Student Science Experiment Finds Plants won't Grow Near Wi-Fi Router
I bought a new router a
few months ago, one that I could connect to my computer by cable so I
wouldn't have to have the Wi-Fi switched on all the time. I can't say I'd
looked too deeply into it, I'd just see posts on various website from
time to time calling into question the safety of excessive exposure
to Wi-Fi. Better safe than sorry I thought!
The short article I'm
linking to below is about a group of teenage girls from Denmark, who
ran an experiment to see how well cress would grow when placed
between two Wi-Fi routers. The results, as the photo above shows,
give cause for concern. The experiment has apparently caused 'a
stir' in the scientific community, with a Swedish Professor looking
to replicate it in more controlled conditions. Three cheers and more
to the girls for alerting us to this potential danger, given all the
money that's been spent testing the safety of Wi-Fi, it'll be truly
amazing if they've found something the experts haven't.
Here's and exert:
"The students placed six trays filled with Lepidium sativum, a type of garden cress into a room without radiation, and six trays of the seeds into another room next to two routers that according to the girls calculations, emitted about the same type of radiation as an ordinary cellphone.
Over the next 12 days, the girls observed, measured, weighed and photographed their results. Although by the end of the experiment the results were blatantly obvious — the cress seeds placed near the router had not grown. Many of them were completely dead. While the cress seeds planted in the other room, away from the routers, thrived."