EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 .......... of EMF-related health problems and illnesses

woensdag, 02 december 2015 - Categorie: Artikelen

Bron: Reviews on Environmental Health; Special Issue: Idiopathic environmental intolerance
27 nov. 2015

EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses

Belyaev, Igor / Dean, Amy / Eger, Horst / Hubmann, Gerhard / Jandrisovits, Reinhold / Johansson, Olle / Kern, Markus / Kundi, Michael / Lercher, Piero / Mosgöller, Wilhelm / Moshammer, Hanns / Müller, Kurt / Oberfeld, Gerd / Ohnsorge, Peter / Pelzmann, Peter / Scheingraber, Claus / Thill, Roby

Abstract: Chronic diseases and illnesses associated
with unspecific symptoms are on the rise. In addition to
chronic stress in social and work environments, physical
and chemical exposures at home, at work, and during
leisure activities are causal or contributing environmental
stressors that deserve attention by the general practitioner
as well as by all other members of the health care
community. It seems certainly necessary now to take “new
exposures” like electromagnetic field (EMF) into account.
Physicians are increasingly confronted with health problems
from unidentified causes. Studies, empirical observations,
and patient reports clearly indicate interactions
between EMF exposure and health problems. Individual
susceptibility and environmental factors are frequently
neglected. New wireless technologies and applications
have been introduced without any certainty about their
health effects, raising new challenges for medicine and
society. For instance, the issue of so-called non-thermal
effects and potential long-term effects of low-dose exposure
were scarcely investigated prior to the introduction of
these technologies. Common EMF sources include Wi-Fi
access points, routers and clients, cordless and mobile
phones including their base stations, Bluetooth devices,
ELF magnetic fields from net currents, ELF electric fields
from electric lamps and wiring close to the bed and office
desk. On the one hand, there is strong evidence that longterm-
exposure to certain EMF exposures is a risk factor
for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease
and male infertility. On the other hand, the emerging
electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is more and more
recognized by health authorities, disability administrators
and case workers, politicians, as well as courts of
law. We recommend treating EHS clinically as part of the
group of chronic multisystem illnesses (CMI) leading to
a functional impairment (EHS), but still recognizing that
the underlying cause remains the environment. In the
beginning, EHS symptoms often occur only occasionally,
but over time they may increase in frequency and severity.
Common EHS symptoms include headaches, concentration
difficulties, sleeping problems, depression, lack of
energy, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. A comprehensive
medical history, which should include all symptoms and
their occurrences in spatial and temporal terms and in
the context of EMF exposures, is the key to the diagnosis.
The EMF exposure can be assessed by asking for typical
sources like Wi-Fi access points, routers and clients, cordless
and mobile phones and measurements at home and
at work. It is very important to take the individual susceptibility
into account. The primary method of treatment
should mainly focus on the prevention or reduction of
EMF exposure, that is, reducing or eliminating all sources
of EMF at home and in the workplace. The reduction of
EMF exposure should also be extended to public spaces
such as schools, hospitals, public transport, and libraries
to enable persons with EHS an unhindered use (accessibility
measure). If a detrimental EMF exposure is reduced
sufficiently, the body has a chance to recover and EHS
symptoms will be reduced or even disappear. Many examples
have shown that such measures can prove effective.
Also the survival rate of children with leukemia depends
on ELF magnetic field exposure at home. To increase the
effectiveness of the treatment, the broad range of other
environmental factors that contribute to the total body
burden should also be addressed. Anything that supports
a balanced homeostasis will increase a person’s resilience
against disease and thus against the adverse effects of EMF
exposure. There is increasing evidence that EMF exposure
has a major impact on the oxidative and nitrosative regulation
capacity in affected individuals. This concept also
may explain why the level of susceptibility to EMF can
change and why the number of symptoms reported in the
context of EMF exposures is so large. Based on our current
understanding, a treatment approach that minimizes the
adverse effects of peroxynitrite – as has been increasingly
used in the treatment of multisystem disorders – works
best. This EMF Guideline gives an overview of the current
knowledge regarding EMF-related health risks and provides
concepts for the diagnosis and treatment and accessibility
measures of EHS to improve and restore individual
health outcomes as well as for the development of strategies
for prevention.

Keywords: accessability measures; alternating;
cancer; chronic multisystem illnesses (CMI);
diagnosis; electric; electromagnetic field (EMF); electromagnetic
hypersensitivity (EHS); functional impairment;
infertility; leukemia; magnetic; medical guideline; nitrosative
stress; nonionizing; oxidative stress; peroxynitrite;
prevention; radiation; static; therapy; treatment.

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Ondertussen kregen we het volgende nieuws:
The EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015, published on 27th November 2015 in the Journal Reviews on Environmental Health, has been withdrawn by the authors on 11th December 2015 for editorial reasons.

It is intended to submit a revised EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016. We ask for patience.

De nieuwe versie is nu uit:
pdf/EUROPAEM_reveh-2016-0011.pdf .

De reden voor het terugtrekken van het oorspronkelijke verhaal was dat een deel daarvan zonder literatuurverwijzing overgenomen was uit het BioInitiative Report. Dat is onethisch. De inhoud van het artikel stond niet ter discussie. Zie:

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