• 11 NOV 13

    ELECTRICAL SENSITIVITIES and the ELECTRICAL ENVIRONMENT

    Cyril W. Smith, Ph.D.

    A shortened and edited version of notes written for and in cooperation with The Breakspear Hospital, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4FD, U.K. The writer has been helping their electrically hypersensitive patients since 1982.

    What are Electrical Sensitivities?
    Many persons suffer from sensitivities to certain foods and environmental chemicals which cause them discomfort, or even in extreme cases prevent them from functioning in any effective manner. Even the most minute amounts of these substances may on occasions ‘trigger’ reactions which are specific to each individual. Warnings regarding nuts, peanuts or gluten are commonly found displayed on food products. When a sensitivity reaction occurs, some regulatory system within the body has ceased to function properly and gives alarm signals, calling for an unjustified panic reaction. Usually, it is the autonomic nervous system (ANS) which is the first to become compromised in this way. This system controls all the involuntary body functions. Thus, any part or function of the body might become affected by the same allergen acting in different people which is why such effects do not show up in medical statistics.
    SNIP

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    • 10 SEP 13

    Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Breakout Session/Workshop

    From Magda Havas

    Announcing an Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Breakout Session/Workshop

    OCTOBER 26, 2013

    Chronic Disease:
    Highlighting Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, Lyme, Mycotoxicity, Autism, Cancer and Much More
    This October AAEM will host an extraordinary conference in Phoenix, Arizona. We invite you to seek, connect, and become part of the discussion while earning 26.25 CMEs. This fall we present “Chronic Disease: Highlighting Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, Lyme, Mycotoxicity, Autism, Cancer and Much More.” Our faculty will deliver the latest in evidence-based continuing medical education.

    SNIP

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    • 07 AUG 13

    ‘Voodoo science’ will not solve the causality-problem of EHS

    From the blog “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” by Dariusz Leszczynski:

    Excerpt:

    HELSINKI, Finland, August 6, 2013 — Technological development of wireless communication has brought an unprecedented increase in human, animal and plant exposure to microwave radiation.

    Currently available biomedical research indicates that even at the low levels permitted by the safety standards, radiation exposures induce acute biological effects. The possible impact of the chronic exposures is not known beyond, at the most, the first 10-15 years. We do not have the faintest idea what will happen when exposures will last for a lifetime.

    This lack of biomedical knowledge about the possible impact of the exposures on health of people and on the well being of animals and plants is in striking contrast with the technological progress.

    Because of their usefulness and because of their profitability, wireless technologies are very rapidly expanding and exposures are reach more and more remote Earth locations. In a short time, there will be no place on Earth to “hide” from the omnipresent microwave exposures.

    SNIP

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    • 23 JUL 13

    The Israeli Supreme Court Ordered the Israeli Government to Investigate the Number of Children Currently Suffering From EHS.

    On July 18, 2013, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the Israeli Government to investigate how many children in Israel already suffer from EHS.

    The Order was issued in response to a Petition to the Israeli Supreme Court to ban Wi-Fi in schools that was submitted in August, 2012. The Government must submit the result of its investigation to the court by November 16, 2013. The Israeli Supreme Court’s decision seems to indicate that the Court does not trust the government’s statements as:

    (1) Not only did the court order the Gov. to check how many children are already sick with EHS, thereby accepting the existence of EHS and its correlation to radiation, but it also demanded that the Gov. specify in its statement the exact measures it took in order to conduct the inquiry.

    (2) Another indication that the Court found the statement of the Gov. unreliable can be found in the fact that the Supreme Court ordered that the Gov.’s reply on November 16, MUST be supported with a sworn affidavit; Meaning that every fact mentioned, data collected or statement made in the Gov.’s answer must be supported by an Affidavit, attesting to the truthfulness of the claim.

    SNIP

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    • 29 MAR 13

    Erja Tamminen: Our Children deserve Safer Technology than Wireless

    This is the second guest blog on BRHP. The opinions expressed in it are of Erja Tamminen herself. Publication of these opinions in BRHP does not mean that BRHP agrees with or endorses these opinions. However, publication of guest blogs is an attempt to start an open debate and free exchange of opinions on RF and health.

    OUR CHILDREN DESERVE SAFER TECHNOLOGY THAN WIRELESS

    There is a technology fever in Finland, even though several international organizations like the World Health Organization, the European Environment Agency, the Council of Europe and the governments of Australia, Belgium, France and Israel emphasize the precautionary principle. In Finland wireless technologies are being favored and the mobile phone industry is influential. Finns areknown to be obedient to authorities and there is a strong reliance on national experts and research done in Finland.

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    • 21 FEB 13

    Powerwatch Comments on the very flawed Rubin study

    Powerwatch Comments on Rubin et al study

    Excerpt from Electrical Hypersensitivity 8 © Alasdair and Jean Philips

    There are a number of problems with this study that will contribute to the “no evidence”
    conclusions.

    SNIP

    Thirdly, and probably the most important problem was due to the design of the MTHR (UK Govt
    Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research) handset that was used in the tests.

    SNIP

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    • 21 FEB 13

    James Rubin’s very dubious provocation studies

    From Amirb at the “No Radiation for You” blog

    Why Dr. James Rubin EHS study is problematic?

    Dr. James Rubin is a psychologist who had done a series of studies on Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity (EHS). In his studies he concludes that EHS is a psychological condition. These studies were published as a proof that EHS is not real. Dr. James Rubin was promoted and continues to study EHS. A few days ago I stumbled upon something that might prove his methods completely wrong.
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    • 21 FEB 13

    James Rubin’s scientific Ponzi scheme – and more!

    From Andre Fauteux, Editor
    La Maison du 21e siècle magazine

    For those who missed this great article by Andrew Marino

    Excerpt:

    James Rubin, King’s College London published a blindingly biased paper in which he argued that there was no such thing as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (no robust evidence). His numerous studies on electromagnetic hypersensitivity are all negative, but that negativity was manufactured by employing experimental designs and statistical analysis that were virtually guaranteed to produce negative results. By means of jaundiced analyses he comes to the conclusion that EHS sufferers have a purely psychosomatic disease, a viewpoint that has untold benefits for his clients and funders, particularly the cell-phone companies.

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    • 10 NOV 12

    EHS: Itʼs all in your head but we wonʼt hold it against you

    From John Weigel

    I would like to draw you attention to a new technique being used in Ireland to foster the idea that electromagnetic sensitivity is a psychological disorder. Unlike Sweden which has declared EHS a disability, Ireland has chosen to deny the condition exists. At present there is a concerted effort to remove the stigma attached to mental illness. What is curious is the individuals and companies that are seeking to address the issue. In this instance they are drawn from the business community – and nearly all of the members of the board of the Network for Responsible Business are currently or past employees of the microwave industry.

    It is also important to note that Ireland plans to be an incubation centre for technologies using the Smart Grid which is currently under construction across North America and elsewhere through partnership between government and business.

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    • 31 OCT 12

    Great interviews with Alasdair of Powerwatch and emergency physician Erica Mallery-Blythe

    From Andre Fauteux, editor La Maison du 21e siecle:

    Electrosensitivity Sufferers: Hear how ES affects our lives by Alasdair Philips – Powerwatch Scientist and Erica Mallery-Blythe – Emergency Medicine Doctor.

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    • 25 OCT 12

    The Swedish Government report: “Trotthet & vark” by Robert Olin

    Background to the report:

    The report “Trotthet & vark” was written by Robert Olin, MD and Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine on behalf of a Parliamentary Commission appointed by the Swedish government. It was published in October of 1999. I have a copy of the 2002 update which is 121 pages in length. With the current smart meter health crisis I consider that a full English translation is called for. Note that the report critically examines the psychosomatic controversy (the nosebo effect).

    The Olin report was commissioned as a result of ongoing research carried out by several organisations, including the Karolinska Institute, The Swedish National Institute of Occupational Health, the Swedish Union of Clerical and Technical Employees in Industry, Lule College and Institute of Technology, Lund University and the Orebro Medical Centre in Sweden. The report represents the high point of organised Swedish research into both chemical and electromagnetic impacts on health before the whole research effort was squashed by the conservative Swedish government for economic reasons.

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    • 18 OCT 12

    International Doctors´ Freiburg Appeal 2012

    Ten years ago, physicians of the Freiburg Appeal called on their colleagues, the public, and the politicians and health officials in charge because they were deeply concerned about the health of their fellow citizens. This Doctors´Appeal, in which they strongly warned about the dangers of wireless radiation, was translated into many languages and supported by more than 1000 physicians and more than 36,000 people worldwide.

    Over the past decade, the evidence of serious risks has been increasing and accumulating worldwide. As physicians, we observe a clear increase in health symptoms when radio-frequency exposure levels increase with regard to distance and time—especially in the case of heavy cell phone use, and in the vicinity of DECT cordless phones, Wi-Fi, and cell towers—including problems falling asleep and staying asleep, chronic fatigue, headaches, migraine, vertigo, tinnitus, unhealthy blood pressure levels and arrhythmias, concentration and memory problems, learning and behavioral disorders, a more frequent incidence of ADHD among children. And numerous studies of independent scientists have now confirmed many of these observations made by physicians.

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    • 13 OCT 12

    Dr Klinghardt on Smart Meters

    From Andrew Goldsworthy:

    This is an excellent and informative video on the dangers of electromagnetic fields, including microwaves and especially Smart Meters. Dr Klinghardt is an internationally famous expert on this topic and is one of the men that the powers that be want to shut up. If you watch it (it’s about three quarters of an hour long) you will see why. Already, microwave radiation is doing untold harm to us all on a massive scale. A few percent of the population can “feel” the radiation but laboratory tests show that many more are affected although they may not know it.

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    • 28 SEP 12

    A Unified Theory of Weak Magnetic Field Action

    From Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News:

    Paul Héroux of McGill University has some intriguing
    and compelling evidence showing that very weak
    magnetic fields can affect all living cells, especially
    cancer cells.

    But –surprise!– he’s having a devil of a
    time getting his ideas published in a journal.

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    • 13 SEP 12

    Message from the Dutch EHS Foundation

    From Hugo Schooneveld: Dear colleagues in the struggle against electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) Public awareness about dangers of certain types of EMF is less than desirable in the Netherlands. It is a good thing that at least one governmental organization is trying to get an understanding of the EMF-EHS problems: the Knowlegde Platform EMF and Health’.

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    • 05 SEP 12

    Dr. William Rea: Keynote Address, Building Biology Conference 2011

    From Alison Copley Chief Executive Officer Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS Australia (Vic,Tas, NT) Dr. William Rea, founder and director of the Center for Environmental Health, in Dallas, Texas, addresses the North American Building Biology Conference 2011: Solutions for Creating Healthy Buildings

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    • 28 AUG 12

    Heavy Metal Toxicity Raises Your Risk of Electromagnetic Sensitivity

    From the Dr. Mercola site, August 25 2012: Excerpt: Electomagnetic fields (EMFs) are all around us, no matter where you live these days. They emanate from power lines, televisions, household electrical wiring, appliances and microwaves. They come from cell phones, cell phone towers and wireless Internet connections. It is estimated that 3-8 percent of populations

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    • 03 AUG 12

    NIOSH recommends measures to reduce EMF exposures

    From George Parker: Multiple Chemical and Electromagnetic Sensitivities Information provided by Wendy Taormina-Weiss – Published: 2012-07-12 Excerpt: The presence of cell phones and towers, computers, portable phones, unshielded wiring and transformers, fluorescent lighting, wireless devices, microwave ovens, scanning and security equipment, electric stoves, and many other electrical appliances can make building inaccessible to people who

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    • 31 JUL 12

    New paper: Global electromagnetic toxicity and frequency-induced diseases: Theory and short overview

    From Olle Johansson: Global electromagnetic toxicity and frequency-induced diseases: Theory and short overview Pathophysiology, 2012 (in press) Sergio Manzettia, Olle Johansson Abstract The development and implementation of electricity in the modern society have facilitated the survival of mankind in the present, modern ages. However, the health consequences of introducing electricity into the society are poorly

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    • 22 JUL 12

    ELECTRICAL SENSITIVITIES and the ELECTRICAL ENVIRONMENT

    From Cyril W. Smith, Ph.D. A shortened and edited version of notes written for and in cooperation with The Breakspear Hospital, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4FD, U.K. The writer has been helping their electrically hypersensitive patients since 1982. What are Electrical Sensitivities? Many persons suffer from sensitivities to certain foods and environmental chemicals which cause them

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