Health Practitioners and Patients
Are your patients experiencing symptoms of exposure to electromagnetic radiation?
Could your clients’ symptoms be related to electromagnetic radiation?
Your clients are exposed to different fields at different frequencies in their homes and workplaces and also from the devices they use.
These include magnetic and electric fields from electrical sources, radiofrequency (wireless) radiation and what’s often called ‘dirty’ electricity from wiring.
There is abundant scientific evidence to show that exposure can produce harmful effects on the body, including:
- DNA damage
- changes to neurotransmitters and hormones, including a reduction in melatonin
- changes to cell behaviour, including increased levels of heat shock proteins and calcium ion efflux
- breaches of the blood-brain-barrier
- cell proliferation.
Among the health problems most closely linked to exposure are:
- brain tumours
- leukemia, especially childhood leukemia
- neurodegenerative diseases
- sperm damage consistent with infertility.
Exposure to magnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation are also linked with a range of unpleasant symptoms. Often when exposure is reduced, symptoms improve.
Some of the many symptoms associated with exposure include:
- sleep problems
- concentration and memory problems
- nausea and digestive problems
- behaviour problems
Some people experience intense discomfort as a result of these symptoms and this condition is often referred to as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS).
When considered with recent animal experimental evidence, the recent epidemiological studies strengthen and support the conclusion that RFR should be categorized as carcinogenic to humans (IARC Group 1).
Miller, AB et al, ‘Cancer epidemiology update, following the 2011 IARC evaluation of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (Monograph 102)’, Environmental Research, Volume 167, November 2018, Pages 673-683,
A medically classifiable condition
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), a global standard for diagnostic health information for health practitioners, lists exposure to radiofrequency radiation as a classifiable condition.
If you believe that the effects of WiFi, mobile phones, or mobile phone tower base stations have caused injury to yourself, your child/children or a friend, you are not alone. The increasingly widespread use of WiFi across business and government (especially in schools) is a move that goes against the rapidly mounting body of credible scientific evidence which makes increasingly clear that exposure to even low levels of electromagnetic radiation (also known as EMR), which includes WiFi, on an ongoing basis has a wide range of serious adverse health effects.
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity - Resources
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity appears to be a growing problem and many people are seeking support from medical practitioners to help them understand and cope with it.
You can find criteria for diagnosing EHS here.
You can see a presentation by Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe here. Dr Mallery-Blythe is Founder of PHIRE (Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment), Trustee of the Radiation Research Trust, Medical Advisor of the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association (ORSAA), Medical Advisor at ES-UK, and Head of UK Non-Ionising Radiation and EHS Research Team.
You can listen to Lyn's radio interview on electromagnetic hypersensitivity for the 2016 Environmental Sensitivities Symposium, with Lucinda Curran here.
You will find the following scientific articles for the medical practitioners of help:
Belpomme D and Irigaray P, 'Electrohypersensitivity as a Newly Identified and Characterized Neurologic Pathological Disorder: How to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent It', Int J Mol Sci, 2020 Mar 11;21(6). pii: E1915. doi: 10.3390/ijms21061915, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7139347/
Belyaev, I et al ‘EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses’, Reviews on Environmental Health. Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 337–371, ISSN (Online) 2191-0308, ISSN (Print) 0048-7554, DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0033, November 2015
Carpenter, D.O. et al, ‘Idiopathic environmental intolerance’, Reviews on Environmental Health. Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 207–207, ISSN (Online) 2191-0308, ISSN (Print) 0048-7554, DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0065, November 2015;
Lena Hedendahl, ‘Electromagnetic hypersensitivity – an increasing challenge to the medical profession’, Reviews on Environmental Health. Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 209–215, ISSN (Online) 2191-0308, ISSN (Print) 0048-7554, DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0012, September 2015
Bested, A.C., ‘Review of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management by clinicians’, Reviews on Environmental Health. Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 223–249, ISSN (Online) 2191-0308, ISSN (Print) 0048-7554, DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0026, November 2015
Mortazavi, G and S.M.J. Mortazavi, ‘Increased mercury release from dental amalgam restorations after exposure to electromagnetic fields as a potential hazard for hypersensitive people and pregnant women’, Reviews on Environmental Health. Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 287–292, ISSN (Online) 2191-0308, ISSN (Print) 0048-7554, DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0017, November 2015.
Redmayne, M and Olle Johansson, O, ‘Radiofrequency exposure in young and old: different sensitivities in light of age-relevant natural differences’, Reviews on Environmental Health. Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 323–335, ISSN (Online) 2191-0308, ISSN (Print) 0048-7554, DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0030, November 2015
Dr. Riina Bray MD and David Fancy PhD (Eds), 'Clinical Practice Guidelines for EHS - Proceedings from a Symposium on the Impacts of Wireless Technology on Health' https://www.
Managing environmental sensitivities
Andrea Webber has developed on online/printed course for managing environmental sensitivities called 'Self-empowered Sensitivity Management Program'. You can see details here.
How we can help you to help patients
EMR Australia can help patients who may experience symptoms as a result of their exposure to EMR.
- We can identify and reduce the electromagnetic fields in your clinic.
- We provide a professional testing service for your clients to identify and reduce their exposure in their homes.
- We provide you with wholesale books and shielded mobile phone cases to inform and protect clients.