I’m going to start this one off by stating up front that I’m not a doctor, although I don’t think one would help out too much even if you did consult one concerning this subject; you’ll understand what I mean by that in a moment.
Every day we’re exposed to some type of electricity in some way, usually in the form of radio transmissions flying through the air. Whether you live in rural or a city environment, you’re going to be smacked with electric transmissions every day.
There is such a thing as people being sensitive to such transmissions and developing real symptoms because of them, which can be anything from skin problems to headaches to dizziness/vertigo and so on.
A large indicator you may have ElectroSensitivity is if something "not right" (such as dizziness) happens to you whenever you are near very specific electrical equipment that’s radiating something.
Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about:
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications is a communication standard that cordless phones (not to be confused with cell phones) use.
If you’re at home, you’re most likely using a wireless router right now, even if you’re not using the wireless portion currently.
Mobile Wireless Phones
These are obviously wireless devices that are communicating wirelessly whether in a call or not as long as they’re turned on.
How to determine if you have ElectroSensitivity or not?
There’s no established way to determine it, so it’s all trial-and-error style to discover whether you’re electro-sensitive or not. Fortunately, the process is pretty easy.
The first thing you have to do is identify anything in your home that radiates electricity. This includes what’s mentioned above (cordless phones, wireless routers, cell phones) and anything else that would otherwise radiate (like your PC) or transmit something over-the-air.
Second, you identify anything electrical that radiates/transmits that’s changed since you started feeling "not right" and make a list of them. Did you buy a new wireless router? Did you change the channel on your existing wireless router? Did you get a new cell phone? Did you get a new cordless phone set? These are questions you need the answers to before you proceed.
Third, you do the trial-and-error thing. Go through your list of items, start at the top, turn the first item off and see if you feel any different after a few hours. If you feel better, you’ll know it and you’ll also know something in the whatever-it-is you turned off doesn’t ‘agree’ with you. If you still feel the same, turn the whatever-it-is back on and go to the next item.
A few very important final notes
If you ask a doctor about ElectroSensitivity, all you’ll get back is a blank stare because it’s not classified as anything treatable.
It’s totally possible that you may go through your entire list and still feel "not right", indicating it isn’t the radiating/transmitting devices around you that’s making you feel that way – but at least you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing it’s not the electrical stuff in your house doing any harm to your health.
If you do find that something that is radiating/transmitting is impacting your health, that does not mean all devices of that type are ‘bad’. For example, if you find that turning your wireless router off at night allows you to sleep better, that absolutely does not mean all wireless routers are out to kill you. Rather it means your specific wireless router probably just needs to be swapped out for another that doesn’t impact your health (in simpler terms: switch brands).
This article is not another one of those pieces that states that cell phones are slow, silent killers like this one. I personally don’t buy that for a second.
This is also not an anti-radio/transmit article either. Ham radio operators have been transmitting/receiving pretty much forever (even bouncing off the moon at times) and to the best of my knowledge none of them ever spontaneously combusted from operating a radio.
This article is simply stating that if in specific places with electrical stuff that’s radiating/transmitting you feel a bit woozy/lightheaded/whatever, try turning it off to see if you feel better. If when in a specific place something "not right" happens to you physically, and you know it’s not your diet, not anything in the air (like a natural gas leak) and you’ve ruled out every other possible thing you can think of, try shutting off some electrical stuff to see if that’s the cure. It just might be.
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