If you don’t yet know what electrosmog is, simply put, it’s the electromagnetic waves surrounding us in our environment. Here’s what NASA had to say about these:
“As you sit watching TV, not only are there visible light waves from the TV striking your eyes, but also radio waves, transmitting from a nearby station, and microwaves carrying cellphone calls and text messages, and waves from your neighbor’s WiFi, and GPS units in the cars driving by. There is a chaos of waves from all across the spectrum passing through your room right now.” .
And guess what? Turns out that this “chaos of waves” is not benign at all. In fact, it turns out it’s bad for us in all kinds of ways. Most acutely, it’s bad for our central nervous system and intestinal walls, which is what the French researcher and oncologist, Dr. Dominique Belpomme, and his colleagues (see the previous blog post) found to be the most damaged organs in people with EHS (Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity). And as with the deleterious effects of everyday chemicals, many people who begin by being only intolerant to some electromagnetic radiation end up with disabling hypersensitivity to many kinds, a disability that forces them to withdraw from society.
But EHS – which turns people into refugees from modern life – is only one of the many damaging effects of electrosomog. There is mounting evidence that electrosmog is also a major contributor to the spread of autoimmune diseases more generally, to the rise of brain and other cancers, and many other health conditions, including chemical sensitivity, heart disease and even diabetes.
Environmental oncologist and epidemiologist Devra Davis has worked tirelessly to publicize authoritative but suppressed evidence in the United States and Canada on links between electrosmog and various cancers.
Professor Olle Johansson, in Sweden, has been an activist on electrosmog for years, is a world-renowned authority and published numerous papers on its dangers and harms – find these listed below.
These leading researchers are only two of many distinguished experts who have been warning humanity against this most invasive and insidious form of pollution – so far, with little overall effect. Magda Havas, Ph.D. is a Canadian expert with an international reputation who has a very informative website and important research to share.
All electrosmog researchers are 100% opposed to the next level of mobile networks: the 5G system. They cite countless dangers to human health, but also include as dangers pollinator extinctions, nervous system damage in animals of allkins, and therefore a wider impact on the ecosystem in which we, as humans, must survive. Martin Pall, Ph.D., a leading EMF researcher, as well as a major contributor to understanding the neurochemistry of chemical sensitivity, has declared that” 5G is the most dangerous human technology ever invented,” and he is in good company. See his list of dangers in the sidebar.
Yet, like chemical sensitivity, doctors are not taught about the harms of electrosmog, or how to recognize intolerance or full-blown hypersensitivity, and are therefore encouraged to wrongly psychiatrize patients and treat them in harmful ways.
Please note the definition of EHS via the EHS-MCS European Treatment Research Group:
“EHS is defined (1) first and foremost by the lowering of the clinico-biological tolerance threshold of the body to electromagnetic fields, i.e. by the occurrence of intolerance at low or very low EMF intensity, possibly even at the limit of the detection threshold by the most sensitive measurement equipment; and (2) by the progressive extension of intolerance to other or all frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum (extremely low, low, radio, and high frequencies). Sensitivity can develop to such a point that some patients with very advanced hypersensitivity may become intolerant to ultraviolet rays and even to visible light, whether natural or artificial. Thus in the case of such an extreme photosensitivity, as we have observed in the ARTAC series of so-called EHS patients, several of them must wear permanently a patch on the eyes or may even become blind.”
ELECTROMANETIC HYPERSENSITIITY – PSYCHIATRIC OR OTHER TYPE OF PATHOLOGY?
The short answer to that question is “other”. Here is the detailed text:
Patients claiming to be EHS are in fact suffering from a new pathology which is unknown to most practitioners yet, causing them often to be incorrectly investigated and treated. That physical symptoms are not easily detectable clinically and that routine brain imaging (CT scan, MRI, carotid ultrasound) are usually normal. This led to the belief that patients were inventing or simulating disease. At the same time, functional neurologic or psycho-pathologic clinical symptoms such as cognitive impairment, depression, emotivism are prominent, further misleading physicians towards a psychiatric cause diagnosis.
Such a diagnosis does not withstand analysis. If patients are extensively interviewed and correctly examined and investigated before irreversible EMFIS (ie during the prodromic stage or even later), patients are lucid and conscious of their condition. Neurological symptoms such as headache, tinnitus, dysesthesia, dizziness and / or equilibrium loss; although functional, and fleeting (as they are triggered by electromagnetic sources), fail to meet criteria for a psychiatric disorder, whose diagnosis actually relies on subjective criteria, especially on the psychiatrist’s beliefs over the patient’s statements and behaviour.
Thorough interviews and especially complete clinical examination are therefore essential, searching for any objective physical sign of a somatic pathology. One may recall here that many physical neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, lateral amyotrophic sclerosis, small epilepsies, temporal-type epilepsy, etc. most often start with purely functional thus subjective symptoms, and that the search for purely functional symptoms is part of a neurological examination along with objective biological and/or imaging tests. This lesson should be applied to EHS and EMFIS patients.
So before referring such patients to a psychiatric consultation, a physician must ensure that EMFIS has been excluded; and if such patients unfortunately come to a psychiatrist, then before prescribing risky psychotropic, anxiolytic and / or antidepressants, he or she also should first exclude EMFIS. [emphasis in original]
Fortunately today, the above approach is advocated by a growing number of psychiatrists who acknowledge that the vast majority of EHS patients were mis-referred to them through mistake or ignorance, and are actually not suffering from a psychiatric disease. Thus, in most cases, they re-refer such patients to neurologists and / or to specialists in Environmental Medicine.
But this means that for some patients claiming to be EHS, their disorder can over time progress into a truly neuro-psychiatric condition. Indeed, as indicated above, in the absence of early treatment and precautionary measures to protect the organism from electromagnetic sources, patients are at risk of confusion syndrome or even early dementia resembling Alzheimer’s disease. This is suggested by the several epidemiological studies which showed that long-term, low or extremely low frequency EMF exposure is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease occurrence. Indeed several of our patients who had been intensively exposed to radio frequency or microwave, exhibited a type of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease, probably because of the absence of early treatment and electromagnetic weaning. Thus, it clearly appears that in the absence of treatment and preventive measures, EHS may evolve into such forms of psychiatric disorders but it is not the case in common EHS patients when early treatment is implemented and preventive measures are taken.
Articles by Olle Johansson
“MYSTERY IN THE SKIN. Screen dermatitis, the effect of computer work on human skin.” An interview with Olle Johansson, 2001
CUTANEOUS MAST CELLS ARE ALTERED IN NORMAL HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS SITTING IN FRONT OF ORDINARY TVS/PCS – RESULTS FROM OPEN-FIELD PROVOCATION EXPERIMENTS, 2001
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WILL WE ALL BECOME ELECTROSENSITIVE?
Örjan Hallberg and Olle Johansson, 2006
DISTURBANCE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM BY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS – A potentially underlying cause for cellular damage and tissue repair reduction which could lead to disease and impairment, 2009