Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Simple experiment shows wifi kills plants

Foreign researchers are extremely excited for a biology project from
five 9th grade girls.
Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great
interest in the five girls’ biology experiments.
Take 400 Cress seeds and place them into 12 trays. Then place six
trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give them the same
amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember to expose
half of them to mobile [Wi-Fi] radiation.
It is a recipe for a biology test so brilliant that it has attracted
international attention among acknowledged biologists and
radiation experts. Behind the experiment are five girls from
9b in Hjallerup School in North Jutland, and it all started
because they found it difficult to concentrate during the
school day:
“We all think we have experienced difficulty concentrating in
school, if we had slept with the phone next to our head, and
sometimes also experienced having difficulty sleeping”, explains
Lea Nielsen, who is one of the five aspiring researchers.
The school was not equipped to test the effect of mobile phone
radiation on them. Therefore, the girls had to find an alternative.
And the answer was Cress.
Six trays of seeds were put into a room without radiation, and six
trays were put into another room next to two [Wi-Fi] routers.
 Such routers broadcast the same type of radiation as an ordinary
Healthy Cress

The “healthy” cress without the influence of the router.
Photo: The girls from 9b
Then it was just necessary to wait 12 days, observe, measure, weigh
and take pictures along the way. And the result spoke was 
clear: cress seeds next to the router did not grow, and 
some of them were even mutated or dead. (emphasis added – Ed.)
“It is truly frightening that there is so much affect, so we were
very shocked by the result”, says Lea Nielsen.
Unhealthy Cress

The “sick” cress exposed to the [Wi-Fi] router.
Photo: The girls from 9b
The experiment secured the girls the finals in the competition
“Young Scientists”, but it was only the beginning. Renowned
scientists from England, Holland and Sweden have since shown
great interest in the girls’ project so far.

From left: Lea Nielsen, Mathilde Nielsen, Signe Nielsen, Sisse
Coltau and Rikke Holm. Photo: Kim Horsevad
No mobile by the bed
But there have also been other consequences of the cress trial,
which is quite low-tech in nature.
“None of us sleep with the mobile next to the bed anymore.
Either the phone is put far away, or it is put in another room.
And the computer is always off”, says Lea Nielsen.