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    Dariusz Leszczynski on Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity

    Following on from my last message re: the December “Science and Wireless 2015 seminar in Melbourne, note that Dariusz Leszczynski will have a poster presentation at the meeting, titled: “Wireless Radiation and Health: Science, Safety and Precaution“. Dariusz will also report of what happened at the ‘Science & Wireless 2015‘ before Christmas on his BRHP blog site. That promises to be a good read.

    Don
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    Two postings of note from the blog of Dariusz Leszczynski.

    Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity and Nocebo: What was first – “the chicken or the egg”?

    Posted on October 16, 2015

    In ‘nocebo’ hypothesis it is being argued that people first become aware, e.g. from news and social media, of the possible health risks of EMF-emitting devices and the worries about the possible health risk lead to develop symptoms, they attribute to EMF exposures. Meaning, as first comes awareness of health risks of EMF, and it is followed, as second, by development of EHS symptoms. Such, order of “appearance”, leads to the argument that EHS is a psychological or even psychiatric ailment, having nothing to do with EMF radiation exposure. People suffer but they wrongly associate their suffering with EMF. This is the dominating view-point of ICNIRP and its “subsidiary”, the WHO EMF Project.

    In my recent posts from the BioEM2015 meeting in Asilomar, CA, USA, I argued that the nocebo effect does not disprove the existence of EHS and that the to-date executed and available EHS research is useless for making any decisions about the existence, or non-existence, of the causality link between EHS and EMF exposures.

    Recently published study (Bioelectromagnetics, DOI: 10.1002/bem.21937) from France appears to support my opinion – nocebo hypothesis is incorrect. This interesting study by Maël Dieudonné from the Institut des Sciences de l’Homme, Centre Max Weber, Lyon, France, asks ‘Does Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Originate from Nocebo Responses?’.

    SNIP

    Read the full post here

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    Leszczynski’s opinion on EHS presented before SOTERKO, Finland

    Posted on October 19, 2015

    Today, Oct.19, 2015, I was invited to present my scientific opinion on the electromagnetic hyper sensitivity (EHS) at the meeting of SOTERKO group in Finland. SOTERKO is a consortium of 10 research organizations supervised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM) in Finland.

    Below are slides of my presentation in jpeg format:

    SNIP

    Read the full posting here

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