Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Allergic to microwaves! How Wi-Fever leaves DJ Steve in imagined agony
But spare a thought for Steve Miller, who is unable to set foot in most ordinary public places because of an entirely imaginary disease.
The opportunistic hypochondriac claims he is allergic to Wi-Fi and that the suspiciously invisible beams make him feel dizzy, confused and nauseous whenever he comes near a wireless hotspot or laptop. DJ Steve, who is apparently best known by his stagename Afterlife, told the Sun: ‘I feel like an exile on my own planet. It’s almost impossible to find somewhere without Wi-Fi nowadays.'
Although there is no research to support the existence of Wi-Fi allergy, or Wi-Fever as we have decided to call it, experts at The Daily Mail say one in 50 people suffer from the make-believe condition, also known as electromagnetic sensitivity. Studies like this, which found that participants who mistakenly believed they had been exposed to Wi-Fi signals were just as likely to report symptoms of Wi-Fever as participants who had actually been exposed, should probably just be ignored.
It is unclear why DJ Steve does not experience Wi-Fever in the vicinity of other sources of electromagnetic radiation, such as mobile phones, televisions, and visible light.
Coincidentally, DJ Steve's new Afterlife album, titled 'Electrosensitive', is out now on Defected Records.
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