Thereâ€™s no real evidence thatÂ Wi-Fi and LTE areÂ dangerous for your health, but one womanÂ out of a small town in the U.K.Â is taking drastic measures to protect herself from both wireless data technologies nonetheless.Â Stefanie Russell, 72, has spent thousands of pounds to block Wi-Fi and mobile phone signals from her house, as she claims that the signals cause nausea and headaches.
â€œIâ€™ve not been diagnosed by a doctor but my GP surgery is aware of my condition. Every time I am near wi-fi or mobile phone signals I feel ill,â€ RussellÂ told The Argus. â€œIt makes it difficult for me to get around and see people. I donâ€™t touch the internet or email â€“ itâ€™s not safe.â€
Russell has spentÂ Â£4,000 (USD $6,427) to hireÂ specialists to cover her house in four coats of thick, ray-repelling paint.
â€œThe painting inside and outside my house is nearly complete. I feel much better now Iâ€™m more protected,â€ she says. â€œI have a device which helps me to detect how many wireless signals are near and Iâ€™m reassured that I will not have unwanted wi-fi guests coming into my home.â€
Her plan forÂ protecting herself from electro-sensitivity doesnâ€™t stop there. She also plans to appeal to local schools to warn of children of possible health risks from Wi-Fi with the help of St Andrewâ€™s Church in Steyning.
â€œThis is important â€“ exposing them at an early age is essentially â€˜cookingâ€™ our children,â€ she claims.