A French court has ordered the government to start paying £588 a month for the next three years, to a woman, Martine Richard. Why? Because she has suffered personal damages due to her allergy to WiFi.
Richard claims she has been forced to quit her job and move to a rural farm with no internet connectivity due to suffering from headaches, nausea and dizziness for years.
Science claims that WiFi allergy (also known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity or EHS) doesn’t exist, but Richard is far from the first person to claim they suffer from it.
What makes this case different is that Richard is the first person to have her ‘allergy’ recognised as a disability by the government leading to the landmark court judgement.