Electrohypersensitivity (EHS)

While adverse effects of long-term exposure to wi-fi radiation, like cancer, infertility and DNA damage may not surface in some for years, there are many who suffer immediate effects.  Health care providers are now learning to diagnose and treat environmentally induced electrohypersensitivity, or EHS, also known as microwave sickness. 

Symptoms manifest neurologically and immunologically when exposed to:
  • Electric and magnetic fields
  • One or more of the types of electromagnetic radiation found in the modern environment
The Science

Those who suffer from EHS can feel the radiation hitting various biological systems when they encounter cell towers, routers, access points, cordless phones, smart meters, laptops, iPads, tablets, baby monitors, fluorescent lights or any other devices pulsing signal.  Patients experience a myriad of immediate or latent symptoms that may include pain or tightening in the chest, altered heartbeat, tinnitus in the ears, headaches, nosebleeds, insomnia, fatigue, diminished concentration, cognitive impairment, poor memory, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, anger, suicidal ideation and more. Symptoms can disappear or diminish over time when exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is eliminated.

See the following studies:

Additional Resources

The following sites provide detailed information on EHS:
  • Dr. Cindy Russell, California surgeon, and others have recently launched Physicians for Safe Technology to teach the medical community and the public about wireless radiation health risks:


  • Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe provides a one-hour lecture that will help those new to this topic:

  • Andre Fauteux wrote an extensive article on the history of EHS which explains why this disease and MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) have not yet been recognized in the mainstream:


  • WEEP, a Canadian initiative for safe wireless, electric and electromagnetic policy, provides an understanding of electromagnetic hypersensitivity and offers documents for Talking to Your Doctor and Living with EHS; A Survival Guide.  
  • Ray Pealer, an electromagnetic radiation safety consultant, offers in-person home assessments or phone or Skype consultations if a home visit is not practical: http://www.emrsafety.net/about.html

  • As a certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC), Elizabeth Pond Reza conducts healthy indoor assessments of homes and offices, focusing on electromagnetic radiation: http://www.ecurrentliving.com/
Diagnosing and Treating EHS
  • The Austrian Medical Association’s EMF Working Group (AG-EMF) provides guidelines too for the diagnosis and treatment of EMF related health problems and illnesses. Click here for pdf.

  • Many who experience electrical sensitivities also suffer from multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). At the 5th Paris Appeal Congress, 18th of May, 2015 at the Royal Academy of Medicine, Belgium, experts convened to discuss "Environmental idiopathic intolerance: what role for EMFs and multiple chemicals?" They are asking for international codes to classify and treat EHS and MCS:

Medical Practitioners
  • The American Academy of Environmental Medicine trains practitioners to address environmentally-induced illnesses.  You can find practitioners on their website:


  • Dr. Lisa Nagy practices in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA:
  • Dr. William Rea has been treating people for the whole environmental toxic load for many years and has helped thousands at his Environmental Health Center in Dallas, TX:


  • Dr. Scott Eberle does not treat for EHS, but he has recovered from EHS personally. He shares his story and resources below which may be useful to other medical practitioners and EHS sufferers:


  • This 15-minute video with Clint Ober and three MDs (Drs. Koniver, Mercola, Sinatra) explains what earthing or grounding is, and how it can help to reverse inflammation that leads to disease:

Government Accommodations
  • The following sites are for wireless-free communities and people looking for housing:
  • Electrohypersensitivity is a relatively new term, so there will be those who doubt it exists until it comes mainstream.  The following paper on the NIH PubMed database sheds some light:


  • The nocebo effect theory is incorrect: the vast majority of people with EHS ignored the health risks of EMFs. See:

    "Overall, symptoms appear before subjects start questioning effects of EMF on their health, which is not consistent with the hypothesis that IEI-EMF originates from nocebo responses to perceived EMF exposure. However, such responses might occur at the sixth stage of the process, potentially reinforcing the attribution. It remains possible that some cases of IEI-EMF originate from other psychological mechanisms."

  • Below is one of the earlier studies done on Electromagnetic Field Sensitivity by six M.Ds/Ph.D.s lead by Dr. William Rea:
  • Two studies prove that EHS is a medical, not a psychological condition:

    • 2014 DeLuca Study identified statistically significant genetic and metabolic differences in EHS subjects compared to non-EHS subjects, as well as reduced levels of glutathione and impaired detoxification ability. Risk of EHS development was increased 9.7 times in individuals who are missing two genes GSTM1 and GSTT1, which are glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzymes that detoxify by conjugation with glutathione:


    • 2015 Belpomme Study identified biomarkers in many of those with EHS that are out of normal range:


  • Israeli and New York lawyer Dafna Tachover has developed electrohypersensitivity from wireless technology. She founded the website We Are the Evidence and in September 2016 testified before the FCC's Disability Advisory Committee (5 minutes):


Note: The information provided here is publicly available on the Internet.  
It is intended to provide a starting point to inform you of EMF dangers.  
Please do your own research, draw your own conclusions, and act accordingly to protect those you love.