NSW Medical Bulletin

Australia's Advance Medical Technology

Can Wi-Fi and Electrical Signals Make You Sick?

The question whether Wi-Fi and electrical signals make you sick remains a moot one at this point in time. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) is a real complaint shared by millions of people, according to an article in The Washington Post published in 2015. This article by Caitlin Dewey states that although the condition is shared by many the science proving its validity remains up in the air (a bit like those Wi-Fi signals). So, can Wi-Fi and electrical signals make you sick? Well, lots of folks are blaming their nausea, headaches, palpitations, fatigue and rashes on this mysterious condition.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2004 concluded that there are no scientifically proven causes for EHS. They reckon that rather than Wi-Fi being the culprit for these diverse and varied symptoms they could also be caused by the many associated attributes of computer use. Things like screen glare, fluoro lights in offices, and other such matters. A French court ruled in 2015 that a 39-year-old woman was eligible for disability benefits due to her struggle with EHS. This ruling establishes precedent for the bonafides of this condition in France and Europe. An emergency electrician may have something to say about this in his or her line of work.

Science Disputes Whether Wi-fi Signals Cause EHS

Although, courts in Australia have also awarded workers compensation for people with EHS. What we have is a global movement of EHS sufferers and a great deal of scientific doubt about whether Wi-Fi signals have anything to do with EHS. There is nowhere for these two opposing forces to meet in the middle at the moment. People are still banging on about the dangers of microwave ovens and fluoride in the water in many places. Electricians are not dying in their thousands from the work that they do. The evidence is just not there regarding Wi-Fi signals and EHS.

I cannot see a global enmasse rebellion against Wi-Fi happening anytime soon. Especially as we are all too busy battling COVID-19 coronavirus right now. Technology scares many people and there will always be nay sayers out there. I cannot see us turning the clock back by choice when it comes to technological progress. Not all high tech trends are good but the only thing that will pull humanity back from it will be some global crisis like this pandemic getting totally out of control.