Stories of people that suffer from EHS


Jolie Jones

“My name is Jolie Jones, daughter of legendary Quincy Jones, and I have personally experienced Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. Please watch my interview  with Olle Johansson “I’m Not The Only One!” […].

Because of my experience and the knowledge gained by navigating my way through this debilitating impairment, I feel the responsibility to open up a dialog and share what I have learned in the process of my healing.

Right now we are at a tipping point with the issue of biological health effects of wireless devices. New research keeps coming out showing us that there are serious health risks—that are now undeniable—from exposure to radiofrequency waves emitted by our cellphones, wifi and other wireless devices.

This is a delicate conversation to open up. We have all become so dependent on our many devices in the course of our everyday lives.”

Dafna Tachover (and others)

… in the TIME Magazine Movie on EHS – Search For a Golden Cage

“We Are The Evidence founder Dafna Tachover is an attorney both in New York and in Israel who received her degree in the UK. She also has an MBA and has had a diverse international legal and business career. She gained a technical understanding of wireless networks and infrastructures as a communications and computer officer in the Israeli Defense Forces where she was the commander of the computer center for their Operations Center and Headquarters.

In 2009, she developed electromagnetic sensitivity from wireless technology radiation. Since then, she has dedicated herself to exposing the epidemic of sickness caused by this technology; to protecting the rights of the injured; to eradicating the misrepresentation that wireless technology is safe; and to pursuing those who betray the public’s trust. She has also been fighting against the deployment of Wi-Fi in schools. Her work includes public speaking engagements, educating the medical profession, generating media initiatives and interviews, lobbying, consulting and litigation. She is one of the leading global advocates on this topic. Since 2012, she has been reporting about her work in a blogEHS Fight Back.”

Alison Main

“I can feel Wi-Fi. And power lines. And smart phones. And electric heat. And LED lights. But, before you get too excited about my real-life “Spidey sense,” let me warn you, it does not feel good. And I didn’t always possess this extrasensory perceptive power.

Illustration by Elizabeth Baddeley

I was a New York City media maven for 15 years. I strode into dazzling skyscrapers with Don Draper and Peggy Olson wannabes. I clinked glasses of dirty vodka martinis with beat reporters and fedora-wearing publishers. I dwelled in an overpriced studio on Manhattan’s sublime West 57th Street. I stressed over deadlines, sipped wine on rooftops and hopped subways in heels — all with a sparkling, enchanting metropolis of international envy to call my home.

And of course, I had all the digital toys to accompany this persona: A creative director’s dream of a Mac computer system, the smartest smart phone of the moment, the fastest of the fast wireless networks, the streaming tunes, the apps for that, the iEverythings and the incessant surge of digital pings directing and announcing my every move.

That was my life until a few years ago. And now, I am an EMF Refugee.

I wander in exodus seeking asylum from a fierce and escalating worldwide storm of artificial and damaging electromagnetic fields (EMFs). […]”
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Jeromy Johnson

Read his story on his website“I have a master’s degree in engineering and had a successful career in Silicon Valley before I began to experience negative health effects from wireless technology and electrical pollution.”

TED Talk “Wireless wake-up call”

Veronica Ciandre

My Life 6 Feet Under Cell TowersMy_Life_6_Feet_Under_Cell_Towers_2

“If you told me three months ago not to hold a cell phone to my head or body, and that if I

did, to at least have the battery pack facing outwards, I would have listened but it would
not have changed my mind.

If you told me to exchange my cordless phones for good old-fashioned corded phones, I
would have listened, but it would not have changed my mind, I liked my cordless phones
thank you very much.

If you told me three months ago to use an Ethernet cable with my laptop and keep Airport
mode turned off, or to move the WiFi antennae from my bedroom and to turn it off at
night or when not in use, or to get rid of all WiFi all together, I would have listened,
while thinking to myself “that’s a lot of work, why would I want to do all of that?”
If you told me thee months ago that baby monitors should not be placed near babies or to
ask my 14yr. old daughter to text more than talk, and not sleep with her phone or
computer on the pillow beside her, I would have listened but still it might not have
changed a thing.

If you told me three months ago that the microwave radiation emitted by cell phones,
cordless phones, WiFi antennas, cell towers and masts, WLAN and other wireless
technology was an invisible culprit causing thousands of people to experience all manner
of symptoms from insomnia to high blood pressure, and should be avoided completely or
at least whenever possible, I would have listened, but still I might not have changed a
thing. After all, the government was there to protect our health and they were approving
these things, and the mass media told all of us these devices are safe to our health.

But before three months ago I hadn’t spent more than a month living 6 feet under as well
as in front of cell towers that were placed on my balcony roof. Before three months
ago I was healthy, vital and slept like a baby. I didn’t wake up with numb hands and feet,
my body feeling prickly all night and tingling or vibrating almost all day. I didn’t spend
night after night in a hyper active state, as though electricity was running through me.

Before three months ago I lived in a beautiful home that I loved, it was my sanctuary. I
didn’t have a hissing or buzzing or high-pitched ring in my ear, known as tinnitus or
microwave hearing, mostly when in that home. I didn’t get tension headaches ever, or
feel like there is an invisible band around my head creating pressure. I didn’t feel bouts of
nausea on a regular basis, sometimes accompanied by a metallic taste in my mouth, and I
didn’t get dizzy spells. […]

read more here: My Life Living 6 Feet Under Cell Phone Towers


Ulrich Weiner

“When I was ten, I had my first experience with radio communication. I had saved money to buy two walkie talkies and I became so fascinated by the possibility to communicate without a cord that I immediately started to save more money for a device with a longer range. When I was twelve years old, I started operating my first radio room with a range of about 20 miles. But soon that was not enough for me either. I was told that it is possible to take a test for non-professional radiocommunication service, and once one passes the test, one is allowed to radio all over the world. However, I had to wait until I was 14, which is the minimum age for taking this test. In the meantime, I gained further experience with radio technology and electronics. When I was old enough, I passed the test on the first attempt.

Sommer 1992: Uli Weiner telefoniert mit einem Siemens P1 über das neue D1 Netz der Telekom. Im Vordergrund sein Funkfahrrad

Summer 1992: Uli Weiner using a Siemens P1 and the new D1 net of the German Telekom. In front of the tree his radio bicycle.

Since then I have had a radio amateur license and could communicate all over the world, theoretically. However, I could not afford the necessary equipment and thus had to start saving again. To speed up this process I worked in different jobs. I got the opportunity to install in-car telephones after school, which I enjoyed a lot, especially because I could work with the latest models of mobile phones. That is how it became absolutely clear that this was what I really wanted to do and I started an apprenticeship in communication electronic technology, specialization radio communication.

In my last year as an apprentice, when I was 18 years old, I applied for a trade license and founded my own company. First, I sold mobile phones and the first cell phones, later I added ISDN telephone systems. Demand was high and so my business grew very quickly. When I was 20, I had about 20 employees. I worked primarily with customers in the field service and thus used in-car telephones and cell phones frequently. My car was nicknamed „Hedgehog“ because it always had between 7 and 15 antennas on the roof, depending on what I was testing. The name was absolutely justified since I had built in everything that was technically possible at that time. There was a fax as well as a mobile internet access. Compared to what is possible today, it was in fact extremely slow and in those days not that important as all communication was operated by fax and telephone.

Throughout this, I never considered health effects, believing that if it was dangerous, it would not be allowed. Only when the digital D-net was implemented, some doctors and technicians warned me that there was no proof that the digital radio technology is innocuous. I heard these warnings frequently, but did not care and continued using my cell phone excessively. This went on very well for several years, until one day I could not concentrate any more after using the mobile. First I was always in denial and started my own tests. I abstained completely from using my mobile for several days to find out if that had anything to do with my concentration. And in fact, on those days without my mobile I could concentrate better and got a lot more work done than on days when I used my mobile. I tried this repeatedly for several months until I had to admit that there was a clear connection. I decided to re-structure the whole company so that we could work without mobiles. This worked very well and we not only managed to work without using the mobile, but we also increased our performance and sales volume.

Unfortunately mobiles were rapidly popularizing and more and more cell phone towers were being built. I soon had to experience what it means to phone passively. Each time someone used his mobile near me, I had exactly the same symptoms as if I used the mobile myself. Consequently I
had to learn how to avoid this. At first this was fairly easy because in most buildings you had no reception and people had to go outside to make a phone call. But with the increasing network expansion it became more and more difficult and I started to have problems when I was near transmitters.

In 2002, this culminated in a severe physical breakdown in the Frankfurt Airport. I was just retrieving my baggage at the baggage claim when suddenly I got a massive sight disorder, followed by lalopathy and cardiac arrhythmia. I was taken to hospital and there everything was well documented. My breakdown had been caused by the heavy microwave radiation produced by the many transmitters at the airport.

I soon realized that I couldn’t continue my life in the same way as before. When I was released from hospital, I tried to recover at home, but to no avail. As soon as I was strong enough, I took my car and drove into the woods. I stayed there overnight trying to catch some sleep in the back seat. And it seemed like a miracle that on the third day I felt strong enough to return to my office and resume work. At night I took all available measurement equipment from the company with me into the woods. Indeed: there was no cell phone reception, no TV and only a very weak radio signal. As I first did not want to believe that some radio system could have such an effect on my body, I repeated these kinds of tests several times. And it became more and more clear to me that the digital pulsed radio does not agree with biological systems. I started to do some research and found lots of studies over the years that proved all this. Additionally I got to know lots of people similarly concerned with the effect that radio waves have on the human body. Originally, these were mainly technicians, engineers and operating personnel of transmitters. But in the course of the years, more and more people from non-technical backgrounds were involved. They all had something in common: They either lived near a cell phone tower, or they had a transmitter in their own house without knowing it, e.g. a wireless telephone and / or WiFi. To spread my knowledge, I started giving public lectures and warning the unsuspecting people of the dangers of cell phone and radio systems.

For my health, I decided to buy a caravan and to live in it in one of Germany’s few quiet zones. That is how I recovered so that I could at least temporarily return to irradiated areas. Additionally, I always wear my radiation protection suit when I leave the quiet zone. Because of the fast network expansion and the advanced stage of my disease I was no longer able to keep up my business. I had to dismiss all my employees and give up all business activity. My friends and supporters give me everything I need to live successfully in the woods.


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You can find more stories from Germany on the German version of this website.


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About WATE: “Despite the epidemic scale of sickness and ample scientific evidence, the rights of those adults and children who have been injured by wireless technology radiation, especially those who have developed electrosensitivity, are being violated. The many who have been affected by this pervasive technology (cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters, etc.) find that living in an urban or suburban area is intolerable and their lives are becoming a living hell.

Many find themselves homeless, often living in the woods. Due to the wireless nature of most workplaces, the injured are unable to work and have no way to support themselves financially. They cannot access medical care and when they do, they encounter ignorance and denial. They can’t even access the courts to enforce their rights. Children are becoming sick from the installation of Wi-Fi in the schools, they are being disregarded, mocked and are forced to leave school and into social isolation. Many contemplate committing suicide and some do.

WATE’s mission is to eradicate the wireless lie; to expose the epidemic of sickness and suffering, along with the violation of human rights created by wireless technology radiation; to elevate the voice of those who already suffering from the ill effects caused by it, and to defend and secure their rights. WATE is working to compel corrective actions to protect the injured and to inform and warn the public of the harm. To achieve these goals, WATE works through education, community empowerment, lobbying and legal action.”


More stories from the US

  • People affected by Smart meters (which use cell phone technology) – youtube video with interviews
  • Reports by students after their school installed Wi-Fi – read many more cases of students and teachers on
    Youtube video with student interviews
  • Heidi Collins – Story on “At age 65, Heidi Collins has slept in her car nearly every night for the past twelve years. This is the only way she has found to escape the excruciating pain and inflammation caused by wireless transmissions from cell towers and from the wireless devices of her neighbours. …”
  • Jeske Family – Langford, BC – Story on
  • Jordan Weiss – East Sooke, BC – Story on
  • Laurie Corbeil – Nanaimo, BC – Story on
  • Article Family takes refuge from Wi-Fi (Samantha Boutet’s daughter affected by Wi-Fi at her school)

South America

  • Dr. Carlos Sosa, M.D. (physician and surgeon) “[…] In May/06 I started feeling a terrible sense of unwellness: headaches, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, irritability, amnesia or forgetfulness and lack of attention or concentration capacity. I couldn’t bear being close to my house or to any other microwave mast, be it cell phone or WiFi antennas. I had to leave my house together with my whole family just to find out that the city was flooded by some 4000 masts that wouldn’t ‘t leave a single irradiated spot for us to live in. […]” – Read full story on




  • Henrik Eiriksson – Researcher and activist – Story on youtube
  • Brian Stein – Ex-Group Chief Executive at Samworth brothers Ltd – Lecture including his story on vimeo, part 2
  • Andrew – GP (general practitioner) – vimeo
  • Phil – Programmer / Video Editor – vimeo
  • Clint – Video Production Teacher – vimeo
  • Michael – Teacher – vimeo
  • Marie Hood – worked in the National Health Service (NHS) before taking early retirement – vimeo
  • Pat – Pat is an ex-dental nurse and practice manager – vimeo
  • Andrew was a children’s author and teacher before he had to stop working due to his electrosensitivity – vimeo
  • Mary Coales of London suffers from EHS, which forces her to avoid theaters, restaurants, airports, or parks at all costs – Read article
  • (2015) Schoolgirl, 15, found hanged after ‘developing an allergic reaction to the WiFi at her school’ – Read article
  • Rachel Hinks – A therapist who was forced to give up her job – article on