Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

This one was just too good to pass up. Apparently someone is trying to get one of our clients to extend their near completed (and expensive) fiber roll out project to remove the three wireless routers that they have because they are allergic to WiFi.You heard that right… allergic… to WiFi.

If you think that’s bad, get a load of this. They don’t work there, or even attend, they’re a parent and only show up for a few minutes at a time to pick up and drop of their kid. *Sigh* What is wrong with people like this and why are they still being allowed to breed?

So here’s an email that I sent out to the local network admins:

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 18:17:54 -0800

In case you need to take a formal stand defending the use of wireless.


Here are a few choice quotes:

“The majority of provocation trials to date have found that sufferers of
electromagnetic hypersensitivity are unable to distinguish between the
exposure to real and sham electromagnetic fields”

“…several more double-blind experiments have been published, each of
which has suggested that people who report electromagnetic
hypersensitivity are unable to detect the presence of electromagnetic
fields and are as likely to report ill health following a sham exposure,
as they are following exposure to genuine electromagnetic fields.”

“Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is not currently an accepted diagnosis.”

“For some, complaints of electromagnetic hypersensitivity may mask
organic or psychiatric illness and requires both a thorough medical
evaluation to identify and treat any specific conditions that may be
responsible for the symptoms, and a psychological evaluation to identify
alternative psychiatric/psychological conditions that may be responsible
or contribute to the symptoms”

Or, you could just tell them that if they want, you can install a switch
level bandpass filter ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandpass ) for each
of the wireless routers that should mitigate 94.7% of the errant
electromagnetic scatter ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scattering ) that
occurs through attenuation ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attenuation ).
In an effort to try to seem as smart as you, they will probably nod
their head and thank you for your effort. However, if they are the real
squirrelly type who asks lots of questions and they want to know how
this filter works; tell them that it reshapes the packets so they are
streamlined for more efficient travel, but also makes each of them
softer so they can’t even penetrate a piece of paper.

Just don’t point them here, I doubt they’d appreciate the humor…



~ by ghendar on February 28, 2009.