Sensitive to the World’s Gadgets

Posted: Jun. 1st, 2011  |  By JustLuxe Team

Are you experiencing headaches, nausea, a rash, fatigue, or fainting spells? If so you may be experiencing what some are calling “electrosensitivity syndrome” from being too close to electromagnetic radiation. While this isn’t a medically diagnosable ailment, this ailment is drawing attention in certain parts of the world. Due to the possibility that our electronics and tech devices are making people ill, the Council of Europe is pushing for a ban on cell phones and wifi in schools.

In an isolated forest in Sweden, electrosensitivity is recognized as an impairment that is making people ill. Neuroscientist Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is an investigator into the effects of electromagnetic fields, and their effects on the body. "The long-term effects points to an association to things like brain cancer, leukemia, neurological diseases," reports Johansson.

The University of Essex conducted a study done with a hidden cell phone antenna and found that participants could not tell if the antenna was turned off or on. Stating that electrosensitivity is psychosomatic, Elaine Fox, a psychology professor said, "What we found, overall, was actually that people couldn't tell above chance, so they were really...just guessing, in terms of whether it was on or off."