Electro Hyper Sensitivity (EHS)
When was the last time your house has been to the doctor?
Microwave generating equipment first became common during World War 2 with the development of radar. Soviet bloc countries reported that individuals exposed to microwaves frequently developed headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleepiness, difficulty in concentration, poor memory, emotional instability, and labile cardiovascular function, and established stringent exposure standards. For a variety of reasons these reports were discounted in Western countries, where the prevailing belief was that there could be no adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that were not mediated by tissue heating. The reported Soviet effects were at lower intensities than those that cause heating. However, there were several accidental exposures of radar operators in Western countries that resulted in persistent symptoms similar to those described above. The Soviets irradiated the US Embassy in Moscow with microwaves during the period 1953-1975, and while no convincing evidence of elevated cancer rates was reported, there were reports of “microwave illness”. Officials passed these complaints off as being due to anxiety, not effects of the microwave exposure. There is increasing evidence that the “microwave syndrome” or “electro-hypersensitivity” (EHS) is a real disease that is caused by exposure to EMFs, especially those in the microwave range. The reported incidence of the syndrome is increasing along with increasing exposure to EMFs from electricity, WiFi, mobile phones and towers, smart meters and many other wireless devices. Why some individuals are more sensitive is unclear. While most individuals who report having EHS do not have a specific history of an acute exposure, excessive exposure to EMFs, even for a brief period of time, can induce the syndrome.
EHS (electro hyper sensitivity) mostly stems from a combination of Modern Day causes around the way we build the electrical and datacom infrastructures in our houses and offices, use telephones and Internet with WI-FI; including lack of physical activity, too much time looking at small screens, food habits and in general a moving away from the natural environment in which our (grand-) grandparents grew up.
In rural, low radiation environments EHS does not exist. It is the price we pay for living in a modern day urban “developed” environment. The rules on how to build the electrical infrastructure and data transmission networks have changed a lot during the last 20 years, with many old houses still having outlets without earth in any room except for the kitchen and bathroom. Nowadays almost any data transmission is done wireless, with no independent scientific evidence that this radiation is harmless. (The mere fact that radiation free environments are almost impossible to find implies that double blind tests are virtually impossible to achieve.) Limiting the exposure to WI-FI without harming connectivity is very well possible and in most cases gives better and faster connection.
Steve Jobs and most Silicon Valley CEO’s don’t allow their children much screen or WI-FI time… One wonders why!
Much can be done to change the way we use and experience gadgets so that the biological impact is far less.
There are healthy and unhealthy ways to use mobile phones and Internet connections. Most of the adverse health impact of modern day technology can be reversed without loosing much comfort or connectivity.
In the long run the choice is between short term comfort or long term health and good sleep, memory etc.
First step in recovery from EHS is eliminating the electrical wiring errors and sources of radiation both inside and outside the house. Most older houses have at least one wiring error, many times outlets, even those with earth, don’t have an earth wire. Nowadays WI-FI devices are as common as doors and windows in the old days. Small changes with a large impact can be implemented. These changes can easily be detected and corrected.
Our approach is to:
- Check and discuss the bedroom and office environment to see what can be improved
- Make a plan to implement those changes.
- Discuss other options to minimise EHS like diet, exercise, meditation etc.
In most cases physical measurements are the best option.
If that is not an option due to distance, we offer online consultation.
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