What is electrosensitivity?

Electro-hypersensitivity (EHS, microwave syndrome) has been known to phone operators since the beginning of the 20th century. It has manifested as a weakening of the nervous system connected to headaches, lack of energy, tiredness and anxiety. In 1970, a report from the former Soviet Union described the “microwave syndrome” of military personnel who worked with radio and radar devices with similar symptoms.

Due to the rapidly developing mobile communications and technology industry, it is not only specific occupational groups but more and more people in the general population who suffer from EHS. But what exactly is electrosensitivity? What symptoms do those who are affected experience? Is EHS recognised in medicine and science? And what can you do to relieve symptoms and to protect yourself?

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Bluetooth headphones and health – are AirPods posing a risk?

Bluetooth/wireless headphones are now considered a standard equipment for smartphones and similar devices, with Apple leading the way around this trend. As the  headphone jack was removed with the arrival of iPhone 7, the AirPods set an example for the entire industry. Apple stated its goal is to improve wireless solutions and to say goodbye […]

Electrosmog in electric cars – what are the health risks?

With E-mobility coming to our doorstep, electrosmog in electric cars has become a frequently discussed topic. Almost 10% of the cars registered in 2020 in Germany were solely powered by electricity, jumping up from less than 2% in 2019. The number of hybrid vehicles even doubled to 18% in 2020.

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Electrosmog causes stress in our pets – risks for dogs and cats

According to Statista, there were around 34.3 million pets in Germany in 2019, with cats being the most popular pets. In 2019, around 14.7 million cats lived in households, followed by 10.1 million dogs. These animal companions are often referred to as our best friends, and when our four-legged friends get sick, it puts both emotional and financial pressure on the owner. The good news is, many diseases our pets suffer from can be avoided with simple steps. Electrosmog can often cause illness in pets. In this article, we will explain why this is the case. We will also give you useful tips on how to protect your companion from EMFs.

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This is how you can reduce the sickness absence rates in your company

According to the German Federal Statistical Office, companies’ sickness absence rates are on the rise. In 2007, employees in Germany reported sickness for 8.1 working days on average, compared to 10.9 days in 2019. What can companies do against this trend? And what role can electromagnetic radiation play in this context?

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The aluminum hat – a code for conspiracy theories?

The aluminum hat has fallen into disrepute over the past ten years.  Where 100 years ago it was considered a symbol of critical thinking, now it’s a symbol of conspiracy theorists. How did this change come about?

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Breast Cancer & EMFs – Is there a link?

With around 69,000 new cases each year, breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women in Germany. According to the Robert-Koch Institute, around one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. Almost three in ten women affected are younger than 55 years old when receiving the diagnosis. In this article, we want to shed some light on the causes of breast cancer and what role electromagnetic fields (EMF) play in this context.

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WLAN in Schools – Dangers and Alternatives

WLAN in Schools − the German Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) decided as early as 2016 that all schools should have WLAN for “digital education”. The experiences of the Corona crisis are expected to accelerate this development. However, the extensive body of research on health risks is not being considered in this process. An increasing number of German schools are using mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and digital boards, which are usually operated with routers and WLAN access points emitting high-frequency electromagnetic waves.

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14 ways to effectively limit exposure to EMFs

Limit EMF is a critical issue these days. Because electromagnetic radiation (also called EM fields) surrounds us always and everywhere. Unless we live in a remote house far away from civilization and any kind of technological connectivity. Our phones, laptops, wifi routers, smartwatches, Fitbit, smart household products, plugs, sleep trackers are often our daily companions […]

What is a smart meter?

Living in a ‘Smarter’ world, being surrounded by smart phones, smart watches, smart TVs, baby monitors, wifis and other smart electronics always poses a question of how beneficial these gadgets are to us versus how safe they are. The same applies to the so called ‘smart meters’.

Originally, they were designed to make our lives easier so we don’t need to lift a finger when it comes to energy consumption in our homes and businesses, whilst saving us money. According to the Deutsche Energie-Agentur, 40 million German homes will be using this technology before 2020. So what exactly is a smart meter? How does it work and does it pose any potential health risks?

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