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originally posted by: VoidHawk
a reply to: Spader
There are many of us that suffer from the very high frequency bands, though the experts will always try to say its rubbish.
Do a search on google for "RF sensitivity" and you'll find plenty of studies done by groups of GP's that confirm the health problems.
Sweden is the only country in the world to recognize EHS as a functional impairment, and Segerbäck's experience has been important in creating policy to address the condition. Swedish EHS sufferers -- about 3 percent of the population, or some 250,000 people, according to government statistics -- are entitled to similar rights and social services as those given to people who are blind or deaf. Today, local governments will pay to have the home of someone diagnosed with EHS electronically "sanitized," if necessary, through the installation of metal shielding.
symptoms described by “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” sufferers can be severe and are sometimes disabling. However, it has
proved difficult to show under blind conditions that exposure to EMF can trigger these symptoms. This suggests that “electromagnetic
hypersensitivity” is unrelated to the presence of EMF, although more research into this phenomenon is required.
Conclusions No evidence was found to indicate that people with self reported sensitivity to mobile phone signals are able to detect such signals or that they react to them with increased symptom severity. As sham exposure was sufficient to trigger severe symptoms in some participants, psychological factors may have an important role in causing this condition.
Including studies reported in our earlier review, 46 blind or double-blind provocation studies in all, involving 1175 IEI-EMF volunteers, have tested whether exposure to electromagnetic fields is responsible for triggering symptoms in IEI-EMF. No robust evidence could be found to support this theory. However, the studies included in the review did support the role of the nocebo effect in triggering acute symptoms in IEI-EMF sufferers. Despite the conviction of IEI-EMF sufferers that their symptoms are triggered by exposure to electromagnetic fields, repeated experiments have been unable to replicate this phenomenon under controlled conditions.
originally posted by: signalfire
I think ALL electromagnetic frequencies not associated with normal processes in the atmosphere are detrimental...
The amount out there now with cell towers, etc. must be staggering.
Our brains are electrical, of course this could affect people.
Earlier this year, a panel of independent experts stated that the high incidence of breast cancer among women who had worked in the ABC’s Brisbane newsroom could not be put down to chance. As a result, the Toowong site was permanently closed down and all production facilities relocated. This major upheaval was due to fears that the site was host to a ‘cancer cluster’; a greater than expected number of cancer cases within a particular environment.
he ABC was forced to vacate the site fronting the Brisbane River in 2006 after 17 women who had worked at the ABC were diagnosed with breast cancer.
Three years after the office was abandoned due to health fears, the 18th case of breast cancer among employees was this week confirmed by ABC Radio.
The site, considered to be one of Brisbane’s most sought-after and reportedly worth around $30 million, was offered for sale by tender after it was declared free of radiation contamination last year.
A final round of tests conducted on the site in December 2008 found exposure to ionizing radiation was well below accepted public health levels.
Mr Warren said despite the fact the site had been given the all-clear, the general public’s perception was that it was dangerous.
''Now we’ve just heard of another woman being diagnosed with cancer, which makes it even harder to believe that the property is safe,'' he said.
An ABC spokeswoman said the final report of testing done at the Toowong site in 2008 by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency shed no light on a cause for the cancer cluster.
"They all concluded that there was no evidence that the radiation measurements of the building and the land, were directly linked to the breast cancer cases," she said.
The events surrounding investigations into a cluster of breast cancers among broadcast media workers in Brisbane, Queensland suggest that this approach to cluster investigation is inadequate.