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EMF Syndrome: The New Multiple Syndrome Disorder

While many people are aware they are Electrically Sensitive, it is only recently that Physicians have come to understand this new phenomenon.

The Physicians leading this understanding are from Austria and are members of the Austrian Medical Association. This Association has been the first to coin the term EMF Syndrome and authored a paper entitled Guideline for the Austrian Medical Association for the Diagnosis and Treatment of EMF Related Health Problems and Illnesses (EMF Syndrome)”.

In this paper, the Doctors discuss their findings of a new type of  ‘stress’ affecting patients and the realization that this new ‘stress’ was coming from the massive increase in people’s exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs).

The paper states:

“There has been a sharp rise in unspecific, often stress associated health problems that increasingly present Physicians with the challenge of complex differential diagnosis. A cause that has accorded little attention so far is increasing electrosmog exposure at home, at work and during leisure activities…It correlates with an overall situation of chronic stress that can lead to burnout.”
As the aim of the paper is to present Physicians with guidelines on how to treat this new syndrome, the Doctors give a background of the average person’s exposure to this new form of pollution:

Many people are increasingly exposed, to various degrees, to a combination of low and high frequency electric fields (EF), magnetic fields (MF) and electromagnetic fields (EMF) of different signal patterns, intensities and technical applications for varying periods to time, colloquially referred to as electrosmog.”

The paper goes on to state that patients presenting with unspecific complaints could be experiencing symptoms from exposure to EMFs from various sources:

Physicians are often confronted with unspecific complaints without clearly identifiable causes…It has been suspected that environmental conditions such as increasing exposure of the population to radio waves, emanating from cordless phones, mobile phone base stations, cell phones,…data cards for laptop and notebook computers and wireless…but also exposure from electric and magnetic fields emanating from power lines, devices and equipment, may play a causal role.”

The paper concludes stating that EMF Syndrome should be counted among the various Multiple Syndrome Disorders that affect modern man. It seems that EMF Sensitivity has earned its place amongst Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

So, if your Physician is still among the doubting Thomas’s when it comes to EMF Sensitivity, they have not kept up with advances in their industry, as the Austrian Medical Association has been the first to understand the complexity of this new health complaint and to label it a new Syndrome.

Much as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome dominated the healthcare scene of the 1980′s, EMF Syndrome is the Multiple Syndrome Disorder for the New Millenium.


Scientific Panel Says You’re At Risk: New Safety Limits Needed for EMF Exposure

It is not in the public’s interest to wait.”

These are the words from a panel of highly reputable international scientists in regards to establishing new safety limits for EMF exposure.

The Seletun Scientific panel met in Norway in November of 2009 for three days to discuss the health risks to the general population of growing electromagnetic field exposure.

The Seletun Scientific Panel Report includes Points of Agreement regarding the effects of EMFs and the implementing of precautionary methods to help lessen the health risks associated with exposure.

Here are some of the Points of Agreement reached by the scientists:

1.Global populations are not sufficiently protected from electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from emerging communication and data transmission technologies that are being deployed worldwide, affecting billions of people.

2. Sensitive populations (for example, the elderly, the ill, the genetically and/or immunologically challenged) and children and fetuses, may be additionally vulnerable to health risks; their exposures are largely involuntary…

3. It is well established that children are more vulnerable to health risks from environmental toxins in general.

4.It is established that the combined effects of chemical toxins and EMF together is greater than either exposure alone.

5.SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) is not an adequate approach to predict many important biological effects in studies that report increased risk for cancer, neurological diseases, impairments to immune function, fertility and reproduction, and neurological function.

6. EMF exposures should be reduced now rather than waiting for proof of harm before acting.

EMF exposure is a new type of environmental pollution that affects all people due to the growing amount of background radiation. Regulations regarding safety limits have been very permissive. Education is needed, as individuals need to understand the health risks involved in the technologies they are using and/or exposed to and the precautionary steps they can each take to protect themselves and their families from this invisible threat.



Part 3: Real People Tell How Their Smart Meter Made Them Sick

In the last of the Smart Meters Health Complaint Series, we’ll hear again from the voices of real people who have experienced adverse reactions to Smart Meters.

We feel it is important to share these stories as they show how varied reactions to Smart Meter radiation, as well as all forms of radiation for that matter, are. This is due to the fact that radiation works essentially to weaken the body’s own defenses and force the body to work below optimal levels. Once the body is functioning at a sub-optimal level, various symptoms begin to be experienced.

In addition to hindering function, blood work done on subjects after using a cell phone revealed blood changes such as thickening and clotting due to the radiation. These tests were highlighted in an earlier Newsletter. This change in the the viscosity of the blood is sure to hinder circulation, causing headaches and potentially more serious life-threatening conditions such as thrombosis.

Here again are the voices of real people who shared their stories with the EMF Safety Network on how Smart Meters made them sick:

1. “I have had headaches and progressive MS symptoms since the smart meter was installed. My MS symptoms now have progressed to feelings of numbness in my hands, burning sensations in my left arm, weakness in my left arm and a sense of confusion and memory loss intermittently from week to week.”

2. “My wife has a lifetime history of seizures. She is extremely sensitive to electrical and magnetic fields. Just sitting in front of a computer for too long causes her to have pre-seizure symptoms. For this reason we do not use portable phones and other RF technology. Now PG&E has forced these powerful RF Smart Meters on our neighbors and my wife’s seizure symptoms increased almost immediately.”

3. “I managed to have smart meter installation delayed at my house, but suddenly became sick overnight with palpitations, chest pain, insomnia, dizziness, inability to concentrate and memory loss and fainting spells. AFTER becoming sick I found out that the day I became suddenly sick was the day the smart meter roll-out was completed in my area and the smart meters were remotely turned on from base. I can no longer drive, I can’t work (I’m a doctor), I have to go and sleep at my mother in law’s place (there are no smart meters there yet).”

4.“Two Smart Meters were installed at our house. I began to develop a host of health problems following this: Intense Tinnitus, trembling, confusion, dizziness and bad abdominal pains, loss of appetite, moodiness and tremendous sleeping problems. I also began to drop things and break out in hives. This has never happened to me before. I am a very healthy, active person. II knew that I felt much better when I left the house, though was still foggy and out of it when I was around the neighborhood. I talked to my Dr. to see what was going on and had bloodwork done. My liver enzymes were elevated – 2x their normal rate – something caused by toxicity.”

5. “Within days after our smart meter was installed I experienced a very painful miscarriage. After the miscarriage I started experiencing mysterious pain throughout my body that could not be explained. My two children who are diagnosed autistic regressed in their autism after much work with behavioral therapy and other interventions.”

Radiation sickness has been documented and is acknowledged by the established medical community. Smart Meter radiation is no different than other types of radiation and should be treated as the potential health hazard it is.


Part 2: Real People Tell How Their Smart Meter Made Them Sick

While Smart Meter installation is growing, so is a body of evidence pointing to health hazards associated with the radiation emitted by the Meters.

As many people push back against the mandatory installation of these Meters, others are forced to contend with them, as regulations from utility companies leave many with no choice but to have their Analog Meter replaced by a Smart Meter.

As many experts have equated the radiation emitted by Smart Meters to that of a small cell tower, it is no wonder Watchdog Organizations, such as the EMF Safety Network, have received countless testimonies from people who experience health problems once a Smart Meter is installed.

Real people tell the EMF Safety Network how their Smart Meter made them sick:

1. “I am a 31 year old Female and I reside in Plantation, FL. I would say I started to notice major health concerns since the FPL Smart meter was put beside our bedroom window and it did me in. It gradually kept giving me headaches. Also, I have permanent retainers  from wearing braces, behind my bottom and top teeth. Anytime a wi-fi or cell signal passes me I get a metal taste in my mouth. My Smart Meter peak occurred when I was in a deep sleep around 6:00am and was awaken to massive pressure in my head. It felt like my brain was on fire and it wanted to explode all at the same time. I woke up  frantically  screaming . I was holding my head and I had my husband scared. I hurried out of the bedroom still holding my head.”

“We were up all morning trying to figure out what it was. I felt as if my brain had burned. I knew it was from the Smart Meter because I was feeling it a little more each day. I called to have the Smart meter removed. For the rest of the week I felt the left side of my head and face numb. I couldn’t speak properly or concentrate. Since then I have not been the same. I have a very difficult time concentrating. The newest thing that is occurring is that I feel my skin burning. I feel the top of my head burning as well.”

2. “I am an engineer. I have used technology my entire adult life – cell phones, smart phones, wi-fi, laptops, you name it. I really enjoyed all of this and had no issues or fears related to technology. Then, when a bank of smart meters were put next to our apartment, both my wife and I starting experiencing headaches, insomnia, heart palpitations and tinnitus. Within a couple weeks, I could no longer use a cell phone without the same symptoms. Within a month I could feel the microwave radiation from cell towers. I have had to completely change my life because of this.” 

3. “I had no idea that a smart meter would pose a hazard to my health when I agreed to let them install one on my home. Shortly after the smart meter was installed my health took a terrible downturn. I began having heart palpitations, trouble sleeping, unexplained anxiety attacks, dizzy spells, nausea and fatigue. I have been battling anxiety for months and I had no idea why. I’ve never had these types of symptoms plague me like this before. Then I found out that so many others have had the same reactions to smart meters in their homes and neighborhoods.”

4. “My family has suffered since moving to this house (our old house did not have a smart meter). We have trouble sleeping. Headaches. Our son experiences nosebleeds and attention problems. My Mother feels that her health has declined in many aspects since the installation of her meter (she lives next door). We all have noticed our immune systems are weaker.  The biggest complaint is difficulty sleeping.”

5. “Since the installation, my heart has been in fibrillation daily & my heart rate & blood pressure are elevated.”

Radiation sickness has been documented and is acknowledged by the established medical community. Smart Meter radiation is no different than other types of radiation and should be treated as the potential health hazard it is.