Are media warnings about the adverse health effects of modern life self-fulfilling? An experimental study on idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF)

Michael Witthöft, G James Rubin

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Abstract

Medically unsubstantiated 'intolerances' to foods, chemicals and environmental toxins are common and are frequently discussed in the media. Idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF) is one such condition and is characterized by symptoms that are attributed to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). In this experiment, we tested whether media reports promote the development of this condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-12
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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