Reducing electromagnetic irradiation and fields alleviates experienced health hazards of VDU work
|Author:||M Hagstrom; J Auranen; O Johansson; R Ekman|
|Edition/Format:||Article : English|
|Publication:||Pathophysiology, v19 n2 (201204): 81-87|
|Database:||Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved|
|Other Databases:||British Library Serials; MEDLINE; Elsevier|
Word Heath Organisation (WHO) outlined in 2005 recommendations, how to treat people suffering from the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity in its document ''Electromagnetic fields and public health''. Unfortunately the reduction of electromagnetic fields was not considered as a treatment option. The aim of the current study was to shield the computer user from the emitted electromagnetic irradiation and fields and to correlate that to the subjective symptoms reported by electrohypersensitive volunteers. The irradiation of the shielding cabinets was recorded. They housed either separate computer screens or whole laptops. When the volunteers had used the shielding cabinet for 1-7 years, they were able work with their computers whole working day, Those who had used the shielding cabined for 2-3 months were partially symptom free. The person who had used the cabinet only for 1 week reported some alleviation of her nausea. In conclusion: it seems that reducing the electromagnetic irradiation of the computer can lessen the symptoms of electrohypersensitivity and permit working without problems. Further studies are needed to clarify how the symptoms of different organ systems recover and make computer users to work also professionally.