Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:57 pm (PST) . Posted by:

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity & Multiple Chemical Sensitivity:
two sides of the same coin?

Prof. Dominique Belpomme, Oncologist, Professor of the Centre Hospitalier
Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, Chairman of Research for Anti-Cancer
Therapeutics (ARTAC), in lecture **Diagnostic and Therapeutic Protocols
for Electromagnetic Fields Intolerance* *, showed results of a clinical
observation on more than 450 patients enrolled from 2008 to 2011. He and his
team use a new technique to make the diagnosis to people reporting reactions
to electromagnetic fields.
The new technique is the **Pulsed Eco-Doppler* * of the brain that combines the
eco-doppler with a computer to evaluate brain perfusion.
Unlike some other methods, this one is not dangerous and it
does not involve any ionizing radiation. The results show that people with
Electromagnetic Fields Intolerance have a reduced perfusion in the brain,
particularly in the left part of the limbic area of the brain, compared to the
control group. This is a very particular area, because it is the *ancient*
part of the brain that controls many body functions.
His team uses also other tests, such as the dosage of histamine, of
protein S100B, and of heat shock proteins hsp70 and hsp27 in the blood. The 70%
of the group of patients observed showed a serious reduction of vitamin D,
about 1-2% of the patients showed an increase of proteins hsp27 and hsp70,
while more than the 40% of the sample had increased histamine, a fact that
is fully compatible with a physiological interpretation of this syndrome.
About 10% of the patients had an increased protein S100B, which is a marker
for Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) permeability. In one third of the sample, a
reduction of melatonin in urine was found, and this can explain symptoms such
as fatigue, insomnia and depression in these patients.
These alterations are quite similar to the ones found in patients with
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
_http://www.csn- deutschland. de/DIMDI_ MCS_2008_ de-en.pdf_
(http://www.csn- deutschland. de/DIMDI_ MCS_2008_ de-en.pdf) ,
particularly regarding the brain perfusion reduction, the neurogenic
inflammation, the oxidative stress increase, and the reduction of the defense
mechanism. The fact that EMF induces the opening of the BBB may interfere with
the brain protection from toxic chemicals. It is not uncommon, in fact, that
patients with EFI Syndrome have MCS symptoms, while many patients with MCS
also react to EMF.
Given the strong correlation found by six epidemiologic studies on EMF
exposure and Alzheimer Disease (AD), Prof. Belpomme believes that any
electrosensitive patient with memory dysfunctions should be evaluated also for AD.
He stresses the fact that AD is a loss of long term memory while EFI
Syndrome often involves the loss of short term memory, but this symptom may be
considered as a pre-Alzheimer condition