WEEP is the Canadian Initiative to Stop “WIRELESS, ELECTRIC, AND ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION”
Electromagnetic pollution: A New Public Health Issue.
The question of what constitutes safe levels of electromagnetic emissions continues to generate debate within the scientific community. It is clear, however, that an increased amount of research bears evidence of EM pollution contributing to a heightened level of stress-related conditions and environmentally triggered diseases such as cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
What is Electrohypersensitivity
Electrohypersensitivity or EHS is a physiological condition. It is characterized by neurological and immunological symptoms that noticeably flare or intensify upon, or following expose to:
- electric and magnetic fields (EMF)
- one or more of the types of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) found in the modern environment
Having Electromagnetic Field Sensitivity means experiencing recurring stress or illness when near active EMF sources or emitters of EMR. Symptoms normally diminish with distance from these sources but typically require considerable time to vanish after exposure. The World Health Organization identifies this collection of symptoms and triggers as Electrohypersensitivity, often referred to as Electrosensitivity. It is not recognized as a medical diagnosis. However, it is accepted as a functional impairment in Sweden and the Canadian Human Rights Commission recognizes it as an environmental sensitivity and classifies it as a disability.
- Concentration problems
- Memory lapses
- Aches or pressure in head, throat and chest
- Unsteady balance, dizziness
- Altered heart rate
- Ringing in the ears
- Excessive fatigue
- Numbness or pain in affected areas
- Sleep disturbances
- Eye irritation
- Red skin blotches, eczema
What is Electrohypersensitivity or EHS?
In addition to numerous other health problems, electromagnetic pollution has been associated with an increase in the number of individuals suffering from a condition known as electrohypersensitivity (EHS). EHS is defined by the World Health Organization as: “…a phenomenon where individuals experience adverse health effects while in the vicinity of devices emanating electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields.”
In Sweden, it is classified as a disability and health care facilities with low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation are available. The Canadian Human Rights Commission report also acknowledges environmental sensitivity attributed to electromagnetic exposure. (28) Researchers estimate that approximately 3% of the population has severe symptoms of EHS, and another 35% of the population has moderate symptoms such as an impaired immune system and chronic illness (Havas, 2007).
SYMPTOMS OF EHS
The biological effects from exposure to EMF/EMR include both adverse health effects and loss of homeostasis and well-being. Symptoms vary from patient to patient depending on their physical biology and exposure intensity and duration. Symptoms quickly improve when away from EMF/EMR sources, particularly when the patient moves away from computers, fluorescent lighting, transformers, wireless antenna, cell and cordless phones, appliances and out of proximity to cell phone towers, electrical substations and power lines. All these are potential sources of higher than normal EMF/EMR exposure. Symptoms recur on returning to the irradiated environment. Over time, sensitivity is increased to smaller and smaller EMF/EMR exposures. (Sage, 2001)
I realize these things are probably actually very hard to prove or actually link to EMF exposure …
LIVING WITH ELECTROHYPERSENSITIVITY
A Survival Guide, by: Susan Parsons
Human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial EMFs can interact with fundamental biological processes in the human body.
We are living in an increasingly complex electrical environment and are inundated daily with electromagnetic frequencies ranging from less than 20 Hz (electric trains) to greater than 1 billion Hz (wireless telecommunication). Most of these frequencies are man-made and were not present until the invention and subsequent commercialization of electricity (early 1900s), radio (1920s), radar (1940s), television (1950s), computers (1970s), and cell phones (1980s). Whether, and at what intensities, these frequencies have biological effects has been a subject of scientific debate for decades. (Havas & Stetzer, 2004)
Early recognition, avoidance of symptom-triggering agents, environmental control, treatments that may reduce residual toxins and recovery of normal biological processes are key to regaining health for people with sensitivities. Without mitigation of the incitant, people with environmental sensitivities may become severely debilitated.
In today’s world, everyone is exposed to two types of EMFs:
1. Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF) from electrical and electronic appliances and power lines
2. Radiofrequency radiation (RF) from wireless devices such as cell phones and cordless phones, cellular
antennas and towers, and broadcast transmission towers. (Sage, 2007)
See the rest of this page HERE … (very, very interesting !!)
The page above even talks about mercury, our mercury fillings, and there interaction with EMF. Amazingly, the protocol they recommend is very similar to a protocol for Morgellons. In fact, the reason I found this site was that my Google search turned up a post where somebody was making a pretty remarkable comparison between Morgellons and WEEP.
One wonders if the tiny micro-thin fibers than once formed a lattice under my skin were picking up all this EMF. It certainly would explain all of the crawling sensations we feel around computers, carpet (static electricity) and so on. I realize that “Morgellons like symptoms” pre-date all this massive EMF pollution that we have today, but it could help explain the massive increase in numbers of those suffering from it. Just another interesting line of questioning.
Perhaps what this really reveals is just another avenue into the destruction of our Terrain. Electronic EMF Pollution, Industrial Pollution, GMO Pharming, Pesticides, Acidic Western Diet, Lack of Minerals and Vitamins, Overuse of Pharmaceuticals and so on gathering together and creating the perfect storm resulting in the destruction of the human body.
And finally, and interesting quote regarding the skin from the WEEP site …
The skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day
The skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands
That the skin is known also as our third kidney
That the skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body
That the skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency