Up to this day, evidence is not clear as to whether serious health issues stem from the signals wireless devices send out. However, 72-year-old grandmother Stefanie Russell isn’t taking any chances. She paid out £4,000 ($6,412) to specialists to paint her home in anti-radiation paint, in hopes of blocking harmful Wi-Fi and mobile phone signals, reports the Brighton Argus.
According to Russell, who resides in the U.K., she suffers from electro-sensitivity, a medical impairment that induces headaches. The pain is so harsh that she can’t take the bus due to the sheer number of mobile devices used onboard. “I’ve not been diagnosed by a doctor but my GP surgery is aware of my condition,” Russell told the publication. “It makes it difficult for me to get around and see people. I don’t touch the Internet or email — it’s not safe.”
Her solution? Four layers of anti-radiation paint, which Russell says has helped minimize the strength of wireless signals that enter her house. “The painting inside and outside my house is nearly complete,” said Russell. “I feel much better now I’m more protected. I have a device which helps me to detect how many wireless signals are near, and I’m reassured that I will not have unwanted Wi-Fi guests coming into my home.”
Russell’s next step is to warn children in schools about the dangers of Wi-Fi and the possible health risks that could stem from it. She believes that broadband is a safer alternative to Wi-Fi.