EHS RESEARCH AND TREATMENT
 
 
 
 
 
 
   In late 2014, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) compiled an excellent document which summarizes the challenges of EHS.  It states: 
 
    "More and more people suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity due to exposure to electromagnetic fields, following the expansion of technologies in recent years. In addition to their health problems, people in this growing group often face discrimination when entering many public or private facilities (libraries, hospitals or even public transport), especially in buildings where devices have been installed for transmitting wireless technology. These people usually have to suffer the incomprehension and scepticism of doctors who are unaware of this syndrome's existence and therefore fail to offer proper diagnosis and treatment.  This is without considering all those other people who might be unaware of the possible reasons for their current health problems."1
 
     As the global EHS problem accelerates, corporate interests which rake in huge profits from polluting the environment with toxic electromagnetic radiation, are working to cloud the EHS issue. Some groups with vested interests suggest that people with EHS mainly suffer from underlying psychological disorders. After all, they insinuate, only the "unhinged" would claim to develop allergic and inflammatory reactions to electromagnetic fields which are internationally recognized as a Group 2B carcinogen in the same category as toxic lead and DDT.2  However, even the Foundation for Research on Information Technologies (Zurich, Switzerland), which is lavishly funded by the huge global electrical and electronics consortium, admits this:
 
     "Electromagnetic external sources such as mobile phones, induction heaters, power lines, and MRI and internal sources such as active medical implants induce electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the human body. Quantifying these fields is complex, particularly the non-correlated and non-homogeneous fields in the close near-field. Characterizing the field distribution is also complex as it strongly depends on a person’s posture, body shape and tissue distribution. Developing a basic understanding of the internal electromagnetic environment and the coupling mechanism is crucial for accurately identifying exposure-induced biological effects and for minimizing the potential health hazards of advanced and emerging technologies."3
 
    As the EHS epidemic gains global momentum and as the debate widens, some of the world's most accomplished medical experts and scientists are deeply involved in EHS research and treatment protocols. Many are developing and using scientific methodology to demonstrate that EHS is not a cognitive-behavioral problem. They are using clinical and epidemiological studies to prove that EHS is the physiological and organic result of complex wave pollution which triggers a panoply of biological responses. They are working to show that EHS can be reliably characterized and diagnosed with easily accessible bio-medical tests. Here are some of the most talented experts currently working to shed light on this escalating, environmentally-induced syndrome:
 
 
 Dr. Dominique Belpomme, a leader in EHS research
 
 
 
    Dr. Dominique Belpomme is a professor of oncology at Paris-Descartes University and president of the French Association for Research on Treatment Against Cancer (ARTAC). Author of numerous scientific papers, he is renown for his work on links between environmental degradation and the origins of disease. He also heads the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI).

   Since 2008, Dr. Belpomme's medical team has studied many hundreds of European patients who suffer from electromagnetic intolerance syndrome. The team has developed EHS diagnostic methods based on blood tests and special brain scans (pulsed Doppler echography). Their research shows multiple abnormalities in blood and tissue. At least 30% of EHS sufferers have high levels of histamine, indicating severe allergic reactions. Fifty percent show excessive stress proteins, 30% have levels of antibodies and proteins that are telltale signs of both thermal shock and even possible brain damage in the areas where Alzheimer's starts. Most have low levels of melatonin (a crucial anti-cancer hormone).
 
   In 2015, Dr. Belpomme's group, along with the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine, sponsored an international conference titled: IDOPATHIC ENVIRONMENTAL INTOLERANCE: WHAT ROLE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AND CHEMICALS? Due to the ever-increasing upsurge in EHS cohorts globally, this prestigious medical conference generated a formal Declaration requesting that the World Health Organization update its work on both EHS and MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) and properly classify both of these conditions under the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Many people now suffer from both conditions simultaneously.
 
 
     Dr. Belpomme states that both EHS and MCS can be objectively characterized and diagnosed with very simple tests. This is fortunate since the doctor also says: “Studies show that 10 to 50% of the population will become very intolerant to EMF's over the next 25 to 50 years.” In December 2015, Dr. Belpomme's latest research on the shocking extent of neurological inflammation induced by electro-magnetic fields was published in a medical journal Reviews in Environmental Health. He told the media in April 2016 that EHS is verifiably the result a complex cascade of organic effects and he confirmed: "This is not a psychiatric or psychosomatic illness."  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dr. Olle Johansson, a brilliant pioneer in EHS research
 
 
    
   Dr. Olle Johansson is an associate professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is head of the Experimental Dermatology Unit within the Department of Neuroscience. As a leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects, he has published more than 600 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports in the fields of neuroscience, dermatoscience, epidemiology and biophysiology.
 
   Dr.  Johansson says: "It is evident that various biological alterations are present in electrohypersensitive persons. There must be an end to the pervasive nonchalance and lack of heartfelt respect for the plight of these persons. It is clear something serious has happened and is happening. Every aspect of electrohypersensitive peoples' lives, including the ability to work productively in society, have healthy relations, and find permanent housing, is at stake. The basics of life are becoming increasingly inaccessible to a growing percentage of the world’s population. I strongly advise all governments take the issue of electromagnetic health hazards seriously and to take action while there is still time."
 
    Recognizing the numerous health risks inherent in wireless technologies, Dr. Johansson says that there is ever-increasing medical evidence that wireless communications technologies represent a serious danger to human health and longevity. He advises governments to decisively protect public health by updating public RF exposure standards to reflect the real biological effects, by aggressively researching microwave-associated medical conditions and by publishing the results.
 
     Dr. Johansson has worked for decades to document the complex cascade of biological reactions suffered by people who become electrohypersensitive, with focus on the skin. His laboratory findings are so massive that he was able to contribute a comprehensive medical summary on how EHS ties in with the complex workings of the human immune system. This summary became part of the world-renown BioInitiative Report of 2007. He states that the current working hypothesis is that "electrohypersensitivity is a kind if irradiation damage, since the observed cellular changes are very much the same as the ones documented in tissue subjected to UV-light or ionizing radiation."
 

 
 
 
 
 Dr. Igor Y. Belyaev, a master scientist and EHS researcher
 
 
 
    Dr. Belyaev, with an education resume miles long, is a world class expert in the biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields and ionizing radiation, DNA damage and molecular markers for radiosensitivity. He received his doctorate degree in radiobiology at the Academy of Science in Moscow, Russia, where he is now a head research scientist.  He is involved with cancer research at the Slovak Academy of Science; he maintains an associate professorship in the Dept. of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology at Stockholm University; he is a member of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. 
 
    Dr. Belyaev has co-authored over 70 scientific publications. His scientific research into the effects of radiofrequency and microwaves reveals the numerous catastrophic impacts of wireless technologies on human health. His work shows conclusively that certain frequencies used for wireless technologies not only inflict massive cell damage, but also inhibit the body's ability to repair that damage. This in itself could explain the huge global uptick of EHS within the last twenty years of wireless technological advancement.
 
     His research and clinical experience leads Dr. Belyaev to advise that EHS is extremely tricky to diagnose and treat because the impact of electromagnetic stressors in the modern environment cause many diverse effects depending on: carrier frequencies, modulation, polarization, intermittance of exposure, wave coherence, time of exposure, static magnetic fields, stray fields, etc.  At the same time, people vary uniquely by age, sex, genotype, cell density and also by the presence of immune factors, radical scavengers and antioxidants in their bodies.  He explains that this is why every person tolerates electromagnetic exposures differently. 
 
    Dr. Belyaev advises that people who develop EHS require individualistic diagnostic evaluation which takes into account variations in physiology, as well as individual electromagnetic exposure parameters. These patients also need a good workup on their body levels of divalent metals, ROS (reactive oxygen species which produces free radicals) and antioxidants. The doctor says that if this information is accurately analyzed, it provides a mechanistic background for treatment based on chelating heavy metals, reducing ROS and balancing nutritional intake and vitamins. 
 
Link to Dr. Belyaev's scientific papers
 
 
 
 
 
DR. Andrew Goldsworthy, EHS academic and author
 
 
     Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy is an honorary lecturer in Biology at Imperial College London. He retired from full-time teaching in 2004 but still gives occasional lectures. His decades of research and teaching, extend from the physiology and biochemistry of photosynthesis and photorespiration through the biological effects of electromagnetically treated water to the electrophysiology of plants. He also designed an experiment for the Anglo-Russian 'Juno' space mission and is now a member of the Life Sciences Advisory Group for the European Space Agency.

     Dr. Goldsworthy's interest in the biological effects of electromagnetic fields dates back over 30 years. He has written numerous widely-acclaimed papers on the biological effects of weak electromagnetic fields. His research draws attention to the remarkable similarity between the symptoms of electrosensitivity and those of (low blood calcium). This is due to the well-documented fact that electromagnetic fields remove structural calcium from cell membranes to produce similar effects as hypocalcemia. Medical evidence indicates that electrosensitive individuals may already have a slightly low level of calcium in their blood when electromagnetic exposures "push them over the edge" into myriad distress symptoms. This raises the possibility that conventional treatments for hypocalcemia may be used to mitigate some of the symptoms of electrosensitivity in certain individuals.

    No one more clearly and concisely explains the cellular and molecular effects of electromagnetic fields than Dr. Goldsworthy. He is especially expert at outlining the particularly destructive effects of extremely high frequency fields (radiofrequency and microwave radiation) which now encumber the human environment.
 
 
  
 
 
 
Dr. David O. Carpenter, professor of environmental health
   
 
 
    Dr. David O. Carpenter, educated at Harvard Medical School, is a professor of environmental health and biomedical sciences.  He is the founding dean of University at Albany School of Public Health. He has served on the National Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and he strongly advocates for the elimination of environmental contaminants, including pesticides, lead, PCBs, particulate air pollution and electromagnetic radiation.
    
   In addition to his research on environmental contaminants, Dr. Carpenter studies animal models of stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and neurotoxic agents. He has long warned that children are especially susceptible to the deleterious effects of electromagnetic radiation. While advocating for wired classrooms, Dr. Carpenter warns that all wireless microwave technologies, especially Wi-Fi, has the potential to trigger EHS in certain individuals, which will continue for their lifetimes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, EHS clinician and lecturer
 
 
 
     Dr. Mallery-Blythe, who developed EHS herself while working in a toxic environment as a physician in the UK, has written and taught extensively on the devastating health effects of electromagnetic fields.  Her prognosis for people with EHS is variable, but she says that full and permanent reversal of the condition is unlikely. However, remission of adverse symptoms is possible, even in very severe cases, if the individual is moved into a very pure environment (both chemically and electromagnetically). She confirms that clinical evidence shows that EHS symptoms will return if the person is re-exposed to electromagenetic stressors.
 
     Dr. Mallery-Blythe advises that sleeping areas are the most critical for EHS patients and she advises that the sleeping environment be kept as EMF-free as possible. This requires the removal of all electronic devices and attention paid to the quality of household wiring. Electromagnetic fields that cannot be deactivated can sometimes be shielded so that the energy does not propagate into living and sleeping spaces.
 
     She recommends these crucial steps to her EHS patients for the reduction of electromagnetic exposure:
 
1. Use wireless devices only for emergencies and store them away from the body in off mode.
 
2. Swap wireless Internet for Ethernet, using wired connections and disable all wireless capabilities on computers. 
 
3.  Swap cordless landline phones for corded speaker phones.

 
 
 
Dr. Magda Havas, outstanding and prolific EHS researcher
   
 
 
    Dr. Magda Havas, educated at a number of universities including Cornell, is Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University in Ontario, Canada. She teaches and conducts research on the biological effects of environmental contaminants. She is an expert in acid rain and metal pollution and was instrumental in achieving clean air legislation for Canada. Since the 1990s, she has heavily researched the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution, including: radio frequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity, ground current and sick building syndrome, as it relates to power quality in schools.
 
    Dr. Havas says that it is important to help people who have developed electrical hypersensitivity.  She calls for wireless-free zone and for protection of school children who are at increased risk for developing hypersensitivity over their lifetimes.  She advises that radio antennas be kept away from communities. She has greatly advanced human studies on how electromagnetic pollution exacerbates the symptoms of  diabetics, as well as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.  Dr. Havas is among the first to conduct and publish human provocation studieswhich demonstrate that microwave radiation from cordless phones can instantly abnormalize the heart rate of up to forty percent of persons exposed.  Her studies provide strong indication that many people who suffer a wide range of maladies and conditions may actually be suffering EHS called by a different name.
 
   Dr. Havas shares her knowledge globally.  Her impressive lectures and seminars can be accessed through numerous videos available online.   
 
Access research by Dr. Havas at this link
 
 
 
 
 
 Dr. Riina Bray, caring for EHS patients at the University of Toronto
  
 
 
      Dr. Bray BASc MSc M.D. FCFP MHSc, with a vast academic background in chemical engineering, pharmacology, environmental health and medicine, is the medical director at the Ontario Environmental Health Clinic (EHC) at the University of Toronto.  She reports that the number of EHS patients seen at EHC has increased dramatically over the last 15 years. EHS is recognized as a disability under the Canadian Human Rights Commission as of 2007. 
 
     On August 16, 2016, Dr. Bray lectured on EHS at the Ecosphere Montreal Fair and World Social Forum, offering the latest information on the symptoms and treatment of EHS. Her lecture, titled Trials and Trends in Caring for Patients with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivities, provides valuable information on the ramifications of mass public exposure to electromagnetic pollution in the wireless age.  Her PowerPoint charts are easy to understand and share.