Technology Allergy

(redirected from Electrohypersensitivity)
A pseudocondition with a wide range of self-reported complaints—e.g., oedema, rashes and other adverse medical symptoms—purportedly caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields in the forms of computers, telephone base stations, overhead power lines, etc.
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The volunteers completed a wellness and electrohypersensitivity (EHS) questionnaire before undergoing orthostatic testing.
Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, fainting, chest pain, and tachycardia--all of which are similar to symptoms reported by people with electrohypersensitivity.
In Sweden, electrohypersensitivity is a government-recognized disability and is estimated to affect 2 to 3 percent of the population.
Havas says, "Symptoms of electrohypersensitivity have been demonstrated at exposures that are a fraction (0.
Patients today experiencing electrohypersensitivity symptoms are commonly put on drugs for other conditions with similar symptoms, instead of being taught how to create an electromagnetically clean environment to eliminate symptoms.