Residents of a West Country town that was transformed into a Wi-Fi zone have complained of dizziness, headaches, nausea and panic attacks.
Nearly 40% of those surveyed in Glastonbury, Somerset, said the installation of Wi-Fi had made them unwell.
The £34,000 wireless internet installation, the first of its kind in the UK, was designed to encourage tourism and boost business in the town.
However, the medieval town’s New Age residents have put together an online petition against the Wi-Fi, saying it has contributed to people losing their balance, finding it difficult to concentrate, and misplacing their creativity.
Glastonbury is renowned as a centre for alternative therapies, and some residents have compained that the electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) generated by Wi-Fi interfere with the postive energy fields of the body, known as chakras.
Somerset County Council, who installed the Wi-Fi as part of a pilot scheme, said they are ‘confident’ there is no risk to the public.