Believe it or not, there is still a remote part of the U.S. where no electromagnetic frequencies roam. In fact, it’s prohibited by law. Yes, Virginia, there is a world without EMF, well at least a city.
Why is Green Bank, West Virginia, a world without EMF
Green Bank, West Virginia is home to the world’s largest radio telescope, a device used to study the night sky by measuring the radio frequencies emitted by celestial objects as they move about the universe. Because the telescope is so sensitive — and so important — the government has imposed a ban on any residential devices that might cause EMF risks, such as cell phones, WiFi, and even small appliances like microwaves. Green Bank is unique in that it’s a tiny world without EMF.
As many people have experienced first-hand, those same EMF dangers can sometimes produce negative health effects on humans, too. Chronic EMF exposure has been shown to produce physiological stress in body cells after just 1.5 years, according to a 2012 study. Some people who are classified as electrosensitive, or highly sensitive persons (HSP), may experience headaches, nausea, joint pain, insomnia, or other maladies just from being around low levels of EMF.
So what have some EMS’s (electromagnetically sensitives – also called ES) decided to do?
Move to Green Bank, West Virginia. Over the past 10 years, several dozen highly sensitive people have permanently landed in the town with built-in EMF shielding.
It’s been quite the population boom for an area with less than 150 residents. And not all of the old-timers are particularly happy with the new arrivals. Some native residents are skeptical that anyone needs radiation protection, but others have witnessed the change in people first-hand as they’re able to live for the first time without the crippling effects of EMF.
Diane Schou, for example, was one of the first people to relocate to Green Bank specifically for the EMF protection, back in 2007. While it’s improved her health, she says the lifestyle — totally without texting or WiFi — isn’t for everyone.
How can you protect yourself without moving to West Virginia?
For most people, it’s simply not feasible to uproot your entire life and family and move to a remote part of West Virginia. Thankfully, there are other ways to at least reduce the amount of EMF in your home or get laptop radiation protection for your devices.
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P.S. If you or your children have ADD/ADHD, SPD, ASD, we encourage you to take the quiz for them. Many of these kids are sensitive to EMF and it can make their symptoms worse.
Many people who are sensitive to other energies – people, crowds, public places also have a sensitivity to EMF. Sometimes these people are known as HSP, Highly Sensitive People. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people have this special awareness.
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