Dear CHE colleagues and others.
I am forwarding a poignant statement, prepared by a person suffering from electrical hypersensitivity.
did not go so far as to indicate one of the causal factors are electromagnetic fields. Since I know this person and so many others whose lives have been disrupted due to this health condition, it is frustrating to learn how their individual rights are impaired due to the involuntary exposure conditions they are forced to endure. In 2003, the World Health Organization recognized that EHS is a health condition however it known as electrical hypersensitivity. At the same time. the WHO did not go so far as to link this condition to any one causal factor rather it stated that the causes are unknown. Well, according to the independent scientists, including tose who signed the Benevento resolution (www.icems.eu), for the growing number of people who suffer the effects of this condition, now counting over 130 million people world wide, one of the known causes is EMF exposure. The Benevento scientists state that EHS may be genetically related and call for more investigations as to cause and for reduced EMF exposures as a precautionary measure.
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The Story of the Tragic Loss of Basic Rights
There is a growing group of people who may be having their human rights stripped from them right here in
Just like to the proverbial canary in the coal mine, whose sudden death served to warn miners of deadly gases underground, scores of electro-sensitive human canaries are now experiencing profound health effects from invisible radio waves from cell phones, wireless computers, WiFi,
It should come as no surprise that we may be finally reaching a tipping point in our health, arising from the mass adoption of wireless technologies. Since the mid-1970’s, more than 600 largely-ignored studies on the bio-effects of radio-frequency (RF) fields have shown health impacts from the biological interaction with radio-waves, even at low-levels. The recent explosion of wireless technologies, which has created radio-frequency fields that are now 100-150 times as intense as they were as in 2000, has also created a burgeoning electrosmog over our cities, suburbs and countryside. The FCC claims that in a typical
The problem is that no one can see these waves and most cannot feel them and thus the
For those unfortunate technology canaries, the personal impact has been harsh. Some have learned to live with it, fortifying their homes against the waves, while suffering through the symptoms. Others have run for the hills. Reports show that thousands have fled to the high dessert or remote caverns in rural areas to get away from the wireless technologies.
I have personally met more than two dozen electro-sensitive people and what has struck me most is their level of education, professional credentials and their unanimous desire for anonymity. Four are PhD’s., two attorneys, a pharmacist, a radio personality, a pre-medical student, seven executives, more than half graduated from tier-one universities.
Many with electromagnetic sensitivities have been misdiagnosed, and misunderstood. Others are being treated for psychological issues. Still others, who show the symptoms, have not yet made the connection between unexplained symptoms and the invisible radio waves. What’s clearly suppressing the awareness of this issue is a profound reticence on the part of electro sensitive people to come forward and admit publicly to their society-imposed health condition.
Where Will They Go?
In the meantime, the question is: are these people being denied their basic constitutional rights? The biggest fear of these people: In 2009 TV will switch to digital and WiMax will begin to come online. What will happen to these EMF-sensitive people? Where will they go?