The article opens with the following quotations from a US government report on electromagnetic pollution from 1971 that issued an urgent warning about these emissions 40 years ago.
Hecht's article also vindicates the existence of electrohypersensitivity syndrome (EHS), also called Radiofrequency Sickness, Radio Wave Sickness or Microwave Sickness. It states that in 1932, the German doctor Erwin Schliephake published scientific data in the German Medical Weekly about radio transmitter-induced "microwave" or "radio wave sickness" with these symptoms: severe tiredness and fatigue during the day, fitful sleep in the night, headaches to the point of intolerability, and high susceptibility to infection. THIS WAS 80 YEARS AGO, people.
The article goes on to show how the newly discovered illness was verified as "microwave sickness, induced by athermal high-frequency EMF radiation." That's ATHERMAL, meaning below levels that cause heating effects. Our current government standards are ONLY based on heating effects, such as happens in higher settings of microwave ovens.
Hecht writes that the Russian author Zinaida Gordon from the Moscow Institute for Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases scientifically verified Dr. Schliephake's findings, and examined over 1,000 people who worked at radio installations, electric utilities, radar stations, etc., over the duration of 10 years. Here are the common symptoms she established for microwave sickness:
loss of productiveness
cardiovascular regulation changes of various types
hyperactivity and inner agitation
Professor Gordon also found that the symptoms strengthened with increasing exposures, and sensitivity to microwave radiations increased.
Our government has been well-versed about the dangers of electromagnetic pollution for forty years, and its negligence is causing people to fall very ill from a scientifically documented condition, which has been in the literature since 1936 - nearly 80 years - and there is NO EXCUSE to ignore this.