The biggest headache with Wi-Fi is usually around trying to find somewhere to hook up for free on a secure connection.
However, some people now suggest that exposure to Wi-Fi could be hazardous to your health, leading to headaches as well as nausea and other types of pain.
Someone who has been in the news because of exactly this issue is a lady called Mary Coales, who says that these has been suffering problems since 2012 partly due to Wi-Fi. The 63 year old former civil servant says that she now doesn’t go to places like restaurants, airports and parks where Wi-Fi is present.
Up to 3 Million UK Sufferers
The root cause is said to be a condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS). It is thought that up to 3 million people in the UK could suffer from EHS. The solution to the problem for Mary is to wear clothing made of a special fabric called Aaronia Shield. It is made from a silver and polyamide mixture to protect her body from Wi-Fi and phone signals.
The allergy, which could affect up to 5% of the UK population, means that the sufferer is affected by the radio waves and microwaves which are emitted by mobile devices and other gadgets.
Anyone who thinks that they could be at risk of headaches and other ailments in this way should make sure that they don’t sit too close to their router. A distance of at least a metre is recommended. They should also use their laptop on a table instead of on their lap.
Have you been suffering from health problems that could be due to EHS?