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'Wi-fi refugees' shelter in West Virginia mountains


'Wi-fi refugees' shelter in West Virginia mountains

By Jane O'Brien & Matt Danzico BBC News, Green Bank


Dozens of Americans who claim to have been made ill by wi-fi and mobile phones have flocked to the town of Green Bank, West Virginia

There are five billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide and advances in wireless technology make it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of mobile devices. But while most Americans seem to embrace continuous connectivity, some believe it's making them physically ill.

Diane Schou is unable to hold back the tears as she describes how she once lived in a shielded cage to protect her from the electromagnetic radiation caused by waves from wireless communication.

"It's a horrible thing to have to be a prisoner," she says. "You become a technological leper because you can't be around people.
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rest here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14887428

Best quote in the piece:

Bob Park, "The bigger problem that we face is that in our society, driven by technological change, people have very little education," he says.

"There are lots of things people need to learn and they're not learning it. The thing that's going to kill them is ignorance."
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