9th Grade Science Project Finds Plants Don’t Grow Near Wi-Fi

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  1. Xero says:


    • tyler king says:

      9th Grade Science Project Finds Plants Don’t Grow Near Wi-Fi

      by: April McCarthy
      Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that is causing a stir in the scientific community. They found that when garden cress seeds are placed near Wi-Fi, they simply will not grow.
      Wi-Fi connects electronic devices to wireless computer networks (wireless LAN) using electromagnetic radiation. They’re installed in homes, schools, offices, stores, hotels, coffee shops, airports, libraries, hospitals, public buildings and even entire sections of cities. Wi-Fi signals are, unlike TV and radio signals, strong enough to penetrate concrete walls. Many health experts consider Wi-Fi radiation to be extremely dangerous to long-term health.
      Based on the existing science, many public health experts believe it is possible we will face an epidemic of cancers in the future resulting from uncontrolled use of cell phones and increased population exposure to WiFi and other wireless devices. Thus it is important that all of us, and especially children, restrict our use of cell phones, limit exposure to background levels of Wi-Fi, and that government and industry discover ways in which to allow use of wireless devices without such elevated risk of serious disease. We need to educate decision-makers that ‘business as usual’ is unacceptable. The importance of this public health issue can not be underestimated,” said Dr. David Carpenter, Dean at the School of Public Health, State University of New York.
      Since Wi-Fi is so recent, no studies have yet been done on the long-term health effects of Wi-Fi. However, thousands of studies have been done on the health effects of mobile phones and mobile phone masts. These studies have found that mobile phone radiation can cause cancer!

      The Experiment
      It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their mobile phones near their heads at night, they often had difficulty concentrating at school the next day. They wanted to test the effect of a cellphone’s radiation on humans, but their school, Hjallerup School in Denmark, did not have the equipment to handle such an experiment. So the girls designed an experiment that would test the effect of cellphone radiation on a plant instead.
      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.
      The experiment earned the girls (pictured below) top honors in a regional science competition and the interest of scientists around the world.
      According to Kim Horsevad, a teacher at Hjallerup Skole in Denmark where the cress experiment took place, a neuroscience professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, is interested in repeating the
      experiment in controlled professional scientific environments.
      Wi-Fi radiation penetrates the body, affects cell membranes and over time cells to lose their ability to function properly. It disturbs the body’s natural energy field causing stress, fatigue and a weakened immune system. It can also cause headaches, concentration problems, dizziness, anxiety, memory loss, depression, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rates, seizures, epilepsy, nausea, skin rashes, insomnia, ringing ears, high blood pressure, brain damage, autism, diabetes, fibromyalgia, infertility, birth defects, DNA damage, leukemia, cancer, etc.http://safespaceprotection.com/harmful-effects-electromagnetic-fields.aspx
      Children are especially vulnerable to Wi-Fi radiation signals because their nervous systems and brains are still developing. Their skulls are thinner and smaller, so the radiation penetrates their brains more deeply. Many schools are now using Wi-Fi but this is negatively affecting the learning abilities of children!
      In the real world, true evidence of safety is the healthy functioning of the most vulnerable — pregnant women and children — when they are intentionally, unavoidably, or accidentally exposed to microwave radiation at approved levels. Yet an increasing number of people (around 15% according to Dr. Magda Havas), including children all over the world, are showing symptoms of ill health after exposure to WHO-approved levels of microwaves from transmitter towers, wireless internet and phones. The scientific research was there all along to show that this would happen, especially to children, but the science was simply not used by the WHO committee setting the standards.
      April McCarthy is a community journalist playing an active role reporting and analyzing world events to advance our health and eco-friendly initiatives.
      – See more at: http://asheepnomore.net/2013/12/08/9th-grade-science-project-finds-plants-dont-grow-near-wi-fi/#sthash.LMi3dOGf.ptiOq86c.dpuf

    • meghan says:

      me neither

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  2. John says:

    The part about the science experiment is fascinating and troubling. The breathless conclusions the “journalist” draws are irresponsible and unsupported fabrications. There is clearly need to study this. The science experiment by the schoolgirls is compelling. But to make the immediate conclusion that WiFi signals are dangerous to humans, and purport to support these specious claims by citing other improperly researched articles, completely undermines the thesis. Don’t be an alarmist … study and report just the facts, and let the FACTS speak for you, instead of becoming one of those tinfoil-hat-wearing, microwave-oven fearing people who unwittingly undermine the very arguments they are trying to espouse, no matter how sound the underlying information may be.

  3. Hunter Lehmann says:

    “Since Wi-Fi is so recent, no studies have yet been done on the long-term health effects of Wi-Fi.”

    this is false, their has been many studies done on wifi radiation. check out this article from Princeton, that souces 9 scientific references, unlike the anicdotal evidence from highschool girls in this article.


    “It is the general consensus of the scientific community that the level of RF exposure due to wireless networks is so low compared to the many other RF sources in the modern environment that health concerns from WiFi exposure are not an issue. ” Princeton University

  4. Michael Murphy says:

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    • Brian S says:

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  7. Corey McGuire says:

    This article is complete nonsense.

    I was going to make the point that CFL Bulbs put off more EM in waste radiation than a wireless adapter puts out in TOTAL radiation (because CFL’S are used as grow lamps) when the FIRST article I found included the name of the “scientist” mentioned in this article, and here is an excerpt.

    “This is unfortunate, because [Magda Havad] appears to be a lone dissenting voice (some might call her a lone crank), who is often put up against the consensus of scientific opinion as if they were two equal experts. Most articles I read on the subject essentially say – ‘some experts say electromagnetic radiation is safe, but some say that it is causing health problems,’ and inevitably Magda Havas is that latter expert. Meanwhile, she has published very little research, and no good research, to support her controversial claims.”


    And and my search in which this opinion of Magda was the first link (note, I didn’t use her name as a keyword):


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  9. Me says:

    “Wi-Fi signals are, unlike TV and radio signals, strong enough to penetrate concrete walls.”

    That is a false statement.

    Also, plants that don’t receive electromagnetic radiation will not grow.

    The whole article is bogus.

  10. imawolf says:

    My plants have been growing just great right next to my wifi router, for like a year. No change in how they look from before the router was installed. I am gonna send my data to these girls!!

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  12. Kevin says:

    Glad Steve Jobs let us know that the iPhone’s barely audible speaker wasn’t engineered poorly and that we just needed to press it closer into our ears.

  13. Jack says:

    What a load of garbage. This is pseudo science at its finest. No sources cited, lots of catastrophic claims made, everything anecdotal. Hilarious if it wasn’t trying so hard to terrify people with misinformation.

  14. Yada Yada says:

    Oh yeah, we had a wifi at our home and a seedling just less than a metre from the wifi router grew so tall, that it went to the balcony of the apartment above us. Kinda feel this is fear mongering.

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