Zweden: Proefschrift over bouw en afschermimg t.b.v. elektrogevoelige personen (EHS).
woensdag, 16 november 2011 - Categorie: Onderzoeken
Bron: EMF Consultancy 16 nov. 2011
Op 2 dec. 2011 zal Eva-Rut Lindberg, onderzoeker bij The Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, haar proefschrift verdedigen. De titel van deze studie luidt “Building Design for Persons with the Functional Impairment Electrohypersensitivity: a Project in the Voltage Field between Belief and Knowledge”.
Address: Alfred Nobels Allé 10 in Flemingsberg (bij Stockholm), Sweden.
Venue: Room 3-221 of the house ANA10.
Time: Friday December 2, at 13:00-17:00.
Electrohypersensitivity in Sweden is an official functional impairment. According to The National Board of Health and Welfare’s questionnaire from 2009, 3.2 percent of the population aged between 18 and 80 answered that they are sensitive / hypersensitive or allergic to electric and magnetic fields, which represents just over 200 000 people. 0.4 percent said they have severe problems. This corresponds to nearly 30 000 persons who receives severe sickness-like symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, headaches, problems with sleeping and skin disorders when they are visiting electricity-intensive environments that are not bothering most of the population.
The thesis consists of theoretical studies of radio-frequency emissions and how these can be shielded as well as a survey to investigate how the country’s municipalities, social insurance offices and three county councils are receiving these persons.
By the architect-oriented research methodology “research by design” a proposal for a type-building free from electricity, which also can shield the higher frequencies from the radio-frequency radiation, is designed but not yet built.
The questionnaire survey indicates that persons with the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity very rarely receive the dwelling accessibility adaptation assistance they, according to Swedish law, are entitled to. The thesis shows what can be done by building construction to improve the living for persons with the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity.
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