[AMRadio] More on "Electromagnetic Allergies"

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sun Jan 17 12:24:16 EST 2010

For years people have attempted to draw a correlation between RF and 
magnetic fields with some sort of maladies.  The subject has been 
studies numerous time and no connection has ever been found.  It seems 
as if  this topic surfaces from time to time when some one with a friend 
who is in the news business does a report.


----- Original Message ----- 

> It is indeed possible that some people have the ability to detect some
> electromagnetic fields directly.   I recall a report I read in the
> 1970s that there are at least some who seem to have an ability to
> demodulate AM signals and hear the audio - there was a patented design
> last century that coupled amplitude modulated RF to a person's body 
> and
> the modulating audio could be "heard".  It was considered as a 
> possible
> hearing aid or no-headphones monitoring method.  But results were not
> consistent and the field had to be strong and tightly-coupled to the
> body.    I'm forgetting what it was called... the "Neurophone" maybe?
> I don't think it is related to the ultrasonic thing being sold today
> under that name:  http://www.neurophone.com/
> As I recall, I don't think anyone who tried it reported anything
> unpleasant or irritating.  Some didn't get it, some only heard
> something after extended exposure, some heard the audio right away.
> But it seems highly unlikely that the weak fields produced by Wi-Fi,
> neighborhood cellphone sites, etc would produce a serious bodily
> reaction.  We are constantly awash in electromagnetic fields from the
> Sun, Earth, and the rest of the universe, as well as much stronger
> local man-made noise and radio and TV signals - wouldn't someone
> supposedly sensitive to weak fields like Wi-Fi and a neighborhood cell
> site have been bothered by the much stronger sources much earlier and
> to a greater degree?
> Steve WD8DAS
> sbjohnston at aol.com
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