Fay_School_-_Southborough,_MA_-_IMG_0697Electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) is acknowledged by the World Health Organization, but amongst the medical community, not so much. Maybe it’s a psychological issue, maybe it’s real, we suppose that’s a debate for another date, but in the meantime over in Massachusetts, a school is being sued by parents who claims that their WiFi made their son sick.

While the school has always had WiFi, the parents allege that their son’s sickness was intensified in 2013 when the school installed a new and more powerful wireless system. They then asked the school to do something about it, to which the school complied by bringing in experts recommended by parents to test radiation levels, which later turned out to be within the safe levels.

According to the school, “Despite Isotrope’s findings, the family that raised the issue about the School’s Wi-Fi system recently filed a lawsuit against the School and its Head of School.” The 12-year old boy in question has since suffered from headaches, nosebleeds, nausea, and other symptoms while he was at school.

The parents have even asked for an injunction to either switch to Ethernet cable, turn down the WiFi signal, or make some kind of accommodation, and they are also seeking $250,000 in damages according to the filing. The family’s lawyer John J.E. Markham, II, of Boston law firm Markham & Read says, “We’re trying to work with the school. We’re still hoping to reach a resolution that will allow him to safely be in those classrooms.”

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