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Four years after a group of school girls did an experiment involving Wi-Fi radiation, social media has suddenly woken up to the story.

Five girls from the 9th grade at Hjallerup School in North Jutland in Denmark have shown in 2013 that radiation from wireless Wi-Fi routers damages the growth of cress seeds.

News reports at the time said the experiment has attracted interest among researchers internationally.

The five girls, Lea Nielsen, Sisse Coltau, Signe Nielsen, Mathilde Nielsen and Rikke Holm, 9c at Hjallerup School, secured a 5th place in the nationwide competition “Young Scientists” with the experiment.

One of the scientists who was impressed with the experiment, is professor Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, who does research on the effects of cell phone and Wi-Fi radiation on people’s health.

However, Johansson’s budget for this type of research has reportedly been cut while science is still waiting for a successful replication of the Danish cress study.

 

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