WiFi radiation harms trees
June 16, 2013 2 Comments
Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that is causing a stir in the scientific community.
If you want to sprout some garden cress don’t do it anywhere near your WiFi router.
I found another interesting study from almost three years ago that suggested that WiFi radiation harms tree growth as well.
The Internet may be moving us ever closer to a paperless existence, but, according to a newly released study, it’s still not that great for trees. As Mac World reports, the study was commissioned five years ago by the Dutch city of Alphen aan den Rijn, after officials noticed that many trees in the area were exhibiting inexplicable abnormalities, including bleeding and fissures in their bark. Such symptoms didn’t seem connected to any particular bacteria or virus, leading some to suspect that wireless networks may be to blame.
After exposing trees to varying degrees of radiation for three months, researchers from TU Delft University, Wageningen University and several other institutions found that trees sitting closest to Wi-Fi radios exhibited a “lead-like shine” on their leaves — a sign, apparently, that the leaves are dying. Similar reactions were observed in samples from across the Western world; in the Netherlands, a full 70-percent of all trees in urban areas were visibly affected by Wi-Fi radiation, compared with just 10-percent five years ago. Trees in densely forested areas, on the other hand, were hardly affected.
It sort of causes one to think just what all of the WiFi everywhere all the time is doing to us.