Are You Allergic to Wireless Internet?
Posted By Dr. Mercola | June 21 2008 | 1 !"0#$ %ie&s
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS) is a condition in which people are highly sensitive to electromagnetic fields. In an area such as a wireless hotspot, they experience pain or other symptoms. People with EHS experience a variety of symptoms including headache, fatigue, nausea, urning and itchy s!in, and muscle aches. "hese symptoms are su #ective and vary etween individuals, which ma!es the condition difficult to study, and has left experts divided a out the validity of such claims. $ore than %& studies have een conducted to determine what lin! the condition has to exposure to electromagnetic fields from sources such as radar dishes, mo ile phone signals and, 'i()i hotspots.
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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS) is still viewed with s!epticism y most scientists and medical professionals. "he 'orld Health .rgani/ation ('H.) conducted a wor!shop in Prague in .cto er 0&&1 to review the more than %& studies on the topic. "he editors of the wor!shop stated"There are also some indications that these symptoms may be due to pre-existing psychiatric conditions as well as stress reactions as a result of worrying about believed EMF health effects, rather than the EMF exposure itself." 2ut added, " hatever its cause, E!" is a real and sometimes a disabling problem for the affected persons." So is it real, or is it #ust another pro lem in your head3 'ith everything I !now a out the health dangers associated with electromagnetic fields (E$)) and information(carrying radio waves from cell phones, 'i)i routers and cell phone towers, I4m convinced EHS is a real and looming health disaster.
Sweden is leading the pac! in ac!nowledging and dealing with this issue, mainly due to the progress made y )E2 ( "he Swedish 5ssociation for the ElectroSensitive. "he association produces and distri utes educational literature that has helped raise awareness a out the phenomenon around the world. $ast 5ction 67 is doing similar wor! in 8reat 2ritain, as well as the Electromagnetic 9adiation 5lliance in 5ustralia. "here are signs that acceptance is spreading, especially in Europe. :ust last wee!, the )rench maga/ine #onnexion reported that four li raries in Paris have turned off the 'i)i connections they installed at the end of 0&&; after staff claimed they were causing health pro lems. W'y is Wi(i Potentially Worse t'an )t'er *adiation? Electomagnetic fields are all around us, no matter where you live these days. "hey emanate from power lines, televisions, household electrical wiring, appliances and microwaves. "hen you have the information(carrying radio waves of cell phones, cell phone towers and wireless internet connections. 'i)i is a !ind of radio wave that operates at either 0.1 or < gigahert/ = slightly higher than your cell phone. Since they4re designed to allow for transmission of very large amounts of data, 'i)i radio waves also emit greater amounts electromagnetic radiation. W'at are t'e +igns and +y,-to,s o. /0+? >ucinda 8rant, director of the 6.S. support group Electrical Sensitivity ?etwor!, and author of two oo!s- The Electrical "ensitivity !andboo$ and or$station %adiation, compares electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) to that of multiple chemical sensitivity ($,S), which is an apt comparison as oth groups are environmental canaries. ,hemical sensitivity was also once thought to originate in the minds of hysterical housewives. $any times, those suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity will also e highly sensitive to chemicals or suffer from $,S. .ther at(ris! groups for developing EHS include those with chronic fatigue syndrome (,)S), and people experiencing mercury toxicity from dental amalgams. "his ma!es logical sense since your nervous system is a primary site impacted y oth chemicals and electromagnetic fields. 5nd if your nervous system has een damaged from toxic exposures you may also e more suscepti le to EHS as well. "he five most common symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity are@. 0. %. 1. <. s!in itchArashAflushingA urning, andAor tingling confusionApoor concentration, andAor memory loss fatigue and wea!ness headache chest pain and heart pro lems
nausea panic attac!s insomnia sei/ures ear painAringing in the ears feeling a vi ration paralysis di//iness
/lecto,agnetic (ields Produce More Potent Mycoto1ins Earlier this year I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with *r. *ietrich 7linghardt, in which we discussed the impact of electromagnetic fields and radio waves on your ody (among other things. "he complete audio interview and transcript is availa le to all my Inner ,ircle mem ers). *r. 7linghardt reminded me that *r. 9o ert 2ec!er (( in his second important oo! #ross #urrents that came out in the late B&s or early C&s (( found that when you expose a acterial culture to a normal electromagnetic fields, the acteria elieve they are eing attac!ed y your immune system and start producing much more virulent toxinx as a protective mechanism. 7linghardt elieves that it4s possi le that some <& percent of chronic infections are caused, andAor aggravated, y electromagnetic field exposure, leading to syndromes li!e chronic fatigue, fi romyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes. W'y Your 2a-to- May 3e More 0ar,.ul t'an Your P4 5nother fascinating tid it of information gleaned from my interview with *r. 7linghardt is that laptops are far more ha/ardous to your health than des!tops. 5s they heat up, the circuitry oard out(gasses metals such as eryllium, and as the plastic warms it out(gasses flame retardants li!e P2*E, all of which adds to your toxic load. It would e prudent to only use your laptop short(term, such as when traveling, and using a des!top for your day(to(day wor!. Prefera ly positioning your hard drive as far away from you as possi le, with fans lowing air away from where you sit. 0ea%y Metal 5o1icity Increases Your *is6 o. /lectro,agnetic +ensiti%ity >ast ut not least, the issue of heavy metal toxicity in relation to electromagnetic and radio wave exposure may e one of the most significant and convincing pieces of the EHS pu//le. *r. Doshia!i .mura4s research shows that the more your system is contaminated with heavy metals from silver amalgam fillings, eating contaminated fish, living downstream from coal urning power plants and so forth, the more your ody ecomes a virtual antenna that actually concentrates radiation, ma!ing it far more destructive.
2ut there4s also an additional overlap that can influence and increase the ris! of damage to your health. If you have accumulated toxic metals in your rain, your rain ecomes li!e an antenna, pic!ing up more cell phone radiation, which in turn can cause the micro es in your system to overreact and create more potent mycotoxins. "his can create a never(ending vicious cycle etween the micro es and metals in your ody and your exposure to electromagnetic fields, which can lead to hypersensitivity. W'at 4an You Do to Protect Yoursel. and Your (a,ily? )irst, you need to understand that your nutrition and your daily lifestyle can ma!e you either accumulate more toxic metals or help you excrete them over time. Eating a healthy diet tailored to your nutritional type and maintaining a regular exercise regimen, as well as detoxing on a regular asis, forms the foundation of optimal health, and can help reduce your toxic load. "wo other factors that play a vital role here are- sleeping well and getting plenty of appropriate sun exposure. 'hy3 2ecause sleep and sunlight have a direct impact on your melatonin levels, and melatonin is actually one of the most potent detox agents that eliminate metals from your rain naturally. Increasing your melatonin production can e done in three ways@. 0. Sleeping in a solute dar!ness 8etting at least an hour of exposure to right daylight each day
%. 9educing the electro(pollution in your sleeping Euarters (i.e. remove electrical alarm cloc!s, cordless home phones and wireless phones from your edroom) $elatonin is not only the most important detox agent for your rainF it is also a very important anti( inflammatory. 5nd as I stated earlier, electromagnetic radiation can ma!e inflammation worse y creating more potent mycotoxins, so reducing inflammation is vital. 5 @CC; 5ustralian Senate *iscussion Paper also confirms the importance of reducing electro(pollution in your edroom, as researchers found that even low level (@0 milli8auss) exposure to <&(G& hert/ electromagnetic fields can significantly reduce your melatonin production. )or other recommendations on how to protect yourself and your family from cell phone radiation, please review my list of guidelines from last wee!4s article, &ow !alf the orld !as a #ell 'hone - - hy That is a (rain Tumor Epidemic aiting to !appen.
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