Con­di­tion af­fects one in 20

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ELEC­TRO­MAG­NETIC hy­per­sen­si­tiv­ity is be­lieved to be caused by the elec­tro­mag­netic fields pro­duced by ev­ery­day items, in­clud­ing tele­vi­sions, mo­bile phones, phone sig­nals, high-volt­age power lines and wi-fi.

Suf­fer­ers com­plain of headaches and nau­sea, sick­ness, ab­dom­i­nal pain and even black­outs.

Some vic­tims feel so ill they move to iso­lated ru­ral ar­eas to es­cape what is of­ten de­scribed as an ‘al­lergy to mod­ern life’. One in 20 peo­ple claims to suf­fer from EHS, stud­ies in dif­fer­ent coun­tries have found, yet the ex­is­tence of the con­di­tion re­mains a con­tro­ver­sial topic in the UK, where it is not of­fi­cially recog­nised among med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als.

The Health Pro­tec­tion Agency says there is no sci­en­tific ev­i­dence link­ing ill-health with elec­tri­cal equip­ment where ra­dio fre­quency ex­po­sure is be­low safety guide­lines. But some coun­tries, such as Swe­den, recog­nise EHS as a ‘func­tional im­pair­ment’.

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