What is EMF sensitivity? How is this different from EMF hypersensitivity?
Since the prefix hyper- means extreme or excessive, it is an indication of a greater degree. It’s not a black-and-white thing, it’s a sliding scale.
In reality, the difference between EMF hypersensitivity and EMF sensitivity lies in the level of impact as well as the timing of the effects. Because we are all human, with more or less the same biology and cellular structures, EMFs affect us all. They are not necessarily at a level that is consciously noticeable to many.
This new pathology, electrosensitivity, is a particular form of allergy, recent and in full progression in our industrialized countries, which occurs in the presence of electromagnetic fields.
Like an allergy, it can worsen over time. The more “provocative” wave exposures are repeated, the more sensitive the body becomes, reacting to lower and lower doses or frequency ranges previously ignored. Once the first symptoms are noticed, it can only increase.
The Swedish Electro-sensitivity Association, FEB, founded in 1987, is undoubtedly the most active in Europe on this subject. Its English-language website is one of the most comprehensive and accessible reference sources.
In Sweden, there are estimated to be between 230000 and 290000 people with various symptoms when in contact with sources of electromagnetic fields. (i.e. between 3.5% and 4.5% of the population).
An electrosensitive Norwegian politician!
The best known case is certainly that of the Norwegian Gro Harlem Brundtland.
Then director of the World Health Organization (WHO), she revealed her electro-sensitivity to the public in 2002.
60 years old, this woman, a leading political figure who has been Prime Minister of her country several times, is at the origin of the concept of sustainable development, and is indeed able to detect from a few meters away whether a mobile phone is switched on or not.
Tests with her own people confirm that she’s right every time:
For her too, it all started with a warm sensation around the ear, then headaches followed.
She lives with her electro-sensitivity, shortening her past conversations on other people’s mobiles, and is now suspicious of her laptop: “If I hold it up to read what’s on the screen, it’s like receiving an electric shock through my arms. »
Some people are more sensitive to certain electromagnetic fields: microwaves, radio waves, very high frequencies, while others are more sensitive to electric currents.
Most common symptoms: Headaches (helmet-like tingling on the head, intracranial pain, feeling of a vise or pulling on and in the head, intense heat or cold), joint and/or muscle pain (knee, hand…), fatigue, insomnia, tinnitus, loss of concentration, depression, irritability, heart problems, especially tachycardia.
Clinical signs: disturbance of the endocrine system, the neuro-immune system, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the functioning of the cells of different organs.
Symptoms may be similar to other disorders or illnesses. They are also frequently encountered in the general population.
Some French associations believe that many people are unaware that they suffer from electro-sensitivity. It is becoming more and more difficult to make a diagnosis as we are increasingly immersed in electromagnetic fields, especially high-frequency ones.
Sources of electromagnetic fields:
Alternating current from household electrical installations is harmful to the body (the direction of the current alternates 50 times per second).
Hertzian waves (radio waves, microwaves, very high frequencies) are much more harmful when they are pulsed. Their impact on the human body depends on their frequency, power and type of pulsation. For example, at equal power, base stations are more harmful than FM radio transmitters.
Causes of electrosensitivity:
Electrosensitivity is thought to be caused by chronic intoxication with :
The protective measures to be implemented to reduce sensitivity and the symptoms caused:
Possible actions to reduce symptoms :
Metals in the body:
Metals partially re-emit the waves they receive.
Dental amalgams, dental prostheses, metallic prostheses (titanium), orthopedic prostheses, in addition to being electromagnetic receptors, disrupt the communication pathways of the body tissues/cells (interfering with the acupuncture meridians, and generating superconductivity between the different tissues of the human body).
Recognition of the disease:
Since 2009 electro-sensitivity is recognized as a real pathology in France.
Doctors who know her are rare. Misdiagnosis is a daily occurrence: confusion with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or by calling the illness a psychosomatic illness, mental illness (schizophrenia or depressive syndrome).
In England, Germany, Sweden, and in some states of the United States the disease is treated and recognized.
In case of electro-sensitivity, we invite you to contact ARTAC (Association de Recherche Thérapeutique Anti-Cancerous) chaired by Professor Belpomme, who offers a consultation on this ever-growing pathology.