A group of South African "electrosensitive" activists had been tormented
by their local packet-data radio tower, with terrible symptoms that only
subsided when they left the area. They're suing.
Only one problem: during a six week period while they were experiencing their symptoms, the tower was switched off, but the symptoms persisted. So, either the symptoms are psychosomatic, or these people are "allergic" to very tall pieces of inert metal.
Of course, they're still suing.
In an email one Craigavon Task Force member, Tracey-Lee Dorny, describes the affected community's symptoms: "several rash cases were presented in person and by photos from people who could not attend [a meeting with iBurst]. Headaches, nausea, tinnitus, dry burning itchy skins, gastric imbalances and totally disrupted sleep patterns, especially with some of the children, were some of the issues presented by the residents."
Dorny told The Star that she and her son are spending alternate nights at her mother's house to get some relief. "When I'm off the property, the symptoms subside," she said…
At the meeting Van Zyl agreed to turn off the tower with immediate effect to assess whether the health problems described by some of the residents subsided. What Craigavon residents were unaware of is that the tower had already been switched off in early October – six weeks before the November meeting where residents confirmed the continued ailments they experienced.
(Image: Radio Towers, a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike image from maliciousmonkey's photostream)