Wi-Fi Is Sickening Trees: Study

Finds that Wi-Fi radiation can kill the epidermis of the leaves
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2010 11:18 AM CST Posted Nov 22, 2010 11:18 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 22, 2010 11:45 AM CST

The radiation created by Wi-Fi networks is causing significant harm to trees in the Western world, according to a recent study from the Netherlands. Growth abnormalities, bleeding, and cracking of the bark—which cannot be ascribed to a virus or bacterial infection—were found in about 70% of all trees in urban areas of the Netherlands; only 10% of the same trees showed these symptoms five years ago, according to testing. Trees in densely forested areas show little change at all, reports PC World.

Having noticed the abnormalities, the city of Alphen aan den Rijn ordered the study, which involved exposing to 20 ash trees to different sources of radiation; those placed closest to the "Wi-Fi radio" suffered from a "lead-like shine" caused by the dying of the epidermis of the leaves, which would eventually kill parts of the leaves. Read the full article. (More WiFi stories.)

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