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Cellphone towers: One woman’s struggle with electromagnetic hypersensitivity    
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Cellphone towers: One woman’s struggle with electromagnetic hypersensitivity
zondag, 16 juni 2013 - Dossier: Ervaringen burgers


Bron: www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/06/15/cellphone_towers_one_womans_struggle_with_electromagnetic_hypersensitivity.html .
15 juni 2013


Veronica Ciandre never imagined how drastically technology would change her life.

For more than a decade, the film and television hairstylist had lived comfortably with her teenage daughter on the top floor of 2 Regal Rd., an apartment building near Dufferin and St. Clair. Then, in the fall of 2009, the landlord installed a dozen antennas on the roof as a way to get residents better cellular service.

At first, Ciandre didn’t think anything of it.

“Ì had 10 of the 25 towers directly on my apartment,” said Ciandre, 52. “So basically each room in my apartment had an antenna on top of it just six feet away.”

Soon after, the symptoms began. She would wake up in the middle of night, her body tingling. Then came the nausea, dizzy spells lasting for days, short-term memory loss, ringing in her ears. Her daughter, 14 at the time, started to complain of similar symptoms.

“She would tell me that she was hurting in the skin,” said Ciandre.
As Ciandre began researching, she realized she had symptoms associated with an environmental condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity, whose sufferers experience extreme sensitivity to radiofrequency electromagnetic waves that can come from technology such as cellphones, cell towers, wireless routers and microwaves.
According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of those with EHS varies significantly around the world, and estimates put the number as low as a few individuals per million in the population. The sensitivity is particularly concentrated in the United Kingdom and Sweden, where according to surveys, 1 to 4 per cent of the population believe they are affected. It is unclear how many people in Canada suffer from EHS.
“Over time, we started feeling like we were living in a slow-cooking microwave,” said Ciandre. She realized she had no choice but to move out and ended up couch surfing for months.

Eventually she met Dr. Riina Bray, the medical director of the environmental health clinic at Women’s College Hospital, who confirmed her suspicions. Bray has been outspoken on the need for more research and awareness around the condition.

Sweden is the only country in the world to recognize EHS as a functional impairment. Health Canada believes the causes of EHS symptoms are unclear and can’t be attributed to radiofrequency radiation.
Gro Harlem Brundtland — the former Norwegian prime minister who served as director-general of the World Health Organization — has revealed that she too suffers from EHS.

“In the beginning I felt local warmth around my ear,” she said. “But the agony got worse and turned into a strong discomfort and headaches every time I used a mobile phone . . . It’s not the sound, but the waves I react on. My hypersensitivity has gone so far that I even react on mobiles closer to me than about four metres.”

Ciandre says that at the peak of her sensitivity, she could detect when the microwave was on in the next room, or when someone walked into the room with a phone turned on.

It has taken Ciandre months to regain the ability to live her life normally, use a computer, a cellphone or even an iPod. At one point she even contemplated packing up her life, moving out to the country and leaving the technology-saturated environment behind — which has become a practice of many in the US and Europe who suffer from an extreme version of EHS.

“I probably would have done it, but I have a teenage daughter, and I didn’t want the situation to affect her more that it already has,” said Ciandre.
So while she still lives in the city, she said she has had to make changes to adapt, including turning wireless off her phone, plugging in to use the Internet, turning off the circuits of her home at night, and sleeping in an RF canopy. The canopy, which looks a bit like a mosquito net, can keep out radiofrequency energy emissions, Ciandre and many others who suffer from the hypersensitivity believe.

“The best thing would be for the towers to go away, but that’s clearly not happening,” said Ciandre, who has become a spokeswoman for the grassroots group Citizens 4 Safe Technology, and a consultant on the issue. She says she receives a few calls a week from people experiencing what she has. “We need to change our relationship to technology, starting with reducing our dependency on it.”


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