Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS)

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Can you imagine going a day without technology? Probably not, but there is a growing population of people who suffer from what is called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) who cannot be near any of our fancy new devices without suffering severe health consequences.

What is Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity?

EHS, sometimes known as “the microwave syndrome” is essentially a syndrome where one may experience certain symptoms (non-organ specific) when exposed to varying levels of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted from technological devices.

In terms of prevalence, there seem to be a few hundred cases every 1 million people, and of those, around 10% were considered severe.

Many individuals suffering from EHS have a hard time receiving a diagnosis if they every do at all, as not every single patient experiences the same symptoms. However many have reported the following: 

  • Impaired Detoxification Systems 
  • Skin related effects (redness, tingling, burning sensations) 
  • Fatigue, tiredness, dizziness
  • Heart Palpitations 
  • Digestive Disturbances 
  • Nausea 
Health researcher Daren Olien claims that the ignorance from medical institutions around the use of EMF is bigger than the tobacco industry’s “punting” of research around the health risks of smoking tobacco.

Treatments and Mitigation

Since symptoms vary from patient to patient, the treatments also vary from one to another.

One intrinsically logical solution would be to significantly reduce or limit one’s use of technological devices. They can test whether the severity of their symptoms largely reduces or not with limited screen time and/or EMR exposure.

Another solution is to partake in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – one study found that this was the most effective solution for patients who are highly sensitive to weak EMFs.

For those who experience severe EHS, it would be recommended to utilize EMF protective technology, particularly those that we produce at Aires Tech, wearing EMF shielding clothes, and avoid highly exposed places such as malls and public transport.

However, we need to acknowledge that it can be extremely challenging for these individuals to go about their day while trying to stay away from any device in this technologically driven world, which is exactly what we are solving for at Aires Tech with our patented products.

Check out the Lifetune Flex at Airestech.com for an incredibly versatile and comprehensive solution that has been scientifically proven in 3rd party, peer-reviewed studies to mitigate excessive EMF exposure from modern technologies.

An Emerging Field of Study

It’s also important to note that the current studies conducted on EHS individuals demonstrated that perhaps the sensitivity may have been due to a plethora of factors including pre-existing genetic conditions, and other environmental factors unrelated to EMFs – so it’s still an area where we need more data to come to more conclusive statements. Additionally, individuals who suffer from other nervous system or autoimmune diseases may also experience EHS as a side effect. 

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Interestingly, the way that EHS is approached/seen actually differs from country to country. For example, in Europe, EHS is classified as a real illness and the government takes proactive action to reduce EMF exposure to further aid those who suffer from the disease.

In Canada, EHS is also seen as a disability and the government has issued several information hubs to ensure employers know how to make appropriate accommodations. However, in the USA, its severity is still not fully acknowledged. Federal courts have not recognized EHS as a disability and while there have been court cases arguing against it, minimal progress has been made. 

Final Thoughts

As unfathomable as it may be for the unaffected or unaware, many people experience severe effects when exposed to EMF-producing technology. As it increasingly gains recognition globally, it is important to contribute to critical changes like making public places more accessible for such individuals.

While this an area of health that we are only just beginning to scratch the surface of, people would do well to protect themselves and their loved ones from excessive EMF exposure by using scientifically validated solutions, like those offered by Aires Tech, and reducing their cumulative exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

Updated February 29th, 2024

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