A re there any possible negative health effects for those people who are exposed (not due to professional reasons) to low frequency magnetic fields?
In 2008 was published an epidemiological study on residential exposure to magnetic fields. Scientists analysed the risk of death from neurodegenerative diseases in people living within 50 m of 220-380 kV power lines. The results showed that the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s disease is higher for citizens living near power lines and that there is a dose-response relation with respect to the period of residence. A similar pattern was spotted for senile dementia too.
As far as Parkinson’s disease and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) are concerned there are still no documented cases about the possibility of onset due to exposure to low frequency magnetic fields. Another scientist, Dr. García, and his team confirmed in their meta-analysis of 14 case studies that Alzheimer’s disease is more frequent in people living in areas exposed to high levels of low frequency magnetic induction.
W hat is electro-magnetic hypersensitivity?
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity or electrosensitivity is a term used to identify a set of physical and psychological symptoms which are a consequence of exposure to a level of electromagnetic fields that is generally well tolerated by the rest of the population.
I s electro-magnetic hypersensitivity a real disease?
To date, electro-magnetic hypersensitivity is not recognized as a real medical disease neither by the WHO (World Health Organization) nor by the scientific community since there is no scientific evidence yet to prove the causal relationship between the symptoms patients suffer from and the
exposure to magnetic induction. The Swedish government recognised electrosensitivity as a disability even though it is not acknowledge as a real disease yet. This illness has an enormous impact on the quality of life of the people who suffer from it and it can even cause a physical and mental deterioration along with psychological stress.
I s there any therapy to treat electro-magnetic hypersensitivity?
To date there is no known therapy to treat electrosensitivity, especially because the existence of this disease is still not officially confirmed. The main strategy adopted by people who suffer from electro-magnetic hypersensitivity is of course to minimise their exposure to low frequency magnetic
Nevertheless, this precaution is every day more difficult to be observed since in modern society we are exposed to various frequencies of magnetic fields on a daily basis.