Electromagnetic Sensitivity (ES)
ES was little understood so far, but the mechanism by which it happens is now explained through the research of Dr Martin Pall (Washington State University), and Dr Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute (Sweden).
The symptoms can vary a lot between sufferers, but will normally include some of the following: sleep disturbance, tiredness, depression, headaches, restlessness, irritability, concentration problems, forgetfulness, learning difficulties, frequent infections, blood pressure changes, heart palpitations, limb and joint pains, numbness or tingling sensations, tinnitus, hearing loss, impaired balance, giddiness and eye problems.
Many of the symptoms reported have a lot in common with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), and it is quite common for someone who suffers from one condition to suffer from the other. Both syndromes therefore may affect you or your children. It may also be that there is a ‘synergistic’ effect; i.e. people develop symptoms in the presence of both (or multiple) environmental exposures, whereas only one such exposure would not provoke the symptoms.
What you can do
Remember once ES is initiated it does not seem to go away of its own accord, it frequently continues to get worse, and can lead to the necessity of living in an EMF-free environment with all the limitations that involves, if it is not taken seriously and acted on early enough.
The best way to mitigate symptoms if you suffer from ES is to avoid exposure to them. Don’t use a mobile or cordless phone, don’t use Wi-Fi, and avoid public areas that offer Wireless access. However, even then, it can be difficult to know exactly what you are exposed to from other sources, including in your own home. There are a number of further measures that can be taken to help identify and reduce your exposure, such as detectors that can display exposure to EMF sources, and shielding materials that can either block or reflect the fields, enabling you to have a very low EMF home, work space or school environment for your children.
“HealthySpacesNow” has trained specialists who can help you detect EMF sources and recommend the best way to reduce your exposure.