalate di EHS?

Le persone che hanno l’EHS sviluppano sintomi differenti per ragioni che sono poco conosciute.
Alcune persone reagiscono ai Campi Elettrici delle linee elettriche [nota: in bassa frequenza], alcune ai Campi Magnetici e altre ad entrambi.

Essi possono (oppure no) reagire anche ai Campi a Radiofrequenza [nota: in alta frequenza]  come quelli trasmessi dalle reti di telefonia mobile, alcuni reagire ai telefoni, alcuni alle stazioni radio base (SRB) e alcuni ad entrambi.
Alcune persone reagiscono solo ai Campi a Radiofrequenza e non a Campi delle linee elettriche. Alcune persone reagiscono anche alla luce del sole, un’altra parte dello spettro Elettromagnetico.

A causa di ciò, la condizione non è facile da diagnosticare.
Le persone con l’EHS spesso non possono andare in ospedale, anche solo per una visita.
Gli ospedali sono pieni di apparecchiature ad alimentazione elettrica, alcune delle quali emanano campi elettromagnetici molto alti, e gli ospedali hanno luci fluorescenti, un “trigger” comune della EHS ed intollerabili per la maggior parte delle persone affette da questa condizione.

L’incidenza della EHS sembra essere leggermente superiore nelle donne rispetto agli uomini e sembrano esserci significative variazioni giornaliere nella sensibilità.
Molte persone con l’EHS hanno redditi più bassi e possono essere disoccupate. Queste variazioni possono essere spiegate, almeno in parte, da differenze nelle prassi di Salute e Sicurezza [sul lavoro] specialmente per quanto riguarda le esposizioni chimiche (e altre) nei lavori meno retribuiti, e dal fatto che l’EHS può comportare l’impossibilità di lavorare in un ambiente lavorativo “normale”.

La vita sociale, lavorativa e finanziaria dei malati EHS è suscettibile di essere colpita dal fatto che le luci fluorescenti sono utilizzate in uffici pubblici (il che rende difficile fare richieste per, o attingere a, benefit di Sicurezza Sociale), negozi, biblioteche, teatri, cinema, sale da concerto, ristoranti, chiese, treni, tram e autobus.

Uno studio condotto dalla Associazione per l’Ambiente dei Medici Irlandesi ha riportato che la metà delle persone le quali hanno riferito effetti nocivi alla salute per il fatto di vivere vicino alle Stazioni Radio Base della telefonia mobile, non sono state in grado di lavorare a causa della gravità dei sintomi.
Hanno anche condotto una vita sociale molto limitata, sentendosi come “prigionieri” nelle loro case, che in aggiunta non erano sempre posti confortevoli nei quali vivere [nota: a causa dell’inquinamento indoor e di quello proveniente da fonti esterne, appartamenti/case dei vicini inclusi].

Anche le auto hanno apparecchiature elettriche ed elettroniche (cavi di alimentazione, motori del ventilatore, controlli computerizzati e cruscotti), che possono disturbare le persone Ipersensibili Elettricamente, soprattutto sul sedile anteriore.

Molti treni, stazioni ferroviarie e aerei ora sono dotati di sistemi informatici senza fili, cosicché i passeggeri possano accedere a internet mentre sono in movimento.
I centri urbani sono coperti da sistemi di trasmissione WiMAX, rendendo l’accesso per chi soffre di EHS sempre più difficile.
I vicini che siano radioamatori possono, anche inconsapevolmente, rendere la vita di un vicino con l’EHS quasi insopportabile [nota: ma attenzione, anche i vicini che banalmente  usino il Wi-Fi in casa possono rovinare la vita di un soggetto con l’EHS, costringendolo ad abbandonare la propria abitazione per smettere di soffrire! E ci si chiede se questa sia una cosa accettabile.].
Una vicina Stazione Radio Base della telefonia mobile all’altezza di un lampione può rendere una casa inabitabile per una persona con l’EHS. Essi possono anche non essere in grado di transitare in una strada dove si trovi uno di questi ripetitori. Questo rende quasi impossibile vivere una vita “normale” nei casi di EHS severa.

E’ generalmente accettato che tra il 3% ed il 7% circa della popolazione sia EHS ad un vario livello di gravità e forse fino al 35% mostra alcuni lievi segni di elettro-stress.

Cosa scatena la EHS?

L’Ipersensibilità Elettrica può avere una varietà di cause; monitor per computer (VDT), luci fluorescenti, telefoni cellulari e cordless si ritiene siano tra i promotori più comuni del problema; lavorare in elevati campi magnetici, scansioni con la RM [nota: le Risonanze Magnetiche sono un riscontro anamnestico comune fra gli Elettrosensibili!], sistemi informatici wireless, sovraccarico chimico, traumi cranici chiusi, allergia, lampadine a risparmio energetico, traumi, shock elettrici, impianti metallici, anche fulmini sono altri iniziatori. Molte persone sperimentano un inizio brusco dei sintomi in seguito all’esposizione ad un nuovo CEM come i campi associati ad un nuovo computer, un nuovo telefono o nuove luci fluorescenti.

Lavorare in forti campi elettromagnetici può produrre la sensibilità. I conducenti di treni elettrici appartengono ad un gruppo nel quale l’ipersensibilità può portare a conseguenze molto pericolose. Il  10-25% dei macchinisti britannici riportano un “vuoto temporale”, periodo in cui non erano coscienti dell’ambiente che li circondava. In ogni caso, per quanto questa “assenza” possa essere breve, se è in un luogo critico, ad esempio nell’avvicinamento ad un semaforo rosso, è possibile che possa portare ad incidenti mortali.

Il biofisico britannico Peter Alexander ha detto: “Una volta che l’individuo è sensibilizzato ad un agente, l’aggressore iniziale è irrilevante. La reazione biologica sarà la stessa per tutti gli agenti.”
L’EHS si sviluppa comunemente anche insieme alla sensibilità chimica multipla (MCS).
I monitor dei computer, e molti altri articoli elettronici, emettono sostanze chimiche organiche volatili molto tossiche (VOCs), quando gli involucri e le componenti elettroniche “bruciano” da nuovi.

Secondo il Building Research Establishment del Regno Unito, e uno studio Australiano separato, le case nuove di 1-2 anni possono emettere diverse volte il livello di composti organici volatili potenzialmente cancerogeni rispetto a case costruite solo 10 anni fa. Le fonti comprendono formaldeide da pavimenti in legno trattati e mobili, composti tossici da vernici fresche, e solventi e sostanze chimiche in grado di alterare gli ormoni da tappeti e pavimenti in vinile.

Sintomi

Provate il questionario alla fine, che comprende la maggior parte dei sintomi sperimentati da persone con Ipersensibilità Elettrica.

Suggerimenti per evitare l’Ipersensibilità Elettrica

Riduzione dell’esposizione in casa

Ci sono due principali fonti di Campi Elettromagnetici all’interno della casa. Il cablaggio nella casa [nota: ovvero le linee elettriche] e gli apparecchi elettrici. Controllate il cablaggio della vostra casa per assicurarvi che i livelli di campo in cui dormite e vi sedete per lunghi periodi ti tempo, i due luoghi in cui i sistemi biologici sono maggiormente vulnerabili, siano bassi.

Controllate i livelli [nota: di emissione in bassa frequenza] da tutte le apparecchiature elettriche, in particolare vicino al letto e quelle che abbiano motore e impianto riscaldante. Se non siete sicuri, mantenete tutti gli apparecchi elettrici ad almeno un metro di distanza dal vostro cuscino (comprese lampade da comodino non messe a terra), radiosveglie, TV, ecc.

Telefoni cordless e cellulari non dovrebbero stare in camera da letto poichè entrambi emanano alti Campi [nota: in alta frequenza]. I telefoni cordless emettono radiazioni a microonde per tutto il tempo, i telefoni cellulari emettono ad intermittenza al massimo della potenza quando sono in standby, ed in aggiunta l’unità di ricarica emana Campi in bassa frequenza.

Non utilizzate un piano di cottura a induzione in cucina e mantenetevi a distanza da tutti gli apparecchi elettrici quando sono in uso, soprattutto se siete incinte, state tentando di concepire (uomini e donne) o se disponete di un sistema immunitario compromesso a causa di problemi di salute o età.

Riduzione dell’esposizione sul luogo di lavoro

Molti uffici sono pieni di apparecchi elettronici ed elettrici, computer, fax, stampanti, fotocopiatrici, condizionatori d’aria, de-umidificatori, ventilatori elettrici, ecc.
Telefoni e allarmi antifurto possono utilizzare Microonde.
I computer sono sempre più collegati in rete con le Microonde [nota: Wi-Fi]. Tutto ciò può rendere la vita lavorativa insopportabile per un impiegato d’ufficio che abbia l’EHS.

Nella comunità

Scuole, ospedali, case di riposo, negozi sono tutti pieni di lampade fluorescenti e altre attrezzature che possono provocare reazioni idiopatiche nelle persone affette da EHS, rendendo il loro livello di tolleranza ancora più sensibilizzato. La maggior parte dei negozi hanno casse elettroniche e dispositivi per l’etichettatura di sicurezza, per il controllo delle scorte e per prevenire il furto. Tutto ciò può produrre sintomi alla persona con EHS.

Ripetitori di telefonia mobile stradali stanno spuntando ovunque, in zone residenziali, centri urbani, centri commerciali, stazioni dei treni e degli autobus. Questi possono produrre sintomi molto gravi nelle persone con EHS.

Trasporto

Tutte le moderne forme di trasporto (automobili, treni, tram, aerei, autobus e pullman) possono avere alti livelli di Campi Elettromagnetici.
Le auto vecchie, gli aerei più essenziali sono di solito meno problematici.
I treni sono sempre più problematici per l’aggiunta di servizi di computing wireless a bordo e nelle stazioni.

Altre cose che potreste considerare di fare per mantenervi il più sani possibile

Le persone con EHS devono indossare abiti e scarpe fatte di materiali naturali o anche speciali indumenti e calzature conduttivi fatti per i lavoratori nel settore dei semiconduttori  per l’elettronica.
È necessario disporre di pavimentazione fatta di materiale naturale, poiché voi create cariche statiche ogni volta che muovete i piedi.
Dovreste “mettere a terra” voi stessi frequentemente, toccando oggetti metallici, o camminando a piedi nudi per terra.
Bevete molta acqua “buona”, in aggiunta a quella che assumete bevendo tè e caffè, che sono diuretici.
Le persone in generale soffrono di disidratazione sub-clinica e questo sembra essere un grosso problema per le persone con EHS.

Alcune persone con l’EHS beneficiano di molti trattamenti sanitari complementari.
Non c’è stato un gran lavoro di ricerca al riguardo, ma c’è qualche informazione nel libro sulla EHS (in basso).

Per ulteriori informazioni consultate il sito web EMFields www.emfields.org per la serie di pubblicazioni di Powerwatch, “Electrical Hypersensitivity, a Modern Illness” (“Ipersensibilità Elettrica, una Malattia Moderna”) che contiene riferimenti dettagliati alla ricerca menzionata nel presente articolo, e “The Powerwatch Handbook” (“Il Manuale di Powerwatch”) che ha un capitolo su come evitare l’EHS, e un sacco di consigli pratici per ridurre la vostra esposizione ai Campi Elettromagnetici potenzialmente dannosi.

I prodotti per schermare i CEM funzionano veramente?

Molte persone hanno portato la nostra attenzione a pubblicità per ciondoli, bottoni, torri, ecc. che affermano di proteggere dai Campi Elettromagnetici chi li indossa o la casa.

Abbiamo testato alcuni di questi, e la nostra vasta gamma di strumenti non ha mostrato alcun cambiamento nei Campi Elettromagnetici in seguito all’aver indossato l’oggetto, all’averlo messo su un telefono cellulare o un computer o all’averlo messo in una stanza dove si siede la persona elettricamente sensibile. Di fatto alcune torri con alimentazione [elettrica] possono peggiorare la situazione.

La maggior parte delle aziende imbelletta le proprie affermazioni con gergo pseudo-scientifico, sostenendo di aver fatto svolgere la ricerca in qualche istituzione “scientifica” non riconosciuta, da alcune autorità mai sentite prima, con protocolli di ricerca da poveri ad inesistenti, utilizzando unità di scala o di misurazione che sono state messe a punto appositamente per l’attività.
Immagini che mostrano drammatici cambiamenti nella composizione del sangue, ecc. possono essere su scale diverse e/o prese in situazioni diverse, rendendole impossibili da confrontare.
Purtroppo, la documentazione può apparire abbastanza convincente a qualcuno che manchi di esperienza nel dare un senso alla ricerca scientifica, cosa che noi facciamo la maggior parte del nostro tempo lavorativo.

Detto questo, noi francamente ammettiamo che non siamo ancora in grado di testare gli effetti molto fini sul sistema immunitario umano che molti sostengono riesca ad avere il loro oggetto. Purtroppo la strumentazione scientificamente validabile per fare questo non esiste nella maggior parte del mondo, qualsiasi cosa venga affermata.

La Russia ha una storia nel fare alcune scoperte scientifiche davvero importanti  nei settori delle scienze sottili, poichè per lungo tempo non è stata in grado di uguagliare gli ingressi finanziari di molti Servizi Sanitari Occidentali. E’ sicuramente un posto interessante dove guardare per nuove, molto genuine, aggiunte alla nostra conoscenza biologica.

Nel frattempo, vi suggeriamo due cose. Qualunque cosa possa (o non possa) lavorare a un livello sottile, ha meno probabilità di essere efficace se non si affronta anche la grossa inflizione dei Campi Elettromagnetici sul corpo umano. È necessario rimuovere questi prima che le energie sottili del corpo possano avere la possibilità di mettere a posto qualsiasi danno fatto. Quindi acquistate solo gadget con una garanzia di rimborso. Se funziona per voi tenetevelo, se non funziona restituitelo e fatevi dare indietro i soldi.

Ci rendiamo conto che la persona con l’EHS può avere bisogno di diverse settimane, addirittura mesi, per sentire i benefici della riduzione dei campi elettromagnetici. Non abbiamo alcuna risposta in merito a questo.

Nella sezione FAQ del sito Powerwatch (nel menu sul lato sinistro della home page), Q11 (sotto) è uno strumento utile per valutare le affermazioni fatte dalle aziende. Questa è stata una promozione di vita reale portata alla nostra consapevolezza.

11. Come faccio a sapere se posso fidarmi della ricerca fatta per sostenere la sicurezza elettromagnetica dei microchip del cellulare?

Questionario sulla Ipersensibilità Elettromagnetica

Soffrite di Ipersensibilità Elettromagnetica?

I punteggi sono i seguenti:

Se avete il sintomo descritto:

Frequentemente – segnate 2
Occasionalmente – segnate 1
Mai – segnate 0

Soffrite di:

– Sensazioni di intorpidimento, debolezza o formicolio nelle articolazioni o agli arti

– Sensazione di stanchezza anormale o debolezza che non possono essere spiegate dai vostri impegni di vita

– Cambiamenti nella vostra capacità di pensare con lucidità o difficoltà a concentrarvi, a seconda di dove vi trovate

– Dololenzia o dolorabilità, crampi o spasmi muscolari nelle vostre articolazioni, ossa e muscoli di spalle, braccia, gambe, piedi, polsi, caviglie, gomiti e pelvi. Fibromialgia

– Mal di testa

– Tensione

– Agitazione, ansia

– Perdita di memoria

– Disturbi del sonno, insonnia

– Debolezza, vertigini, tremori

– Tendenza ad arrossamenti della pelle, pizzicore, eruzioni cutanee, prurito o pelle secca

– Dolore addominale, problemi digestivi, movimenti intestinali irregolari, indisposizione

– Sensazione di essere troppo caldi, febbre

– Sensazione di bruciore o irritazione, dolore, o sensazione come se ci fosse sabbia nei tuoi occhi. Visione offuscata o tremolio davanti agli occhi

– Sangue dal naso o cambiamenti della pressione sanguigna

– Aritmie cardiache o irregolarità, palpitazioni o dolore al petto

– Mal di denti o nevralgie

– Perdita di capelli

– Percezione uditiva di clic, ronzio, brusio, fischio o sibilo acuto

– Sensibilità alla luce, in particolare di lampade fluorescenti o schermi di computer (a volte, seppur più raramente, anche di luce del giorno)

– Eccessi di irritabilità inusuale, rabbia, violenza, distruttività, sentendosi ostili

– Problemi alla tiroide

– Sensazione generalizzata di influenza imminente che mai del tutto si manifesta

– Depressione

– “Vuoti temporali”, black-out o convulsioni.

Se avete totalizzato da 15 a 25 su 50, potreste essere uno del 35 per cento di soggetti che soffrono di un certo grado di elettro-stress.
Se avete totalizzato più di 25, potreste avere sviluppato l’EHS.

Source/Fonte:

http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/related-conditions/electrical-sensitivity/

The microwave syndrome or electro-hypersensitivity: historical background – Una malattia reale scoperta negli anni ’50

[Purtroppo l’articolo completo non è ancora disponibile.

La seguente è la traduzione dell’Abstract:

Le apparecchiature che generano microonde divennero inizialmente di uso comune durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale con lo sviluppo della tecnologia radar. 
I paesi dell’ex blocco Sovietico già allora riferirono che gli individui esposti alle microonde spesso sviluppavano mal di testa, stanchezza, perdita di appetito, sonnolenza, difficoltà di concentrazione, scarsa memoria, instabilità emotiva, funzione cardiovascolare facilmente alterabile, e stabilirono rigidi standard di esposizione.
Per motivi vari tali rapporti vennero tenuti di poco conto nei Paesi Occidentali, dove la convinzione prevalente era che non ci potessero essere effetti negativi sulla salute da parte dei campi elettromagnetici (CEM) che non fossero mediati dal riscaldamento dei tessuti.
Gli effetti riportati dai Sovietici si verificarono ad intensità più basse di quelle che causano il riscaldamento.
Tuttavia, ci furono diverse esposizioni accidentali di operatori radar nei Paesi Occidentali, che causarono sintomi persistenti simili a quelli sopra descritti.
I Sovietici irradiarono l’ambasciata americana a Mosca con le microonde durante il periodo 1953-1975, e, mentre non venne segnalata alcuna prova convincente di un aumento dei tassi di cancro, ci furono segnalazioni di “malattia da microonde”.
I funzionari fecero passare queste manifestazioni come disturbi d’ansia e non come effetti della esposizione alle microonde.
C’è una crescente evidenza che la “sindrome da microonde” o “elettro-ipersensibilità” (EHS) sia una vera e propria malattia causata da esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici, in particolare quelli nel range delle microonde.
L’incidenza della sindrome è in aumento in concomitanza con la sempre maggiore esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici da elettricità, WiFi, telefoni cellulari e stazioni radio base (SRB), contatori intelligenti e molti altri dispositivi wireless.
Perché alcuni individui siano più sensibili non è chiaro.
Mentre la maggior parte delle persone che riferiscono di avere l’EHS non hanno una specifica storia di esposizione acuta, la eccessiva esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici, anche per un breve periodo di tempo, può indurre la sindrome.”]

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Corresponding author: David O. Carpenter, MD, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, 5 University Place, A217, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA, Phone: +518-525-2660, Fax: +518-525-2665, E-mail:


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Article history
Received: 8 July 2015
Accepted: 7 October 2015
Published Online: 10 November 2015

Keywords
cognitive dysfunction
electromagnetic fields
headache
insomnia


ABSTRACT

Microwave generating equipment first became common during World War 2 with the development of radar. Soviet bloc countries reported that individuals exposed to microwaves frequently developed headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleepiness, difficulty in concentration, poor memory, emotional instability, and labile cardiovascular function, and established stringent exposure standards. For a variety of reasons these reports were discounted in Western countries, where the prevailing belief was that there could be no adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that were not mediated by tissue heating. The reported Soviet effects were at lower intensities than those that cause heating. However, there were several accidental exposures of radar operators in Western countries that resulted in persistent symptoms similar to those described above. The Soviets irradiated the US Embassy in Moscow with microwaves during the period 1953–1975, and while no convincing evidence of elevated cancer rates was reported, there were reports of “microwave illness”. Officials passed these complaints off as being due to anxiety, not effects of the microwave exposure. There is increasing evidence that the “microwave syndrome” or “electro-hypersensitivity” (EHS) is a real disease that is caused by exposure to EMFs, especially those in the microwave range. The reported incidence of the syndrome is increasing along with increasing exposure to EMFs from electricity, WiFi, mobile phones and towers, smart meters and many other wireless devices. Why some individuals are more sensitive is unclear. While most individuals who report having EHS do not have a specific history of an acute exposure, excessive exposure to EMFs, even for a brief period of time, can induce the syndrome.

Source / Fonte:

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/reveh.ahead-of-print/reveh-2015-0016/reveh-2015-0016.xml

Further reading / Per ulteriori approfondimenti:

http://www.saferemr.com/2015/03/electromagnetic-hypersensitivity-ehs.html

Journal d’une électrosensible: l’impact des champs électromagnétiques sur nos enfants / Diary of an electrosensitive: the impact of electromagnetic fields on our children / Diario di un elettrosensibile: l’impatto dei campi elettromagnetici sui nostri bambini

16 novembre 2015 – “maisonsaine.ca”, par Hélène Vadeboncoeur

[Shared by Dave Ashton on the Facebook page “UK Electrosensitives” / condiviso da Dave Ashton sulla pagina Facebook “UK Electrosensitives”]

Depuis que j’ai découvert que j’étais devenue électrosensible, je pense souvent à nos enfants et à l’environnement dans lequel ils grandissent aujourd’hui, à partir de leur gestation dans le ventre maternel jusqu’à leur passage à l’âge adulte. J’ai donc décidé de vous faire part de certains effets biologiques de radiations non ionisantes[1] issues de l’électricité domestique et en particulier de la technologie sans fil, de la vulnérabilité de nos enfants à ces effets, et des précautions à prendre pour réduire au maximum leur exposition à ce type de radiations, et ce, dès la grossesse.   

maisonsaine
Des parents inquiets ont demandé à Fisher-Price de cesser de vendre ce support à tablette car il mettrait les bébés en danger. http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/12/16/Newborn-Tech-Seat-Draws-Advocacy-Anger

De plus en plus, on constate que les radiations non ionisantes ont des effets biologiques sur les êtres vivants. Non seulement des effets d’électrohypersensibilité (chez les personnes les plus sensibles) qui nous renseignent sur leur impact neurologique, mais aussi des effets possiblement cancérogènes. Par exemple, les champs magnétiques de 60 hertz émis par les lignes et fils électriques ainsi que par les appareils électriques ont été classés « peut-être cancérogènes » (2B) en 2001 par le Centre international de recherches sur le cancer (CIRC), en raison du risque accru de leucémie chez les enfants surexposés. Or, au Québec, sur ce plan, le recours omniprésent au chauffage électrique, depuis les années 1960, a considérablement augmenté notre exposition à ces champs qui nourriraient le cancer,selon les travaux des chercheurs Paul Héroux et Ying Li, de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université McGill. C’est dans ce contexte qu’il faut considérer l’augmentation exponentielle, survenue depuis une quinzaine d’années, des micro-ondes émises par la technologie sans fil. Celles-ci ont été classées 2B par le CIRC en 2011. Selon ce que Paul Héroux a affirmé à l’éditeur de La Maison du 21e siècle André Fauteux, ces champs électromagnétiques (CEM) de hautes fréquences ont les mêmes effets sur notre métabolisme que les CEM d’extrêmement basses fréquences (60 Hz) et ces effets sont synergiques et cumulatifs.

Selon les données de l’Agence de santé publique du Canada, en 2008 le Québec détenait depuis 25 ans le taux de cancer le plus élevé au pays chez les moins de 15 ans. La même année,  les chercheurs Anders Ahlbom et Joachim Schüz ont effectué une revue de la littérature sur le lien entre la leucémie infantile et les CEM de 60 Hz. Dans le cadre d’un colloque international tenu par l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et l’International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) intitulé Risk-factors for Childhood Leukaemia, Anders Ahlbom concluait que « les preuves dont on dispose selon lesquelles les CEM sont une cause du développement de la leucémie infantile sont plus fortes que celles qui rattachent cette maladie à la fumée secondaire et au cancer du poumon »[2].

Pourquoi les enfants sont-ils plus vulnérables?

Tous les experts en santé publique reconnaissent que les enfants sont beaucoup plus vulnérables que les adultes aux effets de la pollution. Des autorités en santé aussi prestigieuses que l’Institut national de la santé aux États-Unis se préoccupent des effets biologiques des radiations non ionisantes sur les enfants. En effet, en 2010, son President’s Cancer Panel soulignait qu’il fallait mesurer de toute urgence leur exposition cumulative aux ondes émises par les appareils sans fil. L’Académie américaine de pédiatrie[3] et l’Association médicale californienne ont quant à elles réclamé l’adoption de limites d’exposition aux radiofréquences qui protégeraient les enfants.

Une des préoccupations des autorités est l’accroissement constant des taux de cancers infantiles, de l’ordre de 1 % par année depuis 30 ans. Comme l’expliquent les experts du cancer Lloyd Morgan, Santosh Kesari et Devra Davis, plus un enfant est jeune, plus il absorbe des radiations proportionnellement à sa taille et parce que son crâne est plus mince[4].

Plusieurs chercheurs se préoccupent aussi des effets neurologiques des CEM chez les enfants. Car les CEM pourraient contribuer à endommager la myéline qui protège les neurones du cerveau[5]. Or, la première couche de myéline se développe entre la mi-grossesse et l’âge de deux ans, et le processus de myélinisation se poursuit jusqu’au début de l’âge adulte[6]. Les études sur la myéline ont été faites sur des animaux qu’on utilise habituellement dans les premiers stades de la recherche (souris, rats, cochons d’Inde, etc.). Pour la Dre Catherine Steiner-Adair, psychologue et consultante pour les autorités scolaires, l’environnement a un impact sur le développement des enfants, et les émissions de radiations non ionisantes jouent aussi un rôle. Elle souligne dans son livre The Big Disconnect : Protecting Childhood and Families Relationships in the Digital Age que le développement de la technologie et en particulier de l’Internet peut avoir un impact négatif. Pour sa part, la Dre Martha Herbert, professeure de neurologie pédiatrique à l’Université Harvard, souligne ceci, à propos de l’autisme : « Vu l’augmentation spectaculaire des cas d’autisme qui coïncide avec le déploiement des technologies sans fil, nous constatons l’urgent besoin d’examiner sérieusement les liens qu’il pourrait y avoir entre les radiofréquences des champs électromagnétiques et l’autisme. Les données dont nous disposons jusqu’à présent militent en faveur d’une révision des normes d’exposition en fonction des effets biologiques nocifs (non thermiques), accompagnée, dans l’intervalle, de mesures de précaution »[7].  Par ailleurs, à la suite d’études animales et épidémiologiques, on s’interroge sur la possibilité d’un lien entre l’exposition aux champs électromagnétiques et le trouble déficitaire de l’attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH), syndrome s’étant considérablement accru depuis près de 20 ans, en même temps que la technologie sans fil se répandait[8].

Que faire pour protéger nos enfants des radiations non ionisantes?

De plus en plus de voix s’élèvent, partout dans le monde[9], pour sonner l’alarme sur les effets biologiques néfastes de la technologie sans fil. Technologie qui s’est répandue sans avoir été évaluée au départ. Ces voix réclament qu’au minimum on adopte le principe de précaution relativement à son utilisation et à son développement. Même si nous vivons dans un monde où elle est de plus en plus présente, nous pouvons, par des gestes au quotidien ou des changements à notre domicile, et même par des actions menées auprès de la garderie et de l’école[10] que fréquente nos enfants, contribuer à réduire l’exposition de ceux-ci aux radiations non ionisantes. Voici les principales choses à faire, du plus souhaitable au minimum possible, en se rappelant que la distance entre l’équipement et le corps est un facteur important, ainsi que la durée d’exposition[11] :

• Internet Wi-Fi : le remplacer entièrement par une connexion par câble à l’ordinateur (comme c’était le cas avant l’invention du Wi-Fi); à tout le moins n’allumer le Wi-Fi que lorsqu’on va s’en servir; et l’éteindre la nuit (pour ne pas nuire au processus de réparation des dommages génétiques causés le jour et parce que le corps absorbe plus de radiations lorsqu’il est immobile). Ne pas laisser les enfants jouer avec des tablettes, etc[12].  Éloigner le routeur Wi-Fi des lieux de vie et de circulation.

• Remplacer les téléphones de maison sans fil (en particulier ceux qui utilisent la technologie digitale DECT) par des téléphones avec fil (comme avant…). Les téléphones sans fil, qu’ils soient résidentiels ou cellulaires, produisent des niveaux élevés et presque constants de radiations, même si on ne s’en sert pas.  Allumés, ils émettent ou reçoivent constamment.

• Ne pas utiliser le téléphone cellulaire plus de six minutes à la fois ni, idéalement, plus de 20 minutes par jour, et utiliser le plus souvent possible le haut-parleur ou le casque d’écoute. Ne jamais l’utiliser à proximité d’un enfant , et interdire à celui-ci l’usage du cellulaire avant — selon divers pays — l’âge de 14, 16 ou 18 ans. Durant la grossesse, ne pas laisser un cellulaire allumé contre une partie de son corps (pas plus qu’une tablette, un ordinateur, etc.). Éviter d’utiliser le cellulaire en voiture, en avion, dans un train, un tunnel ou tout autre endroit où la réception est mauvaise, car il émet alors beaucoup plus fort. De même, ne jamais mettre un cellulaire contre sa tête au moment où il sonne, car la densité de puissance des ondes qu’il émet est à son maximum quand une connexion s’établit. Pour minimiser l’exposition, l’éteindre ou le mettre en mode « avion » lorsqu’on ne s’en sert pas.

• Pour éloigner son ordinateur portatif de soi, se procurer un clavier externe et une souris munie d’un fil.

• Ne pas utiliser de moniteur de surveillance du bébé, source d’émissions de micro-ondes. Si on ne veut pas s’en passer, l’installer à plusieurs pieds du bébé et ne pas placer celui-ci entre les deux moniteurs (émetteurs-récepteurs d’ondes).

• Si on tient à son four micro-ondes, s’éloigner à trois mètres de l’appareil lorsqu’il est en marche. Et ne pas placer un bébé à proximité, même s’il ne fonctionne pas (certains fours émettent quand même). Le débrancher lorsqu’on ne s’en sert pas.

• Désactiver la fonction Wi-Fi de ses appareils technologiques (cellulaire, ordinateur, tablette, modèles de caméra récents, etc.) et ne l’activer que lorsqu’on veut s’en servir. Les niveaux de radiofréquences émis sont plus élevés lorsque cette fonction est activée.

• Dans les modèles de voitures récents, désactiver la fonction Bluetooth, qui accroît considérablement l’émission et l’intensité des ondes dans l’habitacle, en particulier lorsqu’on longe des lignes électriques.

• Le compteur intelligent d’Hydro-Québec ne devrait jamais être installé dans une maison, ni à moins de trois mètres des pièces de vie, ni sur un mur extérieur donnant sur une chambre,  encore moins sur celle d’un enfant. Demandez à Hydro-Québec de le remplacer par un compteur « non communicant ». À tout le moins, couvrir le compteur intelligent d’un capuchon de moustiquaire métallique ou de deux épaisseurs de papier d’aluminium (scellé au ruban aluminisé), en prenant bien soin de recouvrir totalement le globe de verre par lequel les ondes traversent les murs. Vous trouverez des instructions sur les sites d’organismes de villes ou de régions opposés à ces nouveaux appareils, tels estrierefuse.wordpress.com,refusonslescompteurs.wordpress.com et cqlpe.com, et pour les anglophones, C4ST.org, stopsmartmeters.orget takebackyourpower.net. Et convainquez vos voisins de faire de même et d’adopter des mesures relativement à leur Internet Wi-Fi !

Bref, même si du point de vue d’une électrohypersensible, l’envahissement de notre environnement ( villes, régions rurales, lieux de travail et domiciles) est décourageant, nous pouvons faire quelque chose pour diminuer notre exposition et en particulier celle de nos enfants à un type de radiations qui suscite de plus en plus d’inquiétudes. Et ce, que nous soyons ou non électrosensibles, puisqu’il existe d’autres effets biologiques des radiations non ionisantes. Ce qui se passe en Europe à cet égard peut aussi nous encourager à demander, et à exiger individuellement et collectivement, que les lieux où naissent et se développent nos enfants soient exempts, le plus possible, de ce type de radiations.


[1] Définition : Radiations ou rayonnements non ionisants et ionisants.

Source : Santé Canada : http://spiral.univ-lyon1.fr/files_m/M4734/Files/257948_300.pdf

En plus des CEM de 60 Hz, le rayonnement non ionisant comprend aussi les radiofréquences (RF), les ultrasons, les rayons infrarouges, la lumière visible et les rayons ultraviolets.

Source : http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/event-incident/radiolog/info/radiation-ion-fra.php

À mesure que les atomes se désintègrent, ils émettent du rayonnement sous forme d’ondes électromagnétiques et de particules subatomiques. Certaines formes de ce rayonnement peuvent détacher des électrons d’autres atomes, c’est-à-dire les ioniser, lorsqu’elles traversent la matière. Ce processus s’appelle le rayonnement ionisant. Les particules alpha et bêta et les rayons X et gamma sont des formes de rayonnement ionisant.

[2] J. Schüz and A. Ahlbom, 2008. Exposure to electromagnetic fields and the risk of childhood leukaemia: a review. OMS/ICNRIP. Colloque Risk-factors for Childhood Leukaemia. Citation d’Anders Ahlbom sur le tabagisme passif : http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/health/childhood-cancer-non-ionising-ch4-hq.pdf

[4] Morgan L, Kesari S et Davis DL, 2014. Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: the consequences. Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure. Vol 2 no 4, p. 197-204. Doi. 10.1016/jmau.2014.06.005

[5] Morgan L, Kesan S et Davis DL, 2014. Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: the consequences. Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure. Vol 2 no 4, p. 197-204. Doi. 10.1016/jmau.2014.06.005

[6] Sur l’importance de se protéger durant la grossesse, voir le site http://www.babysafeproject.org

[7] Herbert MR, Sage C. 2013. Autism and EMF ? Plausibility of a pathophysiological link – Part 1. Pathophysiology. 20(3):191-209; doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2013.08.001. Traduction : HVhttp://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sec20_2012_Findings_in_Autism_Consistent_with_EMF_and_RFR.pdf

[8] Divan HA, Kheifets L, Obel C et al. Prenatal and postnatal exposure to cell phone use and behavioral problems in children, Epidemiology. 2008 Jul;19(4):523-9. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e318175dd47; Aldad TS, Gan G, Gao XB, et al. 2012, Fetal Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure from 800-1900 Mhz-Rated Cellular Telephone Affects Neurodevelopment and Behavior in Mice, Scientific Reports (Nature) 2. Article number 312; doi:10.1038/srep00312

[9] Ceci fera l’objet d’un prochain blogue.

[10] Plusieurs pays d’Europe, dont la France, ont adopté ces récentes années des mesures pour éliminer ou réduire l’usage du Wi-Fi dans les garderies, les écoles, les bibliothèques, etc. Voir la liste sur le sitehttp://ehtrust.org/cell-phones-radiation-3/international-policy-actions

[11] La dose de radiations est évidemment très importante, et pour mieux en traiter, elle fera l’objet d’un autre blogue.

[12] Et surtout, ne pas leur acheter de jouets de technologie sans fil!

Source / Fonte:

Bring Heart To Life (2010), Hoping for their house to be free from mobile phone signals – 心をもって命にかえろうウォーク2010(前編)

[Elettrosensibilità: una malattia in crescita esponenziale in ogni parte del mondo, dovuta alla sempre più massiccia esposizione della popolazione ai Campi Elettromagnetici in Alta Frequenza, particolarmente intensi nei pressi delle Stazioni Radio Base.

Nel video viene raccontata una incredibile storia che arriva dal Giappone e rappresenta un magnifico esempio di resilienza.
Tutti i membri della famiglia Shiota hanno iniziato ad accusare i tipici sintomi della Elettrosensibilità (EHS) quando, nei pressi della loro casa, è stata installata una Stazione Radio Base.
La famiglia è stata costretta ad allontanarsi da quella abitazione e trasferirsi altrove, ma anche in quel luogo è stata installata una Stazione Radio Base.
Conseguentemente, il signore e la signora Shiota hanno preso la decisione di camminare per 215 Km da Nagano a Tokyo, per raggiungere la sede centrale del gestore dell’antenna e chiederne la disattivazione.
Nei 12 giorni del loro cammino, hanno incontrato persone che li hanno ospitati, sono diventate loro sostenitrici ed in alcuni casi li hanno seguiti nella loro impresa.
Questo lungo cammino è stata una occasione per fare nuovi incontri ed informare la gente riguardo al problema della Elettrosensibilità (EHS) e dei Campi Elettromagnetici.]

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自宅のケータイ圏外化を求めるために、塩田夫妻が長野の自宅から東京のドコモ本社まで­、ウォークします。
今回はその前編です。そのうち後編も作成予定です。

ウォークの詳しい記事は、VOC-電磁波対策研究会のHPを参照ください。
http://homepage3.nifty.com/vocemf/

鎌倉電磁波のブログも参照ください。
http://ameblo.jp/kitakamakurakeitaing/

Tinnitus and cell phones: the role of electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation

[Il seguente studio ha evidenziato che le emissioni dei telefoni cellulari provocano dimostrati effetti termogenici e potenziali effetti biologici e genotossici.
Alcuni individui sono più sensibili all’esposizione a questi campi elettromagnetici in alta frequenza (Elettrosensibili), e, quindi, presentano più precocemente i sintomi.
Può esserci un processo patofisiologico comune tra Elettrosensibilità e tinnito.
Si conclude che esistono già prove ragionevoli per suggerire cautela nell’utilizzo dei telefoni cellulari, al fine di evitare danni uditivi nonchè l’insorgenza o il peggioramento del tinnito.]

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Luisa Nascimento Medeiros (a,b), Tanit Ganz Sanchez (b,c)

(a) Department of Otolaryngology, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
(b) Association for Interdisciplinary Research and Divulgation of Tinnitus, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
(c) Faculdade de Medicina, USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

ARTICLE INFO

Article history
Received: 20 December 2014
Accepted: 17 April 2015

Keywords
Cellular phone
Electromagnetic radiation
Tinnitus

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Tinnitus is a multifactorial condition and its prevalence has increased on the pastdecades. The worldwide progressive increase of the use of cell phones has exposed the peripheral auditory pathways to a higher dose of electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation (EMRFR).
Some tinnitus patients report that the abusive use of mobiles, especially when repeated in thesame ear, might worsen ipsilateral tinnitus.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the available evidence about the possible causal association between tinnitus and exposure to electromagnetic waves.

Methods: A literature review was performed searching for the following keywords: tinnitus,electromagnetic field, mobile phones, radio frequency, and electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
We selected 165 articles that were considered clinically relevant in at least one of the subjects.

Results: EMRFR can penetrate exposed tissues and safety exposure levels have been established. These waves provoke proved thermogenic effects and potential biological and genotoxic effects. Some individuals are more sensitive to electromagnetic exposure (electrosensitivity),and thus, present earlier symptoms. There may be a common pathophysiology between this electrosensitivity and tinnitus.

Conclusion: There are already reasonable evidences to suggest caution for using mobile phones to prevent auditory damage and the onset or worsening of tinnitus.

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Significant Decrease of Clinical Symptoms after Mobile Phone Base Station Removal – Signifikanter Rückgang klinischer Symptome nach Senderabbau

[Lavoro interessantissimo dal quale risulta evidente l’aumento dei sintomi con l’aumento della frequenza utilizzata per le trasmissioni radio. Ugualmente esiste una chiara correlazione tra lo spegnimento dei segnali radio e la scomparsa dei sintomi.]

Shinjyo, T. & Shinjyo, A. (2014), Signifikanter Rückgang klinischer Symptome nach Senderabbau – eine Interventionsstudie. Umwelt-Medizin-Gesellschaft, 27(4), S. 294-301.

Significant Decrease of Clinical Symptoms after Mobile Phone Base Station Removal –
An Intervention Study
Tetsuharu Shinjyo and Akemi Shinjyo

ARTICLE INFO

Article history
Received: 25 September 2014
Accepted: 16 October 2014

Keywords
Mobile phone
Base station
Radiofrequency (RF)
Electromagnetic field (EMF)
Health problems
Residents

This research was undertaken to investigate the validity of concerns about whether chronic exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) emitted from mobile phone base station antennas could cause adverse health effects. The aim of this study was to identify possible adverse health effects among the residents of a condominium on which a mobile phone base station with sets of antennas operating at two different frequencies had been mounted. This research was conducted without outside funds in order to maintain neutrality and avoid pressures from external sources.

Methods: We investigated possible adverse effects on the health of condominium inhabitants who were exposed from 1998 to 2009 to the radiation from mobile phone base station antennas installed on top of their condominium. To accomplish this, in January and November 2009, 107 of 122 inhabitants were interviewed and underwent medical examinations. The first examination was carried out while the base station was in operation, the second examination three months after the base station antennas were removed once and for all. Based on the health examination results, the residents’ health and its changes during the operation of the antennas and after their removal were compared.

Results: In several cases, significant effects on the inhabitants’ health could be proven. The health of these inhabitants was shown to improve after the removal of the antennas, and the researchers could identify no other factors that could explain this health improvement. These examinations and interviews suggest that there are possible adverse health effects related to RF-EMF exposure among people living under mobile phone base stations.

Conclusions and recommendations: The results of these examinations and interviews indicate a connection between adverse health effects and electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone base stations. Further research and studies are recommended regarding the possible adverse health effects of RF-EMFs. These results lead us to question the construction of mobile phone base stations on top of buildings such as condominiums or houses.

Introduction

In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a subsidiary body of the World Health Organization (WHO), officially declared radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) as possibly carcinogenic and a potential risk factor for gliomas and acoustic neuromas (IARC 2011). Moreover, it recommended taking precautionary measures to reduce exposure during mobile phone use, such as texting and the use of hands-free devices instead of holding the mobile phone next to the ear when talking.

However, the WHO has not issued any recommendation yet regarding adverse health effects of RF-EMFs emitted from mobile phone base stations. If there are health problems related to RF-EMF emitted from mobile phones, would the RF-EMFs from a mobile phone base station have the same effect? Mobile phone base stations constantly send signals to many mobile phones. Because of that, people living near base stations can be exposed to RF-EMFs 24 hours a day all the year (Khurana 2009). Today, there are a number of published studies concerning the impact of RF-EMFs emitted by base stations (Berg-Beckhoff et al. 2009, Blettner et al. 2009, Abdel-Rassoul 2007, Hutter et al. 2006, Eger et al. 2004, Wolf & Wolf 2004, Navarro et al. 2003, Santini et al. 2003). Some of these studies indicate possible health hazard to those living close to base stations (Berg-Beckhoff 2009, Blettner et al. 2009, Navarro et al. 2003, Santini et al. 2003). Some show a higher incidence of cancer (Eger et al. 2004, Wolf & Wolf 2004) or a higher cancer mortality (Dode et al. 2011). Hutter et al. (2006) reported that the stronger the RF-EMFs are, the higher the incidence of headaches and attention deficit disorders. Reduced cognition has also been documented (Abdel-Rassoul et al. 2007).

However, when studies like these are conducted on base stations, biases such as low frequency radiation (LF-EMF) and RF-EMF from the domestic living environment arise. Therefore, the more meticulous the research methodology is, the less significant the results indicated by the research. To get more precise results, it is necessary to eliminate biases as much as possible and to use double-blind procedures. However, conducting such research is difficult in reality.

The Situation in Japan

In Japan, there is presently little concern about the possibility of adverse health effects from mobile phones and mobile phone base stations. With the exception of a small number of cases, existing worries about mobile phones and mobile phone base stations have been ignored there (Sato et al. 2011). The reasons for this lack of attention are:

In Japan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications does not recognise any non-thermal effects from non-ionising radiation.

Furthermore, the possibility of adverse health effects is not accepted by that Ministry when power densities are below 1000 μW/cm2 (1.8-5 GHz) (MIC 2011).
There are no official reports on the possible adverse health effects of RF-EMF emitted from mobile phone base stations in Japan. Risks and hazardous effects associated with these stations are not officially recognised in Japan. Reports about the risks of mobile phone base stations are seldom in the Japanese print and broadcast media. A reason for this could be the mobile phone companies’ media sponsorship.

Materials and Method

In 1998, a mobile phone base station was installed for the first time on the roof of the condominium in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan that is being investigated. Its antennas had an 800 MHz operational frequency [800 MHz code division multiple access (CDMA One)]. At the end of 2007, a further set of antennas with an operational frequency of 2 GHz (CDMA 2000) was installed. These were activated in March 2008. Figures 1A-D show the antenna installations on the condominium roof from different perspectives.

After the company owning the condominium withdrew its consent, the base station had to be removed. In June 2009, the 800 MHz installation was deactivated. It had been in operation for 11 years. The 2 GHz (CDMA 2000) antennas were deactivated in February 2009. They had an RF-EMF emission period of 11 months. The final removal of both the 0.8 and the 2 GHz antennas took place in August 2009. So there are two comparable time periods for comparing the symptoms before and after the residents’ exposure to the 2 GHz radiation.

Figure 2 shows the chronological sequence from the erection of the base station to the removal of both sets of antennas and the timings of the medical examinations.

In January 2009, the first medical examinations and interviews with the inhabitants were carried out whilst the base station was fully operational. A second set of examinations was conducted in August 2009 after the removal of the base station. These examinations and interviews compared the health of 107 residents during the base station’s operation and after its removal. The residents had no prior knowledge about possible adverse health effects of RF-EMFs.

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Examination of the Condominium Residents’ Health Problems

A physician and a nurse, who had both more than 20 years of clinical experience, conducted face-to-face health examinations. Before the interviews, the residents had filled out health questionnaires distributed by the physician. Inhabitants of 39 out of 47 apartments participated. Vacant apartments and inhabitants who refused to participate were excluded from the study. 107 out of the 122 individuals who answered the questionnaires were interviewed. When interviewing the inhabitants about symptoms, the time of the first appearance of symptoms was taken into account. Health problems appearing between 1998 and March 2008, shortly before the installation of the 2 GHz antennas, were recorded as symptoms associated with radiation emitted from the 800 MHz antennas. Health problems appearing after the activation of the 2 GHz antennas, i.e. after March 2008 until the first examination in January 2009, were recorded as symptoms possibly affected by radiation emitted from the 2 GHz antennas.

Measurement of the Mobile Phone Base Station Power Density

After receiving a request from the condominium association board members, the mobile phone company operating the antennas undertook power density measurements of the RF-EMFs emitted by the mobile phone base station. Two technicians employed by the mobile phone company conducted the measurements.
The measuring device was an SRM-3000 (Narda Safety Test Solutions GmbH, Sandwiesenstrasse, Pfullingen, Germany). The technicians did not explain in detail to the residents how the measurements were taken. Figure 3 shows the 15 places where power density was measured. Three locations were assessed on the roof of the condominium and one on the balcony of the top (tenth) floor. Three rooms and the entrance area on that floor were also assessed, as were the entrance areas of rooms on the 8th, 6th, 4th, and 1st floor, the ground floor entrance area of the condominium and two locations within the parking lot. Before each measurement, the technicians called the operation centre. A few days later, the results of the measurements were sent to the board members of the condominium association.

Results

Measurement of RF-EMF Emissions from the Mobile Phone Base Station

Two technicians from the mobile phone company measured the power densities at 15 different locations around the condominium to assess RF-EMF emissions from the mobile phone station on 24th December 2008 (Figures 3A and 3B). The RF-EMFs from the 800 MHz and 2 GHz antennas were measured and recorded separately. Table 1 shows the results of the measurements, which were between 0.0001 and 0.0286 μW/cm2 (equivalent to 0.02 to 0.28 V/m).

The measurements taken at RF1 and RF3 indicated a relatively high power density. Interestingly, the power density measurements for the 2 GHz antennas showed lower values on the roof (RF2: 0.00278 μW/cm2) than on the balcony (Bal: 0.00316 μW/cm2). The distance between balcony and antenna was only slightly greater than the distance between RF2 and antenna. This result could be attributed to the fact that RF2 was behind the location of the base station’s ancillary operational equipment.


Subjects of the Health Examination

The health examinations were conducted twice – in January 2009 and in November 2009 – among 107 out of 122 residents. This represented a participation rate of 87.7 %. 56 participants were male and 51 female. The average age was 37.2 years for male and 38.6 years for female participants. The average time period of RF-EMF exposure from the 800 MHz antennas was 5.60 years for the males and 6.64 years for the females. Regarding the 2 GHz RF-EMF exposure, the average exposure period was 11 months for both male and female residents. Table 2 provides an overview of the residents’ age and gender distributions, as well as the periods of exposure time.

Health problems of the residents after installation of the 800 MHz antennas

34 residents said they had health problems after the 800 MHz antennas had been installed. They mentioned 66 individual symptoms, which are listed in Table 3. The health problem symptoms included: tinnitus, myodesopsia, arthralgia, shoulder stiffness, headache, and nasal bleeding. For tinnitus and arthralgia, the difference was shown to be statistically significant.

Health problems of the residents after installation of the 2 GHz antennas

After installation of the 2 GHz antennas, 41 individuals showed symptoms. 26 of these 41 participants had already exhibited symptoms after installation of the 800 MHz antennas. The subjects mentioned a total of 158 cases of symptoms. These are documented in Table 4. The most frequent symptoms were fatigue and loss of motivation, eye pain, astigmatism, deteriorated eyesight, insomnia, sleep problems, sleep disturbances, dizziness, jitteriness, tachycardia, palpitation, numbness and others. The number of these symptoms – except for astigmatism, deteriorated eyesight, tachycardia, and palpitations – decreased significantly after the removal of the mobile phone station. The symptoms that were recognised during the operation of both the 800 MHz and the 2 GHz antennas are printed in bold font. Health problems that appeared after the installation of the 2 GHz antennas were greater in number than those appearing after installation of the 800 MHz antennas. A comparison of the number of symptoms before and after removal of the mobile phone base station shows significant differences.

Comparison of the number of residents with health problems before and after removal of the mobile phone base station

A total of 34 residents suffered from health problems after installation of the 800 MHz antennas. Three months after their removal this number decreased to 13. There were 41 residents who had health problems after installation of the 2 GHz antennas, and this number decreased to 15 after removal of the 2 GHz antennas. In total 49 residents suffered from health problems during operation of both the 800 MHz and the 2 GHz antennas. However, this number decreased to 25 after removal of both sets of antennas.
These results showed significant differences using the chi-square test (Table 5).

Discussion

The power density values read by the mobile phone company are extremely low, suspiciously low, compared with measurements taken near other base stations (Abdel-Rassoul et al. 2006). Furthermore, the power density was measured only once by the mobile phone company, whereas this kind of measurement should be conducted several times. Although the power density, as measured by the mobile phone company, was too low to be considered relevant in aggravating the health problems experienced by residents, we have used these measurements as reference levels in this case study.

The RF-EMF values were highest at RF1 and RF3, two locations adjacent to the antennas. The RF-EMF power density values at RF2 were lower. It is possible that RF2’s location behind the shelter accounts for these lower values. The power density of Bal, the balcony on the 10th floor, was higher than the power density at RF2. Theoretically, the RF-EMFs emitted from the antennas are not directed vertically downwards. However, it is likely that RF-EMFs were emitted downwards in the form of a side lobe. The power density measurement values clearly indicated that the 2 GHz antennas gave off more energy than the 800 MHz antennas. The number of individual health problems the residents suffered from after installation of the 800 MHz antennas was 66, and rose to 158 after installation of the 2 GHz antennas. It is possible that the health problems the residents suffered from after installation of the 2 GHz antennas were related to their high power output.

This health investigation diagnosed 34 residents with health problems appearing during operation of the 800 MHz antennas; out of these residents, 26 suffered even worse health problems after the installation of the 2 GHz antennas. Considering the fact that these residents had already recognised their health problems as related to the 800 MHz antennas, they could possibly have become more sensitive to RF-EMFs emitted from the 2 GHz antennas. Hypersensitisation could have occurred among these residents. The incidence of health problems among 26 residents out of 34 is apparently more frequent than that of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) patients (Hillert et al. 2002, Johansson 2006, Kato & Johansson 2012, Levallois et al. 2002, Schreier et al. 2006, Schröttner & Leitgeb 2008).

Moreover, it is considered that the acute symptoms could have occurred whilst those residents were exposed to the higher energy of RF-EMFs emitted by the 2 GHz antennas.

Recent studies suggest that the pattern and angle of radiation emission, the effects of modulation and the power density all need to be taken into account. An experiment using baboons revealed that the melatonin concentration in the pineal gland decreased significantly while the baboons were exposed to different modulations of EMF in a sudden onset/offset environment (Rogers et al. 1995). Furthermore, a report examining the stress hormone levels of residents living close to a mobile phone base station showed that an abnormal amount of stress hormones was secreted over the period of one year (Buchner & Eger 2011). Because of such findings, it is important to conduct longitudinal studies on stress hormone secretion under the influence of RF-EMFs. Our research examines symptoms from the installation of the 800 MHz RF-EMF emitting antennas up to the period after their removal, a total time of 11 years. Examining long-term changes of the residents’ health problems has enabled us to prove that the residents’ health showed significant differences before and after the removal of the mobile phone base station.

In 2000, the European Commission decided to adopt a precautionary approach as a basic principle in environmental issues. In this decision, the EU pledged to take precautionary measures to deal with environmental issues, so that irreversible consequences could be anticipated even if the risk was not scientifically proven European Union (2010). However, the Japanese Government has issued an Electromagnetic Wave Protection Guidance which states that RF-EMFs do not affect health if they are below 1000 μW/cm2 in the 1800 MHz to 5 GHz frequency range. (MIC 2011). The value 800 MHz range permitted by the Japanese Government is 530 μW/cm2 calculated by the following formula: f (MHz)/1500 (between the frequency is 800 to 1500 MHz) (MIC 2000). As a result, an increasing number of mobile phone towers and base stations have been erected, without any regulation, on the roofs of condominium buildings. Moreover, media coverage of non-ionising radiation is in Japan much rarer than in Europe and the USA. Because of this, it is difficult for this issue to be recognised by the Japanese general public.

Summary

Our intention was to examine whether there were health impacts on residents from RF-EMFs emitted by the mobile phone base station erected on the roof of their condominium building. We conducted thorough research on whether there were any other factors to account for the improvements of the residents’ health other than the removal of the base station.
The results of this case report indicate that health problems of the residents were associated with the operation of the mobile phone base station and that these problems improved after its removal. Although this report is not a double-blind study, it can be used as an example indicating the potential effects of RF-EMFs emitted from mobile phone base stations erected on the roofs of condominium buildings on human health. It is imperative that further detailed research is conducted regarding the impact of RF-EMFs on human health.

Note
This research and the corresponding data collection were conducted without outside funds in order to maintain neutrality and avoid pressures from external sources.
The original translation into the German language was made possible by a donation from the registered association “Netzwerk Risiko Mobilfunk Oberfranken e.V. (NRMO)” (= “Network Risk of Mobile Telephony in Upper Franconia”) (for further information please refer to: www.mobilfunk-oberfranken.de).

Editor’s Note
This article is marked as an original scientific publication and has been subject to a special peer-review procedure by the Scientific Advisory Board of Umwelt-Medizin-Gesellschaft. – The Editor

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Elettrosmog e disturbi cognitivi

[Video in Inglese con sottotitoli in Italiano non corretto ma comunque comprensibili.]

Pubblicato il 02 giu 2012

Intervista alla dott.ssa Adamantia F. Fragopoulou dell’Università di Atene sui suoi ultimi studi in merito agli effetti dei Campi Elettromagnetici.
La scienziata spiega come siano stati riscontrati disturbi nella memoria spaziale, di riconoscimento e di lavoro nei topi esposti alle microonde di cellulari, Wi-Fi, telefoni cordless e altre fonti di Elettrosmog.
La stessa scienziata consiglia di avere prudenza con queste tecnologie per evitare problemi di salute (disturbi di memoria, disturbi del sonno, cefalea, ecc. fino a danni organici seri come il cancro).
Viene anche segnalata la situazione di criticità per professioni a rischio come piloti di aereo e controllori aerei, che costituisce un pericolo nell’ambito delle operazioni aeree.