Electro-hypersensitivity, the fault of bad waves?

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Electro-hypersensitivity, the fault of bad waves?

We do not understand the cause of the problems

True. People who say they are hypersensitive to electromagnetic fields - emitted by mobile phones, wifi, relay antennas ... - experience symptoms ranging from headaches to sleep disturbances, nausea, tingling in the fingers or even burning sensations Yet science has not, for the moment, found any link between these manifestations and the waves.

Electro-hypersensitivity is recognized as an illness

False. The inconveniences and discomforts are so varied and common to other pathologies that specialists fail to define reliable diagnostic criteria for qualifying electro-hypersensitivity (EHS). As a result, it is not recognized as an illness at the moment. In April 2018, however, the French health agency, ANSES, encouraged the state and doctors to take charge of "electrosensitive", believing that their troubles were real and could cause deep isolation.

We know the number of cases in France

False. There is nothing to scientifically measure this hypersensitivity. To get an idea of ​​the number of individuals who suffer it, one can only rely on their spontaneous statements. The latest studies estimate this figure at around 5% of the French population (between 1.2% and 8.8%, depending on the source).

The only treatment is to live underground

True and false. Some people take refuge in caves when their pains are too much trouble. Others seek "white areas" (not affected by the waves) or caulk their place of life to protect themselves. None of this, unfortunately, cares for them. As soon as they come back to connected places, they experience the same troubles again.

Experts recommend to continue research

True. Especially since our level of exposure to technology is expected to increase further in the coming years, with the installation of 5G in France. By then, exploration of this problem could advance. The sleep disturbances and headaches of those affected should be examined with a magnifying glass. For, perhaps, to differentiate them from insomnia and "classic" migraines. Researchers should also consider whether EHS could not be a trait. Since there are people who are happier or more anxious than others.

Read also:

⋙ Wifi, mobile phone ... Scientists warn WHO about the dangers of electromagnetic waves

⋙ Waves: the suffering of electrosensitive finally recognized

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