Health risks of electro sensitivity

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Blog post from Elana Amsterdam, a best selling New York blogger and 'freefrom' cookery writer whose renovation of a 100-year-old house to be totally 'green' in its energy use had a disastrous effect on her multiple sclerosis. Not because of its green energy but because of the ubiquitous wifi used to control it.... Read on....June 2017

EHS acknowledged as occupational disease in Germany. Courtesy of Professor Olle Johansson. July 2014

Is a 300% increase in Crohn's disease the result of our escalating exposure to wireless technologies? A question from Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, first published as a blog on StopSmartMeters July 2014

Desperately seeking white zone. Trailer for documentary showing the health outcomes of electrosensitivity. January 2014

Wifi - a Thalidomide in the making. 57.7% of all of schoolgirls have Wi-fi in their classrooms: all day – all year – all through their school career. Yet exposure to electromagnetic radiation is known to have 'reproductive effects.....increased spontaneous abortion.....increased incidence of childhood and other cancers.....' By Dr. Barrie Trower, former Royal Navy Microwave Weapons Expert who lectures around the world on hidden dangers from microwave weapons and microwave technologies. September 2013

Cell Phones & WiFi—Are Children, Fetuses and Fertility at Risk. Conference highlights from electromagnetic Health. August 013

Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects – Professor Martin Pall May 2013

Mould toxins skyrocket with EMR exposure. Swiss scientist finds that mould toxins produced 600 times more toxins when exposed to light, a computer and a nearby mobile phone tower than when protected inside a virtual Faraday cage. March 2013

Looming Health Crisis: Wireless Technology and the Toxification of America. Overview on Before it's News of the current situation in the USA where smart meters have already been widely rolled out. May 2013

Major paper from Prof.s Panagopoulos, Johansson, and Carlo showing why SARs are totally inappropriate for measuring microwve radiation. June 2013

The 2012 Bioinitiative Report, prepared by 29 medico/scientific authors, has just been published. It details the last five years worth of new scientific studies showing that the health impacts of man-made electromagentic radiation are much greater than was thought in 2007 when the last report was prepared. Yet people all around the world have much higher daily exposure than even five years ago. For a summary of the conclusions click here.

The Sensitivity of Children to Electromagnetic Fields. A lengthy article which appeared in the journal Pediatrics as long ago as 2005 highlights the sensitivity of children to electromagnetic fields and recommneds 'the development of precautionary policies in the face of scientific uncertainty'. 2005

Interesting article in the April 2012 Townshend Letter proposing that reactions to electrosmog are usually a secondary health effect, the underlying cause of the problem being either geopathic or emotional stress – also suggesting methods of reducing exposure. 04/12

Electromagnetic radiation, obesity and chronic fatigue, and, the effect of electromagnetic radiation on the body's brain, respiratory and skin barriers – Dr Andrew Goldsworthy explains the links. Part of his much longer paper below. 05/12

The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields – Problems and solutions – Dr Andrew Goldsworthy 03/12

The Link Between Wireless Technology and the Rise in Autism

Rapid aging syndrome – a video from Dr Magda Havas on the aging and harmful effects of electrosmog and pulsed electromagnetic devices. 01/12

Video presentation at the ICEMS Congress in Italy in November 2011 on 'the interaction between EMF and biological systems'. 12/11

Mobile Telephony, Wi-Fi and Wi-Max: are there health risks? An A.M.I.C.A. congress in which scientists, lawyers and legislators evaluated health risks associated with wireless devices and discussed the regulation of electro smog. 06/11

Dr. Christine Aschermann, a German neurologist from Germany, shares a case history of a patient with a preexisting multiple chemical sensitivity who developed severe electromagnetic hypersensitivity, symptoms of which included burn-like skin manifestations, hypertension, brain-related disorders, and intestinal bleeding. 11/11

A 2004 paper from Professors Örjan Hallberg and Olle Johansson suggeting that 'increased incidence and mortality of melanoma of skin cannot solely be explained by increased
exposure to UV-radiation from the sun... and that continuous disturbance of cell repair
mechanisms by body-resonant electromagnetic fields seems to amplify the carcinogenic effects resulting from cell damage caused e.g. by UV-radiation.'

Electrohypersensitivity is declared a cause of permanent disablity in Spain but is stillnot recognised elsewhere – 09/11

How smart meters may cause autism and cancer. A new paper from Dr Andrew Goldsworthy 2011

International Experts' Perspective on the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Radiation 1998 – 2011 A very useful summary by Dr Magda Havas. 06/11

Comment from Robert Baan, author of the IARC report, clarifying that the Class 2B carcinogen 'status' awarded to mobile phones extended to 'all types of radiation within the radiofrequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum'. 08/11

The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Council of Europe warn of health risks of mobile phone usage. May 2011

In an address to the Irish Doctors Environmental Association, Dr Gerb Oberfeld, who is credited with the policies that have led to the city of Salzburg having the lowest electromagnetic radiation levels in Europe, predicts that half the Irish population will have some form of EMR-related cancer by 2025. In a lengthy presentation, he explains the links. May 2011

How electromagentically-induced cell leakage may cause autism. Dr Andrew Goldsworthy
May 2011

Biological effects of cell phones and wireless technologies – Karl Maret, MD, President of the Dove Health Alliance, a nonprofit foundation based in California, focused on the creation and promotion of global research and education networks in Energy Medicine, interveiwed by Camilla Rees of

The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields - video footage of a comprehensive conference in California in November 2010

Should we worry about the amount of radiation delivered by cone-beam dental scanners – especially for children with braces? A long blog article from natural health guru Jon Barron 12/10

The effects of electrosmog on the blood - YouTube clip from Dr Magda Havas showing, via live blood micrsocopy, the effect of electromagnetic fields (a hands-free phone and a computer) on live blood cells. A new way of disgnosing EMS? 03/10

Electromagnetic Phenomena and Health – A Continuing Controversy? Papers from a one day conference held at the Institute of Physics in 2008, published 05/10

Diabetes – the electrosmog connection. Dr Magda Havas' research suggests that electrosmog and 'dirty electricity' has a direct effect on diabetics. In an electrically 'clean' environment, Type 1 diabetics need less insulin and Type 2 diabetics have lower levels of plasma glucose. 03/10

A good general article on documented health problems with/from radiation from WWII to the present day from MSNBC - 01/10

CT whole body scans deliver far more radiation than we have been led to believe – an exposé from the Dr Mercola site – 2009

Research from Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg and Kjell Hansson Mild from the Department of Oncology at University Hospital, Örebro and the Department of Radiation Physics, Umeå University both in Sweden which found a pattern of an increased risk for brain tumours after 10 years mobile phone use. 2009

In a paper published in Pathophysiology in 2009 Professor Olle Johanssen draws strong links between the effects of electromagnetic fields and both allergy and autoimmune disorders.

Research from Canada shows statistically significant increased risk of childhood brain tumours in children whose mothers were occupationally exposed to extremely low frequency magnetic fields. September 09

Evidence that the rise in gluten intolerance is related to increasing electrosmog - Philippe Hug - 2009

An audio only presentation by Dr Deitrich Klinghardt on EMR and health - July 2009

Are MRI scans safe for those with ES? - Advice from the experts - 2009

Homeopath Patty Hemmingway discusses Dr George Carlo's diagnosis and proposed treatment for ES - 2009

Electromagnetic Fields and Health: Executive Report - Dr Andrew Goldsworthy

High frequency voltage spikes (dirty electricty) and the incidence of cancer in La Quinta Middle School in California - 2008
Courtesy of ES-UK

Biological and cancer safety limits for electromagnetic radiation - 4 tables by frequency - compiled by Michael Bevington

Electromagnetic Sensitivity (ES) - what is going on - and how it might be treated – 2008
Dr George Carlo, head of the US Safe Wireless Initiative, describes his and his colleagues’ work on the underlying pathology of ES and the treatment protocol they are evaluating and which they hope may be able to reverse the condition. Michelle Berriedale-Johnson reports.

Attitudes to the health dangers of non-thermal EMFs - a review of the polarisation in attitudes towards research into the health dangers of non-thermal electromagnetic fields (EMFs) - Michael Bevington

Bamberger questionnaire to register adverse health effects caused by high frequency electromagnetic fields (HF EMF) - 2007

Non-thermal bioelectromagnetic effects explained - why calcium and potassium effects in the research are so important - Andrew Goldsworthy

Wireless radiation in the etiology and treatment of autism - a paper by Drs Tamara Mariea and George Carlo suggesting that EMR may play a significant role in both the etiology of autism and the efficacy of therapeutic interventions.

BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)
August 31, 2007
An international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals document serious scientific concerns about EMF exposure in daily life and concludes the existing standards for public safety are inadequate to protect public health.
This link takes you to the full report - the links below to specific sections of the report.

Health Risk of Electromagnetic Fields: Research on the Stress Response
A paper prepared for the BioInitiative Working Group by Martin Blank, PhD, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University
July 2007

Evidence for the effects on the immune system.
A paper prepared for the BioInitiative Working Group by Dr Olle Johansson of the Department of Neuroscience,Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden July 2007

The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields - a lengthy and comprehensively referenced article by Andrew Goldsworthy, an honorary lecturer at Imperial College, London, on the cell damage caused by weak electromagnetic fields especially when pulsed (such as those created by mobile phone technology).

Electrohypersensitivity: State of the Art of a Functional Impairment - Professor Olle Johansson and colleagues' research demonstrating alterations in the cellular and neuronal systems of the skins of electro- sensitive people which appear to correlate with long-term exposure to power frequent magnetic fields or microwaves.

In depth interview with energy medicine practitioner Ingrid Dickenson covering extremely low frequencies, sleep disruption, wifi, digital radio/TV and tetra masts. 2006.

Do magnetic fields cause increased risk of childhood leukemia via melatonin disruption?
A paper by Denis L. Henshaw and Russel J. Reiter - Bioelectromagnetics Supplement 7:S86^S97 (2005)

The effects of radiation in the cause of cancer - an article written for ICON (Britain's numebr one alternative source of well-researched cancer information) by Professor Olle Johanssen - 2005

A possible association between fetal/neonatal exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation and the increased incidence of autism spectrum disorders - Robert C. Kane, Ph.D

The late Dr Neil Cherry's papers on Natural electromagnetic radiation and its health effects, Epidemiological principles for ELF/EMR , EMR spectrum principle and that EMF-EMR Reduces Melatonin in Animals and People are available from his website.


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Research Reports (ES)

Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences. July 2014

Overproduction of free radical species in embroyonal cells exposed to low intensity radiofrequency radiation. September 2013

Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a pathophysiological link. October 2013

The alteration of spontaneous low frequency oscillations caused by acute electromagnetic fields exposure. September 2013

Mobile phone use acutely increases blood pressure. May 2013

Both pulse modulated radio-frequency and pulsed magnetic fields affect brain physiology; the presence of significant frequency components above 20 Hz is not necessary for these effects to occur. 2012

Chronic exposure to an extremely low-frequency magnetic field induces depression-like behaviour – 07/12

Reported functional impairments of electrohypersensitive Japanese – 07/12

Research shows that regions of brains related to learning, memory & Alzheimer's impacted by whole body exposure to EMF in animals. 01/12

Effects of prenatal exposure to mobile phone radiation

The Potential Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Trends in Brain and CNS Tumors – The study raises very serious concerns about the potential for a large increase in brain cancer incidence, resulting from widespread mobile phone use. The steep increase in brain cancer will begin in approximately 15 years according to the projections. 12/11

How does long term exposure to base stations and mobile phones affect human hormone profiles? 11/11 This study shows that long term electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone and base stations may cause chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity and their related health conditions.

Allergic reactions enhanced by mobile phone use – 05/11

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: evidence for a novel neurologial syndrome – 07/11

Forty five papers linking EMR to breast cancer – courtesy of Professor Olle Johannson – 07/11

Maternal exposure to magnetic fields during pregnancyincreases the risk of asthma in offspring – 07/11

Radiation exposure from x-ray imaging common in children – 01/11

Health risk assessment of electromagnetic fields: a conflict between the precautionary principle and environmental medicine methodology. Damvik & Johansson 10/10

Increasing concerns about mobile phone effects on male fertility - update

Childhood head and neck radiation can lead to adult thyroid cancer

X-rays linked to increased childhood leukaemia risk

Confirmation studies of Soviet research on immunological effects of microwaves

Bedsprings can act as antennaes electromagnetic radiation from TV masts resulting in breast cancer and melanoma   08/10

Mobile phone radiation could affect fertility.

Heavy metal exposure not relevant in patients suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity

Around one third of German general practitioners associate health probems with electromagnetic radiation – 12/09

Power lines harm farm animals

Power lines and Alzheimer's risk

Electromagnetic fields stress living cells

Electromagnetic fields and DNA damage

Apparent decreases in Swedish public health indicators after 1997 - Are they due to improved diagnostics or to environmental factors?

Mobile phone base stations - effects on wellbeing and health

Reproductive and developmental effects of EMF in vertebrate animal models

A possible association between fetal/neonatal exposure to radiofrequency electomagnetic radiation and the increased incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Comprehensive list of research papers on the health effects of microwave radiation compiled by Irish Doctors Environmental Association

Radio waves and deaf children


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