Electro-Hypersensitivity, or EHS: Manifests as neurological dysfunction and physical symptoms that flare up upon or following exposure to radiation emitted from cell towers, cell & digital cordless phones, computers, flourescent lights, WiFi, & bluetooth devices, as well as magnetic or electircal fields emitted from power lines, various electrical appliances, tools & equipment.

Excerpt from 

The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution

By Dr. Magda Havas (2009)

Those who suffer from electrohypersensitivity (EHS) have the following reactions to . . .

1. EMFs in stores (due to wireless communications, security systems and lighting)

• confusion and poor short-term memory, also called “brain fog,” so they go shopping with

list in hand and spend as little time in the store as possible. Some can’t recall where they

parked their car.

• headache that becomes progressively worse the more time they spend in the store

• dizziness, numbness, tremors, and other neurological disorders

• nausea or feeling unwell

• fatigue and weakness

• problems with vision and hearing (buzzing in ears)

• depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders

2. Mobile phones (both cell phones and cordless phones)

• feeling of warmth

• numbness in fingers

• facial flushing on the side of the head where the phone is held

• headaches that become progressively worse and last longer with continued phone use

• eventually some cannot be in the same room when others are talking on a cell phone

• dizziness, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath

• deafness, blurred vision, blistering skin and strokes have all been reported

• severely affected people can not use a cell phone at all (extreme pain, loss of muscular


3. Some energy efficient light bulbs, especially compact fluorescent lights (CFL)

• headaches and other body aches

• confusion and memory loss, “brain fog”

• fatigue

• dizziness, nausea, feeling unwell

• eye problems including eye strain leading to dry eyes or watery eyes, problems with

vision, tired eyes

• ringing in the ears (similar to tinnitus)

• skin problems including any combination of rashes, itchiness, blotchiness

• depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders

• arthritic pains

If you checked several categories above, you may be electro-magnetically sensitive.

Most people associate symptoms like these with aging or living a stressful life-style, which may be the case, but for EHS sufferers, if they pay attention, they often find that their symptoms become worse in environments with higher EMF exposure. As time goes on, they may find that they respond faster to electromagnetic exposures, that their reactions become more severe, and that it takes them longer to recover (return to “normal”).

Symptoms of Electro-hypersensitivity or Radio Wave Sickness

Neurological: headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, flu-like symptoms, fever. 

More severereactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke.

Cardiac: palpitations, arrhythmias, pain or pressure in the chest, low or high blood pressure, slowor fast heart rate, shortness of breath

Respiratory: sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma

Dermatological: skin rash, itching, burning, and facial flushing

Ophthalmologic: pain or burning in the eyes, pressure in/behind the eyes, deteriorating vision, floaters, and cataracts

Others: digestive problems; abdominal pain; enlarged thyroid, testicular/ovarian pain; dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes; great thirst; dehydration; nosebleeds; internal bleeding; altered sugar metabolism; immune abnormalities; redistribution of metals within the body; hair loss; pain in the teeth; deteriorating fillings; impaired sense of smell; ringing in the ears.