|Kim De'Atta, from Chard, Somerset, is rarely able to|
leave her home because of her electromagnetic sensitivity.
To try and protect herself, she wears a shielded head net
(pictured) and sleeps under a net.
Allergic to Wi-Fi: Woman claims electromagnetic waves that cause her crippling headaches have left her housebound
20 Decenber 2916
- Kim De'Atta firmly believes that she suffers from electromagnetic sensitivity
- Despite not being recognised by the NHS, many people claim to be affected
- It causes her migraines whenever she's near Wi-Fi and mobile phone signals
- To try and protect herself she wears a shielded helmet and sleeps under a net
Kim De'Atta believes she suffers from electromagnetic sensitivity - meaning signals can cause her migraines, fatigue and infections.
As a result of the illness, she is rarely able to leave her home in Chard, Somerset, preventing her from seeing many of her friends and family.
However, the condition is not recognised by the NHS and there is little scientific evidence to prove its existence.
But to try and protect herself at home, she wears a shielded helmet and sleeps under a net, Somerset Live reports.
She said: 'Most of the time people think I am mad. It is so difficult because people are not feeling it themselves.
'I have not seen friends and family for so long. I have had two visitors for half a day each this year. It's heart-breaking really.'
Ms De'Atta found out about electromagnetic sensitivity after someone recognised her tell-tale symptoms.
While living in South London as a teenager, she noticed that advances in technology would cause her some discomfort.
Then, when she started working as a nurse, she bought her first mobile phone. But whenever she put the device to her head it caused her extreme pain.