Lately, there has been an alarming number of online stories that claim things like NASA or any other scientific organization have proven that common house plants can absorb radiation and, therefore, protect you from it. But there’s one thing you should know: this is dangerously untrue. Here we explain why.

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Have you read those stories online? Bloggers, podcasters, and so-called experts claim that “NASA said” some house plants are capable of “absorbing” EMF pollution. And when they say that, they mean that they suck out the EMF radiation and do not let your body get any of that.

If you believed that at some point, got a bunch of those plants, and placed them around the most critical EMF sources at home, go and take those poor things to a better place. The truth is that, as pretty as they are, plants give you about as much radiation protection as those aluminum foil hats you see out there in internet jokes.

First, you’ve got to understand that EMF Pollution is everywhere and is inescapable, it’s the apparently soft non-ionizing radiation we are exposed to 24/7. Then, it’s nice that plants surround you, and they will indeed benefit you in so many ways, but if it’s EMF from artificial sources that concerns you (because EMF from natural sources is good and promote health), this is not the way to limit EMF exposure, protect you, your loved ones, or those beautiful plants you have.

Here we unravel some of the most common affirmations made around this colossal myth.

Plants DO absorb radiation, but your body does too

Many of the plants suggested are cacti or succulents, plants mostly made of water. Our bodies are also 70% water. Usually, beings made mainly of liquid are more prone to absorb radiation. So yes, your house plants are absorbing the radiation of your computer as much as your body. And, in case you are wondering, they are also getting as many biological effects as you.

As proof of this, scientists have noticed that trees close to the Chornobyl plant (ionizing radiation) turned to a weird red color and died shortly after the incident. So, indeed, the plants absorbed radiation, but it also killed them.

So this is important for you to have in mind: there are biological effects for you when you absorb radiation —either ionizing or non-ionizing—, but there are biological effects on the plant too. This is a common fact for every biological species: they are all incompatible with the artificial polarization of EMFs. So plants have the same response mechanisms and there is no way they can absorb EMF radiation without suffering consequences.

There is a study, but that was NOT the conclusion

While NASA does study plants and considers radiation (without Earth’s protective atmosphere, space has much higher levels of harmful radiation than on the Earth’s surface), their studies are about how well plants survive in such conditions, not about their capabilities to block or absorb radiation.

If you take the time to read this study people are talking about, you’ll see that the Space Agency was trying to figure out what plants would be best in a greenhouse as part of the first human outpost on Mars. They found five suitable plants that absorb ionizing radiation, and cactus is the one we hear more about. But they looked more specifically at plants that could survive extreme temperature swings and tons of sunlight with absolutely no protective ozone.

No, cacti or any other house plant WON’T protect you or block EMF radiation

There are many REAL and beneficial reasons why you should have houseplants or cactuses. They are beautiful, reduce stress, boost your surroundings’ oxygen levels, and are lovely partners, easy to grow and care for. But, will sticking a cactus next to your computer protect you from the emissions? Of course not.

Cacti is a dense plant and will likely absorb the radiation, but your body will do the same. If you are getting cacti for this alleged purpose, we have news: you’ll just have a smaller partner to absorb artificial EMFs alongside yourself.

For example, if you are close to a cellphone or WIFI signal, you are still receiving those doses of radiation, it doesn’t matter if you have a plant beside you. The waves carrying the data of your communications are spreading the EMFs artificial polarization that is producing biological effects both in you and your plant.

So, here’s the deal: even if you get hundreds of plants all over your house, they won’t protect you from the possible health effects, including oxidative stress, DNA damage, endocrine effects, EHS symptoms, or the carcinogenic effects that EMF Radiation may cause.

If you love your plants, you should NOT keep them so close to any EMF source

Several studies have taken place in various countries on the impact mobile radiation has on trees. All of these studies showed similar results: Researchers found that trees are indeed vulnerable to radiation. It’s straightforward to see when you compare the trees found in low-radiation areas with those in urban ones.

Researchers from Wageningen University in Holland investigated ash trees in areas with high WiFi activity. They noticed that trees were suffering from symptoms that didn’t resemble any known bacterial or viral illnesses, like the death of parts of the leaves, abnormal growth, and fissures in the bark.

A few years ago, scientists from the Jadavpur University’s electronics and telecommunications engineering department indicated that mobile phone radiation affects plants and vegetables.

For the experiment, they used mobile phones working on regular power and fifty chili plants. They exposed the plants to radiation from the seed stage. Growth took longer when compared to seeds that were not exposed. The plants which were affected by radiation had wrinkled leaves, which didn’t occur in their counterparts.

Have you wondered why desk plants die so quickly? What do you think would happen to your precious plants if regularly exposed to EMF radiation?  If you continuously stick the plants too close to the source of radiation, the plants will likely die sooner than expected, or their growth will be affected somehow.

There is A REAL SOLUTION that will protect both you and your plants

For years, we have heard and proved many of the stories and alleged solutions out there, and they were the inspiration behind our curiosity-led scientific work. We understand that EMFs are inescapable and, as they are inherent in our technologies’ functioning, unblockable. With this approach, we worked on a solution that helped us contributing to a cleaner environment while encouraging the use and development of technologies.

SPIRO is a nanotechnology-based material that has been certified by several independent laboratories around the world. It is the only scientifically proven, patented, and multi-awarded solution that does not “attract,” absorb, or block artificial EMF but filters its artificial polarization and makes it behave the same way as the natural electromagnetic fields (the ones emitted by the earth).

SPIRO has proven to be an effective solution to neutralize the harmful effects of electromagnetic pollution, which not only protects our health but regulates several bodily functions that are commonly disrupted by electrosmog and helps to protect the delicate balance of ecosystems and living beings.

So, if you are looking for a solution that equally protects you, your pets, your precious plants, and even your favorite electronic devices, SPIRO is for you. Go to our products section to know more about our technology and all the solutions we have available for all the different needs.

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