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Hypersensitivity

Thanks to listener Chuck from California for bringing this one to our attention. More ‘electromagnetic hypersensitivity’ in our society, this time occurring in the San Francisco area. There is no evidence supporting a cause and effect between WiFi and one’s health, and as the data accumulates with each passing year, people should ease their fears about such things. My friends over at The Skeptics Dictionary have compiled a very nice summary about electromagnetic radiation and WiFi fears.

As for this particular article, it is interesting to note how people of differing political affiliations have each attacked this based on ideology. They choose to ignore the data and interpret the event as best suits their worldviews. Cognitive biases are such powerful forces on the human mind, and skeptics everywhere should help remind people about this salient point whenever science and politics entangle.

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