Heart Rate Variability Graph:
On exposure to microwave radiation from a DECT portable phone, Subject A evidenced no change in heart rate, whereas note Subject B shows a dramatic increase in heart rate during each exposure interval. Arrhthmia (irregular beats) and/or tachycardia (rapid heart rate) are two symptoms that some but not all people who are electrically sensitive experience.
Experiencing EHS or Electrohypersensitivity
If you experience pressure or pain in the chest, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and feelings of anxiety, you might think that you are having a heart attack. Not necessarily, says Dr. Magda Havas. According to Dr. Havas, who is Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University in Canada, you might be experiencing EHS or Electrohypersensitivity.
This week at the American Holistic Medical Association conference in Cleveland, as well as the EMR Policy Institute conference in Golden, CO, Havas will present Phase I results of a 100-person study that exposed patients to DECT cordless phone radiation while monitoring heart rate variability, or the space between the heart beats. In the image above, you see an example of an electrohypersensitive person’s response. Immediately upon exposure, the subject’s heart rate sped up, and on removal of the exposure, the heart rate went back to the baseline. The study was blinded, meaning that the volunteers did not know when the nearby cordless phone was on or off.
Impact of Microwave Radiation
Havas states, “While not everyone who is electrically sensitive responds in this manner, those who do will have difficulty being in environments where microwave radiation is present, which is virtually everywhere in our modern, wireless culture.” She adds, “Cordless phones and cell phones as well as wireless computers and wi-fi networks generate this form of microwave radiation.”
Havas’ research on wireless phone radiation’s impact on heart rate is scheduled to be published early next year. The dramatic impact of wireless phone radiation on heart rate shown in this study will surely add to the growing interest in health effects of cell phones, broadening the discussion from the cellphone-brain tumor connection to include microwave radiation’s impact on other systems in the body, including the heart. Importantly, it gives clinicians a tool with which to first discern if a patient’s cardiac symptoms are related to electromagnetic fields before prescribing symptom-suppressing pharmaceuticals or invasive cardiac procedures.
Over and over again, in my own work assessing electromagnetic fields, a wide range of symptoms are routinely found to be linked to a portable phone at the bedside, wireless routers, wireless computer and printers, radiation-emitting Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, and usually the completely overlooked wireless equipment of neighbors. For electrohypersensitive people, sometimes a return to wellness is as close as turning off the wireless, or shielding from the wireless radiation of neighbors. To learn about EMF meters, and shielding fabrics, paints, films for the windows, and bed canopies, visit www.EMFSafetyStore.com or www.LessEMF.com.
ElectromagneticHealth.org Press Release: http://sn.im/t0fzw
EMR Policy Institute Conference Agenda:
Sign EMF Petition to Congress here: www.ElectromagneticHealth.org
Stay tuned for discussion of a new retrospective research study by epidemiologist Sam Milham, MD on the historic role of electrification in the incidence of many chronic illnesses in the 20th century.