- Plants and people have been shown to absorb radio signals Wi-Fi emits
- Scientists divided over whether this is enough to cause damage to tissue
- Some experts believe the negative effects observed in the latest study could be due to heat emitted by the Wi-Fi routers
A group of schoolgirls claims to have made a scientific breakthrough that shows wifi signals could damage your health – by experimenting with cress.
In a twist on the traditional science project of growing cress on a paper plate, the 15-year-olds set out to test whether mobile phone signals could be harmful.
They say the result could affect millions of people around the world.
Pupil Lea Nielsen said: ‘We all thought we experienced concentration problems in school if we slept with our mobile phones at the bedside, and sometimes we also found it difficult sleeping.’
However, because they were not able to monitor their brain activity at their school in Denmark, they chose to monitor plants near wireless routers, which emit similar radio waves to mobile phones.