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Is electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) really a thing? When you see intelligent well-reasoned arguments made, like the Ted Talk by Jeromy Johnson (link below), it’s reasonable to wonder. The public debate over EHS is old, but it’s been reignited in recent years as the rush to push 5G cellular technology into our neighborhoods accelerates. The symptoms of EMF (electromagnetic field) exposure are vague and diagnosis from symptoms is unlikely. We don’t yet know enough about the effects on human health.

It’s all very real for the people effected, and here is one thing we know for certain: there is no upside to more EMF exposure in your lives. Off Hours keeps WiFi off when it’s not needed; most significantly during the evening hours when everyone is asleep. Less exposure to WiFi radiation hopefully will translate into less worry about the health effects.

Why it matters: Claims that 5G can cause health ailments have been populating the internet for some time, gaining traction as Covid-19 spread across the world—some say the next-gen networks caused the virus. Studies have shown 5G does not negatively impact humans, so why do so many people believe the opposite?
The coronavirus pandemic is sparking baseless theories about the dangers of 5G. But the fear that wireless technology is slowly killing us isn’t new—and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
"Based on the existing science, many public health experts believe it is possible we will face an epidemic of cancers in the future resulting from uncontrolled use of cell phones and increased population exposure to WiFi and other wireless devices."
TESLAR, a subsidiary of TIMEX has a different approach to the multi-functionality of a watch.

TESLAR watches use their TESLAR technology to protect us from electromagnetic pollution. It uses a Turbo Chip that sends a 7 to 9 hertz frequency into and around the body via the arm's triple warmer meridian, the body's key energy conduit. “The triple warmer meridian is one of the body's primary energy conduits and it starts at the 4th finger (from the thumb) and travels up the arm, through the shoulder, behind the ear and finally to the corner of the eye.
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Durango woman joins effort to reduce wireless technology emissions

Nancy Van Dover says she is a prisoner in her own home. Since January, it has become too physically painful to be around electromagnetic fields, like those emitted by high voltage power lines, cellphones and cell towers, she said.
The answer from the assembled industry leaders was likely not what the senator was hoping for. “There are no industry-backed studies [of risks to public health] to my knowledge right now,” said Brad Gillen, the executive vice president of CTIA, a trade association representing the wireless communications industry. “With small cells, especially, you’re going to have lower power levels … but no, I’m not aware of any [studies],” offered Steve Berry, CEO of the Competitive Carriers Association.
Yes, a Wi-Fi router modem or router should be turned off when not in use. Furthermore, it should be kept as far away from your bedroom in your home or other areas where you spend most of your time (i.e. office).
Considering the preponderance of extreme weather, new potential health epidemics and the existential threat of the climate crisis, there may be a tendency to think of the increasingly robust global wireless telecommunications network as benign.

But for many around the world that is not the case.
European scientists also uncovered an apparent link between EMF and leukemia in children. But they say that monitoring of EMF is lacking, so they’re not able to draw any certain conclusions from their work, and more research and better monitoring is needed.

A review of more than two dozen studies on low-frequency EMFs suggests these energy fields may cause various neurological and psychiatric problems in people. This studyTrusted Source found a link between EMF exposure and changes in human nerve function throughout the body, affecting things like sleep and mood.
Last month, Nevada City made headlines as its mayor came under fire for, among other things, allegedly soliciting opposition to the city’s 5G wireless telecom facility regulations. Residents packed a contentious meeting Dec. 10 in which Reinette Senum faced official censure, which could have included the loss of the mayor position, for her advocacy. In the end, Senum escaped any official rebuke, with more than 40 community members coming forward during the meeting to express their support for her and their opposition to 5G technology. In some cases, these self-proclaimed “Wi-Fi refugees” moved to rural Nevada County to escape the creeping encroachment of wireless technology they believe has literally made them sick.
What is the scientific evidence for the direct harms of EMR?
A British woman has been in the news recently for diagnosing herself with a sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation and sleeping in a $500 EMF-blocking sack. She reportedly stays in the sack, from time to time, for 30-hour stretches.
For some time a number of individuals have reported a variety of health problems that they relate to exposure to EMF. While some individuals report mild symptoms and react by avoiding the fields as best they can, others are so severely affected that they cease work and change their entire lifestyle. This reputed sensitivity to EMF has been generally termed “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” or EHS.
Timex Group Luxury Division launches the TESLAR Watch, the new wearable wellness, designed to resist the harmful effects of electromagnetic pollution coming from today's technology - cell phones, computers, tablets, Wi-Fi, and others.
WiFi and several other electromagnetic waves that travel freely in the air, were always suspected to bring some health hazards with them. Some people even believe that they might be allergic to WiFi. People who experience such allergies get headaches, dizziness and skin irritation all of a sudden. The blame is on electromagnetic fields to cause hypersensitivity and discomfort. The condition is known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome or EHS by World Health Organization.
Does research suggest environmental radiation and psychological illness links?
A Silicon-valley engineer turned technology health advocate, Jeromy Johnson discusses our attachment to technology and the health hazards such an addiction may hold.
"Idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF) remains a complex and unclear phenomenon, often characterized by the report of various, non-specific physical symptoms (NSPS) when an EMF source is present or perceived by the individual."
Highlights
  • 7 effects have each been repeatedly reported following Wi-Fi & other EMF exposures
  • Established Wi-Fi effects, include apoptosis, oxidat. stress testis/sperm dysfunct; Neuropsych; DNA impact; hormone change; Ca2+ rise
  • Wi-Fi is thought to act via voltage-gated calcium channel activation
  • One claim of no Wi-Fi effects was found to be deeply flawed.
"For the better part of a decade, two diametrically opposed sides—one that claims there is no scientific link between exposure to Wi-Fi signals and illness and another that says people suffer daily because of it—have battled on websites, in newspapers and in scientific journals."
Various reference materials available on a range of topics relating to electromagnetics and possible health effects.
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