Wednesday, February 06, 2008

EHS testimony (part 2)

It makes now more than two years that I am obliged to flee my workplace. I am most of the times working from home. It makes more than three years I sleep in a Faraday cage. I avoid all chemicals products from food and cosmetics. I take no more antioxidant or any other potion.

Today, the result is excellent. I have a good health and my sleep quality is at the best. I succeed well to manage my exposure to microwaves and I have a normal life on a health point of view.

However, the more difficult part is to estimate the power of exposure when I am exposed and, moreover, to estimate secondary effects which will be induced. It is very difficult to estimate based on the feeling I get when I am exposed. Some exposure might lead to a couple of painful weeks. I more often wear my shielded cap as a precaution.

Several experiences allowed me to better understand the importance from chemical products and other coloring agent for food. In August 2006, I suffer from muscles pain. I am convinced this bad experience was mainly due to coloring agent I had swallow. Coloring agent are suspecting to increase hyperactivity to children, this certainly means they could cause other pain.

A couple of other experiences had leaded me to a minor and progressive decline of my sleep quality. After I had fallen asleep normally, I suffered from an abnormal wake-up. Afterwards, I had some difficulties to fall asleep again. Each time, I was able to find out what I had changed in my daily habits. Mainly it was due to dental paste change and another time to a dental floss change. It seems to be ridiculous but as soon as I was back with my older products, those problems progressively disappeared.

In my case, EHS and MCS are tightly related.

In my case, it is a complex and multifactorial problem. I think my body is overwhelmed with toxins. Chemical products ingestion, even in infinitesimal quantity, is sufficient to damage my health as much as a short exposure to weak microwave radiations.

Another important data, the measured power to microwave exposure alone is insufficient to correlate it to symptoms. Other parameters need to be taken in account, as the signal variation, frequency, the time of exposure and cumulative microwave sources. Other while, how can we explain that a simple GSM in standby mode is enough to interfere on our sleep? The problem is not so easy than a light bulb that we switch off. Too many studies on electrosensitive people try to do so.

The number of EHS (Electro Hyper Sensitive) people will explode in the coming years (50% of the population?). A lot will suffer from various pains without knowing why. The self made diagnostic will be almost impossible as wireless will be everywhere.

The Wifi is everywhere. 3G/3G+ (UMTS or HSDPA) is awfully and continually increasing. The WiMax is expanding. New standards such WirelessHD, USB Wireless, Bluetooth are considerably expanding. RFID are exploding. New pico or femto networks are deployed…

Worst, a lot of new devices only work in wireless mode. Users are becoming more and more dependant. A French comment posted on my French blog was: “I change my mobile phone with a 3G one and I suffer from itches on my face and from then everything is getting worst. Will the shielded cap really protect me? From where can I buy it?”. What level of pain people are ready to suffer before giving up?

The global power of RF will considerably increase and will be everywhere. The biggest risk is that we will forget on how it was “before”.

A French governmental counselor was ready to remove precaution principle from the constitution. He would like to impose new mast by law.

Journalism will not play their role. There is a conflict interest. Most of the media are investing in mobile technologies, it will bring them a lot of new profits (see RTL lance Plug Mobile, Les grandes ambitions de Bolloré Télécom dans le WiMAX, …).

History paradox is those same media are reporting a future big increase of cancers of all kinds (L'OMS prévoit un doublement des cancers mortels d'ici 2020 ,doublement des cas de cancers, une personne sur deux, …). They ask us to change our bad food habit. The message behind that is that it is our fault.

On a medical point of view, they recognize our sufferings but they pretend it is mainly due to psychosomatic diseases. Following their main conclusions, it is stress related. You are sensitive because you’re too much stressed. My conclusion is the contrary. The stress is a consequence of microwave exposure. Extract: "Mobile phone use is associated with specific changes in the areas of the brain responsible for activating and coordinating the stress system,". Today, I don’t suffer anymore from any kind of stress but microwaves are still hurting me.

Even if OMS is criticized, governmental rules are covered by their recommendations.