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    Has anyone has had experience with wireless pollution within apartment blocks? I live in a flat (am a tenant), and have recently discovered I'm sandwiched in a wireless network. There is a tenant who doesn't want to pay internet connection, and is “piggybacking”,with the network owner's consent and for a small fee, onto that person's wireless connection. This has escalated the level of wireless radiation, due to positioning of router antennas etc. to maximise the signal to the piggybacker, and I'm being affected by it. I have had significant health issues over the last 2 years, and I've only just discovered that this is the cause of it. I have had to temporarily move out of the flat while I figure out what to do.
    With the incredible proliferation in wireless that's occurring, this could be a real problem in blocks of flats in the future.


    Any advice/suggestions greatly appreciated

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    To my knowledge there has never been a double-blind peer-reviewed study that has shown any causal relationship between wireless networks and health.  My advice is to look for other causes of illness.


    ANSWER:  Before anyone either panics or dismisses this issue out of hand, while there's little definitive evidence that wireless networks cause health problems, they are a very, very new phenomenon and we don't know for sure that they don't.

    This web page (https://www.electrosensitivesoc…..-hamilton/) offers some anecdotal evidence that there can be problems for certain people; not everyone, by any means (but then, not everyone who smokes gets cancer and not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic)

    In 2007 the German government's anti-pollution watchdog said people should avoid using Wi-Fi in the home because of the risks “electrosmog” may pose to


    One thing is for sure, if Wi-Fi does cause health problems, apartment blocks are where they will be found. In my block of just over 130 units, I can pick up about 12 other networks, one of which is stronger in one of my rooms than my own network (which is, of course, also contributing to the electrosmog).

    And then there are the blocks with mobile phone masts and relays on the roof. The  Internet (ironically) is awash with stories of mobile phone antennas being  removed from apartment building roofs because of elevated cancer rates among residents.

    But, even though you can prove you have a health issue related to wireless networks in your building, don't expect your neighbours to rush to ban Wi-Fi; this will be seen very much as your problem, not theirs.

    So be glad that you are a tenant and consider moving into a smaller, older building with thicker walls and floors where it's less likely to be an issue.  The rest of us, meanwhile, will stew in our own electro-juice.  You just have to look at our choked roads to see that convenience beats common sense every time.

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