Physicians for Safe Technology | Electrosensitivity (2023)

Update 7/2/22

Electrosensitivity (EHS) symptoms are reported in an increasing number of people in the presence of cell towers, wireless devices or electromagnetic currents. Symptoms, which include headaches, dizziness, insomnia, irritability, depression, fatigue, have also been reported decades ago in military personnel exposed to radiofrequency radiation from radar and today in firefighters when cell towers have been placed on or adjacent to fire stations as well as some who have smart meters placed on their homes. Although some research suggests these symptoms can be psychosomatic, there is a growing body of peer reviewed science to support electrosensitivity as a bonafide diagnosis accompanied by diagnostic biomarkers. EHS has also be recognized as a disability by the American Access Board that should be officially listed along with chemical sensitivity.

The Electrosensitivty Society was formed to assist those who are questioning wether or not they have electrosensitivity. They are dedicated to helping people who have electro-hyper-sensitivity (EHS). We help people to find medical specialists familiar with EHS, remediation specialists who can help reduce EMF exposure and they help people to find and/or create low EMF zones where they can comfortably live, work and better enjoy life. They also provide email and phone consultation.

Accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities: Legal Perspective. 2007

The Canadian Human Rights Commission filed a report in 2007, Accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities: Legal Perspective by Cara Wilkie and David Baker. The authors state, “Environmental sensitivities are a group of poorly understood medical conditions that cause people to react adversely to environmental triggers…Individuals with environmental sensitivities experience adverse reactions to environmental agents that are prevalent throughout the built environment and include electromagnetic fields and the chemicals found in building materials, furniture, cleaning and copying products, fragrances and pesticides.” The authors examined case law and looked at building codes as barriers for those with sensitivities, best practices , conflicting interests, the threshold of undue harm and how are conflicts regarding accommodation preferences resolved. Accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities: Legal Perspective. 2007.

Court Cases Challenge the ADA

  • Richard Wolf sues the Millbrae Heights Homeowners Association and the City of Millbrae for lack of ADA accommodation in the placement of cell towers. Wolf vs the City of Millbrae. March 2, 2021, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. Wolf v City of Millbrae et al amended complaint 3-2-2021PDF

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  • PST Executive Summary
  • PSTElectrosensitivity Science
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  • PST Environment and Wildlife Effects
  • PST Military and Government Reports
  • PST Electrosensitivity Stories

TheEUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016

TheEUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses is acomprehensive guide written by many scientists and physicians in Europe who are part of theEuropean Academy for Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) – EMF working group:

Abstract here EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016

Full Paperhere EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016

Three PartOverview on Electrosensitivity on PST site

See Electrosensitivity tabs under Review of Topics to read a three part overview of electrosensitivity.

  • Electrosensitivity Overview
  • Electrosensitivity Overview of Relevant Research
  • A Clinical Approach to Electrosensitivity

The Science of Electrosensitivity

To read about the Science of EHS you can visit our page here and read a summary.Electrosensitivity Scientific Literature

IEEE List of All Research Articles on Electrosensitivity

ES News- Older information from 1996

Lucinda Grant authored Electrical Sensitivity News

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  • ES (Electrical Sensitivity) News that has many testimonials about electrical sensitivity and older governmental references with valuable information 1996-1998. or ES Article Microwave Illness and older literature Lucinda Grant 1974

Personal Stories About EHS

Dr. Scott Eberle– For an enlightening article in the Santa Clara County/Monterey County Medical Association Bulletin describing how a physician learned about his own electrosensitivity you can read Dr. Scott Eberle’sWhat’s the Diagnosis Doctor?

Writer Alison Main has documented her experience in developing electrosensitivity and her frustration at being more isolated from other people and useful technology.Electro-Sensitivity:When the Modern World Hurts

Anne Mills writes about her experience in All EMFd Up (Electromagnetic Fields): My Journey Through Wireless Radiation Poisoning and How You Can Protect Yourself. (2019)She wonders as well what her diagnosis is. The onset of strange symptoms, in a strange country,in the middle of the night led Mills to more than a diagnosis of microwave illness. After suffering months of unexplained nausea, insomnia, ringing in the ears, fatigue and body aches she consulted with a German doctor to help her figure out what was happening. In her journey to find her own health she learned about the secrecy ofgovernment agencies and how evidence of health effects are suppressed. Her diary reads like Anne Frank. Chilling and a warning to us all. The last part of the book is devoted to valuable DYI measures to protect your home and family.In the age of wireless this book is a necessary read.

Noah Davidson speaks out about elctrosensitivity severe symptoms that developed in his two children after a 5G tower was placed in front of their home in Sacramento. He hired a building biologist to help shield his house and move the children farther away to mitigate the problem. An article about this was published in Public News Service Oct 9, 2020.

See Also Electrosensitivity Stories for many stories from peopl in all walks of life-

MOVIE- ELETTRA- Italian Film about Electrosensitivity

A short Italian film (2022) stars an actress who is electrosensitive and also portrays a woman who develops electrosensitivty(EHS). Elettra is a powerful and beautifully produced film that demonstrates what it is like to have EHS and the frustration of not being believed. It has had nominations by 5 green cinema festivals in Italy and abroad. It can now be seen on vimeo Elettra.


BOOK-The book “The Invisible Disease: The Dangers of Environmental Illnesses Caused by Electromagnetic Fields and Chemical Emissions by Gunni Nordstrom (2003) explores the potential that electricity, computers, and commonly used chemicals could actually pose a health risk. The Swedish investigative journalist highlights that a growing number of people are becoming highly sensitive to light, electricity, and chemicals that most of us come into contact everyday. Their symptoms include a broad range -from cognitive effects to fatigue to rashes to burnout.

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BOOK- The book “The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilization―heart disease, diabetes, and cancer―are related to electrical pollution.


In a press release April 22, 2021, it is stated that PG and E refunded, by court order, “Opt Out” fees to Nina Beety,who is disabled by electromagnetic sensitivity,as an “unlawful surcharges against a disabled person(ADA Title II Technical Assistance Manual, II-1.3000 Relationship to title III)…She explained that EMF-emitting devices cause her disabling health effects. PG&E ignored Beety’s requests for disabled accommodation, and refused to allow residential customers to have analog, non-digital meters without paying a so-called “opt- out” fee. The family was forced to pay $415. in fees to avoid Smart Meters on their home.”

“It took facing a bankruptcy judge in court for PG&E to quit fighting and refund fees that were unlawful surcharges under the ADA and that discriminate against disabled people…

Beety said, “With this action, PG&E and other utilities must now halt their practice of charging unlawful “opt-out” surcharge fees to customers disabled by electromagnetic sensitivity or who have other EMF-sensitive medical conditions, and the companies must refund all unlawful surcharge fees already paid by these disabled customers. Utilities must allow the simple, readily achievable, and reasonable disabled accommodation of analog, electromechanical, non-digital utility meters for all disabled persons who require them.”

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EMF Refugees

A website called Electrosensitivity has general information about electrosensitivity and includes a page on EMF Refugees, who loose their jobs and homes because of this illness. See Electrosensitivity Home page or EMF Refugees.

Other Uses of RF radiation in the Military

News Article: The Guardian. Air Force Accused of “Zapping” Protesters.This article describes symptoms of fatigue, headaches, anxiety, depression in protestors outside of an American airbase in England.

Note: The above article is related to the 1980’s peace camp in England at an American airbase, as described in this Guardian article.How the ​Greenham Common protest changed lives: ‘We danced on top of the nuclear silos’. March 20, 2017.

Managing Anxiety and Detoxing from Electronics: Tips and Tools

Dr. Magda Havas has also written a brief article on anxiety which may be related to overuse of electronic devices that emit radio frequency radiation, electrosensitivity and how to reduce exposure and detox from electronic devices that can in some people cause symptoms. Could your Wireless Technology be Contributing to your Anxiety? Does This Happen to You?

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Building Biologists to Mitigate Electrosensitivity Symptoms

Building biologists look at all toxic exposures in the home that can cause long term health problems as well as short term symptoms of chemical sensitivities. There are building biology experts who also consult with people who have electrosensitivity issue.

For a list of certified Building Biologists go to the Building Biology Institute’s Electromagnetic Radiation Specialists list


See Also

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  • Electrosensitivity Questionnaire
  • Electrosensitivity Stories
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Who is Americans for Responsible Technology? ›

Welcome to ART - a national coalition of grassroots organizations using the latest science to support the deployment of safe, economical and future-proof wired technology and promoting equitable access to technologies that benefit society and protect the health, safety, security, privacy and property of all Americans.

Is wireless technology safe? ›

Cell phones and wireless networks also produce RF energy, but not at levels that cause significant heating. Some people are concerned about the potential health effects of RF energy from wireless technology. Most studies haven't found any health effects from cell phone use.

What is responsible technology? ›

Responsible use of technology means engaging with technology safely, respectfully, and ethically (understanding right from wrong). ​As a responsible user of technology: I take steps to protect my personal information. I respect and take care of the technology I have access to.

Is it safe to sleep next to WiFi router? ›

No, in general, it is not safe to keep a router in your bedroom. You will be exposed to an excessive amount of EMF and RF radiation from the router at close proximity. The dangers of this radiation are increased the closer it is to you.

How far away should I be from my WiFi router? ›

How Far Should You Be From Your Wireless Router? - YouTube

Why do we need to be responsible for technology? ›

Technology is enabling us to be more responsive to change as it happens, providing us with a wealth of timely data and insight into mankind's many interactions with the natural world and their effects. And technology is also demanding of us that we be more responsible in our management of this planet and its resources.

How should we use technology responsibly? ›

Using technology responsibly
  • Have a frank conversation. Technology is a part of life. ...
  • Encourage them to think about the future. ...
  • Remind them to be kind. ...
  • Teach them to respect people's privacy. ...
  • Familiarise yourself with technology. ...
  • Interacting safely online. ...
  • Did you find what you needed?

How do you describe a responsible technology user? ›

Responsible Technology Users Are Thoughtful and Intentional

They don't let technology interfere with face-to-face social interactions or conversations. They manage their own habits around technology use, and turn devices off or redirect their attention away from the screen when appropriate.

Is it safe to sleep next to your phone? ›

Sleeping near your phone is almost safe and does not pose any immediate risk. However, it's a good practice to sleep 2 to 3 ft away from the phone and put it in flight mode while resting. The feeling of waking up in the morning, having a good stretch, and feeling refreshed and ready for the day is incredible.

How often should I reboot my router? ›

How Often Should You Reboot Your Modem? - YouTube

Is it safe to have a Wi-Fi booster in bedroom? ›

Whether you are using a computer, cell phone, smart meters, or other devices, you can connect to a wireless network through a router. The World Health Organization says that it is not safe for public health to place the wifi router in your bedroom and sleep near a wifi router because of the EMF radiation.

Where is the safest place to put your WiFi router? ›

The best place for a wireless router
  • Avoid the kitchen. ...
  • Place your router centrally. ...
  • Adjust the antennae. ...
  • Avoid walls. ...
  • Place it out in the open. ...
  • Avoid electronic items. ...
  • Don't place it on the floor. ...
  • Mirrors and fish tanks.

Is it good to turn off your modem at night? ›

Better and Heightened Security

Turning your router off at night or when it's not being used can heighten the safety and the security of your network.

Which is more harmful Wi-Fi or mobile data? ›

Connecting to a cellular network is absolutely more safe than using WiFi. Most WiFi hotspots aren't secure because the data sent over the internet isn't encrypted. When you use a secured WiFi, you can encrypt your data, but it's still less reliable and automatic than cellular signal.

Do radio waves cause health problems? ›

The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.

What material can block radio frequency? ›

Copper is the most reliable material of choice when shielding from radio frequencies because of its ability to absorb both magnetic and radio waves. It is also highly effective in attenuating magnetic and electrical waves.

Can humans pick up radio signals? ›

Yes, humans, under special circumstances, can hear radio-frequency pulses in the range of 2.4MHz to 10GHz (corresponding to radio frequencies and microwave) as buzzes, clocks, hiss or knocking at apparent auditory frequencies of 5kHz and higher (very high-pitched).

Which is more harmful Wi-Fi or mobile data? ›

Connecting to a cellular network is absolutely more safe than using WiFi. Most WiFi hotspots aren't secure because the data sent over the internet isn't encrypted. When you use a secured WiFi, you can encrypt your data, but it's still less reliable and automatic than cellular signal.

Is mobile hotspot harmful for health? ›

To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use." International guidelines on exposure levels to microwave frequency EMFs such as ICNIRP limit the power levels of wireless devices and it is uncommon for wireless devices to exceed the guidelines.

Is 4G safer than Wi-Fi? ›

4G Connections

4G allows users to access the Internet anywhere they receive signal. Fortunately, data being sent via 4G is encrypted, making 4G safer than public Wi-Fi.

Is cellular or Wi-Fi more secure? ›

Cellular networks are more secure than public Wi-Fi due to the use of encryption, which is why when accessing private information, using your mobile device over a cellular connection is a better choice.


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