9th Grade Students Gain the Attention of Scientists After Their Experiment Reveals a Dark Truth About WiFi
We live in a generation when we absolutely cannot imagine life without internet. Our phones are with us all of the time, the working places are filled with computers, the bars and cafes we go out have free wi-fi for you to check up your phone. Basically, it has a lot of positive impact on our lives, but also negative.
In a school in northern Jutland, a group of students decided to make an experiment for biology classes. The 9th graders were inspired by their own personal experience, regarding studying, concentrating and sleep.
Lea Nielsen, one of the students, told: “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.”
The group of girls designed an experiment to investigate the impact of the wi-fi radiation on living cells, and they chose cress seeds for it. Taking 400 seeds, they separated them out across 12 different trays, and 6 of the trays were placed in two rooms. Once they were placed, the two rooms were kept in a normal, room temperature and both set of trays were given the exact same amount of water and sunlight. The only difference is that in one of the rooms they placed 2 working wi-fis.
The working wi-fi routers broadcasted the same radiation with those wi-fi routers we have at home, working full speed all of the time, while we are in the same room with it or sleeping, and the observation we can hold on to is that same type of radiation coming from our phones, that we are so much used to put them next to our heads or on the closest table while we sleep.
After 12 days the results came in, and were absolutely shocking. There was a huge difference between the 2 sets of 6 trays, and while the cress seeds in the room without wi-fi were growing well, the second set of trays with the wi-fi routers showed no growth at all. Some of the seeds were even dying as well.
The seeds from the unexposed room:
The seeds from the exposed room:
“It is truly frightening that there is so much affect, so we were very shocked by the result,” Nielsen stated. “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.”
This experiment was received well by the school, and they quickly started to receive international attention, such as biologist and radiation experts, to acknowledge the importance of their discovery. One expert has shown a great interest, Olle Johansson, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He wants to repeat the experiment that the girls started with his research colleague Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Universite libre de Bruxelles.
“The girls stayed within the scope of their knowledge, skillfully implemented and developed a very elegant experiment. The wealth of detail and accuracy is exemplary, choosing cress was very intelligent and I could go on. I sincerely hope that they spend their future professional life in researching because I definitely think they have a natural aptitude for it. Personally, I would love to see these people in my team!” – Johansson