Première indemnisation pour électrosensibilité
L'électrosensibilité n'est pas officiellement reconnue comme une maladie mais 1,5% à 2% de la population dit en souffrir.
Une compensation pour des dépenses quotidiennes
First compensation for EHS
Keywords : Electromagnetic waves
By Curb iconlefigaro.fr - the 4/17/2014
The EHS is not officially recognized as a disease but 1.5 % to 2 % of the population said to suffer.
For the first time, a man suffering from EHS has been granted financial assistance for his condition by the Departmental House Disabilities Essonne , Has on Thursday with the Collective of electro France.
"This is a first step ," said Sophie Pelletier, co-leader of this association. " Other people had already achieved the status of disabled worker because of their EHS but receive a grant to purchase protective equipment , to our knowledge , this is a first. "
For several years, this 32 year old man , who lives in the south of Essonne , does not support the wave and telecommunications is on sick leave . His problems seem to have started after an exhibition in the context of its work to device manager magnetic fields.
The EHS is not officially recognized as a disease and is the subject of controversy among experts. The " electrohypersensitive persons" (EHS ), which represent 1.5 % to 2 % of the population , attribute their suffering to electromagnetic fields of the environment. Headache, vomiting, extreme irritability : the symptoms mentioned by patients are variable but can lead to extreme situations , forcing some of them to stop working or completely change their lifestyle. Without denying the reality of the suffering , the World Health Organization and the Scientific Council of the European Commission ( SCENIHR ) concluded in 2012 that there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to exposure to electromagnetic fields .
Compensation for daily expenses
The departmental home for people with disabilities under the supervision of the General Council of Essonne , assigned to the patient financial aid , the amount was not specified. "He filed a case and a committee met to consider the impact of its problems in his daily life and work and see how it can be compensated ," said Sophie Pelletier.
With this grant, the young man planned to buy measuring instruments, fabric protection for clothes , a canopy to protect her bed at night , or a voice recognition software for computer.
In late March, a woman suffering from EHS had fled for ten hours on top of a crane in Antony (Hauts -de- Seine ) to request a suitable relocation to his health . In June 2013, the government announced it would set up a " health surveillance " around this phenomenon.
(With AFP )
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