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Indian researchers claim that cell phone radiation affects crop growth

Researchers from Kolkata’s Jadavpur University in India have said that mobile-tower radiation affects plants and vegetables. Scientists from the university’s electronics and telecommunications engineering department conducted tests on plants, fruits and vegetables by exposing them to radiation from cell phones.

“Nearly 50 chilli plants exposed to mobile radiation from the seed-stage till they grew into plants, attained more height and grew longer leaves than their counterparts not exposed to radiations. But their leaves were wrinkled and looked dull compared to normal plants,” said Bhaskar Gupta, a professor of electronics and telecommunication at Jadavpur University, who led the study. “Our experiments only reveal plants are affected by mobile radiations. We are using the help of biologists to find out what changes are going on inside the plants and whether these are harmful or beneficial.”

Read more at Hindustan Times

Publication date: 2/16/2016

 


 

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