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Wi-Fi Causes Allergic Reactions In Santa Fe

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A group of Santa Fe residents claim that they are allergic to Wi-Fi signals, according to a report published by local TV station KOB.

Arthur Firstenberg, representative of the group, opposes the installation of Wi-Fi networks in public buildings, as the signals cause "chest pain" that "does not go away right away." Firstenberg and "dozens of other electro-sensitive people in Santa Fe" believe that Wi-Fi networks in public locations therefore violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

KOB said that the city attorney is checking whether public Wi-Fi could be considered discrimination.

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    sacre , May 24, 2008 12:13 AM
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    sacre , May 24, 2008 12:14 AM
    right... BS.

    Out of the millions of particles, allergins, things in the air. The dust, the heat, etc, its got to be the Wi-Fi...

    I don't think Wi-Fi will cause a person to have chest pains that "don't go away right away" w/e that means.
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 12:47 AM
    BS BS BS .. placebo.. BS
    the amount of radiation reaching his body with or without wi-fi...
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    Sunfighterlc , May 24, 2008 1:35 AM
    The US judical system is nothing more then a joke now thanks greatly in part to laywers and their pure greed and jackasses hoping to strike it rich by suing somebody else to take their money from them.

    Of course the easy fix will never happen since almost all people in politics in the US are former lawyers and they protect themselves. LOSER MUST PAY would fix all this BS lawsuit shit.
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 2:16 AM
    seriously?, they are some people that don't even deserve to be heard.....I mean WiFi allergy? wtf.I might develop an allergy to stupid people after this(the bad thing is that ill be dead right away =S)
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    nvalhalla , May 24, 2008 2:35 AM
    so they must be allergic to cordless phones too. they use the same frequency.
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    coldmast , May 24, 2008 3:37 AM
    so give them a placebo lead vest and call it a day.
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 3:58 AM
    Thats about the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Cordless phones have been around far longer and are far more common than wifi networks. They work in the same frequency range and have similar power outputs. In fact,I had a 2.4ghz cordless I had to replace with a 5ghz because I would lose my wifi connection whenever I received a phone call. (took me a few weeks to figure out why my brother started swearing like a sailor every time I got a phone call) If wifi networks caused problems like that,we would have heard about it 20 years ago. (for that matter,what about cell phones, microwave ovens,etc. Unless you some sort of sensitive implant like a pacemaker in your body,(and even then,I understand modern ones are not nearly as sensitive) then you dont have anything to worry about.
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    Christopher1 , May 24, 2008 4:07 AM
    A Wi-Fi allergy? I don't think so. I sit in front of my computer a whole lot, and I don't get heart or chest pain from the Wi-Fi on my computer and router.
    There IS a SLIGHT possibility that, as Pflatlyne said.... a pacemaker could be interfered with by Wi-Fi signals, but that has never been recorded as happening. In fact, I think the FCC did a study that proved that newer pacemakers could not be interfered with by wireless signals of any kind, except at VERY high levels..... way more than any wireless router or even a CELL PHONE TOWER could put out.
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 4:55 AM
    The obvious solution is for them to remember to keep their tin foil hats on next time.

    And does anyone wonder why the US judicial system is so messed up - I'm sure the city attorney will spend more time on this then, I don't know, addressing actual problems and crime?
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    Titanius , May 24, 2008 5:46 AM
    You guys know about the kind of people that think they are sick enough that they get sick; well the Santa Fe WiFi fearing people sit into that category.

    WiFi causes chest pain...that is absolutely preposterous.
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 1:18 PM
    If wifi causes you chest pain then get in tub of water with a broken lamp in it plugged in. That's the cure
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 1:28 PM
    Isn't wifi just radio waves? Just on the lower part of the spectrum? So radio waves don't cause any problems? All those government high freq radios cause no problems? What about all those digital radios that police use these days that are running close to the same MHz range? This sounds like someone is just trying to find a way to get rich. That or they hate technology in general..
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 2:48 PM
    They're just a bunch of techno-parnoid old farts.
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 2:49 PM
    I break out in a rash whenever I walk by a senior center. Must be allergic to mothballs.
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    dmacfour , May 24, 2008 4:02 PM
    I think they are trolling.:D 
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    mhowden , May 24, 2008 4:45 PM
    I wasn't aware that the ADA classified people that have been abducted by aliens as 'disabled.'
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    mhowden , May 24, 2008 4:47 PM
    I wasn't aware that the ADA classified people that have been abducted by aliens as 'disabled.'
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    mhowden , May 24, 2008 4:48 PM
    I wasn't aware that the ADA classified people that have been abducted by aliens as 'disabled.'
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2008 10:34 PM
    Well with all the claims aside..y'all act as if we did not have wi-fi the USA would collapse. As I said the claims aside, I think wi-fi is a waist of time especially for home owners.
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