Grandma is ill, spends $6000 to block Wi-Fi and cellular signals from entering her home

Grandma is ill, spends $6000 to block Wi-Fi and cellular signals from entering her home
What would you do if you got sick every time you were in close proximity to a mobile phone? Well, if it was one of us, we'd have to look for a new job. And we might not be able to use public bathrooms anymore. For 72 year-old Stefanie Russell, this is actually no laughing matter. The grandmother says that she has a condition that gives her headaches and nausea in the presence of a Wi-Fi or cellular signal.

Even though Russell has not been diagnosed by a physician, she has spent more than $6000 to have her home in the U.K. painted with four layers of special anti-radiation paint. The paint prevents the harmful signals from entering her home. Russell says that her electro-sensitivity prevents her from riding on buses because of the number of mobile devices used on such vehicles.

While Russell swears that she gets ill when in close proximity to cellphones and Wi-Fi signals, there has never been any definitive proof that links the use of cellphones or tablets to serious illnesses like cancer. To make sure that she doesn't get sick, Russell employs a machine that helps detect how many wireless signals are in her area.

Russell is concerned with more than just her own problems. She is planning on touring schools in the U.K. to raise the warning flags about cell signals and Wi-Fi. She wants to give school-age kids early warnings about these dangers. "This is important – exposing them at an early age is essentially ‘cooking’ our children," says the grandmother.

And lest you think that The 72 year-old is a nut job, or off her rocker, she is backed up by Block Radiation's Glynn Hughes. Hughes compares the situation with smoking 50 years ago, when those who thought it was bad for your health were considered crazy. His organization was hired by Russell to help her shield her home from the cell and Wi-Fi signals.

72 year-old Stefanie Russell claims that cellular and Wi-Fi signals make her ill

72 year-old Stefanie Russell claims that cellular and Wi-Fi signals make her ill


source: TheArgus, Telegraph.co via AndroidAuthority

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40 Comments

1. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If I was feeling sick, I'd want some snake oil to fix the problem too. 5150 or 10-73

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I don't know, she might be on to something... We will not know the full extent of this for another 50+ years. There was a time when cigarette smoke was considered harmless, so you never know. We are all surrounded by cellular, Wi-Fi, & other signals 24/7. I mean something has to give, this is DEFINITELY not natural. Who really knows...? I think her point is valid & should be looked into.

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

who told u cig smoke was never said to be bad people know it's not good for u but its what the society said u had to do to fit in and be cool

36. jpvala

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Now everybody knows cigarettes are harmful. But back in the 1950-60 companies used to make advertisement about how good cigarettes are for our health. They actually showed doctors in ads telling people " I Recommend This Brand Cause It Will Give You Pleasure And Its Good For Your Health Plus You Look Cook ". I have actually seen some of these ads couple of months back.. Maybe you could find them on YouTube..

37. jpvala

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

It was cool** Autocorrect....

39. LongevityRescuer

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

I strongly encourage you to watch the EMFsummit dot com and see what the top world experts are saying. For the sake of yourself, your family and future generations, learn more about what is being described as the biggest health crisis to ever face humanity.

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Well, she'd better see a good psychologist! :)

23. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Taboo taboo taboo.....it is not a taboo...some other old aged ppl have also complained headaches and joint pain due to signals...they say this does not happen when they are not around these things.....I don't know how that is possible but I have read some articles and seen documentaries about it....that ppl like to live in caves to keep safe....imo that old lady is smart

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lol It's probably all just in her brains and nerves. She just wants to think that those signals make her ill. Well. Hope she gets to live in peace now.

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Pretty much... There are some people out there are just crazy lol Beside, I can't believe she painted a brick house white.... damn that woman... ruining a beautiful brick exterior.

14. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Ruin the brick to stop a signal that in the end is still coming in through the windows and the roof... also, did she have this problem before cell phones? What about fm radios? Maybe she just needs to make a "special" helmet to save her.

4. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Oh yeah, finally someone realised that WiFi is harmful. I guess it will be too late after 20 years to do something.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

That explains a lot about you.

8. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Leave him alone.. "Hughes compares the situation with smoking 50 years ago, when those who thought it was bad for your health were considered crazy"

10. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Not sure if sarcasm, but you will remember my sentence after 20 years.

13. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

No I won't, because science teaches us that you have much, much more higher levels of various radiations penetrating you each and every day and yet, you live. Note that I am NOT including cell phone radiation in this regard.

17. tacarat

Posts: 853; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

MY VIRGINITY!!!

7. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/04/green_bank_w_v_where_the_electrosensitive_can_escape_the_modern_world.html especially the part about how in controlled experiments, subjects can't tell if the fields are on or off - page 2.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"there has never been any definitive proof that links the use of cellphones or tablets to serious illnesses like cancer" The World Health Organization recognized cellphone heat/radiation as a cause of cancer years ago as have many independent health laboratories and government organizations. Neurology labs have strict heat and RF leakage limitations on the brain sensors they can use because heat causes cell death and cancer and the RF causes cell damage. For reference, heat needs to be kept to less than 100mW (100 milliwatts) to prevent measurable damage from hyperthermia (heat). All you need to do is look up the wattage rating of ANY modern cell phone and you will realize it is causing cell death via hyperthermia if held to the head. And this is not even counting the cellular damage from the RF. Sadly, almost everything made or done by man in the modern world causes cancer. The important questions are "how severely" and "how quickly".

16. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

cellphones signals!= wifi Various cell phone broadcasts != cellphone transmissions next to your brain or wifi!

22. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

100mW at the antenna is not the same as 100mW through a sometimes thick skull.

31. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

I agree. http://www.electroschematics.com/5200/mobile-phone-radiation/ scroll down to the fourth picture of the thermal image of the head before and after cellphone use.

33. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That's the temperature of the skin which, after holding a plasticy thing with a hot battery against it, gets warm indeed.

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

A commercially available tin foil hat will do the thing

15. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Well, I don't know what to say. I'd say that there is always some form of inherent risk using any electronic device. I'm not sure if its actually dangerous however I do beleive that she could be compounding her symptoms with her current state of mind. So am I saying she's lieing; no, I think more research needs to be done before coming up with a difinitive answer.

18. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I don't know if there is merit to this or not, but for everyone saying that all the other RF that's hitting us everyday should also cause issues, it may be that these people are more susceptible to certain frequencies. People saying science tells us this or that, if you're going to use science to back your statement, you can't just make a broad statement without looking at all the possibilities. Scientific reasoning is ever changing, what may be true today, may not be true tomorrow. To really find out the cause you have to examine each and every bit of data to conclusively rule something out. But even then it's not 100% certain, because the method use to examine the data may turn out to be flawed after new scientific advancements come to light. The only thing certain in science if that nothing is certain forever.

20. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'm gonna guess it's related to sensitivity. I'm sure she isn't the only one, she might just be one of the few that's drawn such a conclusion. In my case I'd consider myself somebody who uses my smartphone heavily and I actually never get headaches. That's not to say I don't acknowledge the potential harm of current devices. In the end personal experiences have little significance when compared to hard scientific evidence. More developments will come with time.

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And that's the problem, everyone assumes that everyone will react the same way. But each of us has a unique biochemistry. What affects some people may not bother other people in the slightest. I also haven't had any I'll effects that I know off from using cell phones, and I started out on the analog 1W models. My boss ran the Zack Morris special that ran like 2.5-3W. Today I believe they run something like 1/8-1/4W. But just because I don't have issues with this, it doesn't mean that nobody else can. When these guys are testing the dangers of cellular radiation, they most likely grabbed a group of people to represent different ages, races, genders, etc. And while that may work, there could still be certain members of the populace that are affected but didn't get into these test groups. There are so many factors that could account for something like this, it could very well be a rare genetic or biochemical makeup that makes someone be susceptible to those kinds of radiation. There are people who can't be in direct sunlight without getting blisters, but that doesn't mean it will happen to everyone. What they should do is run tests on people who have these issues to see if there is any common denominator to account for their symptoms. This may be an undiscovered disease or disorder.

21. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

She probably suffers from the disease that when you think something and are sure of it, your body produces the response that you think will happen. It is quite peculiar, and this woman looks like one of the biggest offenders

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You're describing a hypochondriac.

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