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A man who believes he is allergic to electricity has become a prisoner in his own home - which he has coated in special paint designed to block out 5G and radio waves.
Bruno Berrick, 48, lives in a bungalow in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, with his partner and three daughters, all keeping their electricity usage to a minimum by leaving lights and heating switched off, and avoiding activities like watching television.
Now he's building a special shelter in the garden, where he plans to spend winter so that the others can have the heating on.
Bruno said he was a 'normal guy' until he began to suffer debilitating fatigue four years ago, experiencing burning sensations, 'popping' in his head and losing 5st in weight.
He said it took him years to realise he was suffering from a rare and controversial condition called Electrosensitivity - also known as Electromagnetic hypersensitivity, Electrophobia, or Electromagnetic Field Intolerance Syndrome.
Reports suggest around four percent of Brits claim to suffer from sensitivity to electromagnetic fields (EMF), but some experts claim it is totally imagined.
Bruno and his partner Lisa Chambers, 34, claim his condition is sadly all too real.
He's even spent £200,000 travelling around the world to try to find out what was wrong with him after becoming ill, having gone from being a hard worker and boxer who loved life to spending months stuck in bed, with no energy to move.
Bruno, a former builder and greyhound trainer, said: "All these people are saying 'they're idiots' and all that but I'm a normal lad."
He continued: "All these people on the TV and in the papers and saying 'they're just 5G idiots' and all this but if you put me in front of somebody with a mobile phone or put electricity on you see what happens to me.
"Nobody can say it doesn't affect you because I'm living proof."
Bruno said he has been 'seriously ill' for around four years, and that he even went to doctors on Harley Street to find out more - only to find they 'didn't have a clue'.
"I didn't know what it was, we had the internet in the house, wi-fi, a smart TV, all of this and I went to bones - I was a 15 stone, big, powerful builder and I went to 10 and a half stone," he said.
"I was like a bag of bones. I was in bed for six months with chronic fatigue but nobody knew what it was.
"I had a clicking and popping sensation in my head when there was electricity on, and a burning face when I went outside."
Eventually, Bruno started to find answers when he tested positive for pesticide poisoning.
"In 2016 I got poisoned by pesticides because I lived next to a field that they were spraying but nobody knew what it was," he said.
"I ended up about a year and a half later having to go to America, Seattle in Washington and they found it in about two days. They sent a urine sample to Kansas and it came back and said I was full of pesticides.
"Basically, it stripped my immune system. It went down to nothing and I kept getting infection after infection and it's turned into this. Now, if I'm near a mobile phone I nearly collapse from the radiation from it."
Bruno then met someone at a seminar in Brighton called Geoff Simmonds, who also suffers from the same condition.
"Geoff told me you 'will not get better until you're totally protected - away from wi-fi internet, mobile phones, everything'," Bruno explained.
Geoff sent Bruno and Lisa an EMF reader to find out where levels were highest, leading them to notice a phone mast in direct view of their bedroom window.
The couple moved to a caravan in a remote part of Rutland to escape, which was when Bruno 'started to really pickup'.
After around six months they moved into a new home that's been painted with 5G protective paint, where he's managed to put 20lbs back on.
He continued: "I can't have the electric on: no lights, no heating, no TV, nothing.
"If I do, my eyes go black within ten minutes, my eyes sink into the back of my head and I look about 10 years older."
However, with winter now on the way, the family need to warm the house with electricity, meaning a special building is being built for Bruno in the garden.
Lisa said: "We're having a building built in the garden for him because the darker nights are coming now.
"We've got three kids and we can't put the heating on, we can't put the lights on, so he's having a building.
"We're getting that all protected for him and putting a wood burner in there and a snooker table so he's got something to do because he can't watch TV and he's read every book under the sun already."
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