TechWiser Explains: Why WiFi Signals Are Not Dangerous to Health.
Five girls from Hjallerup Skole, an elementary school in Denmark, conducted an experiment to find out the effect of Wi-Fi on people. In the test, they placed 6 trays of watercress seeds next to two Wi-Fi routers, and the remaining 6 trays in a room with no Wi-Fi.
Over the next few weeks, both halves of the seeds received the same treatment, that is, the same water and the same amount of sunlight. But after twelve days, the results were shocking. The seeds near the routers “turned brown and died”, nothing happens to the other half. [A source]
This experiment caused a stir in the technology world. So isn’t it true that Wi-Fi signals are harmful? Or could it be another urban legend?
The simple answer is no. Many scientific studies have confirmed that “Wi-Fi is completely safe.” I recently posted a video on the same topic on my YouTube channel. The video provides 3 scientific arguments for Wi-Fi signal security.
1. Wi-Fi signals are non-ionizing radiation that can pass through our skin without causing any harm (as opposed to ultraviolet or X-rays, which are ionizing and harmful).
2. It has a very low intensity (about 100,000 less than a microwave).
3. Unlike a microwave, Wi-Fi remains open. Consequently, its signal strength drops sharply while driving.
If WiFi was secure, why did the seed die?
The scientist believes that since the experiment was conducted by minors, it was not conducted in a control environment. For example, routers emit heat, so nearby seeds need more water. But since both halves were given the same water, this was not enough, which ultimately led to their death.
Wi-Fi signals are safe, so people use it everywhere – even in hospitals and schools. Moreover, there are no reports of harm caused by WiFi.
Research shows that the radiation we receive from 20 minutes of phone calls is equivalent to 1 year of using Wi-Fi [source]. And since no one has ever gotten sick, cell phone radiation is less likely to affect our health. So stay calm and use Wi-Fi.