Glastonbury, regarded as an oasis of calm and tranquillity and England's capital for alternative health therapies as well as spiritual healing remedies, is at the centre of a bitter row, as the residents are blaming the town's new wireless computer network - known as wi-fi - for a spate of health problems.
Some residents even said that electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) generated by the wi-fi system are responsible for upsetting positive energy fields of the body, which are known as chakras, and positive energy fields of the earth, which are known as ley lines.
AdvertisementThe residents are now calling for the project, the first of its kind in Britain, to be 'unplugged' and for wi-fi masts in the centre of the Somerset market town to be removed just seven months into its experimental run, reports the Telegraph.
Meanwhile soothsayers, astrologers and other opponents of the wi-fi system have resorted to an alternative technology - known as "orgone" - to combat the alleged negative effects of the high-tech system.
In May, Glastonbury became the first place in the country to have a free wi-fi network installed in its town centre.
The 34,000-pound project is financed by county council and regional development agency funding,
At a public meeting to discuss alleged health problems in the Somerset town, residents complained of numerous symptoms including headaches, dizziness, rashes and even pneumonia.
Protesters have claimed that the radiation linked to wi-fi network suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone which helps to control sleep patterns, regulates the body's metabolic rate and boosts the immune system.
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