Woman Awarded $912 Per Month In Disability For Her Reactions To Electronic Gadgets

| by Michael Allen

A woman won a court case in July in Toulouse, France, that will allow her to receive $912 in disability payments every month because of her physical reactions to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets, including cell phones, Wi-Fi routers and TVs.

Marine Richard will get her disability payments for three years.

Richard claims that her victory was a "breakthrough" for folks who suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), which is not a legitimate medical disorder in France or in most nations, reports The Local.

So far, there have not been any scientific studies that prove electromagnetic radiation, which is emitted at very small levels from consumer electronic devices, causes physical problems.

The World Health Organization recognizes EHS as a condition, but not any of the alleged causes of EHS, notes the BBC.

Richard lives in a barn tucked away in the mountains, does not have electricity and drinks well water.

The court ruled that Richard's symptoms prevented her from being employed, but did not state that EHS was a real illness.

Sources: The Local, BBC News / Photo Credit: Leif Skoogfors/Wikimedia