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NIEHS Podcasts: Environmental Health Chat

This podcast series explores how environmental exposures affect our health. Each episode highlights ways researchers work in partnership with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues. Read More

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon: The Guide To Protecting Yourself And Your Family From Radon

Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Read More

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon

Instructions on how to test for radon and interpret the results. Read More

Healthcare: Advanced Technologies for Proteomics Data Integration and Analysis, and Miomanufacturing for Personalized Medicine

A 16-page draft of a white paper on the need for Federal government support of high-risk high-reward technologies platforms tools in non-invasively monitoring proteins in living tissues and systems in real time, data integration and analysis, and more effective biopharmaceutical manufacturing for personalized medicine. Read More

A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change: A Report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change

An 80-page report on the results of a study on physiological responses to environmental change over time. Read More

Electromagnetic Stress

Over the last few centuries our exposure to electricity has increased by a phenomenal amount. Our houses are increasingly filled with gadgetry, time saving devices, lighting, TVs and stereos. At work a large proportion of people spend the majority of their day on a computer and surrounded by electrical machines. All these electrical appliances give off electrical fields. The electricity rays out from the appliance in what is called a “field”. Electromagnetic fields are always vibrating; they always spread out into space indefinitely and carry alternating electric and magnetic vibrations. Read More

The Functional Impairment Electrohypersensitivity

In Sweden, electrohypersensitivity (EHS) is an officially fully recognized functional impairment (i.e., it is not regarded as a disease). Survey studies show that somewhere between 230,000–290,000 Swedish men and women – out of a population of 9,000,000 – report a variety of symtoms when being in contact with electromagnetic field (EMF) sources. Read More

Guidance for Doctors

Dr David Dowson is a GP and a specialist in environmental medicine in which he has conducted research and co-authored several books. He has lectured extensively and has advised the House of Commons and the House of Lords on complementary medicine. Dr Dowson has a specialist interest in Electrosensitivity. Read More

Living with Electrohypersensitivity: A Survival Guide

Human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial EMFs can interact with fundamental biological processes in the human body. Read More

Are You Hyper-Sensitive to Electricity?

The electricity we use in modern society is artificially generated at power stations. Leaving the station at high voltages, it is then progressively ‘stepped down’ by means of transformers to voltages we can use in the home and workplace. Cables conduct electricity, either overhead or underground, to the walls, ceilings and floors of our factories, offices and homes, to operate the machinery, lights and appliances within. A cable conducting electricity becomes ‘live’ if the insulating cover of the cable is ruptured, the bare wire then becomes dangerous to touch as it will conduct electricity – by physical touch – into our body tissues. Depending on the voltage, this will produce effects ranging from a ‘startle’ response to burn, shock or electrocution. Read More


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