If Plants Won't Grow Near WiFi Routers,What are WiFi Routers Doing to Us?

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    An alarming science experiment recently generated a great deal
    of international media attention, and has raised a number of
    questions and concerns. In this experiment, the researchers
    found that seeds planted near WiFi routers would not grow. All
    the attention and interest surrounding this experiment may lead
    one to believe it was a major study by a renowned organization,
    but surprisingly, the researchers in this experiment were a
    group of Danish ninth-grade students and their teacher.

    The Experiment

    The concept for the experiment originated after five girls from
    Hjallerup Skole, a school in Denmark, noticed that they had
    trouble focusing on days after they slept with their cell phones
    near their heads overnight. In an effort to evaluate this
    phenomenon, they tested the effects that two WiFi routers had on
    plant seeds. The routers were chosen with the intention to
    roughly mimic the levels and types of radiation given off by the
    girls’ cell phones. To test this effect against a control
    group, six trays of seeds were placed next to the two routers,
    and another six trays were placed in a room without any routers.
    At the end of their twelve day experiment, the seeds in the
    room without routers had grown into healthy plants, but the
    seeds near the routers had not grown at all, and several seeds
    appeared brown and withered.

    There is much debate about the value of the study. The fact
    that it was performed by students, and not scientists in a well-
    controlled environment, clearly warrants caution and fuels
    criticism. Some scientists have speculated that the heat from
    the routers may have dried out the seeds, but the girls
    reportedly kept the seeds’ soil moist throughout the experiment,
    and regulated the room temperature with a thermostat. Other
    researchers have gone as far as to state that the girls’
    experiment may be representative of the dangers that cell
    phones, WiFi routers, and similar sources of radiation may have
    on human health. Much more research is required to formulate
    any valid conclusions, but the experiment has raised legitimate
    concerns, and the results warrant further scientific exploration.

    Limit Your Exposure

    Given the uncertainty of the effects of such radiation, and the
    prevalence and necessity of cell phones and WiFi routers, it is
    difficult to entirely remove oneself from this potential risk.
    Nevertheless, precautionary steps can be taken to protect
    yourself and limit your level of exposure. Actions such as
    keeping cell phones away from your head at night, and generally
    limiting your cell phone usage may be helpful. Likewise,
    carefully considering the placement of WiFi routers, and ideally
    keeping them at a reasonable distance, may accomplish this goal.
    While the effects of radiation from these everyday items remain
    unclear, taking simple precautions can help to reduce your
    exposure and risk.

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    Anonymous, Sep 16, 2015
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