Parents Sue School, Claim Wi-Fi Made Son Sick

from the shaky-science dept

For years now we’ve noted how some people are absolutely positive that Wi-Fi is making them sick, despite a lack of any substantive evidence on that front. Still, schools have repeatedly found themselves on the receiving end of lawsuits for simply installing and using Wi-Fi, and in some cases have been forced to remove the technology for the supposed benefit of the “electromagnetically sensitive.” The majority of double-blind studies conducted indicate that, contrary to claims of the afflicted, these individuals cannot accurately state when they’re in the presence of stronger electromagnetic fields.

Regardless, a lack of science hasn’t stopped parents in Massachusetts from suing their local private school, claiming the school installed new Wi-Fi gear in 2013 that triggered “headaches, nosebleeds, nausea, and other symptoms” in their thirteen-year-old child. The suit hopes to have “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome” classified under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the lawsuit (pdf), the child’s mother, after “much research and study,” concluded that it was the Wi-Fi making the child sick, something family doctors were willing to substantiate.

Justifiably, the school brought in EMF analysis experts to document the specific EMF hazard being posed (spoiler, there wasn’t any):

“Isotrope found that the combined levels of access point emissions, broadcast radio and television signals, and other RFE emissions on campus ?were substantially less than one ten-thousandth (1/10,000th) of the applicable (FCC) safety limits.”

The family was also annoyed when the school district wanted to use their own doctors, who in about ten minutes (at least according to the parents) came to the conclusion that whatever is ailing the kid, it wasn’t Wi-Fi radiation:

“The family was also unhappy after officials at Fay asked them to have G see another physician, who after speaking to G for 10 minutes and not conducting any tests ?pronounced that in his view there was not enough study yet done to link Wi-Fi emissions to symptoms such as those G is experiencing at Fay School,? they say in the complaint. “This doctor stated in essence that he does not believe in EHS,? the lawsuit says. ?Yet he made no alternate diagnosis.”

All told, the parents demanded the school run Ethernet to classrooms their child attends, lower the overall power of Wi-Fi transmissions in the school, and provide $250,000 in settlement funds. A new, updated report suggests that a preliminary settlement with the school may have already been reached. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like these disputes could be settled very easily (and without hindering the school’s coffers or other student’s capacity for learning) by having the electromagnetically-sensitive participate in a blinded study requiring they clearly illustrate their ability to detect electromagnetic fields.

While there are countless diseases that constantly illustrate we certainly don’t know as much as we think we do (Lyme Disease, for example), if EMF exposure really is having that dramatic of an impact on certain individuals, this is surely reproducible and provable, right? Right?

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Ninja (profile) says:

if EMF exposure really is having that dramatic of an impact on certain individuals, this is surely reproducible and provable, right? Right?

The absence of conclusive trials is enough indication that at least such effects cannot be easily proven by your regular family doctor. So, yes, the 3rd party doctors are right in their conclusion that a link cannot be established. However I’d promote blind tests to the kids in question and, evidence generated of the utter bullshit it actually is, sue the parents to recoup the costs. If there is any link in that particular kid that EMF are affecting their health then further research must be conducted and measures should be taken to alleviate the issue while not preventing the others from using the infra-structure.

But honestly I’m very inclined to think it’s bullshit and the kid suffers from some other maladie that the parents are erroneously (out of ignorance maybe) attributing to the waves.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re:

“46 blind or double-blind provocation studies in all, involving 1175 IEI-EMF volunteers, have tested whether exposure to electromagnetic fields is responsible for triggering symptoms in IEI-EMF. No robust evidence could be found to support this theory. However, the studies included in the review did support the role of the nocebo effect in triggering acute symptoms in IEI-EMF sufferers. Despite the conviction of IEI-EMF sufferers that their symptoms are triggered by exposure to electromagnetic fields, repeated experiments have been unable to replicate this phenomenon under controlled conditions”.

46 studies involving 1175 volunteers. Still not good enough?

tqk (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:

Ninja, and who would run these trials? They are not cheap.

They ought to be cheap. Sit the kid in a chair, sit a technician in a chair behind him, and have that whole room surrounded by a Faraday cage. A WiFi transmitter in the room will transmit then not transmit randomly, and the technician will mark down responses to questions put to the kid, “WiFi on or off?”

That shouldn’t take longer than a minute, though let it go on for an hour anyway since you’re paying the technician.

In fact, for even more positive proof, don’t even put a WiFi transmitter in the room. If the kid ever says it’s on, well …

MrTroy (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Re:

And what if the effects have a lag? Maybe it takes days to build up to the point that symptoms are felt, and days without exposure to return to normal. I suffer from hayfever, but I couldn’t tell you as levels of dust in the air go up with better than about half an hour lag, or within hours of levels going down again.

Not that I’m saying that IEI-EMF definitely exists, but “no conclusive evidence” doesn’t mean it definitely doesn’t exist, and it’s pretty easy to design a trial that won’t tell you what you think it does.

Zonker says:

Re: Re: Re:

Either that or DWTGTS (Don’t Want To Go To School) Syndrome. I had that several times the year I got transferred to a new middle school I didn’t like and I knew exactly what “symptoms” to come up with that would fool my parents into letting me stay home “sick” (sorry Mom and Dad).

Thankfully I didn’t have hypochondriac and litigious parents like the ones in this article trying to find someone or something else to blame. “You need to chop down all trees on school property so they don’t trigger my sensitive kid’s allergies and pay us $100,000” or the like.

MrTroy (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Re:

It’s reasonably easy to fake headaches and nausea, but a nose-bleed has to be real.

Then again, if a nose-bleed was enough to get out of school, I’d have never gotten an education! Since primary school, I’ve suffered from regular nose-bleeds; particularly in summer where I’d bleed typically at least once per day. Electronic cauterisation stopped them for a few months, but mostly I just learned to live with them – no harm except for a mess if I don’t catch it in time.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Re:

Last time i responded to a first aid call for a blood nose, it was a combination of stress (high blood pressure) warmth, and blowing the nose too hard. But then again i guess if you can get mummy or daddy to come to school, wait till no one is looking, then smash you in the face so you can get a photo of a nosebleed at school then yell out “SEE WIFI CAUSES BLOOD NOSES’ This is apparently a valid process.

Machin Shin (profile) says:

Ok, so is it just me that finds multiple serious issues with their whole logic? If wifi radiation is really causing this issue then what about all modern cell phones? You know, the wifi enabled devices that constantly send out probe requests to look for ‘preferred’ networks? You really going to tell me that you don’t have any students with wifi turned on?

I also don’t get the obsession with looking at wifi access points. They should never be broadcasting with more power than your average device simply because it is pointless to do so. Wifi is a two way thing, having a base point blasting out a signal so you can pick it up from half mile away does you no good unless your device can send a signal strong enough to get back. Knowing that, what should worry you more, the access point your rarely getting very close too, or the laptop that is sitting over your family jewels?

jackn says:

Re: Re: Re:3 Re:

I usually work with more power 2.4 ghz systems and 5 CM distance is usually recommended. See this warning from cisco (its a pretty common warning).

Warning In order to comply with RF exposure limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, it is recommended when using a laptop with a PC card client adapter that the adapter’s integrated antenna is positioned more than 2 inches (5 cm) from your body or nearby persons during extended periods of transmitting or operating time. If the antenna is positioned less than 2 inches (5 cm) from the user, it is recommended that the user limit exposure time.

nasch (profile) says:

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the only thing having no evidence tells us is what we already know which is that long term effects even when they eventually show up are notoriously difficult to trace back to their source.

True, but these people are claiming short-term effects. It’s not as though the kid has been at the school for 20 years and has started to have headaches.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re:

Wifi is just Radio Frequency. The SAME THING as FM and AM and TV, just using a different band. It’s also at a much LOWER power level which is why the range is so short. Maybe around 100 feet depending on walls and whatnot where the others go on for miles and miles.

If Wifi is the issue, you better move to a location with no AM, FM, TV, CELL, CB, and anything else.

A BLIND TEST would be simple to do. The ones I’ve heard about, it’s FAILED. Zero proof Wifi had any effect. Again why would it? The power is lower then most anything else. Hell you have SiriusXM blasting down to earth for Satellite Radio, same with DirectTV. No to mention you are bombarded from Space it’s self.

Roger Strong (profile) says:

Re: Re:

A Wi-Fi access will have a maximum output power of a tenth of a watt. The typical leakage from a microwave oven is 1 watt. A GSM mobile phone can transmit two watts.

As you double the distance to a transmitter, the field strength drops fourfold. And so if being two metres from a Wi-Fi access point for six hours a day is supposed to be harmful, using a mobile phone pressed against your skull for a second a day is 10 times worse.

Even if being “electromagnetically sensitive” were a real thing, anything coming from the Wi-Fi access point would be insignificant compared to the students’ and teachers’ cell phones surrounding the kid in class.

And when driving past a local radio station pumping out tens of thousands of watts, or near a cell tower or airport radar or weather radar, the kid would explode.

tqk (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Re:

Radio waves don’t cook your food (and therefore your body). Microwaves do.

I think if you look into it that both “radio” waves and “micro” waves are otherwise known as “electromagnetic radiation.” Their only differences are where they fall within the EM spectrum, their amplitude (their strength, power or energy), and their duration.

Uriel-238 (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Can anyone here science?

An LED that spouts microwaves, even if tuned to the wavelength that heats water (as is the case in your microwave oven) isn’t going to cook your brain, at least not enough to pop a cell.

You need a whole lot of microwave radiation, more so than, say, the light in an EZ-Bake oven to get your TV Dinner defrosted and heated. Same when trying to cook someone’s brain.

I’m pretty sure a router doesn’t send cooking levels of radiation, rather enough that radiation-sensitive adapters can detect when they’re on or not on (at super-high speeds).

So the kid isn’t going to get baked unless he specifically has some kind of cell structure that is sensitive to that sort of thing, and then only in those cells.

Maybe it can give him headaches or epileptic seizures the way flashing strobes can? Maybe? I’m reaching here.

Richard (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:3 Re:

Youre wrong. Its all called Electromagnetic Radiation. The ‘Micro’ refers SOLELY to the wavelength. It is in no way a ‘Subset’ – They are exactly the same thing in different frequency ranges.

The microwave band is a subset of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The set of electromagnetic waves runs from 0 frequency to infinity.

According to Wikipedia “Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from as long as one meter to as short as one millimeter; with frequencies between 300 MHz (100 cm) and 300 GHz (0.1 cm). “

The word subset can perfectly well be applied here – I don’t know what you are complaining about.

Anonymous Coward says:

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Because the parents like their mobile phones and want to use them, therefore cant pretend that they are getting sick from them and get a payout.
Parents insisting children are extremely sick because (insert random illness) often quite simply will not be told that they are idiots and stop wasting doctors time, and will shop around until they get a dodgy ass doctor who will enable them by giving them what they want. Then what happens is that idiot doctor couple with the idiot parents end up with completely innocent third parties scared stiff that theyre going to have to pay out millions of dollars, all over a dumb shit report from a lazy ass doctor who refuses to say ‘NO’
The simple fact is, its time for a complete moritorium on public liability lawsuits everywhere, because the VAST MAJORITY of payouts for liability, can be observed to be dumb bastards doing dumb bastard things and hurting themselves, then refusing to take responsibility for their own dumb asses. Stop all liability suits until rules come into place that force the litigant to prove beyond doubt (not likely liability, not fraction of liability apportioned) BUT BEYOND ALL DOUBT that this injury is solely the fault of the person/company being sued.


seedeevee (profile) says:

Prove you are healthy

“by having the electromagnetically-sensitive participate in a blinded study requiring they clearly illustrate their ability to detect electromagnetic fields” — If that money winning kid was mine he would tell you that his immune system has been so compromised by the evil magnetism that it would be impossible to do a scientific study.

By the way, would you ask any other person claiming to have a serious health issue to “prove it and, by the way, don’t bleed on my couch”?

Roger Strong (profile) says:

Re: Prove you are healthy

Your point would have been valid up until a century ago.

Now we’ve had over a century of ALL OF CIVILIZATION living in close proximity to radio waves with no evidence of any “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome.” Further, as such a thing has been theorized, that theory has been tested a few times without positive results.

exceptions says:

Re: Re: Some thoughts

” no evidence of any “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome.””

Except for all the people who have experience it.

So it isn’t wifi. What’s making the kid sick?

People not experiencing something seem quick to jump on those who are and call them liars. What if some people are sensitive?

Safe FCC levels determined are for adults. There are no kid-tested levels that I know of.

Maybe cell phones + wifi + smart meters + everything else is adding up to something that is causing some people some harm. It doesn’t seem impossible.

More tests please.

PRMan (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Some thoughts

I know a family that has nearly every electronic Christmas toy there is. Even just being in their house for a party made my skin crawl feeling all the electromagnetic radiation.

Their daughter has had cancer twice and the son got it after that.

I really don’t think it’s unrelated, but these people have an admitted power bill of over $2000 in December.

tqk (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Some thoughts

Their daughter has had cancer twice and the son got it after that.

That’s a very sad story (and not just because I avoid Christmas). However I’m looking at a DVD called from Mark Wexler, “How To Live Forever”, which includes an interview with “a 101 year old chain-smoking marathon runner.”

People have differing susceptibility to certain medical conditions and phenomena. It’s not like we actually understand what’s going on here. Biology is an horrifically complicated science (which is why I’ve always tried to avoid it and leave it to others).

Blaming their problems on an apparent excessive use of electricity seems way too easy.

sorrykb (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Some thoughts

So… two closely-related people with cancer.
Could it be their annoying electronic toys? Or… maybe… just maybe… genetics might have something to do with it?

Everyone in my immediate family has had cancer except me (so far). We all played with our sheepdog when I was a kid. Therefore, sheepdogs cause cancer. (I just happen to have sheepdog-immunity.) Yes, that makes perfect sense.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Prove you are healthy

By the way, would you ask any other person claiming to have a serious health issue to “prove it and, by the way, don’t bleed on my couch”?

“Don’t bleed on my couch” is a bit excessive, but if they want me to do something about their “serious health issue”, yes. If they claim their health issue is a malady not generally accepted by medical practitioners, double yes.

You have a problem with lead paint and want me to strip the walls and repaint? Perhaps you’d better make sure first that the walls you want me to strip have lead paint.

You walk into my office and demand accessibility for your extra-wide wheelchair? Perhaps your point would have been better made if you showed that you HAD such a wheelchair. Or that there was a reason for it to be extra-wide. And why that three-inch exhaust for the motor, anyway?

You flop on my couch and tell me you can only breathe in a boron-rich atmosphere? I… wait, what?

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Prove you are healthy

You have a problem with lead paint and want me to strip the walls and repaint? Perhaps you’d better make sure first that the walls you want me to strip have lead paint.

That’s not quite the same analogy, since the question isn’t whether the school has WiFi, but whether it’s the WiFi that’s making him sick. You might test the walls for lead paint before tearing them down, but you wouldn’t ask a student to consume the lead paint to make sure it was really the lead paint that was making him sick. You wouldn’t ask the student to breathe deeply in the asbestos-lined hallway to see if that was causing their lung problems. You wouldn’t ask a student with a peanut allergy to stand next to someone eating peanut butter to see if they’re really allergic.

The difference being that those are recognized conditions. At some point, you have to ask: how do the parents know it’s the WiFi and not something else?

You walk into my office and demand accessibility for your extra-wide wheelchair?

Wait… I WALK in, and demand accessibility for my wheelchair? Something does seem off about that…

tqk (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Prove you are healthy

Wait… I WALK in, and demand accessibility for my wheelchair? Something does seem off about that…

Not necessarily. Lots of people have reduced mobility without actually being crippled.

However, somebody wanting to drive their internal combustion engine powered wheelchair into my office is going to meet resistance.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Prove you are healthy

‘Im bleeding thanks to EM Radiation’
‘So its nothing to do with the knife sticking out of your chest?’
‘Nope, EM radiation’
‘Stop bleeding on my couch and gtfo of my waiting room, i cant heal your brain damage, but i can do something about the knife in your chest youre pretending doesnt exist… but as it doesnt, i cant help you. Bye bye’

Machin Shin (profile) says:

Re: Prove you are healthy

When that person is demanding major changes to existing infrastructure plus asking for $250,000…. Um…. Hell yes I would want them to prove it.

On second thought though, sense your cool with that….

I have this terrible pain being caused by your having posted here. It is greatly effecting my ability to function. I am pretty sure though that the pain will clear up with a discounted rate of only $100,000. If you would please send that to me via Western Union.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re: Prove you are healthy

Sensitive to cheese at 500 feet? That’s not an ailment, that’s a superpower.

Everyone knows Superman’s best power is not the ability to fly or deflect bullets, but his ability to get sick in the presence of Kryptonite.

Which reminds me. The Green Lantern was weak to yellow… which is a specific frequency on the EM spectrum right before green…. Hmm. Maybe the kid is secretly a superhero and they just have to adjust the frequency on those things from 5 GHz to 6 GHz, and instead of getting sick he’ll be able to fly?

sorrykb (profile) says:

Re: Prove you are healthy

By the way, would you ask any other person claiming to have a serious health issue to “prove it and, by the way, don’t bleed on my couch”?

Oh hell yes.
If they really have all these symptoms, then someone needs to figure out what really is going on, rather than accepting their ridiculous claims of a malady that is entirely unsupported by evidence.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Prove you are healthy

Yeah. I would ask that person.

I would ask a person with a fictional disorder which is far, far, far from lethal by their own account, to fucking prove it.

Are you joking, or what?

Of course I would ask.

You know what would be extra, extra funny? To ask those dumbass parents if they have a microwave at home.

I’ll let you figure out why exactly.

art guerrilla (profile) says:

Re: Prove you are healthy

thank you seedeevee, i am afraid the point went right past most, which is what i signed on to say…

asking someone -much less a kid- to ‘prove’ they are harmed by some sort of EM by ‘feeling’ it is absurd…

what next, we ask the victims of hiroshima/nagasaki to ‘prove’ they had radiation sickness by telling us how it ‘felt’ as the radiation coursed through them ? do some double-blind tests to see if they could ‘prove’ when they were or were not exposed to alpha waves ?
wtf ?

how about victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, what a bunch of fakers; didn’t they KNOW they were being suffocated ?

however, i can also simultaneously hold in my mind the concept of too many crunchy tofu eaters who get their knickers in a twist about ANYTHING technological…

on the other paw, i still have an open mind of the unknown and long-term effects of various EM that we simply do NOT know with any degree of safe certainty; ESPECIALLY if we are dependent upon INDUSTRY-sponsored ‘research’ on these subjects…

but this bullshit: if you didn’t ‘feel’ it, it didn’t happen crap, is one steaming pile…

Jason Baldus (profile) says:

Re: Prove you are healthy

By the way, would you ask any other person claiming to have a serious health issue to “prove it and, by the way, don’t bleed on my couch”?

If you were suing me for stabbing you, then I would want you to prove that you are bleeding because I stabbed you. But I’ll be generous and take it on good faith that you are actually bleeding.

But seriously, don’t get that on the couch–it’s new.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Prove you are healthy

Theres one important point missing from that analogy….

If you want someone charged with stabbing you……. you have to prove they stabbed you.
Why the hell shouldnt they be asked to prove something they want a payout for?
I wouldnt be paying them a red cent. Ill keep you in court until youre ordered to pay me.

TRN says:

Re: Prove you are healthy

If it’s a non physical thing, or one which can be faked, very much yes. I’d treat immediately if it seemed dangerous. But then it would be prove it’s there before applying drugs or other remedies, as treating the wrong thing can do far more harm than good.

Seizures are faked often, and often observed to see if they are faked. Pain is faked for drugs. Asthma is faked to get out of work. Knowing what is causing them to be ill is important, so you can try to address the root cause and not give people unnecessary drugs or treatment which may harm them.

ltlw0lf (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: The Plecebo effect works both ways.

If we blast the kid towards the nearest black hole he’ll be fine as all the nasty harmful ‘rays’ will be sucked into the hole and away from his delicate noggin.

We really don’t know what happens at the center of a black hole. However, he would be subjected to far more powerful and deadly fields heading into the black hole that the magnetic sensitivity wouldn’t be his biggest issue.

Anonymous Coward says:

Vaccinations are good for the overall population, but all drugs have adverse reactions in a subset of the population. Works wonders for the majority but harms (or kills others.)

RoundUp is banned in other countries as being harmful, yet the “science” in the US says it is perfectly fine to use.

We don’t know what we don’t know, so if you like the technology, you very easily dismiss things like this as poppycock or bad science.

Bengie says:

Re: Re:

All tests against people who claim to be hyper-sensitive to EM have concluded that the sensitive person is just guessing.

Even worse is cases where placing an antenna near people like this has had them come forth and claim that after the antenna showed up, they have been filling ill and to remove the antenna, but they didn’t know the antenna was not even powered up yet.

It’s a mental issue.

Roger Strong (profile) says:

Re: Re:

Vaccinations are known and predicted to harm a subset of the population. The point is that your chances of being harmed if you take the vaccine are FAR lower than if you don’t. The how and why of this is well known, and that it happens is well documented.

RoundUp is a POISON. It’s marketed as such. While its approved in over a hundred countries, it’s no surprise that an effective poison and other agrochemicals are banned in others. It’s NOT because glyphosate and it’s effects are unknown.

What you have here isn’t merely an all-accusation-no-evidence-give-me-$250,000 claim. (Even setting aside tests that have been done for electromagnetic sensitivity that failed to produce a positive result.) It’s a claim that doesn’t make sense. It’s safe to assume that the kid is surrounded by teachers’ and student’ cell phones each putting out 20x (yes, 20x) the power output of the Wi-Fi access point. Plus all the other radio stations, airport and weather radar and whatnot all pumping out radio waves.

Anonymous Coward says:

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I agree Roger, but what do you do for the people that are actually harmed? Do you compensate them? Yeah, the population is healthier, but my kid is dead. What do you say to that parent?

As for RoundUp being a poison, true, but it is a poison that is applied to our food. Has it been studied to see if we ingest this poison when we eat that food and then what that does to us?

As for studies being done on WiFi, who are they done by?

David says:


Personally I find merit to running stuff like schools and their ilk via ethernet. Requiring physical access makes stuff more secure from snooping and unauthorized access. You can’t decrypt packets you don’t get to see.

Of course, the installation costs may prohibitive and there is is the slight complication that today’s computers and laptops, let alone lighter devices, don’t necessarily have ethernet ports to show.

But for fixed installed lab computers, a proper ether has something going for it, alone in terms of net congestion.

Regarding the health benefits: if anybody in the next two adjacent rooms is carrying a smartphone keeping a smartphone typical level of packets going to the next cell tower (and I’ll assume that there is none on the school premises because of frightened parents to start with), the Wifi is peanuts.

Before you rooted out every cell phone on the premises, talking about Wifi does not even make sense. In fact, having Wifi access points also usable by smartphones right on the premises will reduce the levels of radiation as long as smartphones are around.

So exactly when you worry about electrosensitivity, short of a complete ban of mobile devices, your best bet to reduce radiation would be open Wifi access points. The next best measure would be a small-power good-sensitivity cell tower right on top of the school. Because that will cause the cell phone transmitters of all the pupils to go light on power.

That being said: I still like computer labs to be hooked up by ethernet. Wifi makes more sense for computers that are constantly being moved around. And even then, plugging in once per lesson would be tolerable.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Well...

i would actually say its less secure, wpa isolates each connections from each other (a new key is negotiated with every cannection), so you cant snoop, you would need to capture the handshake, and bruteforce it, but with ethernet, all you would need is a wall jack and you have unhindered snooping on everyone.

Anonymous Coward says:

A joint study by researchers in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom found that people who had used cell phones for more than 10 years had a significantly increased risk of developing glioma, a usually malignant brain tumor, on the side of the head they had favored for cell phone conversations (International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) 2008; Lahkola 2007).

French and German scientists reported an increased risk of glioma for long-term cell phone users (Hours 2007; Schuz, Bohler, Berg 2006). Analysis of all published cell phone-brain tumor studies found that people who had used a cell phone for 10 or more years, the overall risk for developing a glioma on the cell phone side of the head increased by 90 percent (Hardell 2009; Kundi 2009).

Cell phone use for 10 years and longer has been also associated with significantly increased risk of acoustic neuroma, a type of benign brain tumor, on the primary side of cell phone use (IARC 2008; Schoemaker 2005). An extensive review of published studies of acoustic neuroma found that long-term cell phone users had a 60 percent greater risk of being diagnosed with the disease (Hardell 2009; Kundi 2009).

A study from Israel reported an association between frequent and prolonged mobile phone use and parotid (salivary) gland tumors (Sadetzki 2008). Scientists analyzing data from Sweden and Denmark combined found that people who had used cell phones for at least 10 years ran an increased risk of benign parotid gland tumors (IARC 2008; Lonn 2006).

Multiple studies reported that the brains of young children absorb more radiation than those of adults (de Salles 2006; Gandhi 1996; Kang 2002; Martinez-Burdalo 2004; Wang 2003; Wiart 2008), potentially rendering them more vulnerable to brain tumors (NRC 2008b). Researchers in Sweden found the highest risk of brain tumors among people who started using cell phones during adolescence (Hardell 2009).

Machin Shin (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:

Not only cell phones, but think about this, the study looks to be 2008 and was on people using cell phones for at least 10 years. Ok, so now think back and remember what did cell phones look like in 1998? Unless I am greatly mistaken, the radiation output by our cell phones has dropped drastically sense then.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re: Re:

Thanks for the update. I was worried, but now I know, “Its all perfectly safe.”

Wait a sec, is he saying that we thought something was safe and then we found out is had some low risk? Could we be in the same boat now or should I just jump on the techdirt bandwagon and start calling people stupid if they have different thoughts?

Machin Shin (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Re:

There are all kinds of examples throughout history of things people thought were safe and then later found out were actually bad. Mad hatters were the result of people using mercury as a water repellent on their hats, people used to use lead to make nipples for baby bottles. You could compile a pretty long list of examples such as those.

Are all our wireless communications slowly killing all of us? I personally don’t think so and have yet to see a study that makes me think there is a significant risk. Most people seem to have much more important factors in their lives. Things like eating too much McDonald’s is killing far more people than cell phone radiation.

Roger Strong (profile) says:

Re: Re:

In electronics classes in the early 1980s, we were taught that holding a microwave transmitter to the side of your head was generally a bad idea.

Still, a GSM mobile phone can transmit two watts. A Wi-Fi access will transmit only a tenth of a watt.

As you double the distance to a transmitter, the field strength drops fourfold. And so if being two metres from a Wi-Fi access point for six hours a day is harmful, using a mobile phone pressed against your skull for just a second a day is 10 times worse.

Christenson says:

Re: Absolute odds of *any* of these tumor types?

Anyone else think those odds are pretty small, so doubling almost zero is still almost zero? It also means random effects are pretty strong and difficult to control out.

Also, there are lots of confounding factors in those studies…I joke about someone having a cellphone tumor in their ear when they are on it constantly. But that “tumor” means, besides a constantly smushed ear, lots of extra auditory brain activity on that side, and plenty of exposure to the plasticisers in the phone’s body.

Lawrence D’Oliveiro says:

Re: on the side of the head they had favored for cell phone conversations

Didn’t that same study show a reduced incidence on the opposite side of the head?

So either a) the radiation was simply attracting the existing propensity to glioma to itself, or b) the whole study is suspect because of reporting bias.

Which do you think is more likely?

Anonymous Coward says:

I live in Sebastopol CA, which is the town which turned down free wifi because of people believing they have EHS. In my experience they don’t typically claim to be able to detect a field, just to have various symptoms “a day or two afterwards.” This makes testing much more difficult. Of course, it also makes it easy for them to retroactively find evidence that any health problem is a result of being exposed some time in the last 48 hours.

As James Randi points out it’s essential to actually test the claim the person is making.

tom (profile) says:

Have the parents banned all wireless gizmos from their own house? If not, why not? If so, does the kid’s condition improve when he is at home?

Have they ruled out mom’s new perfume? Or that new laundry detergent? Or those new snacks? Or the school’s new pest control contractor’s bug spray? The kid is 13. Puberty changes a lot of sensitivities. Cafeteria fumes that didn’t bother the kid last year could be a big issue this year. Is it possible that EMF bothers the kid? Sure. But it is more likely the real cause is far more common.

If the parents are really worried about the kid, they should have already transferred the kid to a new school. Forcing the kid to continue to attend a place the parents believe to be dangerous should be child endangerment and charges brought against the parents.

Jyjon says:


A few problems with this article.

You use a quote from the FCC to back up your slant that the family is wrong. I’ve been reading your website for a bit, and you slam the FCC all the time for it’s ridiculous rulings. So, I’m guessing when the FCC agrees with you they’re gods and when they don’t agree with you they’re jerks. Confirmation bias is anti-science.

You keep talking about double blind studies where folks couldn’t tell they were being irradiated. what’s that have to do with this? Just because you don’t have any organ that can detect radiation doesn’t mean it is or isn’t affecting you.

Electrical radiation can do nasty things to the body, an example is microwaves, they’ll cook your insides. And just because a band of frequencies doesn’t effect the majority of people doesn’t mean there might not be people sensitive to that spectrum. A simple example is CFL’s most people aren’t effected by the radiation from those, but there are lots of people that get nasty headaches from them.

These arguments you are using are sorta similar to the one from the past. I can’t see the bacteria with my eyes, therefore they don’t exist.

Vincent Clement (profile) says:

Re: Seriously?

Except that Karl doesn’t uses a quote from the FCC. He uses a quote from the school’s statement that the EMF analysis experts the school brought in noted that “RFE emissions on campus ‘were substantially less than one ten-thousandth (1/10,000th) of the applicable (FCC) safety limits.

So FCC sets a limit. Experts analyze school and find that RFE emissions are 1/10,000 of the FCC safety limit. That’s hardly saying the FCC are gods.

It’s not the “radition” from CFLs that is causing headaches. It’s the number of cycles and modern CFLs don’t have that problem.

But, yes, lets talk about anti-science confirmation bias.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Seriously?

Dude, there is plenty of proof that radiation can damage you. Non-ionizing or otherwise. All exposure involves some risk, that is the fact. At low levels (such as wifi), the risk is almost zero.

You’d be pretty hard pressed to find any scientist to agree with any blanket statement, and even scientists know, science is never right, it is just the most right.

nasch (profile) says:

Re: Seriously?

Just because you don’t have any organ that can detect radiation doesn’t mean it is or isn’t affecting you.

They are claiming they feel sick (in other words, they are conscious of a change) when exposed to EM radiation. Yet they cannot tell whether they are being exposed or not without an external cue. That tends to indicate they are feeling sick for some other reason.

David says:

Re: Re: Seriously?

With that kind of argument, there would be no such thing as radiation sickness, mercury poisoning or lead poisoning.

Just because you cannot pinpoint the exact timing of something affecting you negatively, that does not mean that it’s hocus.

Once the tin foil hatters got you to lean out of the window opposite to them, you are equally likely to be mowed down by science shrapnel.

Don’t try to compete with them.

Roger Strong (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Seriously?

Just because you cannot pinpoint the exact timing of something affecting you negatively, that does not mean that it’s hocus.

…But you should still be able to give an at least a marginally credible explanation for how you know it’s the Wi-Fi. As opposed to diet, fumes from a nearby factory, fumes from whatever cleaning fluid, deodorants, florescent lighting, printer ink, toner dust or a hundred other things.

Heck, even making the assumption of radio waves, the cell phones carried by the surrounding students and teachers are each transmitting with far more power. And there’s plenty of other far more powerful microwave transmitters around, starting with just the competing cell phone tower networks.

If you can pinpoint that it’s the Wi-Fi, then the timing shouldn’t be a problem.

And BTW, expose a million people to radiation, mercury poisoning or lead poisoning, and you’ll get a million people with varying degrees of the same recognizable symptoms. What we have here is different: A million people exposed to Wi-Fi signals. Only one becoming ill. Nothing to connect the illness to Wi-Fi in an environment filled with other more powerful microwave sources, let alone other causes.

Roger Strong (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:3 Seriously?

I also wouldn’t believe the lawsuit’s “other students” claim without hearing how they came to that conclusion. Especially given the wide variety of symptoms. “And other symptoms.”

“Has anyone here had any symptoms of any illness since the start of the school year. Anything at all? A nosebleed? Has anyone felt tired at any point?”

nasch (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Seriously?

With that kind of argument, there would be no such thing as radiation sickness, mercury poisoning or lead poisoning.

I don’t get what you’re saying. Did I make too strong a statement about the absence of evidence implying something? If the evidence for radiation poisoning were similar to the evidence for wifi poisoning, I wouldn’t believe in that either. But the hazards of the sort of radiation produced by nuclear fission have been conclusively and repeatedly demonstrated. Similarly with heavy metal poisoning.

Is it possible that in 50 years we’ll find long-term exposure to wifi causes problems? Maybe. But that is not the issue here – these people are claiming short-term, almost immediate effects. The only thing I’m not sure of is if anyone has tested the possibility of exposure having an effect not immediately but only after say a few days. But the experiments I mentioned were designed to see if there could be an immediate deleterious health effect from wifi, and failed to find any from the subjects who claimed they were experiencing it.

Uriel-238 (profile) says:

How do we deal with bubble boys?

There’s a subset of the population that is allergic to everything, or so many things that they have to live in a hypoallergenic chamber and can’t leave the house without a special hazmat suit.

Our schools aren’t usually required by law to be accessible to such kids.

At what point is a child’s special needs regarded as special, thus the school can’t be sued for not providing for them?

That Anonymous Coward (profile) says:

Has anyone considered the parents are the source of the problem?
OMG they put in wifi, is that making you feel bad snowflake?
Are you sure its not the reason your grades are down?
Blah blah blah blah blah…

Moody teenager is moody, parents look for the easy simple answer. Parent finds scientist who appears to be one of the few “scientists” pushing this forward. (Hes published several papers) Parent demands entire world stop to suit their demands, ignoring the scene they are making at the school where their outbursts spread like wildfire. Other students pile on the already stressed out kid, kid is more stressed, parents turn dial to 11.

While it would be invasive, I think having to turn over medical records of all of the complaints the parents sent him in with before spinning the wheel and landing on wifi as the source would be enlightening.

I feel bad for the kid, hes being pushed and pushed and pushed and that can’t be helping him move past his issues. He’s in an elite school, and his parents are doing everything they can to make his life a living hell there. He most likely has huge expectations thrust upon him constantly. They made him an outcast with his peers, but can’t see past their WebMD diagnosis to maybe remember when they were 13 and the pressures that seem like the end of the world at that age.

I wonder if someone took him away from his parents for a month, and placed him in a school where no one knew this insanity if some of his symptoms would clear.

Sometimes mom & dad, you’re the problem.

Christenson says:

Re: An Alternative

There’s a hundred other ways to get headaches, from dehydration to heat problems to overexposure to loud noises to eyestrain. Not to mention allergies to all kinds of pollens, which may be unfamiliar to poor snowflake’s immune system. Then there’s lack of sleep, and, hey, this kid’s at an elite school, what about an old-fashioned hangover?

Which of these were ruled out?

nasch (profile) says:

Re: Re:

I feel bad for the kid, hes being pushed and pushed and pushed and that can’t be helping him move past his issues. He’s in an elite school, and his parents are doing everything they can to make his life a living hell there. He most likely has huge expectations thrust upon him constantly. They made him an outcast with his peers, but can’t see past their WebMD diagnosis to maybe remember when they were 13 and the pressures that seem like the end of the world at that age.

Wow, that is a lot of assumptions.

Anonymous Coward says:

When helmets were first worn by players, some players wouldn’t wear them and called those that did pussies in birdcages. When I was in high school, a kid just got his bell rung and usually ended up being put back in the game.

Fast forward to today and the NFL lost it’s law suit, colleges will lose their law suit and high schools will be the next battle ground around concussions.

Yes, science changes, and sooner or later you will not see football played in school because of the risk of long term, unavoidable brain damage. Hell, the science is proven right now. Change takes time.

Maybe cell phones and WiFi will end up like that also.

New Mexico Mark says:


Rather than settle, the school should have:

1. Run the minimal number of Ethernet cables to provide that ONE student Ethernet access in any classrooms. Signal strength is largely a factor of proximity (inverse-square law), so the student’s laptop, tablet, or phone would be the primary “danger”.

2. Disable wi-fi, bluetooth, and any other transmitting devices on any school electronic devices issued to that student.

3. Forbid that student to be in possession of any non-school-issued electronic devices on school property since the school cannot reasonably be expected to manage EM emissions on those devices. This would need to be enforced with a legal agreement with the parents that if the student violates this policy, the parents may be liable for expenses incurred so far.

4. Get another legal agreement with the parents that the school will commission a double-blind study to determine whether the student is, indeed, being made sick by wi-fi at the levels used by the school. If not, the parents agree in advance to refund the study cost and school expenses for items 1-3. If so, the school will pay all expenses incurred and meet the parent’s original demands. (If the parents won’t agree, then nothing else will be done besides items 1-3.)

Anonymous Coward says:

Do drug companies just invent some product and put it on the marketplace and then determine that the product was safe?

Many many products are on the market (some even with FDA approval) that are later learned to cause harm.

Tires, cars, drugs, food.

As I said before, we will know what we know when we know it. Just because someone doesn’t notice the radio waves doesn’t mean it isn’t harming them. Most people can eat chicken contaminated with salmonella and not get sick. That doesn’t mean that it won’t kill other people.

Anonymous Coward says:

RF is used as an offensive military weapon,

both domestically, and abroad. millions of dollars have been spent and accounted for in the public record. So the fact that damage CAN be done a foregone conclusion. The only remaining question is how much.

There is a huge amount of disinformation out there on this subject. Most of it probably generated by domestic intelligence sources. To be fair, a person should consider how much of their own skepticism has been influenced by propaganda.

If the kid is sick, THAT is the first problem. The reality is that ANY data from ANY test that hasn’t been done specifically for this case is suspect. Research on this subject, can not be assumed at any level, to be genuine.

There is a case to be made that those involved in related disinformation, have made themselves culpable of tortious interference.

Get better soon, brat.

Christenson says:

Re: Re: Umm, no.

The trouble with a 30 W RF Laser (or, being kind, Maser) to melt steel is that it’s going to have much too large a spot size due to the large wavelength. Not that guys haven’t melted spots on radar waveguides before, and no doubt that a few hundred watts at close range wouldn’t nicely cook a chicken.

If I were going to do serious damage with only 30W average RF power, I’d want to deliver it in very short pulses so as to blow microscopic layers off the surface with each pulse. Might take me quite awhile to do much, though!

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: It's still a matter of amplitude

A thirty watt laser will cut things, so long as the energy is focused into a point that is a fraction of a millimetre diameter. Defocus it to a millimetre diameter, and it will not cut. It is a matter of power density, that is the power per unit area, and as mentioned elsewhere the router is putting out 1/10 watts spread over the whole area of the classroom. Also a phone which may put out a couple of watts, has that energy spread out over a sphere, more or less, and so even when held next to ones head, less that half the energy is directed towards the head.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re:

Are we saying wifi/EMF cannot cause problems, at any levels?

At a high enough dose, it can absolutely be a problem. Heck, even neutrinos, which are so non-interactive that a trillion of them pass through you per second yet one will actually hit you only once every few years, can be lethal if you have enough of them.

But you also just can’t say that EM radiation is the same no matter what. I mean, normal visible light is a form of EM radiation, and while it can make you sick if it’s too bright or flashing or something, that’s because you can actually see it and your brain is trying to process it. That’s not the case with the frequencies we’re talking about here. What are they using, the 2.4-2.5 GHz range? 0.5 – 0.9 GHz or so would be what was used by over-the-air UHF channels for decades. 1.5 GHz or so is used by GPS signals. 2.3 GHz or so is used by satellite radio. Is the student affected by these? How would anyone even know?

And it wasn’t just below the FCC limits, it was orders of magnitude below the limits. It’s like the difference between a room with 10,000 watts worth of bulbs lighting it and a room with a single 10-watt bulb.

Sheogorath (profile) says:

According to the lawsuit (pdf), the child’s mother, after “much research and study,” concluded that it was the Wi-Fi making the child sick, something family doctors were willing to substantiate.
o.0 Okay, let’s assume for a moment that EMFs are making this kid ill. Why don’t the parents throw out their cellphones, TV(s), and car radio(s), since their son will spend a far greater period of time around them than he will the Wi-Fi transmitter at his school? Right, because what he’s actually suffering from is obviously Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another.

Anonymous Coward says:

So I guess you all thought to check out the childs home first to see what wifi signals are there and how strong they are right? Right?

I bet the wifi signals in his home will be about the same as when he is at school.

I know whats making this child sick and it made most of us sick as well who did not want to be there. Having to go to School is the problem. What kid wants to be there? Did we all not fake being sick to get out of things? Is this child being bullied?

I am sure there are other things going on here.

tqk (profile) says:

Re: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, cps, Hz.

Wow. Science fail.

Maybe it’s just poorly worded. It’s twice as many cycles per sec., which I imagine sounds pretty scary to people who have no idea how EM radiation works, or even what it really is. Alpha and Beta radiation look damned near flat compared to the buzzsaw which is Gamma (and is scary).

Probably better not tell them about what bananas do to the Gamma radiation their bones emit, nor about those X-ray machines their dentists are irradiating them with, nor that they’re getting a bigger dose from sleeping with each other than that X-ray machine’s giving them.

nasch (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, cps, Hz.

do you really think alpha and beta are less scary than gamma?

Beta and especially alpha emitters are worse to get inside your body. Gamma emitters are worse to be close to because gamma rays will travel through the air and penetrate your body. What is more “scary” is subjective and depends on the circumstances.

Anonymous Coward says:

First off, this is an attempted money grab – pure and simple. Second, any “radiation” between 60Hz power lines and green light has only a heating effect on tissue. Once you get into blue light and beyond (UV, Gamma, X-Ray) you get into ionizing radiation that actually causes damage. The idea that WiFi or your local microwave oven (both running in the 2.4GHz band) cause damage is ridiculous. The most you get is a very small heating effect – at phone power levels it’s much less than one degree, which the body rapidly dissipates.

David says:

Re: Re: Re:3 Re:

The brain is rather temperature sensitive, so this raise of body temperature goes hand in hand with listlessness and inability to do engaging tasks. Complex activity raises the brain temperature 2-3 K over the artery blood temperature and if there are no reserves for that, the body shuts you down with headaches and apathy. So if you do the walk/talk/greet triathlon, putting an additional thermal load on localized areas seems like a bad idea.

Anonymous Coward says:

The other thing that’s really sad is the lack of science education and understanding in the general populace. What I’m seeing is a total lack of scientific knowledge – I’m talking about the understanding one would acquire in High School or a general science course in college. They are treating it like pure superstition – if you don’t understand it, it’s magic, and therefore dangerous. BAH!!! Go read a general science book. It’ll do you a world of good.

Zonker says:

No, the parents have it all wrong. I have researched this thoroughly on the internet and found that the kid is obviously dependent on WiFi signals to stay healthy and whenever he goes home to their dead zone he suffers painful withdrawal symptoms. I found a doctor willing to support this conclusion so it is now a proven fact.

They should require the school to either house the kid 24 hours a day or provide free WiFi service to the family’s home to keep their kid healthy.

Whutthe says:

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Get pissy when the people youre suing do their due diligence by having a doctor take a 30 second look at a completely healthy person,
Claim the doctor is lying and in on it,
Recieve payout offer of a fraction of the ridiculously greedy and stupid arbitrary amount im suing for and should NEVER BE BLOODY OFFERED.

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Anonymous Coward says:

(this comment is copy-pasted from another article in this site..)

Note – I have never seen any forum so full of agents using psychological/emotional tactics to downplay and ridicule clear problems and issues facing society (in these regards the ‘wireless tech’ issue.)

Also note, it is extremely easy to ‘reproduce’ tests in which people can ‘sense’ when they are being exposed to electromagnetic and wireless fields.

But nobody ‘pays’ for legitimate studies, and the ones that exist (yes, they actually do, contrary to the ‘spin’ the write of the article promotes), get buried and ignored.

Again, properly tested experiments DO exist in regards to EHS sufferers, but articles, and sites, like this, somehow ‘ignore’ them all.

I myself will easily volunteer for free to ‘prove’ EHS is ‘real’. But nobody will take up that offer. So who is in charge of your society and what ‘agenda’ are they running?

It sure isn’t anything regarding your health and safety.


Being affected by ‘WiFi’ is as real as you can get.

Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF’s) span a – Ranged Spectrum -, all that exists is ‘radiation’ in some form, but where it is along the ‘spectrum’ is what defines what it does, how it ‘looks’ (our eyes have a limited sensitivity, can only see a range of the ‘spectrum’),how it sounds, etc (same way dogs can hear a different ‘range’ of sounds than humans, etc.)

The reason WiFi is dangerous is because it uses the spectrum which microwaves use. Hence comparing it to ‘sunlight’ or the ‘earths magnetic field’ is asinine and shows any such persons level of ignorance who compares them.

Understand these if you want to understand this ‘wireless’ situation:

1 – EMF damage is — Cumulative –. I never had ‘EHS’ symptoms or problems, now WiFi causes me severe pain, as well as electromagnetic fields from various devices (especially using switch-mode power supplies)

2 – Tied in with the above point – EMF damage goes by critical ‘thresholds’, meaning once something happens that ‘destroys’ a threshold tolerance you have, you then become ‘affected’ by frequencies in that range. This is best understood by example –

I used to use a desktop computer, on a monitor, AND have an xbox running to alternate with (switched the two using the same monitor), absolutely no problems – FOR 16 HOURS A DAY ALMOST 7 DAYS A WEEK (for –YEARS–, but note there was little WiFi exposure back then)).

Then, one day I wanted to upgrade my video card, I did so, had a suggestion to upgrade the power supply from the store. I did so. I then began to have brutal headaches when I started using the desktop (just after a couple of minutes of turning it on). Didn’t take long to realize (obviously), that it was the new parts I installed doing it. Upon researching, it was obvious it was the power supply that did it.

Now here’s the kicker folks, read this and tell everyone. After I obviously stopped trying to use that computer (tried for about 20 minutes at a time once per day, over a few days, then sold the ‘upgrades’),


Meaning ALL THE THINGS I WAS ABLE TO USE BEFORE FOR 16 HOURS A DAY NO PROBLEM, I was now having massive pains in various parts of my face, depending which one was I using (the xbox now makes my right cheekbone ache, the desktop computer gives me brain-pain and WiFi burns my skin).

It is a ‘threshold’ effect that you ‘cross’, and then -Cannot go back-. You are ‘fine’ _up to that point_, then upon having a ‘too-much’ instigating event (i.e. new computer, new cell phone, etc), that exposes you to a ‘new frequency’, you then get ‘damaged’ which your body cannot then undo.

I once ‘lol-ed’ at hearing ‘tin-foil hat’ stories, I didn’t necessarily make fun of them but obviously didn’t know what to think.

I now am a fantastic example of how all this stuff works (note there were other causative factors, but trying to keep this mail short). I had dental xrays (panoramic 180 3d modelling field), plus a bunch in a certain area specific to a certain tooth (dentists all told me the x-rays were ‘perfectly safe’, when I tried to state I wasn’t comfortable getting so many x-rays), and now in that -Exact- spot, am HIGHLY sensitized to Wifi signals. I can feel my skin ‘burning’ and stabbing especially during ‘peak’ WiFi usage times.

It has gotten to a point now that you can SEE the clear ‘pock-marks’ as my skin deforms, Exactly in the spot I feel that ‘burning’.

There is absolutely NOTHING ‘imagined’ in all this, it’s easily verifiable by anyone simply looking at my face.

3. The difference between people who say, ‘well I’m 105 years old and was in electronics/radar/bum-hair analyzing for 50 years and never had a problem! So this all must be fake!!11’, and those who are actually experiencing problems, are typically related to this –

People (such as the above ‘scoffers’ who ‘worked in an electrical profession’), do not understand there is a DIFFERENCE between ‘linear mode’ power supplies and ‘switch-mode’ power supplies.
Linear mode power supplies have very low EMF ‘noise’, that is to say, they give off very little ‘dirty frequencies’. Linear power supplies give off a relatively small range of frequencies in a relatively little area.

Switch-mode power supplies are the EXACT OPPOSITE, they give off MASSIVE amounts of ‘dirty electrical’ noise. This is easily analyzed by any type of appropriate electrical sensor. The frequency bands ‘spike’ to huge levels, levels that (of course) interrupt the body cells and signals.

Basically linear mode give off ‘heat’, whereas switch mode give off ‘electrical frequencies’.

Saying, “I worked in electrical profession for long and I have no problems!” is beyond ignorant and asinine, because it’s the -Type- of power supplies and frequencies you were exposed to that causes the damage.

Interestingly, almost all power supplies used to be ‘Linear’ mode from around 1990s and before. After 2012 Linear’s are now -Banned-, with only Switch-mode being made. (For ‘eco’ reasons…)
And the cases of ‘EHS’ are skyrocketing.
You figure it out.

As noted with my recent onset of ‘EHS’, guess which power supplies I’m okay to be around? And which hurt and cause me a lot of pain?

You figure it out.

If that wasn’t enough, there are TONS of information on professions that actually do/have caused people massive amounts of EMF damage leading to ‘EHS’.

But they are expertly hidden and concealed among all the layers the internet provides, once again, it’s a choice for a person to either be ‘ignorant’, or look for the truth.

4 – Also to discuss commenters like “Well OmGz there ARZ POPLS aRouaNDD cell-tOwerZ, TV STATIONS etcZZ that haVZ no problemsZZ!!!111”

Actually the complete opposite is true, some of the most pertinent documented ‘evidence’ (as in legal medically binding ‘proofs’ of these types of cases) revolve around ‘cancer clusters’ and leukemia clusters and (now quickly appearing ‘EHS’ clusters) involves people situated around areas that have various ‘transmitting antennaes’, tv/radio station broadcasters etc etc.

All relate to these exact symptoms and health problems tied to wireless frequencies, radiation over time, etc etc

Again, anyone stating otherwise is either ignorant or an agent.

Military Radar Operators were some of the first displaying classic ‘EMF Sensitivity’ issues. Those are clear mirrors to ‘WiFi’ sensitive people, they use similar frequency bands, and who would’ve thought? – Cause the same set of symptoms when exposed ‘over time’.

There are thousands of medical reports on these cases, none of it was ‘imagined’ or ‘psychological’.

5 – “If the above is all true, why does Wiki tell me specifically that ‘EHS isn’t proven and in fact case studies show people cannot tell the difference when exposed to fields or not?” –

Because Wiki is flat out LYING and is NOT serving -you-, as a ‘public commoner’, in your ‘best interest’, by telling you the whole and COMPLETE ‘truth’.

First off, Wiki is another branch of the government just like the whole internet itself is, if the government has an ‘agenda’ to push wireless technology for surveillance purposes, it will ‘defend’ it’s right to do so. Anything under it’s jurisdiction (which is ALL of media in case you didn’t know..), will befit it’s ‘public information’ to befit the agenda.

You will not find a company talking ‘bad’ about itself when trying to sell you a product, so you will not find any ‘bad’ (as in telling you it’s dangers) information on wireless if that’s the government agenda, when given through a ‘media’ view. (that means you need to look at actual scientific studies to find the real truth, and even those are biased based on funding, agendas, etc)

Most of all, on a technical level, they ‘spin’ the info based on proven garbage studies, that is to say, they turn a WEAK field on and off in less than a few minutes, which obviously is not enough time for anyone, regardless of ‘sensitivity’, to tell what is going on.

You obviously need a few minutes, and, it must be directed at the Frequencies the person is actually ‘- Sensitized To-‘.

If you find the above difficult to understand look at it this way, imagine Wiki telling you, ‘It is medically ‘proven’ no-one can tell when their skin is getting hotter’..

Guess what! You can make that statement and it would be ‘True’! If your study involves putting someone in a large room 20 feet away from a small heater and saying, ‘Okay, you say you are ‘sensitive’ to heat, but we’re going to PROVE otherwise!’. They then ‘turn on’ the heat, at low power, and 2 minutes ask, “Ok, so supposedly you are sensitive to heat, so is the heater on?”


of course not, but, if you do a PROPER study, either A. ‘Ok there are ‘heat sensitives’ that say if we stick your head in an oven and put it on 300Celsius you’re going to feel it in less than a minute’, would you deny the result?

OR, more appropriately,

B. “okay, there are heat sensitives, we’re going to put them in a room, with a heater, turn it on, –and give it time to heat the room–, and ask them if it’s on”, guess what?.. most will tell you easily, ‘well yeah I can feel the ‘build up’ of heat on my body, it must be on”

All you scoffers saying, “Well duh but I could feel heat too!” are exactly right, and yet ‘wrong’, that’s the point of this all, the ‘EHS’ers are people who are sensitized to feeling frequencies which ‘built up’ in their system, which cause specific damage to organs/pathways related to those frequencies, eventually causes symptoms. Whereas the ‘normal’ types still have enough DNA/systemic protection (from not having been damaged in those specific areas) that they do not feel or have those ’emf’ effects – at least not at a ‘self-aware’ level (the damage is still being done biologically beneath their ‘noticing’).

Proper ‘studies’ done, through honest channels (i.e. not ‘wiki’), prove this time and time again, never mind my own experiences and even people that began to post on here.

It’s all the same, damage done over time, which reduces your ‘armor’ to these fields, which leave you ‘vulnerable’ and susceptible to more and more frequencies at less and less ‘levels’

All human ‘senses’ are as such, some can handle more noise than others, some notice colours more, some are okay being fat slobs others are bothered by 3 extra lbs around their gut, etc etc

In fact, another great example of this is, are, teeth, tooth decay and ‘sensitive teeth’. DON’T BRING UP TOOTHPASTE COMMERCIALS for ‘sensitive’ teeth, but speaking in common sense terms, (myself as an example), it’s the same deal. If you are young, good dental hygiene, nice full gum-lines, you can pretty much eat anything and ‘get away’ with it. Eat foods with a ton of sugar, no problem.

But, let’s say you’re someone that didn’t have good dental hygiene, you brushed ‘wrong’ (I did that, brushed ‘towards’ the gum-line), ate too much sugar, etc.

Eventually your gums ‘erode’, and you get weakened tooth enamel, corroded dentin and holes in your teeth.

Well guess what!

Those ‘same’ foods? Forget it.. eat sugar, within minutes your teeth start aching. Too ‘hot’, too ‘cold’, all the same. Whereever your have the ‘exposed’ teeth, the lack of gum-line, thinned out dentin, etc, are all spots you ‘feel the pain’ when you eat the sugar that feeds the bacteria, the temperatures you used to be able to handle before etc.

Your body is a true ‘miracle’ of protective mechanisms, adaptive responses, barriers and ‘stops’, to a vast variety of dangers and harmful environmental influences.

They can all be ‘destroyed’, quickly or slowly, and, now, especially with these new ‘tech’ Wifi etc, can by ‘bypassed’ altogether.

Use your brain none of this is difficult to understand.

Finally, ‘Wiki’ is total nonsense for THIS reason –

they completely ‘leave out’ all the THOUSANDS of studies done that show clear – Biological – effects on animals.

That’s – A N I M A L S –

Animals that don’t know what ‘wifi’ is, animals that don’t care about ‘psycho-somatic complaining’, animals that have no interest in ‘suing’ anybody,

etc etc

Animal studies done over and over that show clear physiological/biological affects from various fields, frequencies, etc

ALL REPRODUCIBLE over and over.

Same fields, same exposures – same results.

(This includes blood clumping and deformation (blood has iron, very susceptible to electromagnetic fields), DNA, Chromosome destruction/mutations, sterility/infertility, it just goes on and on..)

The ‘with-holding’ of all these blatant animals studies done Around the World, by all manner of scientists etc, especially compounded by ‘making fun’ of EHS sufferers as if they’re a bunch of ‘weirdos’ or something,

is definite ‘ Food for Though ‘ as to what and ‘who’ ‘Wiki’s’ really ‘working for’.

It should be obvious by now ‘Wiki’ cannot truly be trusted on anything important and relevant – you were warned.

6 – All the above points make total perfect sense if you — Simply know yourself –, that is to say, ‘ How your body works ‘

All, that’s ALL, your bodies functions work based on ELECTRICAL SIGNALS, that’s electrical ‘impulses’, charges, frequencies etc etc

Anything occurring in your body does so because it is ‘communicating’ with other cells, substances, markers and pathways based on — electrical charges –. If a cell wants/needs to uptake a ‘protein’ it does so by relaying the appropriate ‘charge’ in it’s cell wall, based on a ‘hole’ it has specially relayed to ‘fit’ the opposing charge of that protein (for example).

In ‘normal’ functioning the cell wall (as an example), will ‘signal’ that it needs a protein to recover some damage let’s say (as in you worked out for example), then, a ‘passing protein’, that ‘fits’ that open hole sending out the appropriate ‘charge’, will then come and ‘fill’ and ‘unify’ with the cell, because it had the appropriate charge for that fit.

If you understand that, you can understand many things, for example this is why fluoride is dangerous, (as in many other chemicals, formulas, ‘foods’, etc), because you can have ‘mimickers’ that mimick substances your body needs, but to not actually fulfill that ‘role’.

Using fluoride as the example, it tends to mimick magnesium (same ‘charge’ interaction) and in cases of ‘fluoride poisoning’, you see exactly what you would see if you were deficient in magnesium, or your magnesium uptake pathways were distorted etc.

Simply Put – being around these ‘Wireless fields’ are created havoc on people’s bodies because they ‘step-in’ and interrupt all those microscope cellular interactions based on ‘charges’ and ‘potentials’ and electrical impulses etc.

EMF’s simply ‘bully’ your bodies own charges creating ‘noise’ in your cellular functioning, because they are an inherently “stronger” signal that overpowers your minutely weak, BUT EVER-PRESENT, cellular signals.

Understanding this also makes it easy to understand why ‘some’ people are affected more than others, it’s actually simple and common sense, if you’re in a ‘dangerous wifi field’ for only 2 hours, then you have the other 22 hours to ‘heal’ the damage.

So obviously not everyone ‘exposed’ to wifi here and there is going to notice, of course not, they haven’t had all that damage built up over time, their body still had time to ‘heal’ etc.

The vast amount of ‘EHS’ sufferers always show a clear pattern of having been ‘stuck’ in fields they can’t escape, i.e. like the — guy in the article –, exactly like my situation was/(and is), people in ‘careers/jobs’ and many others.

You also see the clear correlation between distance, strength of the signal, -number- of signals (as in apartment dwellers surrounded by 30 WiFi signals, compared to an isolated home only having one router) etc.

Imagine if you will if I told you ‘You’re going to be a murderer because someone will get in front of you and talk while you talk’.
No average person (even if they think they are highly intelligent.. ) will seriously think they could be made a ‘murderer’ by that example.

Again, being told ‘because someone will stand in front of you and talk’.

There’s no way, they’d have to be crazy to believe that.

Okay, so let’s say this.. You wake up, nice day! You go out your room, say ‘hi’ to your parents..

Guy appears out of nowhere, standing between you and your parents, ‘bla bla bla’, he says, effectively meaning, — your parents don’t hear YOU, they hear ‘bla bla bla’ from the guy that just appeared.

You think, ‘hey, this is weird, but whatever.. ‘

You eat breakfast, go to school, you’re like, “Oh man! I gotta say hi to that girl I like! Then during lunch I’m going to talk to her and get her number!!”

You say ‘Hi’, guy appears, standing between you and her, all she hears is ‘the exponential differential of the satellite was..’ from some guy with a deeper, louder, different voice.

“huh?” she says, “whatever that was..”

You go to class, a bit flustered.. but whatever.. you sit, ready to do your schoolwork, you do want to ‘succeed’ right? pass the course, get good grades, get a good job..

“So, Michael, what was the result of your thesis on genera in the floriscutum dioretheum flora sub-types?”

Oh yeah, you’re going to impress them now, “Well, I discovered that Florisceums have a breeding stage of 20 weeks which can invade waterways causing effective disruption of boat delivery services reducing profits to a company by 30%!”

Your teacher hears, as the guy ‘appears’, “Touch my testicles they are large just for you”..

Your speeches cancel each other out.

“What? Michael I don’t understand, obviously you didn’t do your homework..”

“What! I did! Listen to me!! I’m telling you what I ” – “bla bla bla”


‘can’t anyone hear me? i’m talking to them.. !!!’

“Wait! Don’t they see that guy ‘appear’ out of nowhere!! They must be able to!!”

“No, that’s just it, they don’t SEE him, he’s INVISIBLE to everyone but me!!…”

goes to the lunch room, “what? what was your order? I can’t understand.. go away”

goes to the mall, “what? what did you want? I can’t hear you, go away..”

Next day.. same thing..

“okay, i’m cool.. I can handle this.. “

3 months later, “Man!! why’s that girl dating that guy!! he’s such a dork, I’m so much hotter!! what the hell!!”

6 months later, “Sorry Michael, you failed your course, you seem to have problems explaining yourself in class, you don’t seem to know how to get help to finish your assignments..”

“But, BUT!! I do!! Just no one ever hears me!!! “

“what? what Michael? see this must be what the teachers talking about.. “

12 months later, failed school, parents think you’re whack, no friends, can’t shop, can’t do anything, can’t ‘function’..

“This is freakin it.. I’m going to KILL this —-er!!!!”

You go to talk to your father, the ‘guy’ appears, YOU CAN’T TAKE ANYMORE

pull out the gun, starts to shoot..

guy turns around,

“Well Michael, ..”

“HUH!!?? ” – “YOU’RE TALKING TO ME???”

“well of course Michael!.. oh you’re silly, are you surprised? “

“well ..”

“you see Michael, I was a – “

“A MOTHER-#%@$%%&%^ #$#%^% WHO RUINED MY LIFE!!!”

“an angel Michael, an angel..”

.. “huh??”

“yes, you see I was an angel.. sent to help you learn an important lesson..”

“err… go on..”

“you see, some time ago, you scoffed and mocked people that talked about how WiFi was causing them pain and suffering.. “

“err, I think I remember that, oh yeah!! Weirdos saying Wifi hurts them or some sh–!!..”

“well, they are weirdos aren’t they?.. I think…”

“you see Michael, what made you want to kill me? “

“i don’t know, everything I tried to do, well, whenever I tried to talk to someone.. “

“that’s right, I stepped in and blocked/warped your ‘conversation’.. “

“umm yeah.. okay..?”

“Michael, that is how all your little cells work in your body, they all ‘talk’ to each other using their own little electrical frequencies.. “

“yeah but..”

“Michael, whenever I ‘stepped in’ and interrupted your conversation with others, what was I doing?..”

“well you were getting in the way!! So annoying!!”

“yes but what was I -literally- doing?.. “

“i don’t know, talking? what does that have to do with wifi??”

“Michael, what is ‘talking’, literally?..”

“well I don’t know.. hmm.. .. oh wait, hold on, I know.. “

“talking is frequencies and wavelengths going through the air, isn’t it?”

“that’s exactly right Michael.. all I was doing was not even ‘stopping’ you, but simply adding my own frequencies to YOUR frequencies.. effectively making it impossible to communicate what you were actually trying to say.. “

“no matter how bad you wanted to”

“hmm.. “

“wow you know you have a point..”

“and remember Michael, did you want to kill me at first? right away?..”

“well no, I thought ..well I didn’t know what to think actually at first..”

“exactly Michael, so it is with the people you were making fun of. None of them instantly died or got hurt by simple frequencies.. “

“They all simply had their normal functions interrupted and -over time- all the ‘serious’ problems began to show, exactly like what happened to you”

“Remember, you can see when I appear, as I block light.. people may not see me directly, but my presence is always there if people would simply look at my shadow.”

“Yeah that’s so true I tried to tell..”

“Tried to tell them what Michael? Did not all those people trying to tell you about those strange electronic frequencies tell you you simply could look at an electronic sensory device to see all those signals in the air?”

“well yeah they pointed out WiFi is easily measured in the air… “

“Did you not understand what they were saying? “


” Why did you not bother to look? “

“well.. “


“So, Michael, did you learn your lesson?..”

“Wow yeah, now that I looked at it this way, I sure did..”

“wait Michael, “.. “??”

“Did you -Really-“

“what do you mean? I.. I don’t get it..”

“why are you staring at me like that??.. “

“what did you learn Michael..

besides some scientific information.. “

“Well I dont’ know I what was I supposed to..”


“ARGhgh!!!! You killed me!!! I’m your father what did you dooooooOOOOooooooo”

– Michael is in court defending himself against the charge of ‘Murder’.. –

“No I’m telling you!! Im’ telling you what happened!! Why won’t you guys listen to me!! It happened to me I’m being serious!!”

– most everyone scoffs and laughs –

“He would appear out of nowhere, get in the way of any conversation I had!! He made it impossible to talk with anybo…”

“Yeah and aliens are coming to Earth right?”

– HAHAHA – courtroom laughter –

“Listen you guys don’t understand, He was -Invisbile-!! that’s what makes it so confusing -I- can see him, but nobody else!!”

– Michael looks around can’t believe nobody is listening to him –

“Look I realized he would make shadows by blocking light but nobody would look at the floor!! “

– HAHAHAH – – courtroom fills with laughter –

“But, But.. why won’t you guys listen to me!! I’m not lying I’m telling the truth!!..”

“Alright enough of this courtroom charade! You are guilty of murder in the highest degree! Your own father!! “

“But! But!! “


– ‘what a weirdo!! Guy out of nowhere appearing and disrupting his ‘conversations” hahahah mass laughter –

– poof – angel-person appears –

“Did you Michael? Did you ‘get it’?”

“Yes! Ye..”

“What did you ‘get’ Michael?”

“What did you finally understand?”

” Hummility.. “

” I understand Humility..

Not to judge others before I understand their situation myself.. “

“Unfortunately, it took you so long your soul has been judged and deemed to be fit only for purgatory, as your ‘real-life’ prison sentence plays out”


– jury and audience laughs hysterically –

“You people are a bunch of animals!!! What’s the matter with you!!”

“It’s too late Michael, they can’t hear you.. Just like you didn’t hear ‘them’, ..”


” May your Soul, though bound in Darkness..

Serve Others, to Seek the Light..”

This is all common sense folks,

To All decent people, be aware the internet is FULL of Paid disinformation agents, ‘trolls’ and ‘perception management’ agents. It is a fact corporations pay -actual companies- to fill the internet forums with such ‘comments’ etc to specifically lie, confuse and ‘spin’ any real facts and knowledge.
This is how companies ‘fight’ to maintain their dominance to be able to sell products that are obviously known to be dangerous.

Do NOT try to ‘argue’ with anyone who is close-minded, trying to create ‘spin’ or is debating with nonsense. You will not ‘win’ because they are paid to be here.

The agents are exceptionally dangerous because the better ones will ‘spin’ information by deflecting it to other ’causes’, a great example is people do complain about computers, wifi, cellphones etc making them sick, then someone will ‘spin’ it into ‘yeah people have a reaction to flashing lights here’s the research’, so normal people will think ‘flashing screens’ are making them sick, while being completely unaware of the ‘real’ problem.

You would not leave your 6 year old daughter with drugged-out strangers in a dark alley at night, yet these internet forums where naïve ‘innocent’ people come to seek information are horror shows of psychological abuse and manipulation, people are ‘raped’ psychologically and intellectually and do not even realize it.

These internet agents ‘prey’ upon people who do not know themselves, understand their own symptoms or have the time to look into it.

They cannot flatout delete every message or block every post (not yet at least), so these agents misdirect and spin every reasonable post.

Anyone not an agent has to realize the ultimate goal of ‘WiFi’ is to depopulate through sterilization.

Just like my skin is obviously getting DNA damaged more and more (again, results are obvious just by looking at it), so it is WiFi passes through the skin and does that kind of damage to the reproductive cells etc, especially the ovaries in young girls.

A female’s ovaries do not ‘reproduce’, what they are born with is what they are stuck with. If you can damage those in the early years (when girls are small, have little WiFi defense), then they will be guaranteed to have damaged DNA/ovaries for life.

This is then compounded by if they manage to have daughters and they too are exposed, by the 3rd generation sterility is guaranteed.

This has been shown/proven in/by Naval Intelligence move than 50 years ago. (on repeated animal studies, all the same results. I’m sure they ‘proven’ this to themselves using humans in ‘black projects’ but let’s not get into that..)

Saying ‘There’s no proof that WiFi is dangerous because they haven’t studied it enough yet’ is another blatant agent tactic, the various dangers have been proven a LONG time ago.

Anyone saying otherwise is either an agent or just ignorant.

I could write a lot more, be aware you’re at the End of the Age people, and the time has come for mass depopulation.

Protect yourself, and spread good will and knowledge.

These ‘jokers’ talking about ‘evolution’ and ‘euthanasia’ are completely right, but they fail to understand THEY are the ones that will not continue into the future.

If you are too ignorant to not look into obvious technical factual evidence on all this stuff (which there are THOUSANDS of studies on), then guess what?..

What could be better than YOU being sterilized and unable to have kids? So that the world will be a better place without all the foolish, selfish and ignorant animal types running around.

WiFi and smartmeters, cell-phones and switch-mode power supplies, ‘eco’ lighting etc are basically for total control and surveillance as well as a soft-kill depopulation tactic.

— That’s it —

Anyone saying otherwise is mindless or an agent.

Good luck to all.

MrTroy (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Re:

You mean you missed the bit in the middle where an angel dealt karmic vengeance on an EHS-denier by driving him crazy until he shot his own father? Pure gold, I tell you.

The bit where Wikipedia (and the entire internet) is a government agency was also quite informative. My mind reels at the conspiracy theories that come to light, looking back at the SOPA protests in that light.

I’m a little disappointed that the poster didn’t offer any help to locate any of the thousands of studies that positively demonstrate EHS, but that the article is ignoring.

Maybe the simplest tl;dr takeaway from the whole comment is “EHS is like sensitive teeth”. I really do recommend reading the angel bit, though. If it doesn’t convince you that EHS exists, then you have no soul!

-MrTroy, new true believer

nasch says:

Re: Re: Re:3 Re:

You mean you missed the bit in the middle where an angel dealt karmic vengeance on an EHS-denier by driving him crazy until he shot his own father? Pure gold, I tell you.

I started reading that part and then it got a bit crazy for me. Maybe I’ll give it another try.

The bit where Wikipedia (and the entire internet) is a government agency was also quite informative.

Good to know!

I’m a little disappointed that the poster didn’t offer any help to locate any of the thousands of studies that positively demonstrate EHS, but that the article is ignoring.

Same here. Maybe they are all so thoroughly ignored they aren’t even on the internet.

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