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Does wi-fi radiation cause tree deformities, or is the fear overblown?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: wi-fi, trees, health news

Wi-fi

(NaturalNews) New research conducted at Wageningen University in the Netherlands concludes that wi-fi signals might damage nearby trees, causing them to develop severe abnormalities in their bark and leaves.

In the Netherlands, about 70 percent of trees in urban areas already show such symptoms, although trees in the wild have no such symptoms. These deformities could not be attributed to viral, bacterial or fungal infections.

The study was paid for by the city of Alphen aan den Rijn which was trying to determine what was causing its trees to suffer deformities. The study exposed 20 ash trees to varying frequencies of electromagnetic radiation over a three-month test period. The trees located nearest the wi-fi radio, researchers found, showed a "metallic luster appearance . . . followed by desiccation and death of a portion of the leaf."

Government agency expresses doubt about study conclusions

However, a statement from the Netherlands' Antenna Agency (the government department there that handles electromagnetic broadcast authority, much like the FCC in the United States) has issued a statement denying any conclusive link between Wi-Fi and tree health.

The statement reads (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&...):

The researcher from Wageningen University indicates that these are initial results and that has not been confirmed in a repeat survey. He warns strongly that there are no far-reaching conclusions can be drawn from its results. Based on the information now available cannot be concluded that the WiFi radio signals leads to damage to trees or other plants. It takes into account previously published studies showing no effect. The knowledge center awaits with interest the publication of the survey.

It should also be noted that this study involved only 20 trees, which is a small sample size, and so far the study results have not been repeated.

In fact, the tree health problems observed in the study could be due to something much simpler. For example, perhaps the trees closest to the wi-fi radio were also close to an air duct that was exhausting air contaminated with fungal spores. Until the study is repeated and expanded to a larger sample size, it's simply not conclusive.

Many people are "sensitive" to wi-fi signals

Personally, I understand very well that people may be sensitive to wi-fi signals. I'm sensitive to mobile phone signals and get a headache if I talk on a mobile for more than a few minutes (which I try to avoid doing, of course). I've also spoken with people who told me they experience similar headaches around wi-fi signals.

It seems entirely reasonable to be concerned about the health implications of wi-fi radios, especially given that there are now so many of them in urban environments. Hopefully, further study will be conducted on this topic so that we might all learn more.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

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