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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 any potential health effects.

Today, JML Law announced it has won a major appeal in the California Court of Appeal that establishes that a plaintiff who pleads symptoms and physical manifestations of "electromagnetic hypersensitivity" has adequately alleged that they suffer from a "physical disability" under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA").
"Physical and mental torment"

The "victim", Yan, alleged that his neighbour, Tan, who lived two stories down from him, had caused him "physical and mental torment" via the "electromagnetic waves" emitted from her house.
A Los Angeles teacher who said a Wi-Fi system installed in her school caused her chronic pain and prevented her from working adequately alleged the district failed to provide her with a reasonable accommodation, a California appellate court said Thursday..
The World Health Organization and other experts say one-third of the population is being made sick, 6% disabled, by wireless radiation (cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) in the developed world. EMS (electromagnetic sensitivity) or “microwave sickness” has been known since the 1930s by radar/radio operators. In the last two decades, wireless radiation has become increasingly ubiquitous.
As many as 178 people in Perth could be suffering with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS).
With the emergence of 5G technology spreading across the globe, now is most definitely the time to find out about EMF radiation and the potential impact it can have on your health.

If you don’t know much about EMFs, don’t worry.
Fortunately, Mark’s presentation alerted the council to some of the dangers that smart meters may impose on an unsuspecting public.

I have come to realize that many people who consider themselves well-informed and well-educated have no idea of the hazards surrounding human-made electromagnetic radiation.
We agree with the author that the electromagnetic hypothesis (that EHS is caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields) appears scientifically largely unfounded and that other theoretical approaches focussing on psychological processes are more plausible and promising.
It's ruining his life

An ex-boxer with three kids has become a prisoner in his own home because he is allergic to electricity.

Bruno Berrick, 48, has lost five stone and is forced to leave the lights off in the evening, keep the heating off, and never does normal every-day activities like watch TV.
A Rothwell man says he has become a prisoner in his own home after discovering he is allergic to electricity.

Bruno Berrick, 48, has coated his bungalow where he lives with his partner and three daughters in special paint designed to block out 5G and radio waves.

They keep electricity usage to an absolute minimum - leaving lights off in the evening, keeping the heating off, and never doing normal every-day activities like watching television.

Today, more than 7.3 billion people use mobile phones, and because of this, we are living in an environment where wireless equipment such as mobile towers, Wi-Fi, tabs, and laptops are emitting Electrosmog or radiation, which is harmful to health.

A recent study shows that globally almost 10 percent of the entire population is suffering from EHS (Electric HyperSensitivity). This disease includes skin irritation and burning sensation, skin rash, weakening of the immune system, and various allergic reactions & body pains.
The prospect of adverse effects of wireless radiation on the human body has sparked fears about 5G technology in Switzerland.

The country is at the forefront of the 5G rollout in Europe, installing over 2,000 antennas last year alone.

However, the speed of the implementation is slowing down over some people's concerns that the technology might be harming them.
There are individuals that are increasingly reporting health problems attributed to electromagnetic field emitters. This condition is known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). This condition includes headaches, fatigue, poor memory, reduced concentration, and nausea. You know, the symptoms for basically everything.

The World Health Organization even has a page about the condition on its website. They’ve also gone on to say that no research backs the fact that low-level electromagnetic fields can cause the health defects connected to EHS. Double-blind studies have shown no relation to electromagnetic frequencies at all. But it is still considered a real syndrome. Makes me want to say WHO cares.
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With mounting scientific evidence confirming health risks associated with electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure, expert physicians and scientists from across the globe will convene for the Electromagnetic Fields Medical Conference on January 28-31, 2021. Connecting EMF scientists with health practitioners and EMF assessment professionals, this novel online event will present the latest EMF science and train health care practitioners in preventing, diagnosing, and treating EMF-associated illness.
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.
  • Cut Your EMF Exposure
  • Turn Off Your WiFi When You’re Asleep
  • Ways to Turn Off Your WiFi Router
  • If You Turn Off Your WiFi at Night, You Can Still Stay Connected
  • The Router Isn’t The Only Source of EMF at Night
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.
Do you really need to protect yourself from WiFi radiation?