Man Sensitive to Wi-Fi Sues His Neighbor
Santa Fe resident says her gadgets could kill him
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2010 2:37 PM CST
Could this man be suffering from electromagnetic sensitivity?   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A New Mexico man who says he can’t stand electromagnetic waves bombarding his head has sued his neighbor for not shutting off her wireless gadgets. Arthur Firstenberg claims to have electromagnetic sensitivity, which his lawsuit says produces “life-threatening reactions” and constant pain. As a result, he's now sleeping in his car.

Firstenberg "cannot stay in a hotel, because hotels and motels all employ wi-fi connections," says a request for a preliminary injunction, notes the Santa Fe New Mexican. The same cable feeds both houses' electrical systems, so when Firstenberg's neighbor uses her iPhone or a wireless network, he says that “electromagnetic fields" are "transmitted by wire directly into my house.” Firstenberg has long been an opponent of public wireless networks and cell phone towers.

 

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