Electrohypersensitivity: State-of-the-Art of a Functional Impairment

Please, find enclosed a pdf-file of my recent paper:

Johansson O, "Electrohypersensitivity: State-of-the-art of a
functional impairment", Electromag Biol Med 2006; 25: 245–258

Olle Johansson, assoc. prof.
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute
171 77 Stockholm


Electrohypersensitivity: State-of-the-Art of a Functional Impairment

Electromagn Biol Med. 2006;25(4):245-58.

* Johansson O.

Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Recently, a new category of persons, claiming to suffer from exposure to electromagnetic fields, has been described in the literature. In Sweden, electrohypersensitivity (EHS) is an officially fully recognized functional impairment (i.e., it is not regarded as a disease). Survey studies show that somewhere between 230,000-290,000 Swedish men and women report a variety of symptoms when being in contact with electromagnetic field (EMF) sources. The aim of our studies has been to investigate possible alterations, in the cellular and neuronal systems of these person' skin. As controls, age- and sex-matched persons, without any subjective or clinical symptoms or dermatological history, served. Immunohistochemistry using antisera to the previously characterized marker substances of interest has been utilized. In summary, it is evident from our preliminary data that various alterations are present in the electrohypersensitive person' skin. In view of recent epidemiological studies, pointing to a correlation between long-term exposure from power-frequent magnetic fields or microwaves and cancer, our data ought to be taken seriously and further analyzed.

PMID: 17178584 [PubMed - in process]



...it demonstrates that 'various alterations in the cellular and neuronal systems are present in the electro hypersensitive peoples skin. Medically this could be important in diagnosing people suffering with EHS.

Eileen O'Connor


As Einstein said "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift".

Some of us human beings know intuitively that this technology is dangerous and an investigation of the facts just backs up what we do know intuitively. These are the people who do not own cell phones because they sense on another level that they are dangerous. Most others have lost touch with this intuition and are brain-washed by a society, a media, a corporation "that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."




Utrecht Symposium on ES December 2006

(Chris F. via artjar)

From Mast Sanity/Mast Network


Development and Evaluation of the Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Questionnaire

Here is a new paper, titled "Development and Evaluation of the Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Questionnaire": http://ufoseries.com/ehsQuest.pdf



Electromagnetic absorption in the head of adults and children due to mobile phone operation close to the head

Electromagn Biol Med. 2006;25(4):349-60.

* de Salles AA,
* Bulla G,
* Rodriguez CE.

Electrical Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brasil.

The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) produced by mobile phones in the head of adults and children is simulated using an algorithm based on the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method. Realistic models of the child and adult head are used. The electromagnetic parameters are fitted to these models. Comparison also are made with the SAR calculated in the children model when using adult human electromagnetic parameters values. Microstrip (or patch) antennas and quarter wavelength monopole antennas are used in the simulations. The frequencies used to feed the antennas are 1850 MHz and 850 MHz. The SAR results are compared with the available international recommendations. It is shown that under similar conditions, the 1g-SAR calculated for children is higher than that for the adults. When using the 10-year old child model, SAR values higher than 60% than those for adults are obtained.

PMID: 17178592 [PubMed - in process]


The prevalence of symptoms attributed to electromagnetic field exposure: a cross-sectional representative survey in Switzerland

Soz Praventivmed. 2006;51(4):202-9.

* Schreier N,
* Huss A,
* Roosli M.

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland.

OBJECTIVES: To investigate health risk perception as well as to assess the prevalence of self-reported symptoms attributed to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and other environmental exposures in the general population of Switzerland. METHODS: Between May and June 2004, telephone interviews of a representative sample of the Swiss population (n=2048, >14 years old) about: (1) health symptoms attributed to five environmental factors (one of which was EMF), (2) health risk perception related to 12 environmental risk factors (five of which were different EMF sources). RESULTS: We found a prevalence of 5% (95% CI 4-6%) for electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) in our study sample. The most common health complaints among EHS individuals were sleep disorders (43%) and headaches (34%), which were mostly attributed to power lines and mobile phone handsets. In addition, 53 percent (95% CI 51-55%) were worried about adverse health effects from EMF, without attributing their own health symptoms to them. CONCLUSIONS: The large proportion of the population who is concerned or attributes own symptoms to EMF may cause societal conflicts given the ubiquity of EMF in our everyday life.

PMID: 17193782 [PubMed - in process]


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