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Comment Re:Fun with EM sensitivity (Score 1) 529 529

That's not EHS. Those people are bothered by the low-frequency flicker of older types of fluorescent lights that use magnetic ballasts - especially older or low-quality lamps with or older or low-quality ballasts. The flicker can get as low as half of the power supply frequency, where it is just at the limit of being visible.
Modern lamps and CFLs use electronic ballasts that operate at a much higher frequency, and that is why they don't bother people.

Comment If you don't open your eyes, you can't see (Score 1) 529 529

The quote from the article says:

No serious scientific study has been able to establish that electrosensitivity exists ....

There are literally thousands of studies that have confirmed that electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) exists. The intra-cellular mechanism has been discovered independently by different research teams composed of credited scientists in the field at major well-regarded universities in different parts of the globe.

But of course, a study about something that does not exist can not be "serious", now can it?

Here are the search terms to google for: Voltage-Gated Calcium Canals (VGCC), NO-ONOO cycle.
There are a couple of very good videos about it on Youtube, by professor Martin Pall. I very much recommend them, especially how he debunks earlier studies that had claimed that electrosensitivity wouldn't exist.

BTW, 40 people are nothing. The associations for people with electrohypersensitive disorders have thousands of members that would love to move to a town like Green Bank.

Comment Re:The comment (Score 1) 233 233

That's it? Really? The comment was not more specific than that? That's "defamation"??

Not that it really concerns me, but yes I checked out what view he has: he lives on the other side of a well-trafficked road from the front entrance of the school. He could see kids being dropped off and picked up by their parents. That's it.
It took me 20 seconds to check this on Google. If anyone else did what I did, then they would also see that the comment has no merit.

Comment Re:Noocular (Score 1) 298 298

You could expect Germany to phase out lignite before they phase out coal. There is a wide-spread public resistance against it and it is likely that it will be taxed out of being profitable.
Many "blocks" (lignite-burning power plants) will reach end-of-life in the next one or two decades anyway so if power companies would want to continue burning lignite then they would have to invest heavily in new plants and that wouldn't be a good financial decision.

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. -- Pliny the Elder

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