Friday, April 12, 2013

Cell Phone Free Town

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Wireless electronics are banned in Green Bank, West Virginia.The cellphone-free town in West Virginia that offers people who are 'allergic' to radio waves an escape from the modern world

The Towns population includes people who suffer from 'electromagnetic sensitivity’, which leaves them in pain.

A life without cell phones, iPads or WiFi may seem a daunting prospect to many of us, but in the town of Green Bank, West Virginia, electronic devices are banned, and the residents like it that way.

The remote town in the Allegheny Mountains falls in the National Radio Quiet Zone, where wireless is banned across 13,000 square miles.

The ban is in place to minimize disturbance next to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, home to the world's largest steerable radio telescope.

Many people are moving to the area, because they believe it is better for their health.

Around five per cent of Americans believe they have EHS, but the World Health Organization has not connected the symptoms with exposure - and there is only brittle scientific evidence. Suffers of EHS include: Symptoms of headaches, twitching muscles and chronic pain.

'EHS has no clear diagnostic criteria and there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to EMF (electromagnetic field) exposure,' the WHO states. 'Further, EHS is not a medical diagnosis, nor is it clear that it represents a single medical problem.'

Recently Smart Meters started causing a concern for EHS

California and Maine have placed moratoriums on smart meters with an opt-out penalty and monthly fee for those who do not participate.  Marin County in California has taken a stance to ban the Smart Meters.