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Synthetic Material!

Kitoi
Does anyone experience a heightened sense of EHS when wearing or being near most anything synthetic? Hope this isn't a duplicated question!
Peacefulness, Kay

"I think it will be all right in the end, but if it is not all right, it is not yet the end." --The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Fog Top
I remember reading an article on Eiwellspring.org about feeling more ES when wearing synthetic fabrics.  Apparently static electricity builds up on the synthetics when rubbed together which doesn't happen with cottons and wool- if my memory is correct.  I was going to post the article but am unable to find it.


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Does anyone experience a heightened sense of EHS when wearing or being near most anything synthetic? Hope this isn't a duplicated question!
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kjgartner
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Hello Kitoi.

What kind of synthetic material did you notice sensitivity increase (ie, exact label of composition materials and percentages)?

Here, our EHS person discovered that the *only* material she can have against her skin is flax linen.   Linen is traditionally used for ill persons because of its good water wicking action.  However the linen seems to work better than that for the EHS for her.  We tried experiments with the RF meter and saw no difference, but she can definitely feel a difference for each layer of linen added.

One odd anecdote is that she found she has to be very careful about the fabric types that she can layer on top of the linen.  She cannot wear silk or sheep wool over the linen ... there is something that feels really weird in the energy levels.  

Many of the EMF clothing is composed of metal threads woven amongst cotton or polyester, such as SwissShield Naturell.  We have not had a negative experience with the synthetics in that configuration.  Our EHS person would not put any other synthetic near her body at this point (exception is nylon until she replaces a down jacket with a cashmere coat when she sees a thrift store bargain).

I would be interested to hear how your EHS does with a single layer of 100% linen in a side-by-side comparison with the synthetic to see if you notice a difference.
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Kitoi
I'm fine most of the time when wearing only non-GMO 100% cotton. That's more brief than listing all the synthetics I dare not wear!

I've also been keeping track of EMS symptoms:
*Like when, what time of day or month:
*Time of day: usually around 3:00pm, but not always although more often than not, and lasting for hours.
*Time of month: usually mid-month and that's around the time the utilities collect their information.

*What I'm wearing or covered with:
*It can be any combination of synthetic material, anything.
*What I'm covered with:
*Blankets that purport to be 100% cotton but must be GMO . . . I have both non and GMO. I have flannel cotton sheets, blanket (100% non-GMO cotton), those can be layered and I'm okay. My mattress is 100% synthetics and that causes problems at certain times.

*What I'm holding, etc.:
*When I hold (use) ANY remote, Kindle Fire (touch screen), cell phone, mouse & keyboard.

*Weather is a HUGE factor, also. Last huge episode was around January 16, this year and we had a snow. Around that time there was reported something about two sun spots. The sun spots, not sure if that had anything to do with this last episode but it's been horrible to say the least.

I've kept a daily journal from when I first learned what I believed to be electromagnetic sensitivity. That began in April 2014. I had had symptoms prior to that since 2007. I started a blog sharing my journal. I had stopped journaling as of September of last year because it was just the same thing over and over again and I was tired of writing about it!
Peacefulness, Kay

"I think it will be all right in the end, but if it is not all right, it is not yet the end." --The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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kjgartner
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Hello Kitoi,

Lots of good info.  A good idea to keep track of it in a diary.  This is how we tracked down food sensitivities decades ago.

I think I might have more questions, than answers, but let's tease out your situation a bit more.

When you say "GMO" cotton, do you perhaps mean a distinction between "organic cotton" and generic modern cotton (which is likely to be highly processed, possibly modified at genetic level and thus imbued with different pesticides, herbicides and other nasty chemical treatment)?  

There are correlations between multiple chemical sensitivity and electrical sensitivity, as both having commonality in some persons.  We have this case here.

I am wondering if you might have been suffering some kind of systemic illness back in 2007 times, perhaps auto-immune, mold-related, chronic-fatigue or similar.  That can be a precursor to the electrosensitivity.  Our EHS person has Crohn's, got a mold-induced flareup, then got very sick, then had prenisone (a corticosteroid sometimes mentioned as a trigger for EHS).  And that is where we are now.

Offhand, I am not sure about the correlation of the meter reading in mid month. If it is an AMI smartmeter, it broadcasts every day. If it is an AMR meter then it broadcasts in response to a big pulse from the meter readers driving by periodically, yet I am not sure that the ~900MHz pulse they are using would compare to even a short time with the cell phone active.  Are you in an urban environment or a congested suburb with lots of neighbors?  If so, perhaps three pm represents the time that students get back from school and start using their devices.  Just a thought.

It sounds like even though you have some sensitivity that you do not avoid using devices that emanate RF signals.  Is that right?  Around here, we use a bathtub analog-- each exposure fills the bathtub (with toxicants of some kind, induced from the RF) and the drain is the body's rate of processing these.  When our EHS person's bathtub is full (after a megadose of RF or cumulative of smaller doses too close together) then her bathtub is full and she has a few days of recovery needed during which she can have no other RF exposure otherwise she suffers miserably.  Maybe your "bathtub gets full" by three pm every day, over the prior six+ hours of exposure.

Have you ever 'swept' your home to identify all the RF-producing items and so actually quiesce everything for a time to see how you feel?  We sweep frequently, including all our guests and so far have even had to ask some to temporarily turn off their bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, otherwise we cannot have a visit unless also she dons three layers of SwissSHield Naturell, as if we were going on a car ride, to sit in the living room.

Curious about the synthetics, though maybe you meant non-organic cotton in that case. Which kinds of synthetic materials do you mean (nylon,polyurethane foam, dacron, polyester, Naugahyde, and so on).

I am open to 'sun spot' influence and perhaps should add moon phases as well.  This seems about as much an effect as geomagnetics might.  Note that the solar radiation is neither pulsed nor polarized, so the normal microwave RF mechanisms for damage are less likely to be in play. But, we don't know what we don't know with respect to sun spots.

The mattress problem might be related to chemical sensitivity in the materials or bedding, an allergen response to dust mites or mold in the room.  If EHS-related, it might be related to its position in the room (ie, headboard too near electrics in the wall, or extension cords in the room) or sleeping in room with plug-in alarm clock or cell phone near head,or using electric blanket or heating pad in bed -- ie, not related to the mattress per se. Finally, the mattress could have actual EMF-sensitive construction, such as a metal frame, the metal springs, or embedded electronics (for those that can change the sleep position with touch of button) could certainly be part of the problem.  In all, if you have a strong desire to identify and repair such problems you might be lucky to be in the range of a Building Biologist ,though this will be a pricey path to improvement.

I am not sure if all this blather is helpful for you, so just ask for clarification or expansion if something caught your attention.

Good luck.