What is an EMF Refugee? It is one of the many thousands of people around the world who are seeking places to live that are free of man-made microwave radiation and electrical pollution. Many have had to give up their career, home, school, community and family in order to find a safe place to exist in our modern world that is now filled with EMF pollution.Most of us think of refugees as people of the third world escaping famine, drought, war and political oppression. However, there is a growing amount of refugees’ right here, right now, in the wealthiest countries in the world. They are people who have become sensitized to the very commodity that our modern world runs on –  the microwave radiation that powers our wireless digital technology economy.Throughout the developed world, ex-accountants, medical doctors, attorneys, school teachers, computer programmers and CEO’s are seeking wilderness areas, farms, far-off communities, caves, remote beaches, secluded valleys, basement apartments and radio-free white zones where they can live without pain. Places where they can sleep and wake without the common EHS symptoms of headaches, heart palpitations and extreme fatigue. These electro-hypersensitive (EHS) individuals are the canaries in the global coal mine of wireless technology and electrical pollution. Will we begin to recognize the message they are conveying?

This new video from Time Magazine shares some of their stories:

Why haven’t you heard about EMF Refugees?
There are a few reasons:First, once someone becomes severely EHS, they cannot be on a computer or “smart” phone. In our social media obsessed culture – this is like dropping off the map. Thus, someone who was once active with email, Facebook, Twitter, blogs or weekly cell phone calls may essentially have to drop all communication. Most people will think their Facebook friend is being distant and unfriendly. However, in reality they are trying to heal in nature. Some EMF Refugees can recover over time, but many others spend the rest of their lives outside of society.Second, the percentage of severely affected people is currently low – less than 1% of the population. So, the odds of one of your close friends or family members being affected are not high (at least for now). However, 3-5% of people are moderately affected and another 25% are slightly affected by microwave radiation and electrical pollution. With the amount of EMF pollution in our lives growing exponentially every day, many more people will be affected in the near future. We are at the very beginning of what could be the health crisis of the 21st century. There is no telling who will be affected. A close friend or family member could be next. It could even be you.

Third, although some intrepid reporters have begun to cover the growing number of EMF refugees, the huge national media conglomerates have not touched the subject (out of sight, out of mind). This is likely because of the enormous economic implications of this growing social justice issue. If they have reported on EHS, it has been in a way that incorrectly paints EHS as a psychiatric condition. There are always going to be psychiatrists or physicists (with industry ties) to interview that will say EHS is a psychosomatic or nocebo-effect reaction to a perceived threat. However, if one asks a biologist or medical doctor with no vested interests, you can learn that there are clear physical biomarkers that prove EHS is real and a clear and present danger for society.

The Lepers of our Time?

EMF Refugees are becoming the lepers of our age. However, lepers at least had a place they could go and were recognized by society. What EMF Refugees have is not contagious, but if you rely heavily on wireless technology, live next to a cell phone tower or have a smart meter next to your bedroom, EHS could affect you or a family member at any time. From that point forward, your life will not be easy.

There are many steps you can take to make sure that you do not become an EMF Refugee. And if you know someone who is starting to get headaches from their cell phone, Wi-Fi, computer, smart meter or local cell phone tower, share these treatment options with them. The more you learn about this potent toxin and its impacts, the more you will help the growing number of EMF Refugees in our society.

The following are stories about EMF Refugees that have made it into the press. There are likely tens of thousands of additional stories that will never be told.  At the bottom of this page, there is a guide to the potential areas around the world that may be suitable for those seeking EMF asylum.

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The Stories of EMF Refugees

Former telecommunications engineer is now forced to live in the woods:  http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-02/disconnected

Priest who committed suicide after becoming an EMF Refugee:   http://ehsfighback.blogspot.com/2014/02/when-priests-commit-suicide.html

Surgeon who became an EMF Refugee:  http://www.electrosensitivesociety.com/2010/06/01/the-dr-carlos-sosa-m-d-story/

Medical Doctor who became an EMF Refugee:  http://www.whale.to/b/elf6.html

Young French woman who is an EMF Refugee goes on a hunger strike to bring attention to EHS: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobilfunk_newsletter/dIcFwCYxRjw

CEO of a $1 Billion UK company speaks out on EHS:   http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=6138

TV Producer has to give up career and home because of EHS:   http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Daily-Mail-Weekend-27.6.09-dacrepdf-1.pdf

Swiss mother who is EHS:   http://emfrefugee.blogspot.com/2014/03/switzerland-waves-make-me-ill-testimony.html

English Medical Doctor and mother of four who has been affected by EMF’s. Click here to read her story.

34-year-old mother can no longer even run errands because of EHS:   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2158015/Allergic-modern-life-Pregnant-mother-sensitive-electromagnetic-waves-use-iPad-make-mobile-phone-trip-town.html

Former famous Ibiza DJ can no longer be in public spaces because of EHS:   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1201896/Allergic-wi-fi-How-electrosmog-leaves-Afterlife-DJ-agony.html

EMF Refugees in Sweden:   http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Forced-to-Disconnect-Electrohypersensitive-fugitives.pdf

Realtor, Builder, Teacher and Families that have become EMF Refuguees:   http://electroplague.com/ehs-stories/

Child with EHS is forced from school because of Wi-Fi:   http://electroplague.com/2013/07/30/jeske-family-langford-bc/

Nikola Tesla, the grandfather of electrical engineering, was also affected by EMF pollution. Read more here.

School Principal forced from school/career because of Wi-Fi sickness:   http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/dr-marietherese-gibson-resigns-from-tangara-school-for-girls-over-wifi-health-worries/story-fni0byb4-1226729172333

Family forced from their home by a smart meter:  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/smart-meter-shock-forces-family-out/story-fn7x8me2-1226181915461

Former sound technician now lives in the woods to escape EMF pollution:   http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/20/man-living-alone-woods-escape-wifi-mobiles

Couple forced to leave town because of wireless technology:    http://www.oceansidestar.com/news/forced-to-leave-town-1.670205

Computer Programmer discusses what it is like to be EHS:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izwY-cO_qoY

Cancer survivor is now EHS after chemotherapy:   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1387972/Woman-allergic-electricity-Cancer-survivor-sensitive-gadgets-lives-candlelight.html

Attorney with EHS is forced to move to the woods:    http://ehsfighback.blogspot.com/2012/06/article-about-dafna-tachover-ehs.html

EMF Refugees in Arizona being interviewed:   http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/95056

43-year-old German judge is forced to live in Black Forest valley to escape cell phone towers:  http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3682/

Australian Scientist forced from work by Wi-Fi sickness – receives compensation:   http://www.news.com.au/technology/csiro-scientist-dr-david-mcdonald-wins-compensation-for-wifi-pain/story-e6frfrnr-1226729178281

Parent keeps children out of school because of Wi-Fi installation:   http://www.news.com.au/technology/louise-brosnan-pulled-her-boys-out-st-kevin8217s-primary-school-at-geebung-after-wifi-was-installed/story-e6frfrnr-1226729175598

IT Consultant loses job because of EHS:   http://english.cri.cn/6966/2013/10/08/2361s791153.htm

Microwave sickness is creating a new wave of environmental / EMF Refugees – see Page 17 here:   http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/silentwirelesspring.pdf

Swedish book with interviews from over 400 EMF Refugees:    http://www.feb.se/feb/blackonwhite-complete-book.pdf

EHS Individuals in England speak out on the condition:   http://electromagneticman.co.uk/index.php/case-studies/electrosensitivity-sufferers

Smart Meters causing EHS around the country:    http://kfor.com/2013/07/23/customers-says-oge-smart-meters-making-them-sick/

Women who are suffering from EHS in the UK:    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2331369

Swedish Documentary Film on EMF Refugees:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QxAzzicjn4

UK Guardian Video on EHS:    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2013/mar/29/electrosensitivity-is-technology-killing-us-video

Woman hurt by smart meter:    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/northcote-resident-says-smart-meter-caused-her-tinnitus/story-fnglenug-1226696426024

Canadian author commissioned to write book on EMF Refugees:   http://electroplague.com/2013/04/20/nanaimo-author-gets-grant-to-research-wi-fi-sickness/

Stories of people being affected by wireless pollution:    http://electroplague.com/ehs-stories/

Hundreds of people share how smart meters have made it impossible to be in their home:  http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?page_id=2292

A primer on the psychological and societal impacts of EHS and MCS:  http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-articles/identity,-self,-and-psychology-in-multiple-chemical-sensitivity/

EMF Refugee Forums:

http://ehsconnect. boardhost.com/
http://www.mast-victims.org/ forum/index.php?action=vtopic&forum=1

Global EMF Quiet Zones for EMF Refugees

If you are an EMF Refugee, certain areas and countries throughout the world are starting to recognize the need to create Low-EMF zones for people with EHS. The following is a basic guide:

United States (Green Bank, West Virginia):

United States (Arizona):

EHS & MCS Community near Snowflake, AZ

United States (Colorado):

United States (Wisconsin):

Contact:  Lynn Knapp
Email:    dellkoprime@frontier.com
Message:    I have dealt with Emf for 10 years and finally purchased a 22 acre in SW Wisconsin that is a safe zone, feels wonderful there! Looking to create small community with like folks that are dealing with Emf. Please contact Lynn @ 608 794 2619

North Carolina:

Going off-the-grid safely for EMF Refugees:

Global Map of Radio Quiet Zones:

Additional EMF Quite Zones (Canada, US and Europe):


http://vimeo.com/80616221  (French Film on EHS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWGV2luddzE#t=69   (Video of French woman who is EHS)
http://vimeo.com/24514653  (at minute 1:40 – withdrawing Wi-Fi from public spaces)

http://vimeo.com/24514653  (watch at minute 13:30)

Pluse EHS & MCS housing!


Austria (concern over rising incidence of EHS with implementation of smart meters):

http://electroplague.com/2013/04/20/nanaimo-author-gets-grant-to-research-wi-fi-sickness/ (see videos in comments section)
An EMF-Safe community is developing there. Please contact us for information.

Video on EHS in Spain:   http://vimeo.com/50018417

Belgium (movement to recognize EHS):

Finland (set to recognize EHS as an official medically recognized ailment with it’s own diagnosis code):

Sweden (recognizes EHS and has a village for EHS affected people outside of Stockholm):

Canada (recognizes EHS as a disability, but does not provide safe zones yet):
http://vimeo.com/24514653  (watch at minute 1:40 – CA recognizes EHS)

Russia – builds EMF-safe rooms for hospital patients:
http://vimeo.com/24514653   (watch at minute 15:40)


South Africa: Read the comment at the bottom of this article about EHS being officially recognized by government doctors:http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/8/e002933.full

Columbia, South America – Dr. Sosa is creating a Low-EMF refuge for affected people:


South Africa:

Note: There are numerous medical doctors throughout the United States, Canada and Europe who can help to diagnose and treat EHS. If you need help finding one, please contact us:

One thought on “EMF Refugee – another story – another resource

  1. Thank you for this excellent compendium of articles related to the EM REFUGEE situation. For every EM refugee story posted on web sites around the world, the personal story can be multiplied by many hundreds of thousands of unreported or misdiagnosed illnesses.

    Just using round figures: There are now nearly 5 billion human beings living in high density urban centers in the modern world. Using the most conservative epidemiological figures amassed in the last ten years, nearly 5 percent of total urban populations have developed electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Do the math: That’s 250 million people suffering a myriad of health related effects from a preventable and unneeded technology. The figures I’m using here are extremely conservative. The health care costs and loss of productivity of these persons in our societies is staggering.

    How long will it be before the projections of epidemiologists get taken seriously??? Recent studies project the number of persons becoming electrosensitive at a staggering 17% by the year 2016. Just using present day urban populations figures, that means 850 million people will most likely become unemployable, destitute, and homeless by 2016. Is your cell phone, wi-fi, and digital television idiocy worth the torture and eventual death of 850 million human beings? Your society has become perverse and sick with the filth of the corporate/capitalist/mafia paradigm. Get rid of this economic system before it gets rid of you.

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