Drastic stance on electromagnetic radiation
In Sweden, electromagnetic hypersensitivity is now recognised as a disability.
In Argentina, the government is set to take up a bill that limits electromagnetic pollution exposure, and calls for connections in schools and hospitals to be hard-wired.
In New York, a school district calls for WiFi to be turned off.
But why are these countries/cities taking these drastic actions?
What is Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS)?
Humans are much more than just flesh and blood, we are also a highly complex electromagnetic system and as such, we interact with external electromagnetic radiation (EMR).
Some people have described symptoms that appear to be brought on by electronic devices that emit radiation, hence named Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity or EHS. These symptoms can include a burning sensation, headaches, fatigue, nausea, stress, flu like feeling, muscle and joint aches, sleep disturbances, loss of memory and trouble with concentration.
Doctor William Rea, Founder and Director of the Environmental Health Center (Dallas, USA) and Past President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine says this:
"Sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation is the emerging health problem of the 21st century. It is imperative health practitioners, governments, schools and parents learn more about it. The human health stakes are significant."
What about the rest of us?
You may not be suffering from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity but chances are you’re still being affected in some way by all the fields of radiation around you.
Dr Olle Johansson, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden asserts that all people are hypersensitive to EMFs and are being radiated in the same way that you might associate with events like the Fukushima nuclear disaster. He claims that at the very least, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are easily linked to allergies, which have increased in tandem with the rise in electronic device use.
According to expert brain researcher and Director of Path Medical in New York City and The PATH Foundation, Eric Braverman, there is no question EMFs have a major effect on neurological functioning. He asserts that EMFs slow our brain waves and affect our long-term mental clarity.
What should we do about it?
The best advice from experts such as Eric Braverman is to minimise your exposures to EMFs as much as possible, to optimise neurotransmitter levels and prevent deterioration of health.
In her video on radiation health and children, Dr Erica Mallory-Blythe, founder of Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and the Environment (PHIRE) outlines some ways you can reduce your exposure:
- Switch off all emitting devices when not in use & minimise use when turned on
- Use aeroplane mode
- Use hardwired alternatives
- Replace devices with low radiation alternatives
- Use adaptive power control, for example eco mode
- Distance the user as much as possible
- Avoid maximum power situations
- Minimise other household extremely low frequency (ELF) fields
- Ensure adequate grounding of devices
For more information about how to implement these types of preventative initiatives in your home, contact us.