Former PC repairman claims he's now allergic to tech

There have been reports in the past on how some people believe they are being adversely affected to cell phone signals. Now there's a story about a UK resident who believes he is actually being affected by all kinds of technology, including radiation from PCs, phones and even batteries.

The Daily Mail reports that 36 year old Phil Inkly helped to repair PCs during the evenings and weekends about eight years ago. It was then that he claims he first experienced the symptoms. He states, "I was getting achey pains in my chest and stabbing pains through my head, but it was tolerable."

Inkly says his pain and other symptoms got worse when he moved to Aborfield Garason, which is used as a technology base. He states, "I began getting awful nosebleeds and had trouble sleeping. I became sensitised to everything - wifi, phone masts, even phone boxes and batteries."

Inkly claims that he is suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. In order to get away from some of his symptoms, he now lives in a trailer in a remote section of woods. While he says he has seen several doctors about his condition, at the moment electromagnetic hypersensitivity is not considered to be a real issue among the mainstream medical community and that people like Inkly are suffering from a psychological problem, rather than a real physical condition.

Source: Daily Mail

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I would like to see more research done. People say we are exposed to frequencies of this that and the other all the time which is true just like we are exposed to radiation all the time, But as we know exposure to high levels of radiation will cause you problems. So why would it be so strange for some people to be effected by high exposure to certain frequencies??

exotoxic said,
I would like to see more research done. People say we are exposed to frequencies of this that and the other all the time which is true just like we are exposed to radiation all the time, But as we know exposure to high levels of radiation will cause you problems. So why would it be so strange for some people to be effected by high exposure to certain frequencies??
I think you fail to understand that all of it is radiation. It's not 'exposure to high levels of radiation' that are the problem - it's the type. On;y ionizing radiation will cause problems and it doesn't even take high levels.

The BS part of all this is the fact that every one of the frequencies are found in nature all the time. He can move where ever on this planet he pleases - he won't escape them. So if he sin't effected in the woods but is elsewhere. That points to him having a psychological disturbance.

You guys can deny all you want. Sensitivity to certain frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum has been all but proven. You can find thousands right now who have sensitivity to WiFi.

Mike Frett said,
You guys can deny all you want. Sensitivity to certain frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum has been all but proven. You can find thousands right now who have sensitivity to WiFi.

The EM thing I can understand.

But he claims sensitivity to even phone boxes and batteries! Unless the phone boxes are wireless... and batteries, do they emit significant EM? The last part makes me think it's not the usual EM sensitivity.

I believe during his years as a computer repairman he had a traumatic experience where he was tortured and raped and remembers none of it.

electromagnetic hypersensitivity = BS

Live in the woods to get away from the EM spectrum. Fail. We are surrounded by magnetic fields (the entire Earth), light, radio waves, 'cosmic' rays, micro waves, infrared, ultraviolet, and many others all the time. It's nothing but another psychological condition, nothing to see here.

ahhell said,
When can we start burying front page stories? This does NOT belong on the front page.

When you start your own website and add that feature

5th picture in the article: He's using a laptop, and there's a mobile phone right next to the laptop as well.

Teamed up with the fact this is being reported by the Daily Mail, I'm gonna go with "Bulls**t".

Yes, a headline doesn't always tell the full, accurate story. Fortunately, all is explained if you read the article.

Julius Caro said,
even a wooden house is "tech". allergy to "tech" != electromagnetic hypersensitivity

Ohh thanks for clearing that up. I was so confused before you explained this to us all...

Julius Caro said,
even a wooden house is "tech". allergy to "tech" != electromagnetic hypersensitivity

Given the nature of this website, the context of technology is clearly not inclusive of all 'technology'.

Sraf said,
Source: Daily Fail

/All that needs to be said

Actually the Mail only describes his claims, even uses the word "bizarre" and states it is not an accepted condition. It's an interesting story even if the guys claims are not true.

I suggest you read the article next time rather than let your own bizarre allergic reaction to the Mail get the better of you.