Electricity Allergy Sufferers Find Modern Society Tough
from the geodesic-dome dept
It’s pretty common for people to deride modern technologies as being harmful to the health, like “iPods can damage your ears”, or “text messaging hurts your thumbs”. Some are taking this to a whole new level, claiming that the existence of electric fields, made more abundant by numerous gadgets, are damaging to the health, with sufferers claiming hip pains, bad sleep, and rashes, among other things. Sufferers back up their point by claiming to have been relieved by installing expensive electricity filters, and by the fact that nerves in the human body do respond to electrical impulses. Of course, some will say that this is merely the placebo effect, and it does sound like something out of the movie Safe, but the emergence of people who are allergic to modern society is a real trend, whether psychosomatic or not. Until science can definitively support or debunk their claims, they probably won’t get much help from modern society; then again it’s not uncommon for people to want to ban things, just because the long-term consequences aren’t known.