Hi Marc, and the rest of the company! There are already 30 people on the list!? ! am very glad there is such a list finally, thanking to your kind engagement!
When I developed (or became aware of?) ES, it was 1996., things were in a way different than today... The most information circulated through Mr. Roy Beaver's EMF list, and there were many enthusiasts at his mist, one of them was Mr. Don Maisch, who now maintains the list where we came from. The people associated with www.feb.se were also rather active in those years, and they still are. There also was some Electrosensitivity Network (ESN) maintained by Lucinda Grant, but she was available only by written letters. She edited a small newsletter, and kept a record of addresses etc. Somebody (me for example) should write to her, telling about this initiative with this list, and letting us know what she is doing now...
It is interesting that from that time still has been no much advance towards recognition and understanding of ES from the side of the official science, so we are on our own. (The consequence is not only that we are lacking support, but also that we are sometimes getting a false "support"... It is not easy for anybody of us alone to distinguish between real things and hoaxes.) So it is invaluable for us to exchange experiences this way.
I am writing from a 5 meters distance from the computer, looking through binoculars. I am wearing a Neutralizer (one of the "miraculous" devices, that I have done double blind tests with, so I am positive it works to some extent). I also have a metal shield between, so all that helps me stay hours at the computer, while without such measures I am unable to stay more than 10 minutes.
I share most of Marc's views, just for the slight difference that I keep doubting everything I hear, and prefer to understand, so I keep seeking scientific approach, although I am completely aware that the classic science has failed at this issue.
I have meters (www.electrosmog.com) that I find useful for some estimation, but they don't always fully match the symptoms.
I am highly interested in what exactly of the parameters regarding electricity is really relevant for disturbing us?? The strength alone says almost nothing, as, for example, I never had any discomfort using standard (strong) cordless (47 MHz) phone, while I simply can't talk by a cellular (GSM) longer than a minute or two. That was my question from very beginning, as I don't know what to measure and what to avoid until I am positive that I do feel it, but it is always not so easy to establish.
My main problem is where to live. Next week I should be making decisions. I am very sensitive, and I need to avoid any visible mobile phone antenna, and also proximity to street electrical lines. Fortunately, I am not working at the office, but my daughters have to go to school, so this is a difficult problem - I can't go to a mountain. Might be that Charles would have some advice for me, as he mentioned that he works on home protection?
I have had my many heavy amalgams removed from 1995., and it could be, that I developed ES after the removal, as they were removed deliberately spraying dust all over the mouth. It is also possible that not all of it was removed. Anyway, I now don't have amalgams at all (for years back), but some residue could have been impregnated into the teeth. As most of the electrosensitive people I am also MCS (chemically sensitive). I also have CFS (chronic deficit of immunity) but I keep it under control more or less.
I am looking forward to future correspondence!
PS I suggest that we make a list of www references and files that are useful for the issue!
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> Hi Marc, and the rest of the company! There are already 30 people on the
> list!? !
Yes, I'm a bit surprised -- I must have advertised in the right places.
There have been attempts at ES lists on YahooGroups in the past.
nobody subscribes, and nobody posts. So the difference with this group
is purely advertising.
> I am writing from a 5 meters distance from the computer, looking through
I never thought of this... I did once think that I should buy one of
those LCD projectors, and I also tried to use the computer with a pillow
case over my head (with holes cut out for my eyes), so I looked like
a ghost... :-)
But as soon as I found an EMF device that worked for me, out went all
the shielding, the LCD monitor, etc. Back to my old 19" CRT.
I did however keep it about 2 feet away from me, and I ran it
at 800x600 resolution instead of 1024x768, as my sensitivity to the
monitor changes with the resolution and refresh rate (which is rather
interesting by itself).
> My main problem is where to live. Next week I should be making decisions.
> I am very sensitive, and I need to avoid any visible mobile phone
I really think you might benefit from some sort of EMF protection
device. One that neutralizes everything in the house. A Springlife
polarizer on the fuse box, or a Quantum Home should overcome anything
that's coming in from the outside. For example, I know that simply
plugging in a Quantum power strip in my den eliminated all my problems
with the power lines outside on the street. However, if you try
that Quantum Byte software and notice nothing at all, then don't
bother with the Quantum stuff -- all of their products produce
the same effect.
> Anyway, I now don't have amalgams at all (for years back),
> but some residue could have been impregnated into the teeth.
The problem is that the body often doesn't let the mercury go,
so it just stays stuck in your brain or your nervous system. You
often need to take something to get it moving out of your system.
Or in my case, certain EMF protection devices seem to get it moving
all by themselves!