Letter to the Editor: Will We All Become Electrosensitive?

@article{Hallberg2006LetterTT,
  title={Letter to the Editor: Will We All Become Electrosensitive?},
  author={{\"O}rjan Hallberg and Gerd Oberfeld},
  journal={Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={189 - 191}
}
Dear Editor, Each year an increasing number of people claim to suffer from electrosensitivity (see, e.g., compilation of references given in Table 1), also known as being electrically hypersensitive (EHS). There are also other diseases, such as fibromyalgia and burn-out syndrome, that have symptoms similar to those exhibited by people suffering from electrosensitivity. In Sweden, electrosensitivity is recognized as a handicap, but there is still controversy surrounding the diagnosis of the… 

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Alleging environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivity diagnosed by a doctor was the strongest predictor of reporting being hypersensitive to EMFs in this population, and race/ethnicity other than White, Black, or Hispanic; having low income; and being unable to work were other predictive factors apart from self-reporting chemical sensitivity.

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