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Take care with wifi

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overnighthearingloss

Apparently lupus sufferers can be electrically hypersensitive. They should be aware of the potential dangers of WiFi. Mobile phone use can present dangers. Don't know if it's related at all, but I lost ALL hearing permanently in one ear overnight. Hence my username. Coincidentally it was the ear I used to use with my mobile phone. Don't know if any connection.

articles.mercola.com/sites/...

Watch the film for more background. Those who don't like Mercola could go straight to the film link

player.vimeo.com/video/2886...

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Sudden hearing loss has been a medical phenomenon for as long as I can remember so it is very likely it has little or nothing to do with wifi - it is probably much the same as a heart attack or stroke but in the ear. Immediate treatment with high dose steroids MAY result in a return of at least some hearing but it must be within a very short time and usually it isn't noted until waking probably after several hours. I do sympathise as unilateral hearing loss is confusing to say the least and I have a few friends who have suffered it - but at least one side still works.

And personally, I wouldn't believe everything i read on Mercola's site... There will always be scare stories like that. This

newscientist.com/article/21...

presents are more balanced and scientific view.

Well it's just as well there are international teams of scientists raising the WiFi thing as a potential issue then. So you don't have to go out of your way to trust anything from mercola.

I watched an interesting documentary on Netflix recently called Afflicted. There was a woman on there who was intolerant to electricity and her life was improved by going back to cables.

The thing that really rang true to me was her reaction to fluorescent lights. She described exactly the same reaction that I get and when she went into the supermarket she was dashing around just like I have to. It was frightening but interesting to see.

There's a lot of denial in all sorts of circumstances before change finally comes.

The tobacco lobby used to be really strong and used at one time used doctors in adverts to promote smoking one brand of cigarettes over another. There is emerging evidence to show diet and/or lifestyle can be contributory to many common health issues. But the food lobby is incredibly strong and so if you don't research for yourselves you might never know.

Whenever there is a potential threat to common practice things there is a backlash. The best option for people these days is to read WIDELY, and be prepared to remove the blinkers and dig deeper if something seems contradictory.

You cannot be truly informed if you limit your research to current mainstream ideas.

That's where the term sheeple comes from. Those who follow rather than questioning for themselves.

I believe some are affected by the new forms of lighting etc. Whether that comes first or whether it is an adjunct to being unwell in general I don't know.

But whenever there are potential threats to large corporate interests there is a tendency to sweep all under the carpet.

'Move along, nothing to see here'. And most people do just that.

I can believe it can be connected. I am electro-sensitive and have to be very careful. I always feel bad when on a bus with all the phones. What helps me- is to make sure I walk a fair way afterwards to discharge the EMF's from my body. Moving helps me. I can't be in a building with Wi-Fi for too long either.

It's all very well for people to post one article from New Scientist suggesting that all is well when there have been numerous studies done and reported in pub med and elsewhere that tell a different story.

So I guess there must be a level of disagreement at least. It's therefore somewhat surprising that a publication such as New Scientist can be so categoric in its belief that all is safe.

In such a fast paced busy world it's a little understandable that many may not choose to read further than a headline. And as such it's easy then to deny to themselves at least that there may be any potential areas of concern.

Let's just hope that the studies that voice concerns are indeed all wrong. But if I had young children around me, i would think it's best to err on the side of caution. And if potentially suffering symptoms when exposed to WiFi, it's probably best to limit exposure as much as possible.

Yes, this is what we electro-sensitive folk try to do, but like you say, it is difficult in this high tech. world. I use a mobile only for emergencies and never carry it switched on in my pocket. I won't have a smart meter either.

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