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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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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Radio masts and mobile phone networks – How high is your EMF exposure?

How high is your EMF exposure from radio masts and mobile phone networks in your area? The Federal Network Agency‘s location database can help answer this question. The body also published about cellular  network monitoring on October 29, 2020. This tool offers an overview of 2G, 3G and 4G distribution in Germany. Also the coverage of the new 5G network will be published in the near future. Read more

Mobile communications simply explained – standards and frequencies

Have you ever used mobile data or a mobile broadband on your tablet or smartphone? The terms 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G are often used in this context. But what exactly do these abbreviations mean? Which frequencies do the individual mobile phone communications standards use? And what is the difference between them?

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 […]

8 most common sources of EMF sources in your home

Electromagnetic Fields or ‘electromagnetic radiation’ is basically a form of energy discharged from EMF sources. What makes one type of EMF different from another is the frequency it operates at. (Think big boat making big waves vs small boat making small waves.)

Based on those differences we can organise EMFs into a so called Electromagnetic Spectrum where each frequency band will have a different effect on its environment. We talk about the basics in the article titled ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Electromagnetic Radiation’.

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Radiation Protection Limits − How are they created and why are they outdated?

Numerous studies substantiate health risks caused by non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. Already in 2002, 1,000 doctors around the world signed the Freiburg Appeal in which they attempted to sensitize the medical profession, public healthcare, politics and the general public for the topic. Finally, in 2015, 194 scientists from 39 countries demanded in an appeal to the United Nations (UN), their member states and the World Health Organization (WHO), to deal with the health and environmental risks of increasing radiation exposure, to educate the public, to take precautionary measures and to tighten regulations. The upheaval is completely unsubstantiated, the radiation protection limits authorities assure us. Recommended limits are supposed to protect us adequately and sufficiently. But where does this certainty originate from when, at the same time, the experts´ outcry is becoming louder and louder? To arrive at an answer, we want to clarify the following issues.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Electromagnetic Radiation

The What do a rainbow, a mobile phone and a head CT scan have in common? One thing for sure. They all emit EMFs (Electromagnetic fields) or otherwise called Electromagnetic Radiation (EM radiation). We often talk about electromagnetic radiation in connection with cell phones and wireless technology. But the fact is: EM radiation is much more than just that.

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Are all EMFs (Electromagnetic Fields) harmful to our health?

Have you ever thought about how EMFs affect our health? Interested in keeping your family healthy? If so, the chances are you’ve come across the term ‘EMFs’ (Electromagnetic fields), specifically in connection with mobile phones, wifi routers, laptops or smart meters. Due to their unfavorable impact on our wellbeing, the reputation EMFs have earned is very much a negative one. But are they all the same? Or to put it another way: Are all EMFs harmful to our health?

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What is mobile phone Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)? − Safety and health concerns

Both you and I are only two of the five billion mobile phone users out there. Our phones have become a daily necessity for us. Have you ever wondered how much radiation you absorb when making a phone call, downloading a file or simply when keeping a phone in your pocket? How safe is it? And how did SAR come about?

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