Sunday, April 3, 2016

Can WiFi Routers Kill Houseplants?

Even though the verdict is still out there, can our homes’ and schools’ WiFi routers kill nearby houseplants?  

By: Ringo Bones

Even though the facts behind this assumption was taken from a preliminary conclusion in a school science experiment done back in 2013. Back then, a Danish high school pupil named Lea Nielsen conducted a school science experiment to test whether radio-frequency signals from WiFi routers have deleterious effects on biological beings. Choosing to test on plants for their school’s science project, their results have been viewed with extreme skepticism by the global scientific community. Inexplicably, the global scientific community haven’t done their won more rigorous version of the Danish High School pupil’s school science experiment to test whether WiFi routers have deleterious effects on biological beings and published their results for all to see. 

This WiFi “controversy“ surfaced again after a recent episode of CSI: Cyber used the preliminary conclusions of the Danish High School WiFi experiment to search for a hidden WiFi router by observing dead or dying houseplants in the vicinity. Given that irrefutable results are still out there, can WiFi routers actually kill houseplants and / or inflict deleterious harm on nearby biological beings? 

Using cres plants growing near their school’s WiFi routers that went brown as the basis for their school science experiment, 15-year-old pupils from a school in Denmark decided to run the experiment after noticing that they also had trouble concentrating the morning after sleeping close to their mobile phones. Some scientists suggests that given the radio frequencies emitted by WiFi routers are the same frequencies generated by the magnetron of a microwave oven, it probably affected the hydrogen atoms in the water molecules inside plants and other biological beings in the same way that a microwave oven cooks food or heats a water placed inside the oven in a microwave-safe container. 

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