Woman, 70, with ‘wifi allergy’ reveals she sleeps in a £400 copper sleeping bag – claiming exposure leaves her weak and short of breath
- Rosi Gladwell, 70, claims that she has a ‘wifi allergy’ and needs to protect herself
- She sleeps in a £400 copper sleeping when on a ferry from the UK to Spain
- Rosi also revealed that she has spent thousands of pounds protecting herself
A woman with a ‘wifi allergy’ has revealed that she sleeps in a copper sleeping bag, claiming exposure leaves her feeling weak, short of breath, and with pins and needles in her face.
Rosi Gladwell, 70, has spent thousands of pounds protecting herself against electromagnetic radiation – and now fears the roll out of 5G may damage her health.
The self-diagnosed sufferer from Totnes, Devon, slumbers in the £400 bag while on the 30-hour ferry between the UK and the family holiday home in the Spanish mountains.
Rosi Gladwell, 70, who suffers from a ‘wifi allergy’ has revealed that she sleeps in a copper sleeping bag to protect herself from the electromagnetic field
The woman from Totnes, Devon, said that it leaves her feeling weak, short of breath, and with pins and needles in her face
‘I’m actually quite frightened about the future’, she said.
‘At the moment, I’ve managed to make myself safe by being fortunate enough to live in a house in the countryside where there are no measured electromagnetic frequencies.
‘But if they introduce 5G then I don’t know what the future will bring. It’s a really scary issue.’
Since diagnosing herself with a sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, Rosi has spent hundreds on special equipment, purchasing a protective sheet to wrap around her body and a £200 radiation detector, reports The Sun.
She wears the sleeping bag and protective sheet for the duration of the 30-hour ferry trips she makes with her husband to Spain.
WHAT IS THIS ELECTRO- OR RADIOSENSITIVITY?
Up to four per cent of the general population believe themselves to be affected by electro- or radiosensitivity and experience flu-like symptoms, headaches, lethargy and nausea when exposed to various electrical appliances.
It is not recognised as a disability or a medical condition in the UK.
Many medics are sceptical about electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome and research has not provided any official statistics.
Electromagnetic waves are everywhere and we are constantly bombarded by them from space.
Although there is no evidence of any permanent damage to the body from electromagnetic waves, some people have reported that theyfeel unwell when they are within reach of Wi-Fi or, occasionally, other types of electromagnetism.
Wi-Fi uses the same type as mobile phones, TV and radio signals.
They are all different in wavelength, so have different properties.
Wi-Fi waves are higher in frequency than mobile phones and are intense due to the amount of info they carry.
So far research has not provided any official statistics.
The self-diagnosed sufferer uses the bag while on the 30-hour ferry between her rural home in the UK and her family’s home in the Spanish mountains
Rosi also revealed that she is worried about her future health due to the roll out of 5G internet
Rosi self-diagnosed herself with EMF sensitivity six years ago after she felt better 10 minutes after turning off the WiFi and cordless landline phones in her home.
She said: ‘Back then people would think of you as being weird if you said you suffered from EMF sensitivity, but I don’t think that’s the case now.
‘There’s no way I would go into a big town anymore because the signals are getting stronger.
‘If I go to a cafe I try to sit outside and if we go out to dinner I take my meter with me and then I can decide which seats have the least radiation and sit there, because it varies so much in a room.
‘If I am exposed for too long I have to come home and have two days with everything turned off and not watch TV.’
Rosi is a leading member of the Electromagnetic Field Awareness Totnes group, whose members meet up to watch films and documentaries about the effects of radiation.
She said: ‘We have about 12 members who come to meetings, but there may be many more EMF-sensitive people in Totnes who feel so weak they can’t come.
‘Scientists say four per cent of people worldwide are suffering from EMF sensitivity and that’s probably an underestimation.
‘A lot of people now aren’t feeling very well, everyone feels exhausted and stressed out, and some of it is, in my view, down to the extent of radiation.’
In 2016, Rosi launched a campaign to have wifi removed from her Spanish hometown of Polopus, near Granada, reports The Olive Press.
At the time the Town Mayor proposed putting wifi in public buildings on a timer, to limit the hours of access while not cutting off communication.