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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted September 13, 2011 05:16      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
an estimated 5% of Americans who believe they suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), which they say is caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields typically created by cell phones, wi-fi and other electronic equipment.

5%, 5% ...

5% of American (circa 15 million) think that electromagnetic waves from Wi-fi are making them Sick?’ WTF! BBC; I demand to see your source.

On anouther note, the person in the story built a faraday cage, which would mean they are not totally ignorant.

on anouther note, the scientific study from LSU they mention had a cohert population of 1.

On a good note, the BBC gave both sides to the argument.

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The big question to me is: What happens if they get sick and need to go to a hospital?

Uh oh.

Second: If they go there under sedation and are treated in a way that doesn't require them to be conscious, would they remain unaffected?
(I suspect 'yes.')

P.S. /. story for it (with decidedly less balanced feedback)

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted September 13, 2011 21:10      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:

5%, 5% ...

5% of American (circa 15 million) think that electromagnetic waves from Wi-fi are making them Sick?’ WTF!

That number, or one close to it, crops up a lot.

Around the world, various "lunatic fringe" political parties get about 5% of the vote (eg, Australia's short-lived equivalent of the 'Tea Party' in the late 1990's).

Surveys have found around 5% of Americans think they've been abducted by aliens, and a similar number buy into the "moon landing hoax" conspiracy-theory.

I suspect if you asked a random group of people if Jehovah's Witnesses are reptilian alien invaders in human-suits, 5% would answer 'Yes'.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted September 14, 2011 04:52      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
I suspect if you asked a random group of people if Jehovah's Witnesses are reptilian alien invaders in human-suits, 5% would answer 'Yes'.

that is not a fair comparison, the reptillians are real!

Anyways I always think these five percent numbers come from studies where they ask 20 people and get one crazy person.

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So is the Quiet Zone.

National Radio Quiet Zone

Wired Article

PBS VIDEO

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