New Mexico Group Says It’s Allergic To Wi-Fi

Wants it banned

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A group in Santa Fe, New Mexico wants to ban Wi-Fi from public buildings because they claim they are allergic to the wireless Internet signal.

"If I walk into a room or building that has Wi-Fi, my most immediate sign is that the front of my right thigh goes numb," Arthur Firstenberg, of Santa Fe told ABC. "If I don’t leave, I’ll get short of breath, chest pains and the numbness will spread."

Firstenberg is part of a small group of people who believe they have Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, a condition in which they are sensitive to electromagnetic fields and feel pain.

The Santa Fe group maintains that putting Wi-Fi in public areas is a violation of the American with Disabilities Act. The city attorney is investigating to see if putting up Wi-Fi could be considered discrimination.

"There are those who believe that the various and sundry electronic devices have these magnetic waves that affect the nervous system," said Dr. James Toole, professor of neurology and public health sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.

A 2004 World Health Organization workshop found," "There are also some indications that these symptoms may be due to pre-existing psychiatric conditions as well as stress reactions as a result of worrying about believed EMF health effects, rather than the EMF exposure itself," the editors of the WHO workshop wrote.

They added," Whatever its cause, EHS is a real and sometimes a disabling problem for the affected persons."

New Mexico Group Says It’s Allergic To Wi-Fi
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  • Guest

    I suffer from electro hypersensitivity.  If I go to the library in Woodstock Ontario, the WiFi system makes me feel ill.  The symptoms are pressure pains like someone sitting on my chest.  I found this out the hard way without knowing that a WiFi system existed.  The ill efffects lasted about two days.

    My wife started a job in Woodstock and afer the first two days she came home and told me that she was getting severe headaches and could not think straight.  She is not electro hypersensitive and has never reported any symptoms.  When I checked her office, I found a WiFi system located behind her computer screen.  When I turned the system off, she reported no further health problems while at work.  The previous person who worked in the office had just developed terminal cancer and died shorty afterwards.

    There are several scientific research papers which link cancer and many health effects to electro magnetic radiation, as emmitted by WiFi systems, cordless phones and cell phones etc.

    WiFi is extremely dangerous.  Wired systems should always e used.

    • Mark

      Hello and thanks for the artilcle –

      I too suffer from ElectroHypersensitivty….I am a total gadget freak…I have always been able to use cell phones, wifi, cordless phones, etc….but not  anymore.

      I still use a laptop without WiFi turned on, but honestly and truly, if I am very near Wi-Fi, Cell Phones or Cell Towers I get horrible symptoms.

      I get headaches, a feeling like sharp pains going through my head, neck, jaw, abdomen and burning skin all over. I can’t think straight, very hard to remember things, extreme exhaution (like being short circuited) difficulty concentrating and if very near cell phone towers for 5-10 get extreme irritability.

      Do not laugh at these people who suffer from this.

      I have been a gadjet freak all my life and love the convenience of this technology, but under the wrong circumstances, once you get sensitized, life becomes a living hell.

      3% of the population is not a small number when you consider the disability caused by this — and since most people with chornic headaches, of chronic fatigue or fibromylagia or ms or sleep disorders, or anxiety or add or adhd, etc…have no idea about this subject, we can’t assume that only 3% of the population is bothered by this.

      Please do not wrongfully assume there isn’t  a problem with this technology.

      Google for more….



  • http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com ron
    These people should get themselves tested in a room where a wi-fi unit is switched on & of by a person outside  while they are interviewed to make sure the problem is not in their head. televisions, computers ,microwave ovens, ect all give out similar rf at the same or greater levels  taking into consideration the distance from the source. The oter alternative is to place tin foil inside their hats as it is not going away.
  • Guest

    The condition is real, but the solutions exist and are much easier than disabling WiFi for the majority of us who are not as sensitive.

    I’m not going to plug any particular products here, suffice to say that there are devices, often sold in the form of necklace pendants, which have been proved to offer protection against electromagnetic stress.  They really work – all the people I know with ElectroHypersensitivty are fine with the devices on.

    I don’t know how the devices work (they often aren’t cheap).  From my perspective there may be a placebo effect – but that’s OK. Since the WHO found the condition to be significantly mental (meaning our beliefs and attitudes affect our hyper-sensitivity), any device which we believe is going to help actually will help.

    I urge sufferers to check out some of the different devices and find one that suits.  (I have friends with "Tesla" ones, there’s a fancy brand called something like Q-link, and many others. I don’t use any myself as I’m not sensitive to it.)

    hope this helps to bring some sanity into the issue – I would be VERY annoyed if WiFi was turned off rather than sensitive people dealing with their sensitivity in an intelligent way.


  • shell

    I just got back from a road trip to Chicago and the overwhelming presence of cell towers on the highways was absolutely UNBEARABLE. My husband ended up having to do all the driving because I was incapacitated. It seems as though I get pains in my head and then I see the tower in the distance—this has happened so many times that I know without a doubt it is from the towers. They feel like tension headaches, but it is clearly coming in from the outside–and I can feel the radiation. I do not have a cell phone, and when my husband did–I got horrible headaches when I used it, even briefly. I cannot even talk on a cordless phone anymore. I have a unit that I plug into my home wiring system that helps and I wear a special bracelet too–they do not block radiation but help you to be stronger, and I also have some Aulterra stickers for my computer (otherwise I couldn’t be sitting here typing–even still it doesn’t totally help and I can’t stay on the computer long) But as soon as I got home from Chicago (at one in the morning–I looked up emf blocking hats–because there is no way I can live like this anymore–anything that can help) I also slept for basically 2 days straight– totally exhausted.
    I feel pretty offended when people just write off what people like myself experience, although, I do understand their ignorance. Unfortunately, unless you are struck with something like this, you just can’t understand it. However, I think that we should really be concerned about children most of all. This is unprecedented and what will the long term effects be on them??? I accept that I am like a canary in the coal mines, but, I cannot accept that what is happening to me and others is ignored.

  • joejac

    I noticed the phenomenon last year when I purchased a wireless router. I never suffer from head ache, but that day, 5 minutes after I turned it on I got an sudden head ache.

    Since I do not suffer headaches, this I was very concern. Suddenly I suspected the new equipment, I checked the manual and disabled the wireless lan. In 3 minutes the headache disappeared.

    Since a couple months ago I have headaches again, difficulties to sleep, heat in my head. I purchased a laptop with wifi and I detected up to 3 wireless lan in the building where I live. I will try to find where those lans come from and show the owners the side effect and try at least to convince them to turn off their equipment at nights.

    But believe me, it is not allergy, is natural to human beings being affected by high frequencies waves. People who smoke, drink alcohol, takes drugs, and junk food, probably do not perceive these. I try to have a "healthy" life in a city and I am sensible to these electromagnetics fields.

    There has to be a way to use the technology in a safety way.



  • Sparky

    What I have learned thus far I would like to share. Yes, I am EHS and have been aware of being so for six years now. My three-axis gaussmeter doesn’t always show the problem with the magnetic field, but my Osun Radiation Finder meter shows fields invading my apartment from one wall and from the ceiling affecting all the rooms and me. This meter must be held flat and is directional. Usually, when the magnetic field starts to go up, so does the yellow light, 2.5 mG to 8 mG, from my meter comes on (safest is the green light, 0-2.5 mG, and the red light is over 8 mG. Ellen Sugarman’s book Warning describes what I feel is very important, DOSE, DISTANCE, and DURATION of the fields affecting one. Plus, when should measure during peak electrical use during the day, not lowest like the electrical company usually does for people who contact them, and for new homeowners to check out their place. Important to check in am when people are getting ready and using a lot of electricity, as well as the early evening when they are home using a lot of electricity. Plus, at first keeping a chart of various times of day to see what the variables are. Plus, an electrosmog detector is good to have to detect microwaves/ radio waves mainly from cell towers and antennas. The emissions from them are directed out into the community at various degrees. The emissions from the antennas in the church steeple come directly to the back yard and into the back two apartments where I live. There are some well trained professionals that can help, but then getting others to understand is so daunting, but hopefully perseverence will pay off and alerting others. www.lessemf.com and lessemf@lessemf.com in the USA www.safelivingtechnology.ca in Canada It is good to realize that most fields are cumulative, like a poison into our system, and most people do not realize that they are being affected until symptoms show up or a disease. I have learned other things, but I think I have already said much, and look forward in hearing back from others who are ES/EHS. Sparky

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    There is a big problem is true in this subject, these are rays could harm patients cancer or other types. Or could harm pregnant women and the elderly

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