What is Electromagnetic Sensitivity? August 1, 2006Posted by healthyself in Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Children's health, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, EMF's, Environment, Health related, Lifestyle, MCS, mobile telephones, Parenting, radiation, Research, Symptoms, Tweenies, Who is Affected?, Women's Health.
Electrical sensitivity (ES)), sometimes also called electrosensitivity or electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), is a condition where a person reports physical symptoms which appear to be aggravated by electric or magnetic fields, or other electromagnetic waves, such as mobile phone signals, at exposure levels tolerated by the general public. ES has similarities to multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and chronic fatigue syndrome / ME. A majority of people reporting ES also claim to suffer from MCS (Irvine 2005, Rea 1991, Smith 1997, Grant 1997). It can be seen as a type of electromagnetic radiation hazard, but at levels well below those defined by current international exposure guidelines (ICNIRP).
While this may seem like someone else’s problem, what is really happening is that some people, for a host of reasons, are reacting sooner than others. Electropollution is affecting everyone. It is invisible and cumulative. Some researchers believe that if precautions are not taken that 1/4 of the population will be showing significant and debilitating symptoms within 10 years.