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HEALTHTECH: Electrosensitivity

We are surrounded by electrical rays, but are there ways in which they can mess with your mind? No one's thinking Manchurian Candidate situations, but people who claim to suffer from electrosensitivity are concerned that electrical and magnetic field

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
28th February, 2009

What is it?

Electrosensitivity is a condition that has many alternative names, such as electrical sensitivity and electromagnetic hypersensitivity. All of these titles refer to one condition in which the sufferer experiences physical or psychological symptoms, or possibly both, that they believe are caused by electric or magnetic fields (EMF) or other electromagnetic waves. The most common causes sufferers claim for their problems are mobile phones and mobile phone masts.

Despite these claims, the World...

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