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New York Woman says Wi-Fi Is Making Her Ill

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 02:44 PM

A New York woman claims that her Wi-Fi is making her sick, but others question the link.

Suzanne Hoyt of New York told the local CBS affiliate that she started experiencing Wi-Fi sickness after she had a Wi-Fi Internet network in her apartment.

"Brain fog. That's my worst problem. A brain fog," Suzanne Hoyt said.

After the Wi-Fi was installed, she says that she "started to be very uncomfortable" and that she "didn't know what it was."

"It was like a deep burning sensation in my face, in my nose, my jaw, it was like a deep burning sensation," Hoyt said.

Environmental scientist Dr. David Carptenter says that the link between Wi-Fi exposure and health is beginning to emerge.

"There is a body of evidence that is strong. It’s not 100 percent understood, but it’s strong evidence that this is a real syndrome that causes real harm to real people," Carpenter said.

However, it only affects about 5 percent of people, even though most of them probably don't even know what is causing it.

Neuropsychologist Dr. William Barr says that so-called "Wi-Fi sensitivity" isn't real, and that it's merely in a person's head.

"It’s a psychological phenomenon," Barr said.

"They essentially establish a belief that something has the potential to cause a symptom, and then when they come in contact with the cause, they develop those symptoms," he explained.

With the advent of more wearable devices such as the Apple Watch, some have expressed concern over whether exposure to such devices could cause cancer since items such as cellphones give off a low level of radiation. While the risk is reportedly small, the World Health Organization has said that cellphones are "possibly carcinogenic."

A Swedish doctor performed a study in which he concluded that talking on both cellphones and cordless phones for long periods of time can triple the chances of developing brain cancer.

However, there is no evidence that devices such as the Apple Watch that rely solely on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi cause any harm to the human body, Dr. Joseph Mercola told The New York Times.

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