Netherlands study displays Wi-Fi warps tree growth

PC World reports that the radiation emitted by Wi-Fi networks is damaging trees. A recent Netherlands study conducted by Wageningen University discovered that Wi-Fi radiation can alter growth patterns and cause bleeding and fissures in growing tree bark. To quote the research, “all deciduous trees in the Western world are affected” by Wi-Fi radiation. Article resource - Wi-Fi signals are damaging trees, says Netherlands study by Personal Money Store.

Blaming one thing other than the viruses and bacteria for problems the Wi-Fi study discovered

The five-year Wageningen University Wi-Fi study focused on trees within the Netherlands city of Alphen aan den Rijn. Because of Wi-Fi electromagnetic radiation, 70 percent of urban area trees have symptoms while development and abnormalities were shown in only 10 percent of trees and shrubs when the research for started.

Ultra-fine particles emitted by Wi-Fi signals were the primary focus of the Wageningen research, but the electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phone networks also as operating vehicles and trucks with radio and/or Wi-Fi and satellite equipment also contribute to the overall production of radiation that is harmful to trees. Organisms like trees get the particles in them effortlessly thinking about the ultra-fine particles are so small. Other plants, animals and human beings are also subject. With the humans in particular, there is much anecdotal evidence regarding the radiation's negative impact on human cells, although no definitive study has been published as yet.

Is the cost of Wi-Fi far too much?

Trees are vitally essential to the environment, as the USDA Forest Service is quick to point out. It seems like now that Wi-Fi is here, nobody would be willing to give up something that is so important to us. If the trees and shrubs all die though, this is what would be gone:

  • No trees to absorb pollutants from the air.
  • Property value wouldn’t increase due to the trees on it.
  • 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 U.S. households that depend on tree shade enjoy.
  • U.S. wouldn’t save millions anymore with trees and shrubs reducing pollutants within the water supply without trees.
  • Animals wouldn’t have trees to live in anymore.


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BBC special report on Wi-Fi and cellular radiation