On the show Better Call Saul, when someone enters Chuck's house, he asks

Ground yourself?

By which he means to leave watches, mobile phones et cetera outside of the house.

Also, he doesn't have anything electrical in his house.

Why is that?

  • Chuck either has electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) or radio wave sickness (RWS). /r/electromagnetics subreddit of reddit explains the difference and how to use meters to measure EMF and compare with government safety standards. – user23380 Jul 27 '15 at 14:58

I found out that this is called Electromagnetic hypersensitivity. To put it simple, people are affected by electromagnetic fields. They show many symptoms, like pain and ache, headaches etc.

Per wikipedia:

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a group of symptoms purportedly caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields [...]

The reported symptoms of EHS include headache, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, skin symptoms like prickling, burning sensations and rashes, pain and ache in muscles and many other health problems. Whatever their cause, EHS symptoms are a real and sometimes disabling problem for the affected person. However, there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to electromagnetic field exposure.

Also, on the first link I posted above, it is mentioned that all of these could just be on Chuck's head.

Αlso, this condition was mentioned on S01E05, where Jimmy oversimplified it by calling it 'allergy to electricity'.

Like @System pointed out in the comments, this isn't accepted as a diagnosis. The doctor at the show, seems to believe that this is a mental situation as well.

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    It should be noted that Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is not yet accepted as a diagnosis. Which is why everyone seem to think that Chuck is crazy, except for Chuck himself of course. – System Down Feb 20 '15 at 22:41
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    The key word there is purportedly. In the context of the show, it's likely to show that Chuck is a little mentally unbalanced--not that he literally has electromagnetic hypersensitivity. – DA. Feb 21 '15 at 5:52
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    It worth adding to answer that in the episode where Chuck is laying on a hospital bed and doctor purposely turns on electricity without Chuck noticing, Chuck clearly didn't mention it, so it's surely a mental disorder. – PaulD Apr 21 '16 at 12:49

It's been said in the episodes before. He's afraid of electromagnetic radiation. He has electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a group of symptoms purportedly caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields.

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