Washington, Aug. 12 (ANI): Americans have started to move to a new town for healthier lifestyle with no electromagnetic waves around to harm their body.
Green Bank is a remote mountainous town inside the U.S. National Radio Quiet Zone.
This zone is spread across 13,000-square-mile area, where most types of electromagnetic radiation on the radio spectrum, including radio and TV broadcasts, Wi-Fi networks, cell signals, Bluetooth, are banned to minimize disturbance around the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
A few dozen people have moved to Green Bank, now with a population of almost 147, with the reason that they suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), a disease not recognized by the scientific community, in which these frequencies can trigger acute symptoms like dizziness, nausea, rashes, irregular heartbeat, weakness, and chest pains, Slate reports.
Arthur Firstenberg, one of the most prominent activists in the field, had began organizing EHS-sufferers way back in 1996, when digital cellular networks were initially installed across the country, forming the Cellular Phone Task Force.
He also published 'Microwaving Our Planet', one of the first books on the topic.
In the years since, some 30 support groups worldwide have been formed for those affected by radiation, the report added.
The alleged epidemic is particularly concentrated in the United Kingdom and Sweden, where surveys have found that 1 to 4 percent of the population believes they're affected.
West Virginia's Radio Quiet Zone has become a gathering place for the hypersensitive in U.S. since mid-2000s.
Most people could find out about the area through EHS groups, at conferences, or by reading about it in the handful of news reports published over the last few years. (ANI)