Woman Claims She's Allergic To Wi-Fi, Receives Disability Pay

Published On 09/01/2015 Published On 09/01/2015

A woman in France just won a precedent-setting case, in which she was awarded a monthly $900 disability allowance to help her cope with what she claims is a "Wi-Fi allergy." 

Though not officially recognized by medical experts, the disability sounds legitimate in theory -- it's called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), and its sufferers claim that exposure to mobile phones, Wi-Fi, and televisions causes them severe discomfort. To deal with her own case of EHS, Ms. Richard apparently took to the countryside, spending her days in a barn without electricity, likely joining the "radiation-free" communities that other EHS victims have set up. 

Unfortunately, the malady is not recognized by the greater medical community and substantiated by zero hard evidence, so if you think you're a victim of EHS, chances are you probably just need to stop those Facebook binge sessions. Or you know, move to France. 

Michelle No is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor and she experiences severe electromagnetic withdrawal symptoms every time a text goes unanswered. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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