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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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Claim: Tetra (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) masts can cause symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EH) in people living nearby.
Development and evaluation of the electromagnetic hypersensitivity questionnaire.
"Patricia Hewitt was sympathetic whilst seemingly unaware of the electromagnetic hypersensitivity problem."
Hard to believe that in a world almost completely mobilized by the internet, adverse reactions such as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) or an 'allergy' to certain frequencies such as wireless connectivity or Wi-Fi actually exists.
Peter Lloyd, 42, who has electromagnetic hypersensitivity, can't use mains electricity for heating or lighting.
Her condition, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, is not recognised by most doctors but is regarded as a disability in Sweden.
They cite estimates by Paul Dart, a Eugene osteopathic physician, who said that between 3 percent and 5 percent of Eugene's population may experience electromagnetic hypersensitivity and be subject to headaches, fatigue insomnia and other health problems from exposure to low-level radio frequency emissions.
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a condition that results in interrupted sleeping patterns, nausea, vomiting, and headaches, among other negative health effects.
The 2011 review "Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Fact or Fiction?" outlines a history of current knowledge about human-produced electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and its health effects.
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