Wi-Fi could be killing our trees

Published:  November 23, 2010
Wi-Fi could be killing our trees

If you’re reading this with a computer in your lap, you may begin to feel a little uncomfortable. According to a recent study, trees get sick from the electro magnetic fields emitted from Wi-Fi transmitters.

It was deemed appropriate to research the effects following reports of mutations and various other abnormal symptoms began to emerge several years ago. The study exposed 20 ash trees to various radiation sources over the course of three months.

The researchers found that trees located closest to Wi-Fi radiation exhibited a “lead-like” shine on the leaves and there was noticeable death of the leaves’ lower and upper epidermises. The growth of corn cobs was also found to be inhibited from the Wi-Fi radiation.

More research needs to be done to confirm the findings in this report, but in the Netherlands (where the research was conducted) it was believed that up to 70 percent of all trees in urban areas with significant Wi-Fi penetration showed the same symptoms, compared with 10 percent only five years ago. The researchers say that trees in densely forested areas appear to not be affected.

So each time you receive an email, maybe you should actually think twice before printing. And uh.. opening.

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One Response

  1. Flamingcow

    Crikey! What is it doing to us then? Do I have a lead-like sheen?

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