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Cellphone radiation is bad for spinach

Posted: , by Maxwell R.

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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posted on 10 Oct 2012, 19:56 2

1. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 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.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 23:38 5

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4320; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 00:13 4

4. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Typical American.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:16

8. Mohamed_Abdulkareem (Posts: 45; Member since: 15 May 2012)

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

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 23:56

3. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 02:31

5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 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.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 04:33

7. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 04:31 1

6. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 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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