Tag Archive for Electromagnetic hypersensitivity

15 Credibility Street #18: Crystal clear consideration of claims

News items: Crystal healing at Edith Cowan Uni in Australia. Kudos to the Australian Skeptics to making their views crystal clear on these bogus claims about healing properties of rocks. Electrosensitivity UK makes doubtful claims. Electrosensitivity UK is a nonprofit organization that placed advertisements in public places around London claiming “More and more research is starting…

Thanks to Kickstarter, those who promote silly hats got a pile of free money

A hat that claims to shield your head from electromagnetic fields has become a successfully funded project on Kickstarter this past week. The people behind the campaign (whomever they are) took advantage of people’s ignorance and gullibility (and possibly paranoia) about the supposed harmful effects of electromagnetic fields. These beanies are basically just a fancy version…

Inquest in UK teen suicide over wi-fi allergy claim

Jenny, aged 15, committed suicide last summer. She had a history of health issues. Her mother attributed her problems to electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Mother claims wifi allergy killed her daughter and accuses school of failing to safeguard children – Telegraph Mrs Fry told Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court that Jenny had started showing signs of EHS in November…

Media continue to promote fearful stories of condition that may not even exist

Beware of human interest stories that make you sympathetic but use a probably false diagnosis. We’ve had many stories of people feeling incapacitated by environmental sources. But the data for their self-conclusions are poor. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity means Peter Lloyd can’t leave his house… or enjoy any modern pleasures inside. He can’t use mains electricity for…

Royal Society of Canada OK with Wi-fi

Another evaluation says wi-fi networks show no evidence of harm. Now from Canada. Royal Society of Canada says Wi-Fi appears safe, exposure limits fine Canada’s Royal Society (equivalent to the US’ National Academies of Science) has just completed an evaluation of the county’s safety standards for wireless devices like Wi-Fi and cellphones. The review, done…

A haven for the electrosensitive

A long, detailed and interesting feature at Slate about people who think they are suffering from Electromagnetic Sensitivity and where they go for relief. Green Bank, W.V., where the electrosensitive can escape the modern world. – Slate Magazine. Green Bank, W.Va., is […] inside the U.S. National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000–square-mile area where most…

Canadian consumer protection group reports: Wifi hazard claims unsupported by science

Bad Science Watch today released a position paper on so-called “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity”. Based on the findings of a critical investigation of Anti-WiFi activists in Canada and a comprehensive analysis of their claims, the report rebuts the bad science their views are based on, and details some conflicts of interest with activists in the movement. Investigation…

Electrosensitivity caused by chemotherapy?

Woman claims chemotherapy has left her sensitive to electricity | Central – ITV News. A woman claims a course of chemotherapy during treatment for cancer left her with a rare condition. It’s called Electrosensitivity and causes severe reactions to the electro-magnetic fields (EMF) given off by electrical appliances. While Janice says she can feel the…

Smart meter opponents lose case in British Columbia

B.C. smart meter opponents lose appeal court bid to overturn utilities commission. A bid by smart meter opponents to overturn an unfavorable ruling by the British Columbia Utilities Commission was rejected Tuesday by the B.C. Court of Appeal. The group, Citizens for Safe Technology Society, had alleged that BC Hydro had overstepped its authority when…

Electromagnetic sensitivity – Can’t escape it, but here is the science

This subject is of personal interest to me and has been a hot topic in the news as more and more claims emerge that electromagnetic sensitivity is ruining people’s lives. Like this recent story: Airline pilot has nowhere to escape from wireless radiation – thestar.com. Professional pilot Melissa Chalmers has moved twice in 10 months…

The debate over electromagnetic hypersensitivity grows

The Canadian National Post has a feature on the phenomena of Wi-fi illnesses. Wi-Fi safety: The debate over wireless technology continues National Post. Every week now, Dr. Riina Bray sees two or three new patients with a similar array of ailments and ends up blaming the same, controversial cause. Suffering from stabbing headaches, “brain fog,”…

Women claim to be allergic to radiation, live in cave

Women Live in Cave to Escape Electro-Magnetic Waves | Oddity Central. Anne Cautain and Bernadette Touloumond suffer from hypersensitive reactions to electro-magnetic radiations. The symptoms include unbearable burning and terrible headaches, so bad that they couldn’t stand to live in the outside world anymore. After trying several other options, a cave has become their ultimate…