Swedish researchers haven't been able, as yet, to
prove that people who claim to be oversensitive to electricity can sense
electromagnetic fields. There has been no confirmation of the results published
by the research group led by Rea in Dallas, USA. They reported a strong
connection between subjective reactions and exposed fields. Up till now,
research have focused on extremely low frequency fields, as opposed to
the electrical hypersensitive themselves who have a long time suspected
that the source to their problems may be best sought in the high frequency
Can mobile/cellular telephones be dangerous to your health?
Now, a group in Experimental Dermatology of the
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, presents a pilotstudy that shows a possible
connection between reactions of subjects and exponation to high frequency
fields. The experiment was performed as a double blind provocation study
on a small group of electrical hypersensitive persons, the source of fields
was standard mobile (cellular) telephones. One of the subjects could tell
if the telephone was off or on in nine tests of nine possible. That person
had both acute and delayed reactions. The other subjects had less hitratio.
The implications of this results are hard to judge
before further research have been performed.
For further information, please contact Olle Johansson,
head of the group for Experimental Dermatology, +46 8 728 7058.
Ann-Mari Dock, Informationsavdelningen, KI. 950111.
(The translation above is based on the Swedish
Written 950128 by Clas Tegenfeldt.