When talking about Wi-Fi, we cannot but ignore its appeal. This revolutionary technology available since 1999 eliminates the need for cables and wires for computers and gives us the opportunity to be online from anywhere with a signal.
However, despite its numerous advantages, studies continue showing that the radiation produced by wireless routers has a negative impact on the health. Namely, the British website Stop Smart Meters published a list of 34 studies showing the adverse effects of Wi-Fi exposure.
Some of them have found connections with headaches, oxidative stress, and low sperm count. And, a surprisingly humble research source, i.e. a five ninth grade female students from Denmark. These girls’ science experiment discovered that the radiation from Wi-Fi is also detrimental to plants.
How Did the Experiment Happen?
The five students noticed that they have a problem concentrating in school when they slept near their phones the previous night so they decided to research the impact of mobile radiation on people.
But, their school did not allow them to pursue this experiment due to insufficient resources. Therefore, they decided to test the influence of Wi-Fi radiation on plants instead.
What Did the Girls Do?
They placed 6 trays of Lepidium sativum seeds in a room without radiation and the same amount in another room near two Wi-Fi routers. During 12 days, they tested, weighed, observed, and photographed the results.
Even before the 12th day, the results were already visible- the cress seeds near the routers did not grow or were dead whereas the seeds in the other room blossomed normally.
The students’ experiment earned them top honors in a regional science competition. And, a teacher from their school, also a professor of neuroscience at the Karolinka Institute in Swden, was so impressed by the experiment that he wants to repeat it in a controlled scientific surrounding.