It is a wrong statement that we have
studied familiar EHS. Instead we measured persistent organic
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 4:03 PM
Subject: ES physiologically explained at last - France
Wifi, EMFs : Electrosensitivity (ES, EHS) physiologically
explained at last
In 2007, a number of libraries employees in Paris complained
about headaches, nausea... right after massive installation of
wifi emitters in their offices. This led to a fight between
Paris' city hall and worker unions (giving way to the set up of
a citizen conference on proliferation of EMFs in Paris)
At French National Library BNF, and more recently in Paris
subway transport company RATP, it is in the same deleterious
conditions that the debate takes place between unions and
corporations, relative to questions about health implications at
work relative to the in-flow of those new wireless technologies
in businesses. Everyone in this file has now access to a first
medical answer relative to intolerance to EMFs published in
Canadian Newspaper " La Maison du 21ème Siècle"
French researchers have just shown that Electromagnetic Fields
(EMFs) does notably modify blood and grain physiology in ES
people, and that the impact on those biological markers rises
and falls with intensity of the exposure. "We do know with
certainty that Electrohypersensitivity is not psychosomatic",
tells us Oncologist Pr. Belpomme in a telephone interview. "EMFs
do trigger major effects in the brain. The most important effect
is the opening of the blood-brain barrier. This allows mercury,
organochlorates and other toxics to pervade through the brain,
where they cause diverse ailments and neurodegenerative
diseases." Pr Belpomme records having 20 new patients per week.
An Oncology Professor at Paris Descartes University, Pr.
Belpomme is president of the Association for Therapeutic
Research Against Cancer (french acronym ARTAC, artac.info),
which shifted to cancer prevention from 2004 on. Since may 2008,
his team studies what he named Electromagnetic Fields
Intolerance Syndrom (french acronym SICEM). "I have 450 patients
and I see up to 20 new patients each week, including children
with headaches, memory loss, attention or language troubles. We
have the biggest cluster in Europe of electrosensitive patients.
This is a major problem in public health."
ES, or SICEM, is an extreme reaction to fairly low exposure
levels to electric and magnetic fields of low frequency
(50-60Hz) emitted by electric wires and electrical appartus, up
to 10MHz or 300GHz radiofrequencies, including microwaves, of
wireless devices and their antennaes. This syndrome is
recognized in Sweden as a handicap giving way to diverse
modifications of the environment by protecting devices that can
be state-subsidized to lower exposures.
Most sensitive cases are wrongly imputed to psychiatry : their
symptoms (cardiovascular, dermatological, neurological and
muscular) are so strong they have to protect themselves with
special clothing, paints, metal shieldings, ideally connected to
the electrical ground. Others move to forests, caves, and remote
places, far away from EMF emissions.
Pr. Belpomme's team put up a diagnosis method based on blood
tests and a special type of electroencephalogram (pulsed doppler
echographics) which enables them to visualize blood flows in the
brain. "Those kind of patients are sure to have troubles in
brain vascularization", says the oncologist.
Besides, biological tests demonstrates that 30% have elevated
histamine rates, 50% have elevated rate of stress proteins, most
of them have a very low rate of melatonin (anticancer hormone),
and 30% have antibodies and protein rates which indicates a
thermal shock and speak for brain suffering." he adds that half
of his patients also develop hypersensitivity to man-made
chemicals, both syndromes sharing common brain anomalies.
The oncologist explained us there were 3 distinct levels of
sensitivity to pollutants. At first, there is intolerance,
triggered by pollutants polymorphism. "This means we are all
different. For instance, 30% of the general population has the
biggest risk of contracting cancer." Then lies susceptibility, a
factor demonstrated by his Swedish colleague Lennard Hardell who
observed 16 families with bigger ES because of heredity. There
also are active susceptibility factors "such as dental amalgams
which act up as antennas" catching the waves. Then, ES manifests
in two steps : "the first step is that of induction with
overexposure to a specific frequency of EMFs, either acute or
chronic way, such as speaking on a mobile phone for 20 minutes a
day, says Pr. Belpomme. The first signs of hypersensitivity are
pain and a feeling of heat in the ear. The second step is
constitution of the disease. Then sensitivity builds up and the
person becomes intolerant to all frequences."
The scientific council of ARTAC, a team made of experimented
researchers, is presided by Dr. Luc Montagnier, co-Nobel Prize
2008 for discovering AIDS causing human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV). ARTAC research coordinator, nutrition specialist Dr
Philippe Irigaray, is one of the 5 international experts to have
been recently invited by Health Research Funds in Quebec and who
selected the best research project in Environmental cancer
prevention. Philippe Irigaray underlines that the human brain
contains magnetosomes, iron oxides which behave like magnets. ES
could depend on their quantity, which varies from person to
Those researchers are nowadays preparing 5 articles on
electrosensitivity. "This requires a lot of time, says Pr.
Dominique Belpomme. They will be published in one year or two."
But independent and immediate action is required to reduce
overexposure of people to EMFs, adds he. In France alone, an
estimates gives 5% of people being electrosensitive, and the
proportion rises up with the spreading of wireless technologies.
"Studies show that 10 to 50% of population will face becoming
very intolerant to EMFs in the next 25 to 50 years. Two patients
of mine have been hit by multiple sclerosis triggered by overuse
of cell phones, 3 cases of breast cancer, among which 2 relapses
after overexposure to EMFs, daily use of computers - and proof
is building up against autism and Alzheimer's disease, which
seem to be triggered with higher risk than cancer by EMF
exposure. Causality is really possible."
Fortunately, this practitioner does provide relief to patients
as he administrates them nervous system tonics and helps blood
brain barrier close down with antihistaminics. According to
World Health Organization (WHO), there is no established link.
In 2005, WHO claimed that ES symptoms could be psychosomatic or
linked to other causes (bad vision, poor air quality, poor
ergonomics, etc...) "There is no such thing as clear diagnosis
criteria to this health problem, neither is there any scientific
basis permitting to connect ES symptoms to EMF exposure
(...)Well controlled studies in double-blind showed that those
symptoms were not correlated to EMF exposure." To Pr. Dominique
Belpomme, this is utter nonsense. "This is a political
backwardness which shows nothing of scientific nature. WHO will
have to revise its judgment in the upcoming months. This is
societal denial which doesn't take into account nowadays
knowledge which permanently builds up."
According to this oncologist, the cause-consequence link between
EMF fields and leukemia is no longer to be doubted. "When doses
shoots up, leukemia shoots up accordingly. Dozens of
toxicological lab studies show that in the most obvious way, in
vivo and in vitro."
Ontarian Researcher Magda Havas, from Trent University, claims
that negative results to ES testings are compromised by major
flaws "Researchers would presume that reactions are instant
albeit very often there is a backlash delay. People are not
instantly reactive electrical switches. Those studies
erroneously infer that if nothing can be felt, then it shouldn't
be harmful. We do very well know that you cannot detect the
taste of arsenic, lead, DDT, asbestos ; yet all of those are
Translation courtesy Emilie Paniagua from Robin des Toits french
national EMF and Health association.