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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What is the base for the wrong conception that EHS as a psychosomatic issue

The following text was written by me after a post by noa, an EHS person from Israel, that told us that people laughed at her after she told them she was an EHS person and told here that EHS is a psychosomatic issue.

The wrong conception that EHS as a psychosomatic issue is driven from a comment that PhD James Rubin entered to his problematic study about EHS people. In this study he exposed the subjects to several types or radiation even when there was supposed to be no radiation (sham exposure). When they reacted(most subjects reacted , not just EHS people) he then wrongly concluded that the cause was the fear from the device used and not the radiation exposure, which I remind you was not zero.
Now his study was adopted by industry and the WHO and the comment become the consensus. The study got lots of PR and Rubin continue to publish article on this subject. To my knowledge he still does not acknowledge what he did wrong, or refusing to do so as he based his carrier on the disproving of EHS.
We EHS are suffering daily from many types of EMF, and in addition form the misconception created by Rubin and his followers. PhD James Rubin's study on EHS hurts EHS people around the world every day.

This is the text from the study:
"RESULTS:
Headache severity increased during exposure and decreased immediately afterwards. However, no strong evidence was found of any difference between the conditions in terms of symptom severity. Nor did evidence of any differential effect of condition between the two groups exist. The proportion of sensitive participants who believed a signal was present during GSM exposure (60%) was similar to the proportion who believed one was present during sham exposure (63%).
CONCLUSIONS:
No evidence was found to indicate that people with self reported sensitivity to mobile phone signals are able to detect such signals or that they react to them with increased symptom severity. As sham exposure was sufficient to trigger severe symptoms in some participants, psychological factors may have an important role in causing this condition. "

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