Dr. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine
     Dr. Golomb has an impressive research history on Gulf War Syndrome, statin drug side effects, oxidative stress and aging. She and her research group at the University of California San Diego are currently researching EHS.  Dr. Golomb confirms that EHS is not only very real, but also extremely serious for those afflicted.  She states:
     "My research group at UC San Diego alone has received hundreds of communications from people who have developed serious health problems from electromagnetic radiation, following introduction of new technologies. Others with whom I am in communication have independently received hundreds of similar reports. Most likely these are a tip of an iceberg of tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands of affected persons. As each new technology leading to further exposure to electromagnetic radiation is introduced – and particularly introduced in a fashion that prevents vulnerable individuals from avoiding it – a new group becomes sensitized to health effects. This is particularly true for pulsed signals in the radiowave and microwave portion of the spectrum....

     "Mechanisms by which health effects are exerted have been shown to include oxidative stress (the type of injury against which antioxidants protect), damage to mitochondria (the energy producing parts of cells), damage to cell membranes,1,21 and via these mechanisms, an impaired “blood brain barrier”3,5 (the blood brain barrier defends the brain against introduction of foreign substances and toxins; additionally, disruption can lead to brain edema),6 constriction of blood vessels and impaired blood flow to the brain7 and triggering of autoimmune reactions.8,9 Following a large exposure that depresses antioxidant defenses, magnifying vulnerability to future exposures, some persons no longer tolerate many other forms and intensities of electromagnetic radiation that previously caused them no problem, and that currently cause others no problem.
     "But this group deserves – nay needs the right to be able to avoid these exposures.  Affected individuals not only experience “symptoms” that “merely” cause them distress and suffering, when they are exposed – symptoms like headaches,10,11 ringing ears,10,11 chest pain10 from impaired blood flow, heart rhythm abnormalities,10,11 and inability to sleep.10,11 These symptoms arise from physiological injury. Moreover, many experience significant health problems that can include seizures,11 heart failure, hearing loss12,14 and severe cognitive impairment.11,15 The mechanisms involved are those also involved in development and progression of neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease."16