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Santa Fe Man Alleges Neighbor's Wi-Fi and Cellphone Threaten His Life

Faraday cage Via this post on the FutureLawyer blog, I came across this story of a Santa Fe man who allegedly suffers from "electromagnetic sensitivity" and is now suing his next door neighbor for refusing to turn off her cell phone and her home Wi-Fi. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Arthur Firstenberg alleges that he has actually been rendered homeless by his neighbor's rejection of his requests.

Firstenberg alleges that Raphaela Monribot, who lives just 25 feet away from him, refused to turn off the offending phone and Wi-Fi, which Firstenberg says has forced him out of his house. He is now staying with friends or in his car, he claims. Firstenberg also alleges that he "cannot stay in a hotel, because hotels and motels all employ wi-fi connections," which trigger his "life-threatening" EMS symptoms, including heart arrhythmia.

FutureLawyer weighs in that "there is no evidence that WiFi and Cell Phone signals are dangerous; especially to a neighbor next door." He also notes that one of the commenters on a related post on TechDirt may have the perfect solution: "Just cover your interior walls and windows with steel mesh, and create a Faraday cage" (pictured above).

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 11, 2010 at 03:27 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)


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