Electromagnetic sensitivity (EHS)

Not everyone is sensitive enough to EMF radiation, at least not enough to feel it’s constant effects and resulting symptoms. However, some people are, and it is referred to as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS). These individuals have persistent symptoms from EMF radiation and it can impact on their lives heavily.

However, whether or not you are extremely sensitive to EMF radiation has nothing to do with the long-term damage it can have on your body.

What is EHS?

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), sometimes also referred to as Electro sensitivity (ES) is an individual’s symptomatic sensitivity to magnetic and electric frequencies, including microwave and radio frequencies. This is becoming more and more common as our world becomes inundated with more wireless technology on a round the clock basis.

This technological environment is putting pressure on human biology and producing radiation pollution that is increasingly showing a link with noticeable and significant health issues. These issues are particularly dramatic in individuals who have EHS, or ES, as they are more likely to have visible and notable symptoms from it.

The UK’s EM Radiation Research Trust in 2015 estimated that between 2.5% and 8% of the population could have this condition.

In Sweden, for example, 285,000 people (over 3% of the population) are registered as ES and claim disability benefit from the government.

In November 2005, the Health Protection Agency printed the ‘Definition, Epidemiology and Management of Electrical Sensitivity’ report, commissioned to identify and appraise the literature in order to describe and define ES.

Common reaction to EHS

The most common reaction for a person sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies is a warm burning sensation in the area most affected. This could be the face or one side of the head, or even a general burning sensation throughout the body. It is often described as similar to being sunburnt. There may also be physical signs such as skin rashes or blemishes as well as eye problems and a feeling that one’s mucous membranes have dried up.

For EHS to be considered you have to think back to before you felt this way.

  • Has something changed in your environment?
  • Have you or your workplace purchased some new electronic equipment?
  • Have you or a neighbour installed a home Wi-Fi system?

Other symptoms can include

  • Regular and recurring headaches and buzzing
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of concentration
  • Skin rashes and swelling
  • Foggy brain, issues with learning and memory
  • Sleeping issues, including children suffering from night terrors
  • Hearing issues including Tinnitus
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle aches
  • Compromised immune functioning
  • Candida and other bacterial overgrowth
  • Feeling nauseous in certain areas of the home or workplace
  • Negative emotional energies such as anger, anxiety, depression etc

NOTE: I am not a doctor or medical professional, and do not provide medical advice. Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with their healthcare provider. Nothing you read here should be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or any course of treatment.

Symptoms can vary with each person, depending on: the strength, type and length of EMF exposure; exposure to other environmental toxins; individual constitution; and basic health practices. Symptoms can be mild to severe. What is key is that in order to heal, reducing exposure is imperative. See Why use our products.