Santa Fe Group Says Wi-Fi Allergy Nothing To Sneeze At – Networking – IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness

30 05 2008

Concerns about Wi-Fi connectivity are plentiful: potential security risks, lack of a signal and the cost to connect among them. But some New Mexico city residents are taking it one step further, claiming they’re suffering from allergic reactions to Wi-Fi.

Now theSanta Fe group has banded together, claiming signals emanating from hot spots and Wi-Fi in public buildings are causing symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

One Santa Fe resident told local TV station KOB-TV that Wi-Fi and the electromagnetic fields it radiates are causing him severe discomfort and that he’s stumping to ban Wi-Fi signals in public buildings because he and others are allergic to the radio waves.

“I get chest pain,” Arthur Firstenberg told the TV station. “It doesn’t go away right away. I suffer for a couple of days.”

Firstenberg, 57, added: “If I walk into a room of a building that has Wi-Fi, my most immediate sign is that the front of my right thigh goes numb. If I don’t leave, I’ll get short of breath, chest pains and the numbness will spread.”

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KOB.com – Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings

24 05 2008

Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings

A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they’re allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings.

Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones.

“I get chest pain and it doesn’t go away right away,” he said.

KOB.com – Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings