(NEW YORK POST) — A woman who claims to be allergic to Wi-Fi is asking her hometown to discontinue their wireless internet to ease her condition
Rosi Gladwell, 70, currently spends much of her time tucked inside a copper and silver thread sleeping bag, which cost her $500, to avoid electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by modern technology such as Wi-Fi and cellphones. She’s worried that the rollout of 5G in her current residence in the UK may cause irreversible damage to her health.
“I’m actually quite frightened about the future,” says Gladwell, who is self-diagnosed with EMF sensitivity. “At the moment, I’ve managed to make myself safe by being fortunate enough to live in a house in the countryside where there are no measured electromagnetic frequencies.”
She says, “But if they introduce 5G then I don’t know what the future will bring. It’s a really scary issue.”
Gladwell has spent hundreds on gear to protect her against electromagnetic radiation, such as a $250 radiation detector, according to the Sun. She frequently travels with her husband to her remote hometown in Spain via ferry, where she stays wrapped for 30 hours in a protective sheet. She launched a campaign in her hometown of Polopus, near Granada in Spain, in hopes they will shut down their citywide Wi-Fi, reports the Olive Press.
She says she began to feel unwell six years ago — then suddenly felt better after switching off her Wi-Fi and cordless phones.
Unfortunately, wireless technology is becoming inescapable.
“Back then people would think of you as being weird if you said you suffered from EMF sensitivity, but I don’t think that’s the case now,” said Gladwell.
Her condition has made living a normal life impossible.
When she goes out to eat, she tries to sit outside, or she’ll take her radiation meter into the restaurant to investigate which seats have less radiation, “because it varies so much in a room.”
“If I am exposed for too long I have to come home and have two days with everything turned off and not watch TV,” she says.
Gladwell helps lead the Electromagnetic Field Awareness Totnes group, with “about 12 members” who get together to mobilize support for their condition, which is largely not recognized in the medical community, and watch films about the effects of radiation.
“Scientists say 4 percent of people worldwide are suffering from EMF sensitivity and that’s probably an underestimation,” said Gladwell. “A lot of people now aren’t feeling very well, everyone feels exhausted and stressed out, and some of it is, in my view, down to the extent of radiation.”
Since Gladwell began the initiative in her Spanish hometown in 2016, the mayor of Polopus has proposed putting public Wi-Fi on a timer to help limit its EMF emissions.