Wiosna van Bon
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Radiation Refugee | 2015
We are currently witnessing the biggest change of the Earth’s electromagnetic environment that has ever taken place in human history. This change started only a handful of decades ago and continues to escalate at an exponential rate.
Nowadays anyone can use wireless internet almost anywhere. People overall think that there is sufficient evidence to confirm that the safety of the citizen is not in danger because of this but this has not been proven. More and more people say they have health problems caused by electromagnetic fields (EMF: also called radiation). People with the capacity to observe this EMV are called ‘electro hyper sensitive’. They are suffering from electrical hypersensitivity, abbreviated EHS. The estimates for the number of persons with EHS vary widely but several countries make an estimate of around 3-10%, of the population that suffer from EHS. With this project, I don’t want to say that radiation is harmful to the human body. I want to show the way these people are living by hiding their selves in their temporary made shelters.
The individuals who suffer from EHS regularly feel lethargic, depressed, or suffer headaches, chronic fatigue or other physical or psychological pain or complaints. Usually, these conditions are not considered to have a clear medical cause. Most doctors cannot find specific causes, and ultimately they would refer to mental health problems or stress. However, EHS seems to have a primarily physical cause because in a ‘clean’ environment, the same electrical sensitive people do not have these problems. There is currently no effective therapy or medicine. As long as it’s not clear what exactly is wrong with these people, medical solutions will be far away. The sensitivity to EMF and the type of complaints vary by individual. The electric-sensitive person should remove different sources of radiation one by one, to figure out which one is making him/her sick. Due to the non-specific list of complaints, the authorities remain sceptic, and maintain a wait-and-see attitude.