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plopplop
# Posted: 6 Jan 2018 19:15
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Abstract

Chronic diseases and illnesses associated with non-specific symptoms are on the rise. In addition to chronic stress in social and work environments, physical and chemical exposures at home, at work, and during leisure activities are causal or contributing environmental stressors that deserve attention by the general practitioner as well as by all other members of the health care community. It seems necessary now to take "new exposures" like electromagnetic fields (EMF) into account. Physicians are increasingly confronted with health problems from unidentified causes. Studies, empirical observations, and patient reports clearly indicate interactions between EMF exposure and health problems. Individual susceptibility and environmental factors are frequently neglected. New wireless technologies and applications have been introduced without any certainty about their health effects, raising new challenges for medicine and society. For instance, the issue of so-called non-thermal effects and potential long-term effects of low-dose exposure were scarcely investigated prior to the introduction of these technologies. Common electromagnetic field or EMF sources: Radio-frequency radiation (RF) (3 MHz to 300 GHz) is emitted from radio and TV broadcast antennas, Wi-Fi access points, routers, and clients (e.g. smartphones, tablets), cordless and mobile phones including their base stations, and Bluetooth devices. Extremely low frequency electric (ELF EF) and magnetic fields (ELF MF) (3 Hz to 3 kHz) are emitted from electrical wiring, lamps, and appliances. Very low frequency electric (VLF EF) and magnetic fields (VLF MF) (3 kHz to 3 MHz) are emitted, due to harmonic voltage and current distortions, from electrical wiring, lamps (e.g. compact fluorescent lamps), and electronic devices. On the one hand, there is strong evidence that long-term exposure to certain EMFs is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer's disease, and male infertility. On the other hand, the emerging electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is more and more recognized by health authorities, disability administrators and case workers, politicians, as well as courts of law. We recommend treating EHS clinically as part of the group of chronic multisystem illnesses (CMI), but still recognizing that the underlying cause remains the environment. In the beginning, EHS symptoms occur only occasionally, but over time they may increase in frequency and severity. Common EHS symptoms include headaches, concentration difficulties, sleep problems, depression, a lack of energy, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms. A comprehensive medical history, which should include all symptoms and their occurrences in spatial and temporal terms and in the context of EMF exposures, is the key to making the diagnosis. The EMF exposure is usually assessed by EMF measurements at home and at work. Certain types of EMF exposure can be assessed by asking about common EMF sources. It is very important to take the individual susceptibility into account. The primary method of treatment should mainly focus on the prevention or reduction of EMF exposure, that is, reducing or eliminating all sources of high EMF exposure at home and at the workplace. The reduction of EMF exposure should also be extended to public spaces such as schools, hospitals, public transport, and libraries to enable persons with EHS an unhindered use (accessibility measure). If a detrimental EMF exposure is reduced sufficiently, the body has a chance to recover and EHS symptoms will be reduced or even disappear. Many examples have shown that such measures can prove effective. To increase the effectiveness of the treatment, the broad range of other environmental factors that contribute to the total body burden should also be addressed. Anything that supports homeostasis will increase a person's resilience against disease and thus against the adverse effects of EMF exposure. There is increasing evidence that EMF exposure has a major impact on the oxidative and nitrosative regulation capacity in affected individuals. This concept also may explain why the level of susceptibility to EMF can change and why the range of symptoms reported in the context of EMF exposures is so large. Based on our current understanding, a treatment approach that minimizes the adverse effects of peroxynitrite – as has been increasingly used in the treatment of multisystem illnesses – works best. This EMF Guideline gives an overview of the current knowledge regarding EMF-related health risks and provides recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and accessibility measures of EHS to improve and restore individual health outcomes as well as for the development of strategies for prevention.

plopplop
# Posted: 6 Jan 2018 19:20
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europaem emf guideline 2016

They also cover

Current state of the scientific and political debate about EMF-related health problems from a medical perspective
Introduction
Worldwide statements of organizations regarding EMF
EMF and cancer
Genotoxic effects


EMF and infertility and reproduction
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)
Other diseases that require attention with respect to EMF
Recommendations for action

Where is the UK Medical establishment hiding from all this? Can they read?

plopplop
# Posted: 8 Jan 2018 19:25
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Report of the independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation

Documents of the Health Protection Agency


9.5
Symptoms in Humans
Since the 2003 AGNIR report, a substantial amount of research has explored the potential link between
exposure to RF fields and symptoms. The overall evidence from the numerous experimental studies that have been conducted suggests that no causal link exists for short-term exposures. These studies also suggest that people are unable to detect the presence of RF fields. These findings apply to both healthy participants and to people who report being sensitive to various types of electromagnetic field. This does
not undermine the importance of the symptoms that are experienced, but it does suggest that causes other than those related to RF fields should be considered.
With regard to RF field exposures over the longer term, early observational studies concerning the effects of RF fields from mobile phone handsets or base stations suffered from several methodological flaws which limit the conclusions that can be drawn from them. In particular, assessing exposure through self-report or based on objective distance from a local base station is problematic, while confounding variables
may account for many of the associations that were observed. More recent studies employing personal exposure meters offer many advantages over this work and have typically demonstrated no association between exposure and symptom presence, although a possible association with behavioural disorders in children is of note, but as yet unreplicated. At present, insufficient good quality evidence is available to
draw conclusions as to the role of long-term exposure to RF fields in causing symptoms.


No pulling the wool over their eyes then.

plopplop
# Posted: 10 Jan 2018 20:11
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Some people with EHS might be misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) since many of the symptoms are similar. This offers an opportunity to causally influence the course of the disease.
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/reveh.2016.31.issue-3/reveh-2016-0011/reveh-2016-001 1.xml

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