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Electromagnetic hypersensitivity

Similar term(s): Electrosensitivity, Electrical sensitivity.

Definition:

Perceived hypersensitivity to exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) is described mainly by subjective symptoms (redness, tingling, burning, dryness of the skin) as well as by fatigue, tiredness, concentration difficulties, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitation, and digestive disturbances. It appears that hypersensitivity to electric and magnetic fields is an unclear health problem whose cause has yet to be determined.

Source: GreenFacts, based on WHO Electromagnetic fields and public health 

More:

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is often believed to be a “nocebo” effect, meaning an ill effect caused by the expectation or belief that something – in this case electromagnetic fields – is harmful (a negative placebo effect).

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Magnetic field - Electric field - Electromagnetic fields (EMF)

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Electromagnetic Fields 2015 Update

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Elektromagnetische Überempfindlichkeit
Español: Hipersensibilidad electromagnética
Français: Hypersensibilité électromagnétique

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