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The Residents Of This Arizona Community Are Allergic To Modern Life
Wednesday 21 December 2016
The residents of this Arizona community are allergic to modern life
Chemically sensitive residents of this tiny, off-the-grid village find relief from a world that makes them sick.
Where do you go when your body can’t handle the chemicals, products and “conveniences” of the 21st century? How about Snowflake, Arizona?
Just outside this desert town, located 25 miles south of Interstate 40 (formerly Route 66), an isolated community has sprung up in recent years, populated by some 30 hypersensitive residents who have what they call “environmental illness” or multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
Basically, that means they’re allergic to things like fragrances, Wi-Fi, electromagnetic radiation, synthetic fabrics and pesticides. The idea isn’t fully accepted by doctors, but sufferers insist their wide-ranging symptoms — everything from headaches, fatigue and nausea to memory problems, confusion and muscle pain — coincide with exposure to chemicals and technologies around them. (One Snowflake resident is so sensitive to fumes from book ink and paper that's he’s forced to read using a self-improvised apparatus that lets him turn pages without touching them directly.)
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