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Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts poses ‘credible’ threat to wildlife

Posted by seumasach on May 28, 2018


18th May, 2018

Electromagnetic radiation from power lines, wi-fi, phone masts and broadcast transmitters poses a ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, a new report suggests, as environmentalists warned the 5G roll out could cause greater harm.

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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


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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The Birds , the Bees and Mankind

Posted by smeddum on April 29, 2009

This is a link to a PDF document by Dr Ulrich Warnke.

This study is the fruit of Warnke’s lifelong work on the effects of EM radiation on life and especially on bees.

It is a must-read for all who wish to inform themselves about what may be the most crucial issue facing humanity.

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The disappearing bees: CCD and electromagnetic radiation

Posted by seumasach on April 25, 2009

By Cailean Bochanan

17 February 2008



“In 1973 Karl von Frisch won the Nobel prize for a series of studies done in the 1940’s on the navigational ability of the honeybee. He found that they utilized both a sun angle compass and a polarized light system for navigation. Perhaps more amazing was their ability to communicate the vector and distance of a food source to other workers in the hive by means of a “dance” that used both the sun angle and the gravitational vector. While the sun angle and polarized light were quite efficient they would be absent on cloudy days. However, the bees were still able to navigate with the same precision under those conditions. There obviously had to be a back-up system of some kind available to these animals that was totally independent of these two cues.”

Electromagnetism and Life


“In 1974, the Russian researchers Eskov and Sapozhnikov found that bees generate electromagnetic signals with a modulation frequency between 180 and 250 Hz when they do their communications dances.

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Un-busy bees a disaster for almost everyone

Posted by seumasach on June 30, 2008

This mismatch between this disaster and the remedies posed is grotesque, such as the claim that “All Americans can help now with pollinator-friendly practices in their own backyards”. Our back yard is a paradise for bees and pollinators but there are simply none to be found. Further north in the Scottish highlands wild bees are also disappearing and I wouldn’t have thought heavy pesticide use would be much of an issue there. If these people really thought pesticides were the problem surely they would campaign to have them banned.

Last year all the talk was about the Penn state University investigation. Unfortunately that drew a blank. Now it’s open season for scientists to blame anything they like, especially with multi-causal, nothing in particular, explanations; always on the condition that EM radiation isn’t one of them.

Last year they admitted the bees were disappearing; this year they are admitting it is already causing crop loses and that all the other pollinators are also going. We can all see the ecological disaster unfolding around us, but nothing substantial is being done.Unfortunately everyone looks to the experts who for the most part are incapable of thinking globally and who in any event would never risk telling the truth. If anyone ever looks back on this period of history they will characterise it as “la trahison des clercs”, the treachery of the professionals.

Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau

Friday, June 27, 2008

Could strawberry ice cream disappear from our lives? What about vanilla Swiss almond?

The folks at Haagen-Dazs are worried enough that they and others have mounted a campaign to halt the shocking decline of honeybees and other pollinators of strawberry plants, almond trees and the rest of the roughly 90 percent of terrestrial plant life that needs pollination.

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