”Lack of success of ‘displacement-of-furniture-sensitivity’ provocation study may prove validity of real-life cell phone tests for electrohypersensitivity”

A recent provocation study using our ability to easily recognize displacement of furniture in our own home, but not in strangers' homes, points to that most similar experiments trying to prove electrohypersensitivity as real in a laboratory cell phone test setting were bound to fail. The big question is "was such failures deliberately constructed and designed?". The only way to overcome such failures is to stick to real-life cell phone tests, and not to artificial set-ups.

publicerad 8 november 2017

Looking back at the controversy of how people perceive microwave radiation, it is worthwhile after 20 years of general use by the public to revisit the ways cell phones are tested and how electrohypersensitives perceive radiation in provocation studies.

For many years I have very often pondered the outcome of my own provocation study, Johansson O, ”Elöverkänslighet samt överkänslighet mot mobiltelefoner: Resultat från en dubbel-blind provokationsstudie av metodstudiekaraktär” (=”Electrohypersensitivity and sensitivity to mobile telephones: Results from a double-blind provocation study of pilot character”, in Swedish), Enheten för Experimentell Dermatologi, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Rapport nr. 2, 1995, ISSN 1400-6111.

This was the first study on humans, it was very successful, and turned out highly productive and informative. Among it’s results was the single test person who was entirely correct, both acutely as well as in the delayed reaction phase, when exposed – in a double-blind manner – to a mobile phone in stand-by mode.

Naturally, being a pilot study there is a number of things that may be discussed, but the…

Olle Johansson, is a Ph.D., associate professor at the The Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

He is a world-leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. Among many achievements he coined the term ”screen dermatitis” which later on was developed into the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity which recognition mainly is due to his work.

Read his full bio here


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