From “Independent IE”
Friday July 24 2009
A club DJ, Steve Miller, has revealed he has been forced into exile by a powerful allergy to Wi-Fi internet waves which leaves him feeling dizzy, sick and disorientated.
Mr Miller, better known by his stage name Afterlife, is unable to use trains, stay in hotels or visit his local high street because of his sensitivity to the “electrosmog” caused by wireless internet waves.
He is among around two % of the population who suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, while the number of people and businesses pumping out the Wi-Fi signal is rising.
Mr Miller told The Sun: “I feel like an exile on my own planet. It’s almost impossible to find somewhere without Wi-Fi nowadays.
“If I fancy a pint I have to travel three miles to the only pub in my area that doesn’t have it. I can’t just go to the shops because huge parts of the high street affect me.
“If I go somewhere, I can instantly sense the Wi-Fi and have to leg it.”
Mr Miller, who had a residency at the Ibiza nightclub Pacha before his allergy, said he has missed out on a large number of overseas gigs because all airports and most hotels have Wi-Fi.
The only place where he can escape the “electrosmog” is in his own home – a detached house with 18in thick granite walls in a village near Falmouth, Cornwall.
Mr Miller believes that the majority of headaches people get at work can be attributed to their office Wi-Fi connections.
“I’ve spoken to friends who work in offices who end up living on painkillers because of their daily headaches,” he said. “They tried turning off their transmitters and found their headaches stopped.”
– Heidi Blake