We’ve probably all heard the hype from a few years back about how cell phones were supposedly destroying our brains via radiation or EM pulses or something. We all probably just sort of ignored that news, assuming that it was merely the ramblings of some sort of Luddite group, or perhaps the cell phone-hating lobby. To be sure, there isnâ€™t conclusive evidence yet that suggests a connection between cell phones and, letâ€™s say for example, brain cancer.
However, for some people, cell phones and other modern technology can literally make them ill.
You see, cell phones, Wi-Fi devices, cordless phones and communications towers all put out varying levels of electromagnetic radiation. You canâ€™t hardly walk down the street without being bombarded by this electromagnetic radiation. Itâ€™s inside of malls, hospitals, courthouses, and even your local fast food establishment.
For most folks, the electromagnetic radiation isnâ€™t something to be worried about. Itâ€™s harmless in the doses that people receive. However, some folks have a condition in which they are especially vulnerable to this sort of thing.
Those people have a condition known as â€œelectrical hypersensitivity,â€ sometimes called â€œelectrosensitivity.â€ When you have this condition, you can have some specific physical symptoms when youâ€™re exposed to electromagnetic radiation. Some of the symptoms can include short-term memory loss, dizziness, trouble sleeping and a difficulty with focus.
To be sure, electrosensitivity is somewhat controversial. There is a relatively small amount of research thatâ€™s been done in the area, and many physicians and medical organizations donâ€™t yet recognize electrosensitivity as something to be concerned about.
Much of the information about this condition has been, to this point, anecdotal. A patient may visit a doctor with these kinds of symptoms, and the doctor isnâ€™t able to diagnose their cause. The patient then removes devices like cell phones, wireless routers or cordless phones from their home and starts to feel better.
One of the problems with this type of condition is that there isnâ€™t much out there in the way of long-term research on the effects of electromagnetic radiation. Because devices like cordless phones and cell phones and WiFi are relatively new environmental factors, researchers havenâ€™t yet had the opportunity to really see what they do over the long term. The long-term studies that have been done so far have yet to yield conclusive results. Some studies suggest problems or risks, while others produce no such results.