What do Foxes and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Have in Common?
What Foxes Can Tell us about Electromagnetic Fields
Imagine acres of frozen white, and suddenly a fox diving headlong into a blanket of snow. Hidden under the 3 feet of snow, a field mouse snuggles warm and cozy, safe and protected. Unless the fox is diving using the magnetic compass that all animals use for navigation. It turns out that the red fox is most successful in hunting when using the earth’s magnetic field.
Researchers recorded 592 jumps, and found that when the fox used the North-South axis, jumping from the north, they were successful in 3 out6 of 4 jumps! When they pointed in any other direction, they came up with no mouse in their mouth more than 80% of the time.
Electromagnetic sensitivity sounds pretty futuristic, but the phenomenon is very much present in today’s world. Although there’s plenty of information and resources already out there for people to learn the answers to these question in more detail, a recent piece from the largest online community empowering people to lead a healthy and green lifestyle, Care2.com, recently summed the condition up pretty well.
Basically, electromagnetic sensitivity is a condition in which a person is adversely affected by exposure from electromagnetic fields (EMF). The condition is characterized by a variety of different ailments and symptoms and has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an increasingly problematic issue. Continue reading