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Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick, Study Says (Wageningen U, Netherlands)
PC World ^ | 11/22/10 | René Schoemaker

Posted on 11/22/2010 11:25:00 AM PST by NormsRevenge

Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands. Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands.

All deciduous trees in the Western world are affected, according to the study by Wageningen University. The city of Alphen aan den Rijn ordered the study five years ago after officials found unexplained abnormalities on trees that couldn't be ascribed to a virus or bacterial infection.

Additional testing found the disease to occur throughout the Western world. In the Netherlands, about 70 percent of all trees in urban areas show the same symptoms, compared with only 10 percent five years ago. Trees in densely forested areas are hardly affected.

Besides the electromagnetic fields created by mobile-phone networks and wireless LANs, ultrafine particles emitted by cars and trucks may also be to blame. These particles are so small they are able to enter the organisms.

The study exposed 20 ash trees to various radiation sources for a period of three months. Trees placed closest to the Wi-Fi radio demonstrated a "lead-like shine" on their leaves that was caused by the dying of the upper and lower epidermis of the leaves. This would eventually result in the death of parts of the leaves. The study also found that Wi-Fi radiation could inhibit the growth of corn cobs.

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KEYWORDS: sick; study; trees; wifi
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1 posted on 11/22/2010 11:25:01 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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HaPPy Thanksgiving, Folks!


2 posted on 11/22/2010 11:26:03 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

Uhh--OK, I think.

3 posted on 11/22/2010 11:26:26 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: NormsRevenge

I live in the middle of the forest and my trees are perfectly fine.


4 posted on 11/22/2010 11:28:53 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: NormsRevenge

Trees...and every other damn thing on and off God’s green Earth gets bombarded with electro-magnetic radiation constantly.


5 posted on 11/22/2010 11:29:03 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bleeding? I bet they cry, too.


6 posted on 11/22/2010 11:29:37 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess we have to back to communicating by smoke signals or fire towers, except it would cause GW.


7 posted on 11/22/2010 11:29:41 AM PST by AU72
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To: NormsRevenge

Ummmmm.

Excuse me.

In order for a tree to “bleed”, doesn’t that require the tree to have “blood”?

Just askin’.


8 posted on 11/22/2010 11:30:00 AM PST by T. Rustin Noone (the angel wanna wear my red shoes......)
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To: NormsRevenge

“There is unrest in the forest...”


9 posted on 11/22/2010 11:30:20 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The trees in the Netherlands are warped, diseased, and twisted because they are completely surrounded by leftist vermin. They tend to have an unhealthy influence on living things...


10 posted on 11/22/2010 11:30:25 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: NormsRevenge

Whether this study was good or not, it would be interesting to know if Wi-Fi coverage affects humans in some way. In some places, there are 10+ hot spots running 24/7.


11 posted on 11/22/2010 11:30:31 AM PST by FTJM
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To: NormsRevenge

And those that are not sickened, are offended. Unexpectedly, of course.


12 posted on 11/22/2010 11:34:06 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Contributing to a book about GD I doesn't give you the right to print half a trillion dollars.)
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To: NormsRevenge

they conducted the study from September through November.....no leaves on the tree by the end of the study!


13 posted on 11/22/2010 11:35:03 AM PST by GotMojo
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To: NormsRevenge

I was just in Pennsylvania, at a school that has WiFi, and all of the trees on campus had exfoliated (even the larch). The only trees spared were the fir and spruce trees.

And, far more telling, both professors I visited had large bald spots!


14 posted on 11/22/2010 11:38:44 AM PST by DBrow
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To: T. Rustin Noone

“In order for a tree to “bleed”, doesn’t that require the tree to have “blood”?”
Come on man! Don’t be a “sap!”


15 posted on 11/22/2010 11:38:44 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NormsRevenge

you can always apologize to them and weep over them, like this earth first group:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJFYwRtrH4


16 posted on 11/22/2010 11:39:24 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: DBrow
I was just in Pennsylvania, at a school that has WiFi, and all of the trees on campus had exfoliated (even the larch).

And now....

The Larch

The Larch.

17 posted on 11/22/2010 11:41:23 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Liberals will move to ban the Internet - why it causes climate change and makes trees die!


18 posted on 11/22/2010 11:41:40 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NormsRevenge

AHAHAHAHA, so first they tell us that our cell phones are giving us brain cancer, now they’re telling us that wi-fi is harming trees (ie. tree cancer). With all due respect, there are at the very least six Wi-Fi hotspots in my neighborhood alone. This summer the tree in my front yard added almost two feet, FEET, of new growth. I’m not seeing any trees dying anywhere around me.


19 posted on 11/22/2010 11:42:04 AM PST by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: T. Rustin Noone; Revolting cat!
In order for a tree to “bleed”, doesn’t that require the tree to have “blood”?


20 posted on 11/22/2010 11:43:09 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: NormsRevenge

...but texting on a cell phone next to your ear and temple is just fine.....?????


21 posted on 11/22/2010 11:43:09 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: FTJM

This is pretty much exactly what I thought.


22 posted on 11/22/2010 11:44:57 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: NormsRevenge

23 posted on 11/22/2010 11:46:41 AM PST by epithermal
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To: NormsRevenge
Besides the electromagnetic fields created by mobile-phone networks and wireless LANs, ultrafine particles emitted by cars and trucks may also be to blame.

In other words, they have no way to control the variables. These studies took place in urban locations. It could just be the traffic.

Who knows? Maybe vehicles with emission controls are MORE harmful to trees, because they emit smaller particles. Send me a few hundred thousand dollars, and I'll run some tests on it.

24 posted on 11/22/2010 11:47:48 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: dfwgator

I want to be a lumberjack...

25 posted on 11/22/2010 11:48:42 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Soothesayer

Heretic! ;^)

How many millions will be marching in the streets in a couple of years to stop Wi-Fi? Don’t laugh...


26 posted on 11/22/2010 11:50:16 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Your next chance like this? About 2044. Vote popularity and don't waste time with the details.)
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To: dfwgator

I was expecting something completely different.


27 posted on 11/22/2010 12:00:23 PM PST by DBrow
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To: T. Rustin Noone

It’s called ‘sap’..


28 posted on 11/22/2010 12:01:04 PM PST by rahbert
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To: gundog

But not all EM is of the same frquency or amplitude.

I would like to know how they controlled for ambient EM sources, harmful industrial gases, and particulate matter
in their experimentation.


29 posted on 11/22/2010 12:04:44 PM PST by rahbert
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To: rahbert

I’m guessing the results matter more than the methodology. The new “science.”


30 posted on 11/22/2010 12:09:24 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m pretty sure if you wrap all of the trees in tin foil that’ll solve the problem.


31 posted on 11/22/2010 12:16:54 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: DBrow
What about the flatulent elm?
32 posted on 11/22/2010 12:18:46 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: NormsRevenge

and fissures in the bark

I watched a segment of This Old house the other night and the landscaper was pointing out the common and destructive practice of piling mulch up around tree trunks. He called it a mulch volcano. Side it smothers the roots. Leads to fissures on the bark and eventually kills it.

After that I started noticing this everywhere. Exp. city boulevards. Driving me nuts. I really is killing these beautiful and expensive trees. I just want to get out and scrap that junk away.

Ignorance is killing more trees then WIFI.


33 posted on 11/22/2010 12:19:49 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Trees are no longer politically correct anyway. The can fall down in high winds and cause property damage and kill people. Down with trees. Except those damaged by wi-fi of course. Up with those.


34 posted on 11/22/2010 12:24:49 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: AU72

Semaphores. Or Navy style signal flags.


35 posted on 11/22/2010 12:27:51 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: NormsRevenge

Every time the Drudge Report refreshes without me asking it to, a tree dies.


36 posted on 11/22/2010 12:27:57 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: ichabod1

I think that I shall never see
A web page lovely as a tree.


37 posted on 11/22/2010 12:28:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: NormsRevenge

Expect anything that drives the economy and lots of cash to be found harmful by leftists. First they accuse it, then they tax it. Nuclear, oil, and now communications. It’s a pattern.


38 posted on 11/22/2010 12:29:22 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: FTJM
it would be interesting to know if Wi-Fi coverage affects humans in some way

I think Wi-FI makes people go CRAZY! Enuf to vote for Socialist and think airplanes are missiles!

39 posted on 11/22/2010 12:31:44 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: GotMojo

The AlGore method in reverse. See global warming is real it was 30 degrees for a high in December and it is now it is 90 in June! Global warming.


40 posted on 11/22/2010 12:35:44 PM PST by matt04
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To: NormsRevenge

The Netherlands should stick to finding missing jawbones found on the island of Aruba.


41 posted on 11/22/2010 12:36:06 PM PST by kcvl
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To: T. P. Pole

My maples bleed all summer long. Some types of trees just leak sap.


42 posted on 11/22/2010 12:42:22 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: Cvengr
...but texting on a cell phone next to your ear and temple is just fine.....?????

Well, as long as it's not a hate text. You know, any text from a conservative, even if it's about the weather.

43 posted on 11/22/2010 12:51:24 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: NormsRevenge

And Di-Fi makes Californians sick.


44 posted on 11/22/2010 12:51:41 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: Cvengr

BTW, how do you text with your phone between your ear and temple? Are you extremely short sighted as well as walleyed? ;-)


45 posted on 11/22/2010 12:54:12 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Now you've done it. You've gone and made the hippies cry!


46 posted on 11/22/2010 12:57:04 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Scratch a “progressive” and a fascist bleeds)
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To: dfwgator

I told my girlfriend:

I pine for you and sometimes balsam.


47 posted on 11/22/2010 1:15:37 PM PST by DManA
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To: Soothesayer

Bet you’d have a good view of the forest if it weren’t for all those trees.


48 posted on 11/22/2010 1:17:33 PM PST by DManA
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To: NormsRevenge

The answer my friend........is flapping in the wind
The answer is flapping in the wind.

49 posted on 11/22/2010 1:33:37 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

“It’s a pattern.”

Very perceptive on your part. I’ve been noticing the same trend! LOL!


50 posted on 11/22/2010 1:52:54 PM PST by EEDUDE
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