According to Electro-senstivity (ES) UK some common symptoms of electro-sensitivity (ES) are:
This list does not include nosebleeds which anecdotally more ES sufferers are reporting, particularly children. Jenny Fry, the schoolgirl with EHS who tragically took her own life in 2015, suffered from these nosebleeds.
Strange heavy nosebleeds - a symptom of ES?
In the spring of 2016, Fiona from AWARE’s 9 year-old son spent a prolonged period in an environment with a strong Wi-Fi signal and where a number of devices were on charge. This was in contrast to his home environment where there is no Wi-Fi signal in most of the house and none where he sleeps.
Later on when he returned home he complained of a headache and was light and noise sensitive. He then experienced a series of very heavy or haemorrhagic nosebleeds. These lasted for more than 10 minutes, were very frightening and then re-occurred five times over the course of a few days.
When Fiona took her son to the doctor’s surgery and reported this, she was given a slot with the nurse and had to wait two hours to be seen. The nurse thought he might have blown his nose too hard but did say if the nosebleed lasted longer than 15 minutes he would have to be taken to hospital for a cauterisation. By then he had had some time off school and his headache had gone away so the nurse did not take his other symptoms seriously.
Nosebleed clusters near Wi-Fi hotspot
However, Fiona then discovered from other parents that a number of children in her local area had suffered these nosebleeds. The children ranged in age from just 2 to 13 years.
These were not ‘normal’ moderate nosebleeds experienced commonly by school-age children. They are prolonged and heavy, often soaking clothes and bedding, sometimes frightening and usually accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches and migraines.
Other strange symptoms
Are these children victims of exposure to dangerous levels of microwave radiation? These are real physical symptoms they are experiencing - it is hard to fake a haemorrhagic nosebleed.
Children at Fiona's son's school are reporting other unexplained symptoms since the Wi-Fi was installed in 2015 - persistent nausea and abdominal pain not resolved by vomiting, as well as vomiting episodes in the classroom environment which cease at home. Many of the children experiencing these symptoms are normally robust with previously little or no time off school due to illness.
These symptoms are also documented in a film from Israel which led to a ban on Wi-Fi in schools there.
Electrosensitivity or radio-frequency sickness?
Campaign group Wifi in Schools has obtained copies of declassified military and naval documents on the effects of microwave or radiofrequency radiation on military and naval personnel, dated 1976, and a Russian research paper from 1972, during the Cold War era when Russia used radiofrequency radiation as a weapon. Read the documents here.
The symptoms of radiofrequency or microwave sickness documented in these papers are eerily similar to those of electro-sensitivity. They include insomnia, anxiety, vision problems, swollen lymph, headaches, extreme thirst, night sweats, fatigue, memory and concentration problems, muscle pain, weakened immunity, allergies, heart problems, intestinal disturbances, and seizures.
Now that the government is rolling out smart meters nationwide, can we expect worsening symptoms affecting more and more of the population?
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