Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Is Real

EHS GraphicFrank Clegg is the CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST, formerly Citizens for Safe Technology), and the former president of Microsoft Canada.  Mr. Clegg recently wrote a reply to an article in the Huffington Post that dismissed claims that Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) was a true illness.  The original Huffington Post article was written by Michael Kruse and was entitled “The Disease with No Name.”  The article made a number of declarative statements including:

  • “EHS has not been shown to be caused by a hypersensitivity to EMF or any other stimulus.”
  • “As long [as] patient’s groups and fringe researchers continue to claim that EHS is an actual disease and not the manifestation of the desire for an answer to explain idiopathic or difficult to characterize symptoms, patients will be alienated from the medical establishment.”

Clegg File PhotoSome selected statements in Mr. Clegg’s reply article of August 12, 2013, are as follows:

“While I categorically refute Mr. Kruse’s claims about EMR and people who live with electrohypersensitivity (EHS), I believe the bigger issue is that Mr. Kruse neglected to disclose that he is the Chairperson of an organization that produced a report claiming that EMR is not harmful to humans.  This presents a clear bias.”

“Mr. Kruse mentioned C4ST in his post, insinuating that our organization – including our spokesperson, … is naive and ill-educated about our mission.  Our mission is clear:  We want to ensure that the most accurate information is used by credible and unconflicted scientists to understand and inform Canadians of how exposure to EMR can affect them, and their loved ones.”

“In December 2012, the BioInitiative 2012 Report – published by 29 highly respected health professionals from ten countries – comprehensively reviewed over 1,800 studies in the previous five years, all somehow missed by the author.  The report concluded ‘a growing number of people worldwide have serious and debilitating symptoms that are key to various types of EMF and RFR exposure.  Of this there is little doubt.’”

“Ignoring or hiding these findings makes it much more difficult for physicians and other health professionals to understand, diagnose, and treat EHS, and also likely dissuades sufferers from seeking much-needed treatment.”

“When we talk about the consequences of the ever-increasing use of technology, it is not helpful to the debate to deny a problem exists.  If there were not a problem, I would not be putting my own reputation as a technology business leader on the line, and I would not be asking C4ST’s members to do the same.”

For the full reply article by Mr. Clegg, titled “Electrohypersensitivity Is Real,” refer to the following link:


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