SciShow Explains What WiFi Syndrome is and Whether it Could Actually be Real
A condition referred to as WiFi syndrome, also called electromagnetic hypersensitivity, has even been recognized by the World Health Organization. But is it real?
WiFi syndrome or allergies are the terms attributed to a condition sometimes called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) that according to the World Health Organization (WHO) that sees people suffer from unexplained headaches, dizziness and skin irritation due to a sensitivity to electromagnetic field sources.
In one extreme and deeply saddening case, a 15-year-old girl in the United Kingdom committed suicide allegedly because of EHS. The young woman's family reported WifFi signals caused her so much pain it resulted in her taking her own life.
However, although the WHO acknowledges the disorder, the organization does state on its website that "EHS is not a medical diagnosis." "There is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to EMF (electromagnetic frequency) exposure," writes WHO.
The SciSchow explores this complex and still quite controversial topic from all angles and gives its usual sound and well-founded analysis. The clip takes a look at the "very real" symptoms of EHS and reviews where they could originate from.
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