Mycotoxins, fungus and 'electrohypersensitivity'

Med Hypotheses. 2000 Sep;55(3):208-14. doi: 10.1054/mehy.1999.1045.


'Electrohypersensitivity' is often explained as a psychological syndrome. Our modern environment contains a lot of different substances and some of them are toxic. Mycotoxins are types of toxins that are biologically very active and that affect living organisms. Mycotoxins and fungi capable of producing toxins have been detected in ventilation systems, water damage and in foodstuff. Many of those displaying symptoms caused by electromagnetic fields have fungus infections or have been living in fungus-contaminated environments for long periods. In animal studies mycotoxins have shown the same effects as those seen in the 'electrohypersensitivity' syndrome. Phototoxic reactions are well known in veterinary medicine and in medical science, so the question is whether the 'electrohypersensitivity' syndrome is caused by 'phototoxic' reactions?

MeSH terms

  • Digestive System / drug effects
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Environmental Exposure*
  • Eye / drug effects
  • Fungi / pathogenicity*
  • Humans
  • Mycoses / physiopathology
  • Mycotoxins / analysis
  • Mycotoxins / toxicity*
  • Nervous System / drug effects
  • Skin / drug effects


  • Mycotoxins