The electrosensitivity recognised as a disability in France

by Beatrice Credi - 2015.08.27
The electrosensitivity recognised as a disability in France
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For the first time, in France, electrosensitivity has been recognised as a cause of severe disability. It is an hypersensitivity to electromagnetic waves, a sensitive issue in a society where the mobile phone and wifi are ubiquitous. A judgment by the Court of Toulouse has, in fact, attributed to Marine Richard a disability of 85%, with a compensation of around € 800. The women, since years, is forced, because of his health problems, to live in the mountains, in an old barn, with no electricity and using water from a natural spring. The Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is not officially recognized in France as a disease and it is a controversial subject among experts. It could cause headaches, tingling, sleeping troubles and several transitional problems common to many other disorders. This last aspect would make it difficult to find clear diagnostic criteria and scientific basis to link the symptoms to exposure to electromagnetic fields. However, it would be 700,000 cases in France, all difficult to identify because these special sufferers tend to isolate themselves. They are, in fact, people often live in caravans, caves, tents and in the woods.

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