SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — A Santa Monica woman sued the city for $1.7 billion because she believes newly-installed parking meters are making her sick.

Denise Barton claims radiation from the “smart” parking meters is causing ringing in her ears, ear infections and tightness in her neck.

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She said evidence shows the low-level radiation may cause cancer and other illnesses.

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A city spokesperson said the Wi-Fi is a very low level and only occurs when a credit card is used or a car arrives or departs.

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They said it’s the same as someone using a cell phone on the sidewalk.