SciTechBlog   « Back to Blog Main
January 12, 2010

Wi-Fi 'allergies' leave man homeless

Posted: 11:31 AM ET

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a man claiming to suffer from electromagnetic sensitivity is suing his neighbor for refusing to disconnect her electronic devices.

Santa Fe, New Mexico resident Arthur Firstenberg claims that his neighbor Raphaela Monribot's use of electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, compact fluorescent lights and dimmer rheostats is aggravating his "electromagnetic sensitivity" and causing him to get sick.

"Within a day of [Monribot] moving in, I began to feel sick when I was in my house," Firstenberg writes in his affidavit. "The electric meter for my house is mounted on [Monribot's] house. Electromagnetic fields emitted in [Monribot's] house are transmitted by wire directly into my house."

A request for preliminary injunction claims Fristenberg's condition has left him homeless. Fristenberg "cannot stay in a hotel, because hotels and motels all employ wi-fi connections, which trigger a severe illness. If [Firstenberg] cannot obtain preliminary relief, he will be forced to continue to sleep in his car, enduring winter cold and discomfort, until this case can be heard."

The Santa Fe New Mexican notes "Firstenberg's motion is accompanied by dozens of notes from doctors, some dating back more than a decade, about his sensitivities."

However, scientific studies such as this 2005 trial at the Psychiatric University Hospital in Germany suggest electromagnetic sensitivity is strictly a psychosomatic disorder.

The major study endpoint was the ability of the subjects to differentiate between real magnetic stimulation and a sham condition. There were no significant differences between groups in the thresholds, neither of detecting the real magnetic stimulus nor in motor response.

We found no objective correlate of the self perception of being "electrosensitive." Overall, our experiment does not support the hypothesis that subjectively electrosensitive patients suffer from a physiological hypersensitivity to EMFs or stimuli.

Do you acknowledge Fristenberg, and others claiming electronic sensitivity, may be suffering real physiological effects and should be allowed to live free from electronic devices? Or should treatment be strictly psychological?

Posted by:
Filed under: cell phones • computers • Medicine • mobile phones • online news • science

Share this on:
trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 4:54 am ET

isotretinoin vs accutane accutane acne isotretinoin gel

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 5:04 am ET

samedayessay how to write essay

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 5:18 am ET

provigil 200 mg modalert reddit modafinil uses modafinil mechanism of action

couppoccansita   June 30th, 2021 5:33 am ET

zithromax 250 mg – what is zithromax zithromax side effects

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 5:34 am ET

tadalafil citrate – tadalafil vs viagra where to get tadalafil

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 5:38 am ET

aralen online – chloroquin online buy hydroxychloroquine

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 5:40 am ET

provigil generic modafinil dosage modafinil alcohol armodafinil vs modafinil

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 5:44 am ET

plaquenil buy online – buy chloroquine plaquenil buy online

tadalafil cost in canada   June 30th, 2021 6:02 am ET

where to buy cialis without prescription – generic tadalafil from uk tadalafil generic where to buy

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 6:17 am ET

provigil uses provigil for depression provigil modafinil vs adderall

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 6:31 am ET

i need help writing my paper paper help

insessyadewly   June 30th, 2021 6:34 am ET

azithromycin and alcohol – buy azithromycin online zithromax for uti

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 6:35 am ET

provigil 100 mg modalert 200 modafinil provigil modafinil online

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 6:46 am ET

effects of long term prednisone use prednisone generic name prednison

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 7:02 am ET

my college write my essay

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 7:06 am ET

aralen – aralen chloroquin buy

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 7:08 am ET

plaquenil online – buy plaquenil chloroquine buy

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 7:16 am ET

modafinil schedule modafinil 100mg adderall vs modafinil modalert 100 price india

generic tadalafil   June 30th, 2021 7:39 am ET

tadalafil without a doctor prescription – tadalafil dosage buy cialis

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 7:43 am ET

sildenafil tadalafil – tadalafil for sale buy tadalafil

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 7:48 am ET

write my essay for me essay writer online essay help

IMMOZYICESS   June 30th, 2021 7:50 am ET

buy azithromycin cart – azithromycin zithromax zithromax covid

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 8:04 am ET

hydroxychloroquine buy – chloroquin online aralen

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 8:17 am ET

plaquenil – buy plaquenil aralen online

cialis without a prescription   June 30th, 2021 8:18 am ET

where to buy tadalafil on line – generic tadalafil generic tadalafil

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 8:29 am ET

chloroquin online – aralen chloroquine

tadalafil 60 mg for sale   June 30th, 2021 8:42 am ET

tadalafil drug – tadalafil without a doctor prescription where to buy tadalafil on line

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 8:44 am ET

chloroquine – aralen online plaquenil generic

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 8:44 am ET

tadalafil dosage – tadalafil uses cialis tadalafil 20mg

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 8:46 am ET

where to buy modafinil reddit modafinil otc buy modalert reddit provigil vs adderall

cialis at canadian pharmacy   June 30th, 2021 8:53 am ET

order tadalafil – tadalafil generic buy cialis

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 8:57 am ET

essay paper writing essaybot write a paper for me

Viandoromma   June 30th, 2021 9:06 am ET

azithromycin warnings – what is azithromycin what is zithromax

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 9:07 am ET

chloroquine buy – chloroquin buy chloroquin

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 9:11 am ET

plaquenil generic – buy plaquenil plaquenil online

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 9:23 am ET

modafinil india modafinil warnings modafinil dosage modafinil otc

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 9:36 am ET

write a paper for me how to do your homework good cheap essay writer

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 9:40 am ET

chloroquine online – hydroxychloroquine online chloroquin buy

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 9:48 am ET

provigil reviews buy modafinil modafinil 200mg modalert

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 9:52 am ET

tadalafil coupon – tadalafil 5 mg tablet cheap generic cialis for sale

where to buy tadalafil on line   June 30th, 2021 9:53 am ET

buy tadalis – tadalafil price walmart where to buy cialis without prescription

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 9:58 am ET

buy chloroquin – hydroxychloroquine buy chloroquine buy

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 10:07 am ET

modafinil vs adderall provigil pill goodrx modafinil provigil

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 10:14 am ET

buy chloroquin – hydroxychloroquine online chloroquin buy

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 10:24 am ET

buy hydroxychloroquine – plaquenil buy online buy hydroxychloroquine

cicaKicKnino   June 30th, 2021 10:32 am ET

azytromycyna – buy zithromax online azithromycin price

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 10:44 am ET

chloroquin buy – buy chloroquine hydroxychloroquine buy

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 10:45 am ET

modafinil schedule buy modafinil provigil pill what is provigil

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 10:53 am ET

aralen chloroquine – chloroquine chloroquin

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 10:57 am ET

essay rewriter writing essays help i need help writing my paper

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 11:29 am ET

argumentative essay essay helper college essay writing services

couppoccansita   June 30th, 2021 11:51 am ET

buy zithromax – azitromycine zithromax covid

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 11:57 am ET

buy aralen – plaquenil generic aralen   June 30th, 2021 12:01 pm ET

sildenafil 100 mg tablets coupon

tadalafil   June 30th, 2021 12:03 pm ET

tadalis sx – cheapest tadalafil cost generic tadalafil 40 mg

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 12:10 pm ET

modafinil online modafinil online modafinil warnings provigil cost

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 12:21 pm ET

personal essay automatic essay writer essaytypercom

where to buy generic cialis online safely   June 30th, 2021 12:25 pm ET

buy cialis pills – side effects of tadalafil tadalafil 60 mg for sale

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 12:28 pm ET

canadian pharmacy tadalafil – amino tadalafil generic cialis online fast shipping

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 12:39 pm ET

chloroquin online – buy plaquenil buy hydroxychloroquine

insessyadewly   June 30th, 2021 12:55 pm ET

buy zithromax cart – azithromycin side effects azithromycin z pack

tadalafil side effects   June 30th, 2021 1:06 pm ET

cialis without a prescription – tadalafil cost walmart generic tadalafil

Fuernitidatrith   June 30th, 2021 1:15 pm ET

provigil and alcohol provigil and alcohol buy provigil online modafinil reviews

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 1:15 pm ET

hydroxychloroquine buy – chloroquine buy aralen chloroquine

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 1:28 pm ET

where to buy modafinil reddit modafinil interactions provigil over the counter modafinil india

totRearorbtem   June 30th, 2021 1:33 pm ET

i need help writing my paper argumentative essay college essays

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 1:36 pm ET

modafinil schedule provigil 200 mg provigil pill modafinil half life

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 1:38 pm ET

hydroxychloroquine buy – plaquenil buy online hydroxychloroquine online

tadalafil 40   June 30th, 2021 1:40 pm ET

cost tadalafil generic – tadalafil liquid best price usa tadalafil

40 mg tadalafil   June 30th, 2021 1:54 pm ET

buy tadalis – buy tadalis tadalafil goodrx

dooteoduspiffer   June 30th, 2021 1:56 pm ET

chloroquin buy – plaquenil aralen

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 2:02 pm ET

hydroxychloroquine buy – plaquenil buy online chloroquine buy

trouctWonfurn   June 30th, 2021 2:02 pm ET

chloroquine – buy plaquenil hydroxychloroquine online

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 2:03 pm ET

buy tadalis – buy tadalafil in usa tadalafil 5mg daily

NattFesSsally   June 30th, 2021 2:09 pm ET

homework help how to do your homework good homework helper

Leave Your Comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

subscribe RSS Icon
About this blog

Are you a gadgethead? Do you spend hours a day online? Or are you just curious about how technology impacts your life? In this digital age, it's increasingly important to be fluent, or at least familiar, with the big tech trends. From gadgets to Google, smartphones to social media, this blog will help keep you informed.

subscribe RSS Icon
Powered by VIP