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Warning: A New Kind of “Home Sickness” in Tennessee

December 24, 2007

Charlotte, TN – It's a different kind of "home sickness," so serious that it can cause disability. A new breed of experts on indoor environments are finding people in Tennessee who are hypersensitive to the high-tech world, even inside their homes. One Charlotte woman, Gayle Gregory, got so sick she had to move outside into a tent.

Certified indoor environmental analyst Vicki Warren, with "Wings of Eagles Healthy Living," blames electric and magnetic fields, vapors from plastics and even wi-fi for causing physical symptoms like asthma, headaches and heart palpitations in some people. She recently did some detective work to find out why Gregory's home was making her sick. Warren determined that the signal from a new cellular phone tower atop a nearby business was the culprit.

"They had an antenna on top of the water tank that came right through her home. We suggested to them that they put up metal material, which then protected her home."

Gregory believes she came close to death because of toxics entering her home, although she says most people have milder responses.

"If you don't like being indoors, if you feel like you can't get a breath of fresh air unless you go outside, that's a big clue."

Warren says some scientists think rising rates of allergies and asthma may be connected to high-tech gear in or near residences. Others, however, say there's no scientific proof that technology is linked to human physical problems.

Deborah Smith/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - TN