There is no scientific evidence that exposure to electrical fields causes illness, says a review published after claims that some people had developed a sensitivity, suffering headaches, skin tingling and fatigue.
The review by the Health Protection Agency’s radiation protection division considered research and self-help groups’ findings. Researchers found that people who attribute illness to chemical and other environmental exposures report similar symptoms to electrical sensitivity. There are also reports that symptoms can initially be precipitated by one sort of exposure and then bring on symptoms from other types of exposure. Scientific studies of this phenomenon, however, are few.
The professor of risk at University College London, John Adams, said: “This is yet another example of the modern disease of compulsive risk assessment psychosis – otherwise known as crap. There is nothing […] that provides a basis for precautionary action.”