DefinitionA condition allegedly caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields. Those who believe they are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation report headache, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, skin symptoms including prickling, burning sensations and rashes, muscle aches and pain and so on.
Whilst the symptoms are real and even disabling to the person affected, these same individuals cannot distinguish when they are or are not in an electromagnetic field. In 2005, the WHO concluded: EHS is characterised by a variety of non-specific symptoms that differ from individual to individual. The symptoms are certainly real and can vary widely in their severity. Whatever its cause, EHS can be a disabling problem for the affected individual. EHS has no clear diagnostic criteria and there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to EMF exposure. Further, EHS is not a medical diagnosis, nor is it clear that it represents a single medical problem.