Parents say school's Wi-Fi signal making son sick

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 5:50 a.m.

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The parents of a student at a private Massachusetts school have filed a lawsuit claiming the school's Wi-Fi signal made their son sick.

The parents, referred to as Mother and Father in the complaint, said their 12-year-old son, a student at the Fay School in Southborough, suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome, a condition aggravated by electromagnetic radiation. The condition causes headaches, nosebleeds, nausea, and other symptoms.

The Telegram & Gazette ( ) reports that The family is asking that the school to switch to Ethernet cable Internet, turn down the Wi-Fi signal in the boy's classroom, or make some other accommodation. The suit also seeks $250,000 in damages.

The school responded that its Wi-Fi signals were found in a recent investigation to be well below the levels required by federal safety standards.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.),

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