Plants won't grow near Wi-Fi routers, experiment finds

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It's not difficult to understand the appeal of Wi-Fi. This revolutionary technology, which has been commercially available since 1999, eliminates cabling and wiring for computers, reduces cellular usage charges and allows us to connect to the Internet from anywhere with a signal. Despite these benefits, however, studies continue to show that the radiation generated by wireless routers is negatively affecting our health. In fact, the British activist website Stop Smart Meters recently published a list of 34 scientific studies demonstrating the adverse biological effects of Wi-Fi exposure, including studies linking it to headaches, reduced sperm count and oxidative stress.

The latest research into the dangers of Wi-Fi, though, comes from a surprisingly humble source: Five ninth grade female students from Denmark, whose science experiment revealed that wireless radiation is equally as devastating to plants.

Undeniable results

The experiment began when the five students realized that they had difficulty concentrating in school if they slept near their mobile phones the previous night. Intrigued by this phenomenon, the students endeavored to study the effects of cellphone radiation on humans. Unfortunately, their school prevented them from pursuing this experiment due to a lack of resources, so the students decided to test the effects of Wi-Fi radiation (comparable in strength to cellphone radiation) on a plant instead.

The girls placed six trays of Lepidium sativum seeds (a garden cress grown commercially throughout Europe) in a room without radiation, and an equal amount in a room next to two Wi-Fi routers. Over a 12-day period, they observed, measured, weighed and photographed the results. Even before the 12th day arrived, however, the end results were obvious: The cress seeds placed near the routers either hadn't grown or were completely dead, while the seeds placed in the radiation-free room had blossomed into healthy plants.

The experiment earned the five students top honors in a regional science competition. Moreover, according to a teacher at their school, Kim Horsevad, a professor of neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden was so impressed with the experiment that he is interested in repeating it in a controlled scientific environment.

You can help reduce your exposure to Wi-Fi radiation by following the advice in this article.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.globalresearch.ca
http://www.safespaceprotection.com
http://www.naturalnews.com
http://science.naturalnews.com

Republished with permission from NaturalNews

Written by Michael Ravensthorpe

About the author:
Michael Ravensthorpe is an independent writer whose research interests include nutrition, alternative medicine, and bushcraft. He is the creator of the website Spiritfoods, through which he promotes the world's healthiest foods.

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5 Comments

  1. @Insanelycool, while scientists still haven't concluded on this, there are a number of studies out there. Check here:

    http://www.patioproductions.com/blog/gardens/is-wi-fi-killing-your-plants/

    Also, scientists noted that 70% of trees in the Netherlands are experiencing unusual characteristics. The bark and leaves are dying in urban areas. This has risen from 10% a few years ago. I'm not saying that it is for certain, but it is something that you should research about. Anybody viewing this obviously has some type of concern. 🙂

  2. Undeniable results huh? How about doing some real research? If you trust everything people cherry pick, then there would be contradictory studies for everything… Science has to be done properly for the results to be taken seriously…
    http://www.pepijnvanerp.nl/2013/05/danish-school-experiment-with-wifi-routers-and-garden-cress-good-example-of-bad-science/

    If wifi or cell phones are so bad for plants, then why aren't all the plats in the cites dying? Dumbasses!

  3. I do believe that wifi fields are harmful to an extant, but I also believe that we can out do the harm that wifi does simply by living healthy lives. Do not under estimate the power of your body when it is provided the necessary resources. Furthermore, correlation does not prove causation. The results in this experiment are not absolute, though it does support the alternative hypothesis.

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