Electrical Noise Causing Physiological Stress

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Electrical Noise Causing Physiological Stress

Postby hmm » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:55 am

good article from the mainstream press, with some solid quotes from experts.<br>It also shows the stupidity and arrogance of the industry position..<br><br>the industry position being:<br>because sufferers cant consistantly detect the presence of electricity in laboratory conditions they must not be suffering its ill effects.<br><br>imagine if the nuclear industry used this kind of "science" to prove that radiation is not harmfull....<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060328.wxelectricity28/BNStory/Science/home/?pageRequested=all">www.theglobeandmail.com/s...uested=all</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Does power corrupt?<br><br>MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT<br><br>From Tuesday's Globe and Mail<br><br>Kevin Byrne is a man in the prime of his life who feared he had an old man's problems. Last summer, he was devastated by chronic back pain and thought his hips were about to give out.<br><br>~snip~<br><br>No one knows how many people are sensitive to electricity. Scientific debate is intense over whether the condition exists or is a figment of people's imagination. Some estimates place the number afflicted at a handful out of every million. Others view it as more common but still a tad unusual, perhaps a few individuals out of every thousand.<br><br>Mr. Byrne counts himself among those unlucky few. He began researching the topic when a neighbour expressed the belief that electricity was dangerous. In an act of desperation brought on by constant pain, he did something he initially thought was off-the-wall. He spent $1,000 on filters that, much like surge protectors on a computer, clean up fluctuations and surges in the electricity flowing in the wires around his home.<br><br>"When you're in a lot of pain, you'll do just about anything. So I was sort of grasping at non-medical straws," he said. "I didn't think they would work, to tell you the truth. I thought I was probably wasting my money."<br><br>But within a couple of days, after months of pain for which his doctor could find no cause, he started feeling fine again. "I said to my wife, 'This has got to be the placebo effect,'<br><br>~snip~<br><br>Mr. Byrne also noticed another odd health effect after he cleaned up his power, convincing him that electricity was at the root of his problems. Both he and his wife suddenly began to sleep more soundly and his dreams became "incredibly real and very vivid."<br><br>~snip~<br><br>Symptoms of electrical sensitivity include the joint pain Mr. Byrne experienced, but also a bewildering array of other common problems most everyone feels at one time or another, such as fatigue, headaches, poor sleep quality with frequent wakefulness, ringing in the ears, depression, difficulty remembering things, and skin rashes. The list of symptoms has created speculation that some cases of sick building syndrome, where people working in buildings complain of nausea and headaches, might be due to electrical sensitivities.<br><br>Madga Havas, an associate professor at the Environmental Studies Department of Trent University who is an expert on the health claims about electricity, says she receives "almost a call a day" from people who say electricity is making them ill and they can't find help in the medical system. "It's not just from Canada. It's usually from the States as well," she says.<br><br>~snip~<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The industry position has been bolstered by studies showing that most of those who say they have allergies to electricity are unable consistently to detect the presence of electric currents in laboratory experiments.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>~snip~<br><br>Reacting to this rising tide of claims of a new illness, the World Health Organization issued a fact sheet in December on the allergies, which it dubbed "electromagnetic hypersensitivity" and likened it to multiple chemical sensitivities.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The WHO says the "symptoms are certainly real" </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->and "can be a disabling problem for the affected individual."<br><br>~snip~<br><br>The change in power quality means more variable electromagnetic fields, and possibly more biologically active ones, are associated with electricity than there used to be. This is a possible explanation for the rise in electrosensitivity complaints in the view of Denis Henshaw, a professor at the University of Bristol in Britain, who is an international authority on the health effects of power transmission lines.<br><br>He says that if electricity were flowing in a constant way, most people's bodies would likely adapt, but with all the interference from modern devices, the resulting fields are too variable for people to get used to. "We just don't get to adapt to these because they don't have any special pattern to them," he said. "There is no proof of this, it's just an opinion."<br><br>~snip~<br><br>In Canada, Dr. Havas has been investigating whether the deterioration in power quality has led to sensitivity. To this end, she's been installing filters that clean up the interference on electrical wires to see if people notice.<br><br>~snip~<br><br>Based on this finding, Dr. Havas estimates that perhaps half of the population may have some sensitivity to electricity.<br><br>~snip~<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>When it comes to electricity, Mr. Byrne says, "I think people should automatically begin changing their lifestyles."</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Electrical Noise Causing Physiological Stress

Postby thoughtographer » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:59 pm

Electrical, or fungal? [edit: Or something in between? A sybiosis?] The appearance of this on Slashdot, and it's wide circulation is interesting for sure.<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sick_building_syndrome">SBS</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycotoxins">Mycotoxins</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br>Hmm, indeed. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=thoughtographer>thoughtographer</A> at: 3/29/06 3:25 pm<br></i>
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Re: Electrical Noise Causing Physiological Stress

Postby elfismiles » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:47 pm

ElectroMagnetic Hypersensitivity!!

Gran spends nearly £4,000 to protect her house against wi-fi and mobile phone signals
Stefanie Russell with the device that detects wireless signals and in the background, a workman painting the house

First published Tuesday 21 October 2014 in News
Last updated 10:25 Tuesday 21 October 2014 . Exclusive by Flora Thompson

A GRANDMOTHER has spent thousands of pounds making her home wi-fi proof to protect her health.

Stefanie Russell, 72, from Steyning, claims radiation from wi-fi internet and mobile phone signals give her headaches and nausea which make it impossible for her to be near some types of technology.

She believes her symptoms are caused by electro-sensitivity, which makes her so ill she cannot travel on buses because of the number of portable devices being used.

She said: “I’ve not been diagnosed by a doctor but my GP surgery is aware of my condition. Every time I am near wi-fi or mobile phone signals I feel ill.

It makes it difficult for me to get around and see people. I don’t touch the internet or email – it’s not safe.”

After researching the topic and reading articles which warn of health consequences as serious as cancer, Mrs Russell decided she needed to take drastic steps to protect her wellbeing.

She shuns computers and mobile phones and has spent £4,000 hiring specialists to cover her house in Shooting Fields in four coats of thick, ray-repelling paint.

She said: “The painting inside and outside my house is nearly complete. I feel much better now I’m more protected.

“I have a device which helps me to detect how many wireless signals are near and I’m reassured that I will not have unwanted wi-fi guests coming into my home.”

Her next mission is to appeal to schools to listen to the warnings about wi-fi and shield children from possible health risks. She has also sought the help of St Andrew’s Church in Steyning.

She added: “Schools could use broadband instead of wi-fi, protecting them from early exposure to radiation.

“This is important – exposing them at an early age is essentially ‘cooking’ our children.”

The NHS Knowledge Service website said some studies which claimed the symptoms were psychosomatic raise “interesting points” and showed the importance of scientific research.

Symptoms are not all in the mind, claims company boss

STUDIES suggesting symptoms of electro-sensitivity are ‘all in the mind’ are flawed, the managing director of a radiation-repelling company has claimed.

Glynn Hughes, the boss of Block Radiation, which runs websites including wireless- protection.org, thinks research which claims people do not suffer from symptoms of electro-sensitivity do not paint an accurate picture.

And he believes health experts are discouraged into investigating further because the technology industry is a lucrative market for the economy.

The World Health Organisation has warned that overexposure to the use of mobile phones could have major health implications.

Mr Hughes’s company, from Lancashire, is assisting Stefanie Russell with the changes to her house in Steyning.

He said: “This is similar to everyone’s perceptions of smoking 50 years ago. No-one believed it was bad for your health until later on.”

He said everyone is electro-sensitive but only some people are acutely affected.

He said: “I know a 20-year-old girl who has to spend 23 hours a day in the dark after electro-sensitivity caused her to become light sensitive.”

Mr Hughes left his job building large wireless networks in the telecommunications industry after he claims he discovered the health risks first hand when his own daughter became ill.

He said: “Her school had a phone mast on its roof, eight foot from the children and she didn’t really get better until it was taken down.”

Mrs Russell employed Mr Hughes to survey her home and his company painted another Brighton house earlier this year.

He said: “It’s quite an environmentally friendly area and we’ve have a handful of clients here.”

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11547439 ... e_signals/

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plus past posts of mine in threads about EMF / Electromagnetic sensitivity issues:
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Re: Electrical Noise Causing Physiological Stress

Postby elfismiles » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:30 pm

Schoolgirl found hanging from tree after suffering from 'rare allergic reaction to WiFi'
13:11, 30 Nov 2015
Updated 13:35, 30 Nov 2015
By Alex Wellman
Jenny Fry had crippling headaches and bladder problems and battled tiredness
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sc ... er-6926586

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Re: Electrical Noise Causing Physiological Stress

Postby elfismiles » Fri May 18, 2018 11:45 am

EKLIPSE report

18.05.2018 - Reports on impacts of EMR (electromagnetic radiations) on wildlife

EKLIPSE invited a wide range of experts from different disciplines to discuss the current knowledge on the effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) on wildlife. The aim was to highlight the current state of the art in this field, to identify knowledge gaps related to the impacts on different taxonomic groups, to discuss the technical aspects and methodologies used in current studies, and to identify and prioritize key research needs and policy recommendations.

The two reports related to the web conference are now available:

1/ The Current Knowledge Overview report explains the work done by the Expert Steering Group in analysing a representative set of the peer-reviewed literature and include their findings which consist of:

a list of the main results extracted from the studies
an assessment of the quality of the reviewed papers and studies
the identification of knowledge gaps

2/ The Web Conference report outlines the outcomes of the discussions that took place during the web conference and consists of:

feedback from the participants on the first document
lists of research needs and policy recommendations identified by the participants

More information on the web conference and its outcomes can be found on the dedicated webpage.

Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts poses 'credible' threat to wildlife, report finds
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
18 May 2018 • 12:01am

Electromagnetic radiation from power lines, wi-fi, phone masts and broadcast transmitters poses a ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, a new report suggests, as environmentalists warned the 5G roll out could cause greater harm.

An analysis of 97 studies by the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE concluded that radiation is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation and plant health.

However the charity Buglife warned that despite good evidence of the harms there was little research ongoing to assess the impact, or apply pollution limits.

The charity said ‘serious impacts on the environment could not be ruled out’ and called for 5G transmitters to be placed away from street lights, which attract insects, or areas where they could harm wildlife.

Matt Shardlow, CEO of Buglife said: “We apply limits to all types of pollution to protect the habitability of our environment, but as yet, even in Europe, the safe limits of electromagnetic radiation have not been determined, let alone applied.

“There is a credible risk that 5G could impact significantly on wildlife, and that placing transmitters on LED street lamps, which attract nocturnal insects such as moths increases exposure and thereby risk.

“Therefore we call for all 5G pilots to include detailed studies of their influence and impacts on wildlife, and for the results of those studies to be made public.”

Buglife called for 5G transmitters to be moved away from street lights where insects are drawn

As of March, 237 scientists have signed an appeal to the United Nations asking them to take the risks posed by electromagnetic radiation more seriously.

The EKLIPSE report found that the magnetic orientation of birds, mammals and invertebrates such as insects and spiders could be disrupted by electromagnetic radiation (EMR). It also found established that plant metabolism is also altered by EMR.

The authors of the review conclude that there is “an urgent need to strengthen the scientific basis of the knowledge on EMR and their potential impacts on wildlife.

“ In particular, there is a need to base future research on sound, high-quality, replicable experiments so that credible, transparent and easily accessible evidence can inform society and policy-makers to make decisions and frame their policies.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... -credible/

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