A team of 9th-graders reveals the negative effects WiFi radiation has on living cells in an experiment that manages to gain the attention of the scientific community and raise awareness of what we’re doing to ourselves by sleeping with our cell phones next to our heads.
More people than not tend to sleep with their cell phones next to them, and this is especially true with children who have become obsessed with the glowing screens and visually stimulating activities they can engage into on their smartphones.
And while this habit may seem harmless, perhaps because not much attention has been forwarded in that direction, it turns out that we may be literally damaging our cells and DNA by being overly exposed to the radiation that comes out from our phones and WiFi routers.
Bearing the question of whether or not we are affected by WiFi radiation, a team of 9th-grade girls from Jutland decided to test it out by conducting an experiment that would gain the attention of the scientific community and provide ground for further research in this field.
For the experiment, they used cress 400 seeds which they divided into 12 different trays and placed them in two different rooms, six trays in each. Both rooms would provide the seeds with the same conditions, such as water, light, and temperature, with the exception that one of the rooms would also house two WiFi routers.
After only 12 days of being exposed under these conditions, the results showed a shocking difference between the two sets of trays. Namely, the cress seeds from the room which was unaffected by the WiFi radiation sprouted and appeared to flourish in the environment which was provided to them.
However, the second set of seeds which were exposed to the WiFi signal showed no signs of growth at all, with some seeds showing signs of mutation, while the rest dying off completely.
Here are what the results look like:
So, the question is, if the WiFi radiation could do this to the seeds which had all the necessary conditions for healthy growth, what is it doing to all of us who are continually exposed to it?
To assess the effect it has on us, Olle Johansson, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, decided to not only replicate the experiment with his research colleague Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, but to also further the research in this field and see how WiFi radiation affects us in the long run.
Johansson was impressed by the accuracy and skill involved in the girls’ experiment: “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 hopes that the girls will spend their future professional life in researching, and he says that he would love to see them on his team.
When it comes to the effects of WiFi radiation on us, Prof. Johansson explains that findings show a potential DNA damage that may even cause sterility. Watch the short video below to find out more about it.