Do you or your loved ones suffer from electrosensitivity?
As I’ve been patiently awaiting
the arrival of my son, Luca, I’ve been thinking in recent weeks about all the
things in our modern environments that may be less than healthful. I’ve
discussed hidden toxins in everything from plastic water bottles, to embalming
chemicals that may be leaking out of your mattress and into your bedroom. This
week, I’m going to discuss electrosensitivity (sometimes called electromagnetic
Electrosensitivity is a curious phenomenon that scientists are only just beginning to acknowledge,
let alone understand. In 2004, the World Health Organization convened a panel
to address the issue. According to scientists who study this emerging
phenomenon, electrosensitivity is an affliction entirely of manmade origins.
Individuals with this controversial condition suffer any number of symptoms,
from headache and insomnia, to heart arrythmias and gut disturbances. And it’s
all caused by electromagnetic pollution.
So what’s really going on? To answer that, it’s important to understand that life itself
is electromagnetic. Our cells communicate in many ways, and life depends on
that successful, coordinated communication. One important way cells
communicate—especially nerve cells—is with electrical currents. That’s why it’s
possible to measure the electrical activity of your brain, using an
electroencephalogram (EEG), or the electrical activity of your heart, using an
electrocardiogram (ECG). Join me tomorrow for a more in-depth look into this
phenomenon, as I continue to explore how electromagnetic pollution may be
affecting your health, in ways you are completely unaware of.