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Swedish man demands that wolf radio collars be “turned down”

For the past few days, Swedish skeptics have been shaking their heads in disbelief over Mora municipality’s office for the environment.

The office had taken the complaints of a man with radiation phobia seriously and demanded that all radio transmitters in the area be turned down or re-pointed to ensure that the man’s house would not receive more that 50 nanowatts of radio – an extremely low value.

The thing about radiation phobia (or “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” as it is called by sufferers, “electricity allergy” in Swedish) is that it is all in one’s head.

These people have real symptoms, but they can’t tell whether a wire is actually live or a transmitter is on. It’s a psychosomatic ailment. But the office for the environment chose to ignore this information…

Read the entire article on scienceblogs.com: Radiation Phobia and Wolves

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