Modern life killing Americans

Staff writer
28 Nov 2011
00:00

An incredible 5% of US citizens believe they are allergic to modern living and suffer physical reactions to the myriad wireless signals swirling around our heads.

Symptoms of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity include burning skin, muscles twitching and severe pain. The syndrome is taken so seriously one sufferer's husband even constructed a home-made Faraday cage to protect her.

A town in West Virginia is providing the escape for other sufferers. Green Bank is based in the US National Radio Quiet Zone, an area established by the FCC in the late 1950s to minimize interference with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which is based in the town.

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