Wi-Fi Routers Inhibit Plant Growth

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Research undertaken in Denmark has shown that plants placed too close to Wi-Fi routers have trouble growing.

Research undertaken in Denmark has shown that plants placed too close to Wi-Fi routers have trouble growing.

The experiment was undertaken by a group of 9th graders after their proposal to monitor the effects of sleeping by a cell phone was rejected due to the lack of sufficient resources.

Undaunted, they switched their focus to the more attainable goal of assessing the impact that router radiation from wi-fi had on plants.

The group planted 12containers of garden cress seeds and placed half in a room near two Wi-Fi devices and the other half in a separate room with no such gadgets.

For 12 days they monitored the progress of the seeds by photographing, weighing, and measuring them.

By the end of the test’s duration, the results were clear. The seeds that were placed near the router had died or not grown as usual, while the others had begun to flourish.

The teacher who oversaw the experiment assured critics that the two specimens were watered and cared for in the same manner.

Their discovery has gotten the attention of a professor at the Karolinska institute, who plans to carry out a similar test, but in a more controlled environment.

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