EHS SCIENCE
 
THE WORLD’S LEADING MEDICAL EXPERTS
CONFIRM THAT EHS IS REAL!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   The Europaem is an international organization of thirteen leading European Universities, representing ten nations. These groups have united to advance education, academic conferences and research.  Europaem stands for European Academy of Environmental Medicine.
 
    Europaem has an EMF Working Group, convened to address the exploding EHS crisis across the globe.  In late 2015, this working group of 15 medical specialists published a cutting edge report titled:
 
 
  EUROPAEM EMF GUIDELINE 2015
FOR THE PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
OF EMF-RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS AND ILLNESSES

      
   This report contains valuable and up-to-date information on EHS. The Working Group, who represent a number of prestigious medical institutions, state:

"We recommend treating EHS clinically as part of a group of chronic multi-system illnesses (CMI) leading to functional impairment (EHS), but still recognizing that the underlying cause remains the environment."

   The Working Group confirms that chronic diseases and illnesses are on the rise and that it is necessary to take “new exposures” like electromagnetic fields (EMF) into account:

“Studies, empirical observations and patient reports clearly indicate interactions between EMF and health problems….It is suspected that environmental conditions such as the increasing exposure of the population to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) like radiofrequency radiation (RF), emanating from cordless phones (DECT), mobile phone base stations and cell phones (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, LTE),  especially smart phones, data cards for laptop and notebook computers, wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) wireless and powerline communication-based smart meters, but also exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields, including 'dirty electricity' emanating from disturbances on the electric wiring, power lines, electrical devices and other equipment, DO play a causal role in EMF-related health effects.”

   The Working Group states that wireless technologies in use today were improperly investigated before being sold to consumers:

“New wireless technologies and applications have been introduced without any certainty about their health effects, raising new challenges for medicine and society. For instance, the issue of so-called non-thermal effects and potential long-term effects of low-dose exposure were scarcely investigated prior to the introduction of those technologies.”

  The Working Group reports that there is increasing acknowledgement of EHS around the world:

“On the one hand, there is strong evidence that long-term exposure to certain EMF exposures is a risk factor for certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and male infertility. On the other hand, the emerging electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is more and more recognized by health authorities, disability administrators and case workers, politicians as well as courts of law.”

     The Working Group confirms that, in addition to being the root cause of EHS, EMF exposures are now linked by medical science to pathophysiological cascades leading to peroxynitrite formation (the most damaging molecule in the body). The Group also confirms that EMF exposures are also linked to:

Various cancers
Brain damage and degeneration
Learning and behavior deficits
Increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease
Infertility and reproductive disorders
Severe allergies, including asthma
Chronic systemic inflammation
Neurodegeneration and increased risk for multiple sclerosis
Increased multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)
 
 
     The Working Group recommends:
 
"The primary method of treatment should mainly focus on the prevention or reduction of EMF exposure, that is, reducing or eliminating all sources of EMF at home and in the workplace. The reduction of EMF exposure should also be extended to public spaces such as schools, hospitals, public transport, and libraries to enable persons with EHS an unhindered use (accessibility measure). If a detrimental EMF exposure is reduced sufficiently, the body has a chance to recover and EHS symptoms will be reduced or even disappear. Many examples have shown that such measures can prove effective."
 
 
                                                                        
 
 
 



    The AAEM is an international association of physicians and associated professionals interested in the clinical aspects of ecological and environmental illnesses.   Based in Wichita, Kansas, the academy aims for recognition of ecological illness as a medical diagnosis.  Composed primarily of traditionally-trained M.D. and D.O. physicians from many specialties, the principal goals of the AAEM are physician education and the expansion of medical knowledge about often-overlooked effects on human health of environmental exposures encountered in everyday life.
 
     Physicians of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine recognize that patients are adversely impacted by electromagnetic frequency (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) fields and that increasing numbers of people are suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
 
    The AAEM recommends that physicians consider patients' total electromagnetic exposure in their diagnosis and treatment, as well as recognition that electromagnetic and radiofrequency field exposure may be an underlying cause of a patient’s disease process.  AAEM says this:
 
    Based on double‐blinded, placebo controlled research in humans medical conditions and disabilities that would more than likely benefit from avoiding electromagnetic and radiofrequency exposure include, but are not limited to:

• Neurological conditions such as paresthesias [peripheral nerve pain], somnolence [drowsiness], cephalgia [headache], dizziness, unconsciousness and depression
 
• Musculoskeletal effects, including pain, muscle tightness, spasm, fibrillation

• Heart disease and vascular effects including arrhythmia, tachycardia, flushing and edema

• Pulmonary conditions including chest tightness, dyspnea, decreased pulmonary function

• Gastrointestinal conditions including nausea, belching

• Ocular (burning)

• Oral (pressure in ears, tooth pain)

• Dermal (itching, burning, pain)

• Autonomic nervous system dysfunction (dysautonomia)
 
    Based on numerous studies showing harmful biological effects from EMF and RF exposure, medical conditions and disabilities that would more than likely benefit from avoiding exposure include, but are not limited to: 
 
• Neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

• Neurological conditions including: headaches, depression, sleep disruption, fatigue, dizziness, tremors, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, decreased memory, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, and visual disruption

• Fetal abnormalities and pregnancy

• Genetic defects and cancer

• Liver disease and genitourinary disease

    AAEM also states that because "smart" utility meters produce radiofrequency emissions, it is recommended that patients with any of the above conditions and disabilities be accommodated in the matter of having smart meters removed from their homes. AAEM's 2012 statement on EHS is footnoted with 20 recent published medical studies which document severe adverse effects of electromagnetic fields on biological and especially neurological systems.