It will be interesting to see whether the University management will
recognize the dangers of microwave radiation and take positive action,
or whether they will continue to deny that electro magnetic radiation is
harmful and fail to protect students and staff.
Subject: Spain Wi-Fi: Discomfort at the University of Baiona
Some (electro-magnetic radiation) waves could be the source of the
discomfort at the University of Baiona
While carrying out analysis of the air in the IUT of Baiona from the
malaise of last week, failure of the Wi-Fi system on Monday has agree
with a sense of well being in the administrative offices.
This week, classes at the Faculty of Commerce of Bayonne have been
displaced to the old campus. An inspection by the technical services and
hygiene of the place in Baiona did not allow to conclude what are the
causes of headaches and dizziness for students, and if they have to do
with the air.
All this week, and the next (week of vacation in Iparralde), there will
be some air sensors installed in offices, in the auditorium and
administrative offices of the new university, opened for only one month.
On Tuesday morning, employees who had felt headaches felt much better
than the day before: the disappearance of headaches, breathing feeling
better. However, it had not yet conducted any special treatment from the
Because the simple installation of devices to measure could not be at
the origin of this improvement, only a precautionary measure, more
discreet, improvements that could explain that the affected employees
have felt since Monday: Wi-Fi connections in the administrative area,
positioned a few meters of offices, in the corridors of the ITU, have
If the measurements of air shows little determinants, the issue of
electro-magnetic waves and its harmful influence on the so-called
electro-hypersensitive people will have to be analyzed.
According to the World Health Organization, the electromagnetic
hypersensitivity "is characterized by various symptoms that affected
people attribute to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). These
symptoms can include dermatological symptoms (redness, tingling
sensation and burning sensations), neurasthenic and vegetative symptoms
(fatigue, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, nausea, heart
palpitations and digestive disorders). This set of symptoms is not part
of any recognized syndrome. "
Since the end of 2007, the question of WiFi and its potential health
risks is the subject of questions, especially in places like public
libraries: Several employees have complained of problems, as well as
headaches and malaise, and name of the precautionary principle, the WiFi
system, for example, has been disqualified in 4 libraries of Paris.