Cellphone radiation is bad for spinach

Cellphone radiation is bad for spinach
A study performed in India seems to indicate that the electromagnetic waves emitted by cell phones have harmful effects on plants.

Scientists in the Indian state of Gujarat selected two types of plants to study, spinach and tulsi. Tulsi is also known as Holy Basil. They raised the plants, feeding them water and nutrients, and controlled the temperature of the lab. The plants were also exposed to electromagnetic waves at 900MHz at a strength of 1.9 milli tesla for 72 hours.

The findings from the study showed morphological changes in the growth rate of the plants. Height, as well as the growth in the number of branches or leaves were stunted. The leaves were smaller and protein content was lower as well.

As there are no standards about Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for plants, it is difficult to gauge what this experiment really proves. Zapping anything with direct radiation, even in small amounts continuously is going to leave a mark if watched closely enough.  It may provide some guidance about broader environmental factors and how they are influenced by electromagnetic radio waves emitted by cell towers or power lines.

source: The Times of India

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8 Comments

1. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Just many people are in destitute in India? Any amount of radiation would cause some cellular damage with time. Try investing that research grant on something for the people, like maybe high yield food products. Oh...wait that would mean that their food would be GMO, just the way our forerunners did it during the neolithic revolution, minus a lab.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Meow... You don't know shiz about India so don't talk like you own her. O wait, what's that? Did you just purr??

4. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Typical American.

8. Mohamed_Abdulkareem

Posts: 45; Member since: May 15, 2012

btw, many (if not most ) scientists in American labs and universities are indian,pakistani,chinese,and arabian oriented.

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

informative. didnt know that. But what can i do cellphones are here to stay :(

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

One thing seems sure - the publicity on levels of radiation is critically low, even among manufacturers. For example, the fact that galaxy s phones have up to FIVE TIMES lower less SAR levels than the iPhone was never even emphasized by Samsung which is beyond Crazy.

7. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

soooo.... i guess we should stop using cellphones, huh?

6. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Good thing only humans are gonna be using them so the plants dont have anything to worry about. popeye isnt gonna be too happy about this though, brutus will probably use it against him.

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