You can’t see it but it’s everywhere, passing through your body unnoticed and facilitating communication between people all over the planet. We’re not talking about energy, or chi, or ESP—just good old Wi-Fi.

Though most of us take its effects (both good and bad) for granted, one family in Massachusetts believes it has harmed their son’s health severely enough to warrant a lawsuit. They claim he suffers from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome, aka EHS, a cluster of symptoms that results from exposure to wireless internet signals. The family alleges in court documents that their child has suffered “headaches, chest pains, nosebleeds, nausea, dizziness and rashes, all recognized symptoms of EHS." The family is seeking an injunction to force the school to take action.

Although EHS is a fairly new disease, the market is already ripe with products that aim to prevent it, from shields you can stick on the bottom of your laptop to pendants you can wear that supposedly absorb toxic energy. Do you believe EHS is real? If so, what precautions do you take to protect yourself?



ABC News: Wi-Fi Lawsuit Claims Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure Caused Syndrome