Judge Rules Against Man Suing Over Sickness From Wi-Fi And Cellphones

A blow for the millions of Americans who claim to be allergic to the electromagnetic waves given off by 21st century technology. Arthur Firstenberg should perhaps join the Wi-Fi refugees living in the mountains of West Virginia. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports:

Arthur Firstenberg lost what might have been his final round in court Tuesday, when state District Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that no scientific study has yet proved that electromagnetic stimulus adversely impacts personal health.

In January 2010, Firstenberg, who has long argued that electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellphones, smartphones, wireless routers and other apparatus can cause illness, sued his neighbor, Raphaela Monribot, for $1 million over the use of such electronic equipment at Monribot’s west-side home.

Court documents quote Firstenberg as complaining that he suffered acute effects of electromagnetic stimulus (EMS) and that, “Whenever I returned home, even for a few minutes, I felt the same sickness in my chest and my health was set back for days.”

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  • kowalityjesus

    I used to be paranoid about that stuff, but I have acquiesced entirely.

  • kowalityjesus

    I used to be paranoid about that stuff, but I have acquiesced entirely.

    • Calypso_1

      That just means your DNA has modulated to their resonant frequency.

    • Calypso_1

      That just means your DNA has modulated to their resonant frequency.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

    Giving this guy the benefit of the doubt and assuming he’s really suffering symptoms when he enters his house, it’s a shame that he gave up on looking for the real cause in order to chase a frivolous lawsuit.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

    Giving this guy the benefit of the doubt and assuming he’s really suffering symptoms when he enters his house, it’s a shame that he gave up on looking for the real cause in order to chase a frivolous lawsuit.

  • Anahata

    Whenever these stories appear online, comments sections are filled with snide, dismissive, arrogant remarks. Isn’t it possible that electropollution is actually a big problem? That maybe our sensitive nervous systems (which are electrical/chemical in nature) might not respond well to being bombarded with all kinds of previously nonexistent frequencies, and in staggeringly high amounts.

    Maybe some people are more sensitive/susceptible than others, and that’s why not everyone feels it. Or maybe more people are feeling it, they just don’t realize that’s why they have health problems they can’t pin down.

    Yeah yeah yeah – “show me the peer-reviewed double-blind studies or I won’t accept anything.” For one thing, these studies are hugely costly and when they happen at all, they’re typically funded by cellphone companies, the electronics industry, etc. There’s a huge fly in your scientific method ointment. Second, are electro-sensitivity deniers also climate change deniers? Because the science on that isn’t rock solid, especially when it comes to proving that we humans are the cause. And as tobacco executives still occasionally point out, there’s actually no scientific proof that smoking cigarettes causes cancer.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    What a bunch of bullshit!

    just because our bodies are made out of energy
    and our bodies use minute electrical signals to regulate body functions
    doesn’t mean that a plethora of micro-electrical signals in the environment can have any effect
    on those already joined to the Borg Collective