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Wi-Fi signals are damaging trees, states Netherlands research

By rchsmth - Posted on 11 December 2010

While not the first, PC World is one of the most recent to report that Wi-Fi signal radiation has a negative impact on tree health. Based on Wageningen University within the Netherlands, Wi-Fi radiation is a definite contributor to alterations in sapling development, also as bleeding and fissures in the bark. To quote the study, “all deciduous trees in the Western world are affected” by Wi-Fi radiation. Article source - Wi-Fi signals are damaging trees, says Netherlands study by Personal Money Store.

Accusing one thing other than the bacteria and viruses for issues the Wi-Fi research found

The five-year Wageningen University Wi-Fi research focused on trees in the Netherlands city of Alphen aan den Rijn. In cities, there were trees and shrubs that now show symptoms from the Wi-Fi electromagnetic radiation while some of trees and shrubs showed difficulties since the study first started. About 10 percent showed it at the beginning of the research while the other 70 show it now. Due to the overall production of radiation from satellite equipment and Wi-Fi on trucks and automobiles with radio along with all the mobile phone networks, the trees and shrubs were hurt while the ultra-fine particles emitted by Wi-Fi signals were studied by Wageningen as well. Scientists remark that the ultra-fine particles are so small that they can effortlessly enter organisms like trees and shrubs. Other plants, animals and human beings are also subject. With the humans in particular, there is much anecdotal evidence concerning the radiation's negative effect on human cells, although no definitive study has been published as yet.

Does Wi-Fi cost far too much?

Trees are vitally important to the environment, as the USDA Forest Service is quick to point out. Wi-Fi may be an essential platform for commercial and personal communication, but if trees and shrubs begin to die in large numbers, here's what the world will miss:

  • No trees to absorb pollutants from the air.
  • No trees and shrubs to increase property values.
  • Neighborhood and business appeal would no longer be there.
  • Cities wouldn’t be cooled by trees and shrubs anymore.
  • No trees to afford the $250 average annual savings United States of America households that depend on sapling shade enjoy.
  • Trees and shrubs conserve the U.S. millions by reducing pollutants in the water supply. This could no longer happen.
  • Animals wouldn’t have trees to live in anymore.

Info from

PC World


BBC special report on Wi-Fi and cellular radiation