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The Birds, the Bees and Electromagnetic Pollution-update

Posted by seumasach on June 2, 2009

Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy

Mast Sanity

How electromagnetic fields can disrupt both solar and magnetic bee navigation and reduce immunity to disease all in one go

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Many of our birds are disappearing mysteriously from the urban environment and our bees are now under serious threat. There is increasing evidence that at least some of this is due to electromagnetic pollution such as that from cell towers, cell phones, DECT cordless phones and Wifi. It appears capable of interfering with their navigation systems and also their circadian rhythms, which in turn reduces their resistance to disease. The most probable reason is that these animals use a group of magnetically-sensitive substances called cryptochromes for magnetic and solar navigation and also to control the activity of their immune systems.

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