A French woman, Martine Richard, succeeded in obtaining from the government an invalidity compensation of 800 € per month for a period of three years due to her alleged allergy to Wi-Fi. The woman had been suffering from nausea, severe headache, and dizziness for many years. Therefore, she had to leave her job and the city, in order to move to the countryside, and according to her, away from wireless internet connection. Doctors believe that allergy to Wi-Fi, also known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity, does not exist. What makes this case so striking and sparks discussion, is that for the first time, a State, the French one, recognizes invalidity for this reason.
Thus, and this is a turning point in history, “electrosensitivity” is recognized as a cause of serious disability. We are talking about a very complex issue for a society in which Wi-Fi connection is provided almost everywhere and without which we would not be able to work in many areas. The only one who rejoices is Martine’s attorney who says: “It is a historical sentence, for thousands of people who finally can see their problems acknowledged”. Public opinion, in its turn, is divided on that issue, launched by well-known mastheads among which the Telegraph.