If you thought sleeping with your router on or your phone next to your head was harmless, you may want to think again as more information is coming out about WiFi radiation.
An experiment, for a biology test, was done by 5 girls from northern Jutland in 9th grade. The girls came up with the idea 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.
Interest in their experiment has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts, researchers from England, Holland and Sweden.
So here is what they did:
They took 400 cress seeds and placed them in 12 trays. Then, they placed 6 trays in 2 separate rooms at the same temperature. They gave the same amount of water and sun to all the trays for 12 days.
However, 6 of the trays were put next to two WiFi routers. Such routers broadcast the same type of radiation as an ordinary mobile.
After 12 days what the results were clear: cress seeds next to the router did not grow, and some of them were even mutated or dead.
“It is truly frightening that there is so much effect, so we were very shocked by the result”, says Lea.
Below you can see the exposed cress vs the unexposed cress.
Olle Johansson, a renowned professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, is one of the impressed researchers. He will now repeat the experiment with a Belgian research colleague, Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
According to Olle, this experiment is absolutely brilliant:
“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”, he says.
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The experiment proved that electronic radiation emission is not harmless as many seem to believe, this is something the majority of the world does without knowing the consequences.
“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.
It is extremely important to keep WiFi routers and cell phones off and away from you while you sleep, as this discovery is still in the early stages and more experiments are still to come, I am fairly certain future results will be similar to this. I personally keep these devices in another room or off when I am sleeping to attempt to decrease the amount of WiFi radiation, you may want to consider doing the same!