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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.



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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.



Long-term exposure to electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices decreases plasma prolactin, progesterone, and estrogen levels but increases uterine oxidative stress in pregnant rats and their offspring.

[Sudio su animali da laboratorio non open source (del quale riportiamo dunque solo l’abstract), le cui conclusioni sono le seguenti:

le emissioni elettromagnetiche da telefoni cellulari e Wi-Fi possono essere una causa di danno ossidativo uterino nei ratti in via di sviluppo e diminuzione dei livelli ormonali nei ratti madri.]

Endocrine. 2015 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print]


Yüksel M1, Nazıroğlu M2, Özkaya MO1.

1The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
2The Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, 32260, Isparta, Turkey.


Article history
Published Online: 14 November 2015

Electromagnetic radiation
Growing rat


We investigated the effects of mobile phone (900 and 1800 MHz)- and Wi-Fi (2450 MHz)-induced electromagnetic radiation (EMR) exposure on uterine oxidative stress and plasma hormone levels in pregnant rats and their offspring.

Thirty-two rats and their forty newborn offspring were divided into the following four groups according to the type of EMR exposure they were subjected to: the control, 900, 1800, and 2450 MHz groups. Each experimental group was exposed to EMR for 60 min/day during the pregnancy and growth periods. The pregnant rats were allowed to stand for four generations (total 52 weeks) before, plasma and uterine samples were obtained. During the 4th, 5th, and 6th weeks of the experiment, plasma and uterine samples were also obtained from the developing rats.

Although uterine lipid peroxidation increased in the EMR groups, uterine glutathione peroxidase activity (4th and 5th weeks) and plasma prolactin levels (6th week) in developing rats decreased in these groups. In the maternal rats, the plasma prolactin, estrogen, and progesterone levels decreased in the EMR groups, while the plasma total oxidant status, and body temperatures increased. There were no changes in the levels of reduced glutathione, total antioxidants, or vitamins A, C, and E in the uterine and plasma samples of maternal rats.

In conclusion, although EMR exposure decreased the prolactin, estrogen, and progesterone levels in the plasma of maternal rats and their offspring, EMR-induced oxidative stress in the uteri of maternal rats increased during the development of offspring. Mobile phone- and Wi-Fi-induced EMR may be one cause of increased oxidative uterine injury in growing rats and decreased hormone levels in maternal rats.


TRPV1 cation channels are the possible molecular pathways responsible for changes in the hormone, oxidative stress, and body temperature levels in the uterus of maternal rats following a year-long exposure to electromagnetic radiation exposure from mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices. It is likely that TRPV1-mediated Ca2+ entry in the uterus of pregnant rats involves accumulation of oxidative stress and opening of mitochondrial membrane pores that consequently leads to mitochondrial dysfunction, substantial swelling of the mitochondria with rupture of the outer membrane and release of oxidants such as superoxide (O2 ) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The superoxide radical is converted to H2O2 by superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme. Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) is an important antioxidant enzyme for removing lipid hydroperoxides and hydrogen peroxide and it catalyzes the reduction of H2O2 to water.

Long-term exposure to electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices ...




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.   

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:

Expert Docs Urge U.S. Secretary of Education: Play it Safe With Kids—Go Wired Not WiFi

October 2015 – “Environmental Health Trust”

[Eminenti scienziati e medici consiglieri della Environmental Health Trust (EHT), hanno inviato una lettera aperta al Segretario dell’Istruzione degli Stati Uniti Arne Duncan e al Segretario entrante John King, spiegando nei dettagli la vulnerabilità specifica dei bambini nei confronti dei danni alla salute derivanti dall’uso della tecnologia wireless.]

Top medical experts advise schools to stop experimenting on our children. WiFi in Schools is Risky Business that has never been evaluated for safety.

Leading expert scientists and doctors who are advisors of the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) have sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and incoming acting Secretary John King detailing children’s unique vulnerability to the health risks of wireless technology. The scientists outline specific steps the U.S. Department of Education can take to safeguard children’s health in the 21st century, such as choosing safe corded (non-wireless) technology and creating a national education program for students. The scientists applaud the fact that such efforts are already well implemented in several schools and countries and call on the United States to take a leadership role.

The letter cites how over 20 countries have taken a precautionary approach to the issue of wireless and are educating citizens on how to reduce exposures with many recommending against wireless in schools. Early in 2015, France passed a national law banning wifi from nursery schools and mandating that schools turn off wifi whenever it is not in use, and Israel has established a new national institute to review scientific evidence and recommends wired computers for teachers. In the United States, both public and private schools are taking steps to reduce and remove wireless exposures. EHT maintains an updated list of these policy actions.

In 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics wrote to the FCC calling for more protective wireless RF-EMF radiation exposure standards and stated, “Children are not little adults and are disproportionately impacted by all environmental exposures, including cellphone radiation. Current FCC standards do not account for the unique vulnerability and use patterns specific to pregnant women and children.”

“Considering that no research documents long-term exposure to low-intensity microwave radiation as safe for children, the best approach is precautionary.” The letter references the accumulated scientific research showing that wireless radiation, also known as radio-frequency (RF) radiation or microwave radiation, could increase cancer risk and has been shown to damage the reproductive system and alter neurological development.

The letter cites the research of Yale Professor Dr. Hugh Taylor that showed prenatal exposure resulted in decreased memory and hyperactivity in offspring. This study joins a growing list of experimental research showing neurotoxic effects which has informed the BabySafe Project of over 100 physicians who recommend reduced wireless exposures for pregnant women in order to mitigate the risk of fetal brain damage.

Professor Martha Herbert, MD PhD, a Harvard pediatric neurologist, is quoted: “RF radiation from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function.”

The scientists made the following recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education:

1. Raise school community awareness through new educational curriculum:Students, teachers, and their families should be given information on wireless health risks and simple precautionary steps they can take to protect their health. It is important to teach children how to use technology both safely and more responsibly in order to protect their health and wellbeing.

2.  Install a safe communication and information technology infrastructure in schools to meet educational needs: Solutions exist to reduce exposures to wireless emissions and mitigate the health risk. Low-EMF Best Practices have been developed allowing educational needs to be met with safer hard-wired Internet connections, which are also faster and more secure.

“A 21st century classroom must bridge the digital divide in the safest way possible. The United States of America can thoughtfully integrate safe technology into every classroom while safeguarding the health of generations to come by installing safe and secure wired internet connections.” stated Dr. Davis, President of the EHT and Visiting Professor, The Hebrew University Medical School.

Please download the letter at this link.

In fall 2014, the EHT wrote to several educational organizations—including the National Education Association, the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Parent Teacher Association—informing them of the health risks of wireless installations. Letters are available on the EHT Schools and Safe Technology webpage.

This new letter calls on the U.S. Department of Education to provide leadership on common sense technology steps to safeguard children’s health just as classrooms across the country are upgrading their technology systems. EHT applauds the Collaborative for High Performance Schools Low EMF criteria which provides the detailed steps schools can take to reduce EMF exposures.

Scientists have long been cautioning against wireless networks in schools and, most recently, new letters from scientists to a Massachusetts school were included in a federal complaint filed by parents alleging the school’s upgraded wireless network made their child ill.

In 2014, an independent group of 29 international expert scientists of the Bioinitiative Report wrote a letter to the CEOs of wireless technology education companies such as Google, Dell, Apple, Adobe and Facebook stating that, “It does not reflect well on the ethics of your corporations to encourage the FCC to provide $2 billion dollars for new wireless classroom infrastructure and devices for school children, knowing that wireless emissions have been classified as a Possible Human Carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (2011). To promote wireless technologies in schools is to deliberately and knowingly disregard current health warnings from international science and public health experts.” These scientists have long made clear recommendations for Low-EMF Best Practices in schools based on the published scientific research.

Recently, a group of over 200 scientists (who have collectively published over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on non-ionizing radiation)appealed to the United Nations for immediate action on this issue in order to protect public health and the environment.

Over 20 countries now take a precautionary stance towards wireless radiation. As an example, former Microsoft President Frank Clegg heads a safe technology organization C4ST calling on federal election candidates in Canada to develop an awareness campaign related to the safe use of information and communication technologies in schools after the Canadian Parliamentary Health Committee unanimously voted for 12 recommendations concerning wireless radiation and public health.


Anthony B. Miller, MD FACE , Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, is a physician and epidemiologist specializing in cancer etiology, prevention and screening. He has conducted research on ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields and cancer, and other aspects of cancer causation. He has served on many expert committees assessing the carcinogenicity of various exposures, including working groups of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Devra Davis, PhD MPH, is President of the Environmental Health Trust, a non-profit scientific and policy think tank. She was the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council and Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. President Clinton appointed Dr. Davis to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and she is a former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Priyanka Bandara, BSc, PhD, is an Australian researcher/educator in environmental health. She has worked as a clinical researcher at Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals and University of Sydney Medicine and as a research scientist (biochemistry and molecular pharmacology) at the University of NSW.

Gunnar Heuser MD PhD FACP, is a practicing physician and clinical toxicologist who has coauthored several books, scientific papers and abstracts with a special emphasis on neurotoxicology and immunotoxicology. He has given expert comments to the EPA and served on advisory committees and testified to the U.S. Congress on toxic chemicals and human health.

Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, MD PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She has worked as Chief Scientist for the Department of Veterans Affairs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. She has published numerous scientific research papers and coauthored books with a focus on chemical exposures, toxicity and neurobiology.

Robert D. Morris, MD, PhD, is a physician and an environmental epidemiologist. He has taught at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard University School of Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin and has served as an advisor to the EPA, CDC, NIH, the President’s Cancer Panel and worked with the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Environmental Epidemiology and with the National Cancer Institute.

Annie Sasco, MD DrPH, has served 22 years as Unit Chief of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France and served as Acting Chief of the Cancer Control Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO). She specializes in cancer research and epidemiology and holds two Masters plus a Doctoral degree from Harvard University.


Environmental Health Trust (EHT) educates individuals, health professionals and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Currently, EHT is raising health concerns about wireless in schools and recommending safer hardwired internet connection installations. The Environmental Health Trust maintains a regularly updateddatabase of worldwide precautionary policies on wireless related to children and schools. Please visit EHtrust.org and on Facebook.


Download the October 13, 2015 Letter here http://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Letter-to-U.S.-Secretary-of-Education-from-EHT-on-Wireless-in-Schools-October-13-2015-.pdf

Letters by Scientifc Experts Against Wireless Networks to Fay School Trusteeshttp://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Expert-Letters-Against-WiFi-to-Fay-school-trustees.pdf

Collaborative for High Performance Schools Low-EMF Best Practices http://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/US-CHPS__Criteria_2014_Low-EMF-Criteria102314.pdf


Dr. Devra Davis and Dr. Sharma Lecture at George Washington University on Wireless and Health June 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNeA26lQTvA

Dr. Devra Davis lectures at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNNSztN7wJc

Excerpt from Q and A at George Washington University on the issue of wireless in school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gkcPZV4coQ



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.

First US Public School District Limits Wi-Fi Radiation Exposure to Students and Staff

[Indubbiamente all’Estero sta crescendo la consapevolezza dei rischi correlati all’uso del Wireless, che danneggia maggiormente i soggetti in via di sviluppo.
E’ per questo che, in un numero crescente di realtà scolastiche, stanno venendo adottati comportamenti che mettono in pratica il cosiddetto “Principio di Precauzione”.
Nelle scuole pubbliche di Ashland, Massachusetts, hanno ad esempio implementato le pratiche per una migliore gestione dei dispositivi Wi-Fi, le quali includono lo spegnere il Wi-Fi quando non lo si utilizza ed il tenere i dispositivi su un tavolo ad adeguata distanza dall’utilizzatore.]

Ashland, Massachusetts Public Schools have implemented Wi-Fi Device “Best Practices” which include turning the Wi-Fi off when not in use and keeping devices on a table.

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Ashland, MA — (SBWIRE) — 09/28/2015 — Based on its own review of the matter, the Ashland Public School District is reducing wireless radiation exposures to children by instituting district wide “best practices for mobile devices”. Spurred by parent Cecelia Doucette’s concerns about the lack of safety data on Wi-Fi and children, the district investigated the issue and developed a policy to substantially reduce wireless exposures to students and staff. Doucette not only brought the issue to the district’s attention, but then also worked with state legislatures who introduced two bills concerning electromagnetic radiation this session. The Environmental Health Trust submitted written testimony on MA Senate Bill 1222 after expert scientists presented information on wireless health risks at a briefing at the Massachusetts State House in June 2015.

Since wireless devices are constantly emitting radiation even when the user is not using the Internet, the instruction to “turn it off when not in use ” stops the Wi-Fi antennas from continuously emitting radiation and is one simple way to reduce the radiation dose and exposure time for children and staff.

Instructions for “Best Practices” are posted in every classroom and include:

– Turn off the device when not in use
– Turn Wi-Fi on only when needed
– Always place the mobile device on a solid surface
– Viewing distance should be a minimum of 12 inches from the screen
– Specific product information guides are available through the IT department
– We ask that staff members regularly remind and instruct students in using best practices in regards to mobile devices

Ashland’s Best Practice of “keeping the device on a table” and no closer than a 12 inch viewing distance is critically important. Laptops and tablets have fine print warnings buried in their manuals specifically stating that the laptop should be at least 8 inches away from the user so that the user is not exposed to radiation levels that exceed as-tested FCC levels. If a device is used on a lap, as is common practice, the student could receive radiation levels far exceeding FCC limits. FCC limits are set to prevent the radiation from heating the brain and body but are not set to avoid chronic impacts on the developing nervous system or reproductive organs.

Many are unaware of FCC fine print advisories in the manuals of every wireless device confirming as-tested distances set to avoid heating. Cell phones, laptops and even baby monitors have these specific instructions in their product information guides. By referring to the product information guides, Ashland Public Schools are informing people about the need to keep a distance between the device and our bodies. As a public service, Environmental Health Trust (EHT) has compiled these fine print warnings on their website Showthefineprint.org.

It is important to note that even if users comply with these FCC recommended distances as stated in the device manual, accumulating research shows that biological damage can occur from wireless radiation levels far lower than these FCC levels. FCC limits are only set to protect people from heating harm and do not address non-thermal effects.

This ground breaking policy action by the Massachusetts school district is indicative of the wave of parents raising concerns about Wi-Fi across the country. Ashland, Massachusetts parent Cecelia Doucette wrote an article in Ashland Local Town Pages about these new best practices. Significant news and print media have picked the issue up after Massachusetts parents filed a lawsuit against a private boarding school alleging the school did not accommodate their 12-year-old child’s diagnosed debilitating sensitivity to the school’s WiFi system.

Ashland is the first US public school to create such policy on wireless transmitting devices. However, this US Massachusetts school district now joins dozens of schools and governments that have already implemented even more stringent measures to reduce wireless exposure to children. For example, Israel and France have banned Wi-Fi in kindergarten. The European Union recommends wired Internet rather than wireless in schools.

“Right To Know” efforts by local governments are also moving across the United States. A judge just upheld Berkeley’s new Cell Phone Right To Know Ordinance which requires cell phone sellers to tell customers about these FCC radio frequency radiation distances.

Suffolk County in New York voted to label wireless routers in all public buildings including schools. The US United Federation of Teachers Union now hosts a webpage on how to reduce exposures to protect pregnant women, other staff members and students.

The Environmental Health Trust maintains a regularly updated database of these worldwide precautionary policies on wireless related to children and schools.

About Environmental Health Trust
Environmental Health Trust (EHT) educates individuals, health professionals and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Currently EHT is raising health concerns about wireless in schools and recommending safer hardwired internet connection installations. The foundation’s website is the go-to place for clear, science-based information to prevent disease.

Please visit http://www.EHtrust.org and on Facebook

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Messaggio alle Scuole riguardo i dispositivi senza fili

[Recente nota sull’utilizzo di dispositivi wireless redatta dal Dr. Ronald M. Powell, scienziato americano in pensione, indirizzata alle scuole.
Traduzione in Italiano a cura della Associazione Elettrosmog Sicilia (http://www.elettrosmogsicilia.org/)]

20 Agosto 2015

di Ronald M.Powell, Ph. D.

Se nelle vostre scuole si utilizzano dispositivi wireless, come quelli che usano la tecnologia Wi-Fi, la salute del vostro personale, dei vostri insegnanti, e degli studenti può essere a rischio. Ma questo problema può essere affrontato e risolto con successo, e con beneficio per tutti.

Contesto: i dispositivi senza fili trasmettono informazioni utilizzando le radiazioni a radiofrequenza / microonde. La comunità di ricerca biomedica internazionale ha studiato l’impatto sui sistemi biologici di tali radiazioni per decenni, ma più intensamente negli ultimi anni. La stragrande maggioranza delle migliaia di pubblicazioni di ricerca peer-reviewed di questa comunità, quando sono state finanziate indipendentemente dalle industrie del settore, ha trovato effetti biologici che destano preoccupazione. Inoltre, questi effetti biologici si verificano a intensità di radiazione molto inferiore di quanto si era compreso precedentemente. In parole povere, sta emergendo una crisi sanitaria su scala mondiale e questo sta diventando un segno distintivo del 21° secolo. La comunità di ricerca biomedica internazionale sta cercando di metterci in guardia; ma, come società, non stiamo ancora ascoltando. Spero che questo messaggio possa contribuire a cambiare la situazione.

In qualità di scienziato, vi esorto a esaminare l’impatto sulla salute delle radiazioni a radiofrequenza / microonde generate da dispositivi senza fili. Esempi di tali dispositivi senza fili nel nostro ambiente sono quelli che usano la tecnologia Wi-Fi in tutte le sue varianti; telefoni cellulari e stazioni radio base (specificamente quelle situate nelle vicinanze delle scuole); telefoni cordless; computer con collegamenti senza fili, che siano modelli desktop, laptop o tablet; baby monitor senza fili; contatori elettrici intelligenti con collegamenti radio; elettrodomestici intelligenti con collegamenti radio; e forni a microonde.

Questa crisi è la conseguenza di molti fattori. Di seguito alcuni tra questi:

• Tutti gli esseri viventi sono di natura bioelettrica. Questo è alla base del funzionamento degli elettrocardiogrammi e degli elettroencefalogrammi. Tali esami misurano i deboli segnali elettrici che sono presenti nel cuore e nel cervello. Le attività svolte da tali deboli segnali elettrici, e così tanti altri segnali elettrici negli esseri viventi, possono essere disturbate dalla radiazione a radiofrequenza/microonde.
• Le intensità delle radiazioni a radiofrequenza / microonde artificialmente generate dall’uomo sono in aumento esponenziale e già superano, di molti ordini di grandezza, le intensità con le quali tutta la vita sulla Terra si è evoluta. In poche parole, stiamo annegando in un crescente mare di radiazione artificiale a radiofrequenza / microonde.
• La natura invisibile della radiazione a radiofrequenza / microonde lascia la gente comune e i preposti a prendere decisioni ignari delle intensità crescenti di radiazioni intorno a loro stessi.
• L’autentica utilità dei dispositivi senza fili promuove la negazione dei rischi.
• La pubblicità intensa, la potenza economica, e la potenza politica delle ricche industrie del settore consente loro di controllare il pubblico dibattito e di tenere in mano gli enti di controllo governativi e gli enti legislativi.
• Gli standard federali attuali per la limitazione dell’esposizione del pubblico alle radiazioni a radiofrequenza / microonde sono obsoleti e troppo permissivi. Questi standard sono basati solo sul riscaldamento termico. In pratica, il Governo sostiene che se non si viene cotti dalle radiazioni, allora va tutto bene. Questi standard federali ignorano molti effetti biologici che si verificano a intensità molto inferiori, lasciando il pubblico senza protezione.
• I governi statali e federali stanno sostenendo l’espansione illimitata delle tecnologie radio senza fili, e stanno perfino co-finanziando tale espansione, imponendo l’accettazione della tecnologie radio senza fili da parte del pubblico. Tali azioni rispecchiano una diffusa mancanza di comprensione, o una cecità volontaria per la scienza di base e le sue conseguenze per la salute pubblica.
• Alcune delle più gravi conseguenze dell’esposizione a radiazioni a radiofrequenza / microonde (come danno al DNA, cancro e infertilità) sono particolarmente nefaste perché non danno segni preliminari di allarme.
• Altre conseguenze dell’esposizione danno segnali premonitori (come disturbi del sonno, mal di testa, stanchezza, ronzio nelle orecchie, perdita di memoria, vertigini, aritmia cardiaca, e molti altri); ma questi segnali vengono troppo spesso liquidati in quanto possono avere pure altre cause, complicando l’identificazione della vera causa.
• L’assenza di formazione di routine dei medici sugli effetti biologici della radiazione a radiofrequenza / microonde rende difficile per i medici l’identificare le cause e fornire un orientamento efficace.
• Perfino i soggetti consapevoli non possono controllare la loro esposizione in ambienti condivisi con altri, perché le radiazioni che li circondano, proprio come il fumo causato da altri, è imposto su di loro da individui inconsapevoli. Solo i governi possono risolvere efficacemente questo problema, ed essi attualmente sono parte del problema. Per il momento il pubblico deve proteggersi da sé, e questo richiede un’educazione pubblica.

Fortunatamente, molti dei servizi che i dispositivi radio senza fili offrono possono essere realizzati con ben più sicuri dispositivi con cavo. I dispositivi cablati realizzano la connettività con cavi a fibra ottica, coassiali o Ethernet. I dispositivi cablati sono più veloci, più affidabili e con più alta sicurezza informatica. Tuttavia, essi sono meno mobili, meno convenienti e un po’ più costosi da installare. Ma questi svantaggi impallidiscono in confronto ai benefici di una buona salute. In sintesi, le scuole pubbliche possono proteggere il loro personale, gli insegnanti e gli studenti dai rischi alla salute derivanti dai dispositivi radio senza fili, tra cui quelli utilizzanti Wi-Fi, attraverso la conversione alla connettività cablata, utilizzando cavi Ethernet. Inoltre, agli studenti può essere insegnato un uso sicuro della tecnologia e possono trasferire a casa ciò che imparano per proteggere le loro famiglie.

Come punto di partenza consigliato per esplorare le preoccupazioni riguardanti le radiazioni generate dai dispositivi radio senza fili, ho allegato un elenco commentato di riferimenti e un elenco commentato di video. Si prega di vedere, in particolare, il video (1), chiamato “Wi-Fi nelle scuole, i fatti”, realizzato in Australia, a pagina 6.


Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.
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Il mio profilo

Sono uno scienziato del Governo USA in pensione (Ph.D., Fisica applicata, Università di Harvard, 1975). Durante la mia carriera, ho lavorato per l’Ufficio Esecutivo del Presidente, la National Science Foundation, e il National Institute of Standards and Technology. Per queste organizzazioni, rispettivamente, ho svolto valutazioni di programmi di ricerca e sviluppo, ricerca su politiche ambientali, e sviluppo di misure a supporto di industrie del settore elettronico ed elettrico e della comunità di ricerca biomedica. Attualmente interagisco con altri scienziati e medici di tutto il mondo sull’impatto dell’ambiente – incluso l’ambiente elettromagnetico a radiofrequenza / microonde – sulla salute umana.


La comunità internazionale di ricerca biomedica ha condotto migliaia di studi che cercano di identificare gli effetti biologici dell’esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici sia alle basse che alle alte frequenze, estendendosi alla regione delle microonde. Sono così tanti gli studi i quali hanno trovato effetti biologici seri originati da tali campi, a intensità precedentemente ritenute sicure, che sono necessarie immediate misure per allertare l’opinione pubblica e per abbassare i livelli di esposizione consentiti.

La revisione più massiccia di letteratura biomedica è il BioInitiative Report del 2012 di 1479 pagine che considera circa 1800 pubblicazioni di ricerca biomedica, la maggior parte delle quali uscite nei precedenti cinque anni. Il BioInitiative Report del 2012 è stato preparato da un gruppo internazionale di 29 esperti, tra cui molti Ph.D. e medici, da dieci nazioni tra cui gli USA che ha contribuito con il maggior numero. La revisione conclude che “La continua implementazione di tecnologie e dispositivi radio senza fili pone la salute pubblica globale a rischio a causa del commercio illimitato del settore wireless a meno che siano implementati dei limiti di esposizione nuovi e di gran lunga inferiori e forti avvertimenti precauzionali.

BioInitiative Working Group, Cindy Sage, M.A. and David O. Carpenter, M.D., Editors, BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for Biologically-based Public Exposure Standards for Electromagnetic Radiation, December 31, 2012 http://www.bioinitiative.org

Un gruppo di sei medici in Oregon, guidato dal Dott. Paul Dart, ha rilasciato nel Giugno 2013, una revisione di 79 pagine di 279 pubblicazioni di ricerca biomedica. Questa review esamina la questione salute rispetto a “telefoni cellulari, stazioni radio base, Wi-Fi, contatori intelligenti e altri dispositivi che emettono radiofrequenza o frequenza estremamente bassa”. Questa review osserva che “E’ necessario ridurre gli attuali livelli di esposizione, invece di aumentarli. La FCC – Federal Communications Commission deve proteggere specialmente i gruppi vulnerabili nella popolazione inclusi i bambini e gli adolescenti, le donne in gravidanza, gli uomini in età riproduttiva, gli individui con sistemi immunitari compromessi, gli anziani e i lavoratori.” Questa review è pubblicata sul sito web della FCC al link titolato “Health Effects of RF – Research Review (87)”.

Biological and Health Effects of Microwave Radio Frequency Transmissions, A Review of the Research Literature, A Report to the Staff and Directors of the Eugene Water and Electric Board, June 4, 2013

Michael Bevington, nel 2013, ha pubblicato un libro che riassume le risultanze di 1828 pubblicazioni di ricerca biomedica. Il libro descrive i sintomi causati dall’esposizione a radiazione elettromagnetica, le molte malattie associate con tale esposizione, e i livelli di rischio relativo associati con specifiche sorgenti di radiazione elettromagnetica. Le citazioni degli articoli includono gli indici PMID per un facile reperimento sul database PubMed.gov del National Institute of Health. Questo sito web fornisce il più grande indice di letteratura di ricerca biomedica nel mondo. Electromagnetic Sensitivity and

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: A Summary by Michael Bevington NEW EDITION: March 2013

Circa 200 scienziati di 39 nazioni hanno sottoscritto un appello internazionale alle Nazioni Unite e all’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità nel Maggio 2015. Questi scienziati chiedono una migliore protezione per il pubblico dai danni da radiazione prodotti da molte sorgenti radio, 4 tra cui “telefoni cellulari e cordless e le loro stazioni radio base, Wi-Fi, antenne per radiodiffusione, contatori intelligenti, e baby monitors” tra gli altri. Complessivamente questi scienziati hanno pubblicato circa 2000 articoli di ricerca sull’argomento.


L’agenzia Internazionale per la Ricerca sul cancro, dell’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità, ha già classificato i campi elettromagnetici a radiofrequenza nella classe 2B (“possibile cancerogeno”), principalmente sulla base dell’aumentato rischio di cancro al cervello. Tale decisione ha avuto luogo nel 2011. Da allora, si è incrementata la ricerca che supporta una classificazione più severa del rischio (“probabile cancerogeno” o anche “noto cancerogeno”)


L’American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), che forma i medici per la Certificazione in Medicina Ambientale, ha dichiarato: “AAEM sostiene fortemente l’utilizzo di connessioni internet cablate, e incoraggia l’evitamento della radiofrequenza come il Wi-Fi, telefoni cellulari e cordless e loro stazioni radio base e ‘contatori intelligenti’.” AAEM afferma inoltre che “la letteratura scientifica peer reviewed dimostra la correlazione tra esposizione a RF (radiofrequenza) e malattie neurologiche, cardiache e polmonari come pure disordini riproduttivi e allo sviluppo, disfunzioni immunologiche, tumori e altre condizioni di salute. L’evidenza è inconfutabile.” AAEM conclude: “Installare tecnologia Wi-Fi nelle scuole e in spazi pubblici rischia di essere un diffuso pericolo per la salute pubblica che il sistema medico non è ancora preparato ad affrontare.

AAEM, Wireless Radiofrequency Radiation in Schools, November 14, 2013

L’American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), I cui 60000 dottori si prendono cura dei nostri bambini, supporta lo sviluppo di standard per l’esposizione a radiazione a radiofrequenza più restrittivi che proteggano meglio il pubblico, particolarmente i bambini. L’AAP, in una lettera alla Federal Communications Commission (FCC) e alla Food and Drug Administration (FDA), datata 29 Agosto 2013, dichiara che “I bambini non sono piccoli adulti e che sono impattati sproporzionatamente da tutte le esposizioni ambientali, inclusa la radiazione da telefono cellulare. Gli standard FCC attuali non prendono in considerazione tali distinte vulnerabilità e non usano modelli specifici a donne in stato di gravidanza e a bambini. E’ essenziale che ogni nuovo standard per telefoni cellulari o altri dispositivi radio senza fili siano basati sulla protezione delle popolazioni più giovani e maggiormente vulnerabili per assicurare che siano salvaguardate in tutta la loro vita.


Il Governo USA ha una grande responsabilità per la crescita esponenziale dei livelli di radiazione da dispositivi radio senza fili nell’ambiente. Nel 1996, il Congresso degli Stati Uniti ha approvato, e il presidente ha firmato, il Telecommunications Act. Sotto la pressione delle industrie del telefono cellulare, tale legge includeva questa disposizione: “Nessun governo statale o locale o strumento di essi possono disciplinare il collocamento, la costruzione e la modifica degli impianti per i servizi radio personali [stazioni di telefonia mobile] sulla base degli effetti ambientali delle emissioni a radiofrequenza nel caso in cui tali impianti siano conformi alle norme della Commissione Federale delle Comunicazioni [FCC] riguardanti tali emissioni.”. Poiché le norme della Commissione Federale delle Comunicazioni sulla esposizione a radiazioni sono così permissive, questa disposizione impedisce ai governi statali e locali di proteggere la loro popolazione dalle radiazioni delle stazioni di telefonia mobile, per motivazioni di preoccupazione per la salute.

Telecommunications Act of 1996

La Commissione Federale delle Comunicazioni (FCC) ha agito in partnership con le industrie del settore wireless consentendo livelli di radiazione di gran lunga superiori a quelli che la letteratura di ricerca biomedica indica siano necessari per proteggere la salute umana. Il successo delle industrie wireless nel controllare la FCC, le commissioni del Congresso degli Stati Uniti che supervisionano la FCC e l’esecutivo è dettagliato in una nuova monografia del Centro di Etica dell’Università di Harvard. Come esempio di tale controllo, il Presidente recentemente nominato, come capo della FCC, l’ex capo della CTIA – l’Associazione Wireless, che è l’organizzazione di lobbying più importante per il settore wireless. Questo, ovviamente, è il fenomeno cosiddetto della “porta girevole”.

Norm Alster, Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates (2015)

Inoltre, il “American Recovery and Investment Act del 2009” del Governo USA ha fornito finanziamenti che sono stati utilizzati per motivare l’installazione di contatori intelligenti radio (anche chiamata la “Advanced Metering Infrastucture” o “AMI” – infrastruttura di contabilizzazione avanzata) offrendo una partecipazione nei costi ai gestori pubblici che avrebbero adottato tali contatori.


Molti stati hanno poi esteso l’impatto del sopra citato Atto imponendo l’accettazione dei contatori intelligenti radio da parte del pubblico. Questi contatori contengono trasmettitori e ricevitori a microonde e sono collocati su, o all’interno ogni casa. Un documento redatto per ordine di una corte Californiana indica che ogni contatore intelligente diffonde impulsi di radiazioni in media 10000 volte al giorno e fino a un massimo di 190000 volte al giorno. Tali impulsi inondano il vicinato con radiazioni, ogni giorno e ogni notte per tutto l’anno.


Sempre di più, la gente sta diventando consapevole della minaccia che le radiazioni a radiofrequenza pongono sulla salute. L’opposizione iniziale si concentra primariamente sulle sorgenti di esposizione imposte, specialmente quando gli individui esposti comprendono bambini non ancora nati e bambini piccoli, poiché sono tra i soggetti più vulnerabili. Così, l’opposizione iniziale più forte affiora per l’installazione di ripetitori telefonici, specialmente nelle vicinanze di scuole; per il Wi-Fi nelle scuole; e per i contatori intelligenti wireless piazzati sulle case o al loro interno. La maggior parte di stati attualmente hanno gruppi di opposizione, e alcuni stati hanno anche 10 o 20 di tali gruppi. Tali gruppi stanno cercando una liberazione attraverso gli enti regolatori statali, attraverso le legislature statali, e attraverso i tribunali. Di seguito è riportato un esempio delle centinaia di siti web USA che rispecchiano la natura e la portata dell’opposizione per l’espansione sfrenata della tecnologia wireless. Tali siti cercano di educare il pubblico e i decisori, e, quindi, di promuovere azioni di risposta fondate su basi scientifiche.

The BabySafe Project

National Association for Children and Safe Technology

Take Back Your Power’s index to groups in the USA opposed to wireless smart meters http://takebackyourpower.net/directory/us/

Smart Grid Awareness, a Website by Skyvision Solutions, Consumer Protection Advocate


Esistono centinaia di video su Internet che riguardano l’impatto delle radiazioni a radiofrequenza sulla salute. Qui ne sono richiamati solo alcuni, i quali forniscono una buona introduzione a questo argomento. Con una ricerca su Internet se ne troveranno molti di più.

(1) Una introduzione ai rischi per la salute posti dalla tecnologia Wi-Fi nelle scuole

Wi-Fi in Schools, the Facts (September 9, 2013) (18 minutes)
produced by Wi-Fi in Schools Australia

(2) vasta panoramica dell’impatto delle radiazioni elettromagnetiche sulla salute umana, in particolare alle frequenze delle microonde, con un accento particolare sui bambini e l’ambiente scolastico

Electromagnetic Radiation Health for Children 2014 (70 minutes)
by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, a UK physician

(3) Documentario sui tentativi del settore wireless per sopprimere l’informazione al pubblico sugli effetti alla salute delle radiazioni a radiofrequenza

Microwaves, Science & Lies (2014) (90 minutes)
by Jean Heches and Nancy de Meritens (of France)

(4) Testimonianze video da parte di individui danneggiati dalle radiazioni generate da terminali senza fili

Cell Phones Cause Cancer (October 17, 2012) (9 minutes)
by Jimmy Gonzalez, Esq.

Woman suffers acute radiation exposure from a bank of smart meters (January 21, 2015) (3 minutes).
Produced by Maryland Smart Meter Awareness

Man experiences adverse health effects from exposure to a smart meter (March 7, 2013) (3 minutes).
By Garic Schoen of Gaithersburg, MD produced by Maryland Smart Meter Awareness

Individuals with high sensitivity to the radiation from wireless devices search for increasingly rare safe environments. Searching for a Golden Cage (May 8, 2014) (13 minutes)
produced by Nadav Neuhaus

Originale: https://skyvisionsolutions.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/message-to-public-schools-about-wireless-devices.pdf

Tradotto liberamente da Ass. Elettrosmog Sicilia Settembre 2015

Versione PDF della traduzione scaricabile al seguente link:


Olle Johansson “Health effects of electromagnetic fields”

Pubblicato il 05 ott 2014

Olle Johansson at the Open Mind Conference 2014, Copenhagen.

“Health effects of electromagnetic fields” Olle Johansson is associate professor at the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

He is a leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. He has also been a professor in basic and clinical neuroscience at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

He has published more than 650 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the field of basic and applied neuroscience, dermatoscience and health effects of electromagnetic fields.

His studies have been widely recognised in the media, including newspapers, radio and TV, as well as on the Internet, both nationally and internationally. He has on-going international scientific collaborations with e.g. Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Serbia, Germany, the UK and the USA.

Olle Johansson’s presentation covers the historic background of electricity and electromagnetic fields, how suspicions arose early on concerning fields and signals producing negative health effects and how this led to today’s global public discussion about the subject. It will also touch upon the functional impairment electro hypersensitivity.

The lecture will go into depth about the scientific research results regarding the health effects of electromagnetic fields and the urgent need for independent research projects that need to be initiated to ensure our public health.

These projects should be entirely independent of all types of commercial interests as public health cannot have a price-tag. This is the responsibility of the democratically elected body of every country.

The body of evidence on EMF requires a new approach to protection of public health; the growth and development of the fetus, and of children; and argues for strong preventative actions. These conclusions are built upon prior scientific and public health reports documenting the following:

1) Low-intensity (non-thermal) bioeffects and adverse health effects are demonstrated at levels significantly below existing exposure standards.

2) ICNIRP and IEEE/FCC public safety limits are inadequate and obsolete with respect to prolonged, low-intensity exposures.

3) New, biologically-based public exposure standards are urgently needed to protect public health world-wide. 4) It is not in the public interest to wait.


Find out more on Health Effects from EMFs


Articles by Olle Johansson

“MYSTERY IN THE SKIN. Screen dermatitis, the effect of computer work on human skin.” An interview with Olle Johansson, 2001



Örjan Hallberg and Olle Johansson, 2002




Örjan Hallberg and Olle Johansson, 2004



Olle Johansson, 2006

Örjan Hallberg and Olle Johansson, 2006

DISTURBANCE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM BY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS – A potentially underlying cause for cellular damage and tissue repair reduction which could lead to disease and impairment, 2009



Effects of acute exposure to WIFI signals (2.45GHz) on heart variability and blood pressure in Albinos rabbit.

[In questo recente articolo, viene dimostrato un chiaro effetto delle frequenze emesse dai sistemi Wi-Fi  sulla variabilità del ritmo cardiaco e della pressione sanguigna, in animali da esperimento esposti nell’ambito di una procedura randomizzata.
Questo dato conferma i noti effetti delle radiofrequenze e microonde sul sistema cardiovascolare dell’uomo.
In particolare M. Havas, in sperimentazioni sull’uomo, ha messo in evidenza come proprio la frequenza a 2.4 GHz tipica del Wi-Fi (e del forno a microonde) sia in grado di alterare il sistema nervoso autonomo che governa l’attività cardiaca.
I bambini che frequentano le scuole elementari e medie, ormai dotate di sistemi di trasmissione dati tramite Wi-Fi, rischiano di avere seriamente compromessa l’attività di una pompa vitale come quella cardiaca.
Pertanto si rende necessario applicare con massima urgenza il principio di precauzione, eliminando questi pericolosi sistemi di trasmissione in favore di sistemi cablati, come raccomandano da tempo sia il Parlamento Europeo che il Consiglio d’Europa…prima che sia troppo tardi.


Published in: Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 2015; 40 (2): 600 – 605 (PubMed | Journal website)

Linda Sailia, Amel Haninib, Chiraz Smiranib, Ines Azzouzb, Amina Azzouza, Mohsen Saklyb, Hafedh Abdelmelekb, Zihad Bouslamaa

a Laboratoire d’Ecologie des Systèmes Terrestres et Aquatiques, Faculté des Sciences, Université Badji Mokhtar, BP 12, 23005 Sidi Amar, Annaba, Algérie
b Laboratoire de Physiologie Intégrée, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Carthage, Jarzouna, Bizerte 7021, Tunisie


Article history
Received: 25 March 2015
Revised: 8 August 2015
Accepted: 13 August 2015
Available: online 17 August 2015

Arterial pressure (PA)
Efficacy of catecholamines
Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Heart rate (HR)


• ECG and arterial pressure measurements were studied under acute exposures to WIFI.
• Acute exposure of rabbits to WIFI increased heart frequency and arterial blood pressure.
• WIFI affect catecholamines (dopamine, epinephrine) efficacy on cardiovascular system.
• Radiofrequency can act directly and/or indirectly on cardiovascular system.


Electrocardiogram and arterial pressure measurements were studied under acute exposures to WIFI (2.45GHz) during one hour in adult male rabbits. Antennas of WIFI were placed at 25cm at the right side near the heart. Acute exposure of rabbits to WIFI increased heart frequency (+22%) and arterial blood pressure (+14%). Moreover, analysis of ECG revealed that WIFI induced a combined increase of PR and QT intervals. By contrast, the same exposure failed to alter maximum amplitude and P waves. After intravenously injection of dopamine (0.50ml/kg) and epinephrine (0.50ml/kg) under acute exposure to RF we found that, WIFI alter catecholamines (dopamine, epinephrine) action on heart variability and blood pressure compared to control. These results suggest for the first time, as far as we know, that exposure to WIFI affect heart rhythm, blood pressure, and catecholamines efficacy on cardiovascular system; indicating that radiofrequency can act directly and/or indirectly on cardiovascular system.



Calls to ban wifi in schools based on cancer risk

17 settembre 2015 – “Mobilfunk-Newsletter”

Hello Dr Kabat,

Read your McGill reporter interview. I’m surprised by your conclusions, as insufficient proof of harm is not proof of safety, as you very well know. Remember tobacco, lead, glyphosate, etc.?
as well as the ICEMS’ Monograph, “Non-Thermal Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction Between Electromagnetic Fields and Living Matter”, edited by Livio Giuliani and Morando Soffritti for the “European Journal of Oncology” – Library Vol. 5 of the National Institute for the Study and Control of Cancer and Environmental Diseases “Bernardo Ramazzini”, Bologna, Italy, 2010, Part I and Part II. http://www.icems.eu/papers.htm
Especially this chapter by Dr of radiobiology Igor Belyeav, head of the Russiand and Slovak laboratories of radiobiology:
Dependence of non-thermal biological effects of microwaves on physical and biological variables: implications for reproducibility and safety standards
Diverse biological responses, including adverse health effects, to non-thermal (NT) microwaves (MW) have been described by many research groups all over the world. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the complex dependence of these effects on various physical and biological parameters, which must be controlled in replication studies. Besides well-known dependencies on carrier frequency and modulation, emerging data suggest dependencies of NT MW effects on polarization, intermittence and coherence time of exposure, static magnetic field, electromagnetic stray fields, genotype, gender, physiological and individual traits, cell density during exposure. Data also indicate that duration of exposure may be as important as power density (PD) and specific absorption rate (SAR). Further evaluation of these dependencies are needed for understanding the mechanisms by which NT MW affect biological systems, planning in vivo and epidemiological studies, developing medical treatments, setting safety standards, and minimizing the adverse effects of MW from mobile communication.
On how some children react to Wi-Fi, see this conference by Dr Karl Maret MD: https://vimeo.com/132039697
and here is a rough Google translation of a recent feature I wrote in French.
Best regards
André Fauteux, Editor/Publisher
La Maison du 21e siècle Magazine 
450 228-1555
Electrohypersensitivity in school: a mother goes to court
André Fauteux | September 10, 2015  
Photo: A new French law prohibits Wi-Fi “in the areas dedicated to home, to rest and activities of children under three years” and requires that it be turned off in primary schools when not in use for digital activities teaching.
A Montreal lawyer has filed a discrimination complaint against the Public Health Department (DSP) of Montreal and the Quebec government who refuse to give her and her three children reasonable accommodations due to their electrohypersensitivity.
According to their doctor, mother and children have developed a severe intolerance to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by antennas and wireless devices such as wireless modems and routers. The mother filed her complaint with the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission 28 August and is also about to file proceedings in Quebec Superior Court.
“The DSP violates Canadian law on human rights,” says the lawyer who asked to remain anonymous to protect her children’s identity. She refers in particular to the report Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians, filed on June 17 by the Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons, which recommended notably that: “The Government of Canada continue to take reasonable accommodation in cases of environmental sensitivities, such as electromagnetic hypersensitivity [EHS], as required under the Canadian Charter of Human Rights.”
Tachycardia, tinnitus, headaches …
Searching for healthy schools for her children since May, the lawyer said she had “only good words” for Dominique Bertrand, deputy director of the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board (CSMB) and its coordinator of Health and Safety, Marc Bisson, who acted to reduce two of her three children’s RF exposure in west-end Montreal schools. “Mr. Bisson agreed to disconnect the Wi-Fi in their classroom and nearby routers. And he wrote a directive prohibiting activating a cell phone in the presence of my nine-year-old daughter. » The lawyer said the girl often has nosebleeds when exposed to Wi-Fi, even unknowingly, evidence that her reaction is not psychosomatic.
Finding a school without RF radiation is harder in high school, when most students have a cellphone. And in some schools, even after turning off the Wi-Fi, radiation levels exceed the recommendations of the Austrian Medical Association for exposure to RF, the lawyer said. “At the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, the main entrance is overexposed by emissions from cellular antennas installed on the other side of the street, on the roof and walls of Sainte-Justine Hospital! “
Her other daughter, who is 12, suffers from stomach aches and headaches arising after sustained exposure to RF microwaves. The mother said she also had to remove her 14-year-old son from the College of Montreal where he suffered from heart palpitations, tinnitus, as well as concentration and memory problems. (The symptoms were documented since the Second World War in certain radio operators suffering from what was then called microwave sickness.) On August 27, the deputy director of the CSMB finally enrolled the teenager in a class without Wi-Fi in a Mount Royal high school.
“The inaction of the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Department is outraging. When there is a slightest doubt of a serious risk to public health, the precautionary principle should prevail, » said the mother who sent the DPS formal notice on July 22. The only response she received was by email, by DSP Director Dr. Richard Massé, on August 27. He referred to reports by Health Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international bodies quoted in an advisory entitled Wi-Fi in schools written in 2014 by DSP toxicologist Monique Beausoleil for the Montreal School Board. Her review concluded that “until now, research has not been able to provide data that demonstrate a causal relationship between exposure to RF and symptoms reported by people who say they have “electromagnetic hypersensitivity » (EHS). Given, on the one hand, the levels of exposure to RF attributable to the Wi-Fi technology, and secondly, the results of rigorous scientific studies on the effects of RF on health, the use of Wi-Fi in primary schools does not constitute a risk to the health of teachers nor the students.”
Although WHO recognizes the existence of EHS since 2005, the agency says it is not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that its symptoms are triggered by electromagnetic fields (EMFs). But this opinion is disputed by a growing number of experts and the Austrian Medical Association, which published in 2011 a Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of health problems and diseases associated with EMFs. Moreover, as early as 2000, the Council of Ministers of European Nordic countries (including Sweden) recognized EHS as a disability entitling accommodations, adding that its symptoms (fatigue, memory problems and concentration, etc.) disappear in “non-electrical environments”.
At the CSMB, spokesman Jean-Michel Nahas said it requires Wi-Fi devices comply with Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 (CS6) whose guidelines for human RF exposure aim to avoid tissue heating from a six-minute exposure. But in 1993, three US federal agencies (EPA, FDA and NISOSH) reported that the US FCC guideline akin to CS6 had “major flaws” because it ignores the non-thermal effects of low RF exposures long term, recognized in 1986 by the US National Council for Radiation Protection
and Measurements in its report Biological Effects and Exposure Criteria for Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields. Moreover, in 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics, representing more than 60,000 pediatricians, asked the US government to adopt RF exposure limits taking into account the greater vulnerability of children.
Why did the CSMB accommodated the lawyer’s children? “Exceptional measures may be considered in specific cases where a student or a teacher complains of symptoms supported by the diagnosis of a doctor. Nevertheless, we ensure that services, including wireless internet, are not diminished by these compromises,” said Nahas.
Public Health dissent
The lawyer has such a letter from her physician, Dr. Louis Jacques, Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal, a clinician at the Notre-Dame Hospital’s Occupational and Environmental Health Clinic and… a medical adviser at the DSP. In his letter, he recommends replacing wireless internet connections with cable, as Israel does in classrooms of younger students and as recommended in Switzerland, Germany and other countries. Since late January 2015, Wi-Fi is even banned in France in child care and early childhood centers and it is restricted in primary schools.
“Note that the withdrawal of Wi-Fi in the whole school and all schools is a preventive measure among others against EMFs that has been recommended by many scientists around the world,” wrote Dr. Jacques in his June 11 letter to the primary school of the the lawyer’s daughter. He added: The potential effects of EMFs on health are many: in addition to hypersensitivity syndrome which affects 3 to 5% of people (prevalence appears to be growing), there may be effects on cancer, on the heart and on the brain.” In concluding that “the literature is enormous”, he referred in particular to the www.emfscientist.org website which presents a call for precaution issued in May 2015 by 190 experts who authored more than 2,000 EMF/health studies. Among the experts who recommend the removal of Wi-Fi schools include Dr. Anthony Miller, emeritus professor of epidemiology at the University of Toronto and head of epidemiological studies at the National Cancer Institute from 1971 to 1986. “Children should reduce their exposure to wireless emissions and pregnant women should avoid putting a laptop or tablet on their belly,” he told us in an interview last year.
Scientific debate
The absence of scientific consensus surrounding EHS did not prevent the French disability tribunal in Toulouse, in early July, from recognizing medical evidence supporting an EHS complaint. It concluded Marine Richard suffers from a syndrome whose “clinical description is irrefutable” reported Le Figaro on August 25 Le Figaro. This first by a French court allowed Ms Richard, who suffers from functional impairment (85% level) preventing her from working, attributed to EMFs by her doctor. She was granted “an allowance of 800 euros per month for three years and possibly renewable”.
In its opinion on EHS published in December 2005, WHO declared that the majority of studies on the topic “indicates that individuals complaining of EHS are unable to detect more precisely exposure to EMFs that ordinary individuals. Well controlled and conducted double-blind have shown that symptoms were not correlated with EMF exposure.”  However, according to the British website Powerwatch.org.uk, there are many studies showing the opposite and they were carried by non-industry nor state-funded experts. I met some of them last May in Brussels, at the 5th Paris Appeal Conference, which focused this year on environmental sensitivities. One of these experts, Igor Belyaev, PhD in genetics and radiation biology and head of the Radiobiology Laboratory at both the Russian and Slovak Academies of Sciences, explained to me that several studies appear designed to make believe that EHS is psychosomatic. They do not take into account for example the fact that the symptoms often appear hours after EMF exposure. Moreover, in general, subjects are exposed in laboratory to pure RFs which in no way reflect the characteristics (multiple frequencies, bandwidths, modulation, polarization, intensity, variable exposure times, interference, etc.) of RF microwaves that we are exposed to daily. (Read his article on the physical and biological variables influencing the non-thermal effects of RF, which it recommends to consider to publish studies reproducible and realistic safety standards.)
For the last four years, the organizer of the Brussels conference, Parisian oncologist Dominique Belpomme, has treated more than 1200 patients (read his Powerpoint presentation) he diagnosed with EHS, which he renamed EMF Intolerance Syndrome (SICEM). He reported they all show clinical signs of brain damage such as poor cerebral vascularisation, high levels of histamine and heat shock proteins or a decrease in vitamin D as well as melatonin, the powerful anticancer hormone responsible for our biological clock. “Their symptoms are not explained by a known disease, they appear and are reproducible under the effect of electromagnetic fields and they regress or disappear in the event of avoidance of these waves », he added.
Among the conferences most appreciated speakers was an octogenarian from Dallas, Texas, Dr. William J. Rea. A thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, he has treated more than 30,000 people with environmental hypersensitivities since the early 1970s. In 1991, he coauthored a study in the Journal of Bioelectricity explaining how he induced neurological and cardiac symptoms in EHS patients. First he had them rest a few days in a pollution-free environment to calm their nervous and other systems. His team then exposed patients to RFs and sham placebos in double-blind challenges (neither the researchers nor the subjects were aware which exposures were real). In an interview in Brussels, he told me that 80% of his EHS patients had previously been poisoned by mold or chemicals which notably harmed their immune and neurological systems.
It so happens that our Montreal lawyer and mother also suffers from severe vitamin D deficiency, and she told me that her symptoms and her children’s appeared two years after leaving a water-damaged house where they suffered repeated infections caused by significant mold exposure. The triggers, she said, was the wireless Bell Fibe modem next to her computer and a new smart meter, both RF transmitters whose power peaks are never mentioned by the public health authorities, which only talk of average levels of exposure. 
“Wi-Fi exposes many children to annual RF doses that are much larger than those received from a cell phone that can give you a higher dose but to which we are much less exposed”, explained in Brussels toxicologist Magda Havas, an expert on EMFs health effects at Trent University, in Ontario. ”Since 2010, there have been several cardiac arrests among schoolchildren in Collingwood.”
For his part, California physician Dr Karl Maret measured cumulative RF exposure levels higher in a hypersensitive child at school than he measured in an internet cafe. “EHS children and pregnant women are at most risk, he said in a lecture at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on June 2015. They are like the canaries we used to send in mines and who tell us there is a problem and it is high time we deal with it.”
At the DSP, spokeswoman Marie Pinard denied that Dr. Louis Jacques was reprimanded for contradicting the view of his colleague Monique Beausoleil. ‘’Clinical doctors are totally independent in determining their diagnoses and treatment advice they give their patients”, she said. Dr. Fernand Turcotte, who co-founded the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Laval University, said he would be surprised if Dr. Jacques was the subject of any blame. “Louis is a guy who knows his job, I have no doubt about his credibility and independence.”