Although they came to make our lives easier, however computers, cell phones and internet routers are on the rise- occasionally- concerns and concerns about possible health effects, due to wide exposure to electromagnetic fields (ΗΜΠ), with such a concern being what is described as a "Wi-Fi allergy", that is, the sensitivity to the electromagnetic field that the router transmits wirelessly.
Under dispute by the WHO. the "allergy to WI–BE»
While some people report mild symptoms and just take care to avoid these areas as best they can, others report such severe symptoms, so they can not work and are forced to change their lifestyle. This supposed sensitivity to EMF is generally called "electromagnetic hypersensitivity" or EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity).
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is characterized by a variety of non-specific symptoms, which differ from person to person. The symptoms are definitely real and can vary greatly in severity. Whatever the cause, EHS can be a serious problem in a patient's daily life.
However, EHS does not have clear diagnostic criteria and there is no fully documented scientific basis to link these symptoms to exposure to electromagnetic fields.
The "symptoms" of electromagnetic hypersensitivity
EHS is characterized by a variety of non-specific symptoms, which those who have manifested them attribute to their exposure to electromagnetic fields. The most common of these symptoms are:
- Dermatologically: redness, stinging and burning sensation
- Neurasthenic: fatigue, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, motion sickness, heart palpitations and digestive disorders
The symptoms of EHS are similar to those of a syndrome, known as multiple chemical sensitivity (multiple chemical sensitivity – MCS), another disorder associated with low levels of environmental exposure to chemicals.
What doctors should do, according to the WHO.
The "treatment" of… infected people should focus on their health symptoms and clinical picture and not on what the patient considers himself to be the "cause" (router, cell phones, etc.). This requires:
- Ιατρική αξιολόγηση των συμπτωμάτων.
- Ψυχολογική αξιολόγηση του «ασθενούς».
- Αξιολόγηση στον χώρο εργασίας και στο σπίτι για τους πιθανούς παράγοντες που θα μπορούσαν να συμβάλλουν στα συμπτώματα. These factors could include air pollution in the area, excessive noise, poor lighting (e.g. flickering light) or other ergonomic factors.