According to scientists, electromagnetic field hypersensitivity currently affects about 3% of the population and is rapidly growing in prevalence as cell phone tower and wi/fi use increases.
Cell phones, appliances, computers, wireless networks, and other electrical devices emits weak non-ionizing radiation. Electrosensitivity is a condition in which an individual experiences a wide range of unpleasant symptoms when exposed to the radiation.
Some of the symptoms of electrosensitivity are:
- Skin disorders (feelings of pins and needles, burning and numbness)
- Muscle cramps
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Cardiac arrhythmia
People who have Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome and “Sick Building Syndrome” and other multi-system illnesses suffer from similar effects and symptoms.
The skin of people with electrosensitivity conducts electricity at a higher rate than that of those who are not affected (Eltiti et al. 2007). The skin is also frequently leaky, which may also account for the high incidence of allergies and chemical sensitivities commonly found in this group (Eltiti et al. 2007).
It is believed that altered functioning of the central nervous system may account for symptoms starting and increasing when under electromagnetic field, chemical exposure or both.
Neurophysiological examinations highlight baseline deviations in people who are electrosensitive and show reduced intracortical facilitation. Landgrebe and colleagues state, “This pilot study gives additional evidence that altered central nervous system function may account for symptom manifestation” in electrosensitive patients.