Technology Allergy

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A pseudocondition with a wide range of self-reported complaints—e.g., oedema, rashes and other adverse medical symptoms—purportedly caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields in the forms of computers, telephone base stations, overhead power lines, etc.
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Some people disabled with electrical sensitivity are unable to use a phone or computer and more often we find that a phone number or e-mail address only has been supplied, thus unwittingly excluding us.
ANN ERMEL, Director, CIRCUIT, Electrical Sensitivity Support Group, PO Box 1UZ, Newcastle NE99 1UZ.
She suffers from extreme electrical sensitivity, a rare allergic condition which makes her brain 'fry' and causes insomnia and panic attacks when she is around powerful electrical devices.
Her friend Roger Moller suffers from electrical sensitivity and is plagued by headaches now that there are as many mobile phones as people in Britain.
They said they believed the setup could emit harmful radiation, and could exacerbate symptoms for people with chemical and electrical sensitivity disorders.
The illness goes by several different names and acronyms, such as electrical sensitivity (ES), EMF, and EHS.
The heat requirements of Pb-free chemicals have made removing residues difficult, and all residues can cause problems with components that have decreased in size and those with increased electrical sensitivity.
There is talk surrounding AC (alternating current) lines concerning low level electromagnetic fields (EMF), how it promotes cancer, especially a doubling of incidents of childhood leukemia, adult leukemia and adult brain cancer, miscarriage, depression, Alzheimer's Disease, cot death, ME, and electrical sensitivity.
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