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Feb 8
2015

Can Electromagnetic Exposure Cause a Change in Behaviour in honey bees? (2011)

Studying Possible Non-Thermal Influences on Honey Bees - An Approach within the Framework of Educational Informatics

Abstract

In recent years the public discussion has been focused increasingly on possible unhealthy effects of high-frequency electromagnetic fields (particularly of mobile-phones) on human beings. Whereas thermal effects of this radiation could be explained very well, non-thermal effects could hardly be clarified. In our last works, we pointed out that - from view of Educational Informatics - honey bees are suitable bioindicators to serve as a model of a living being to study learning processes especially in this aspect.

"In this paper, we describe a first pilot study, which explores the non-thermal influence of highfrequency electromagnetic fields. Therefore we observe the behaviour of honey bees (apis mellifera carnica) by exposing them to the radiation of DECT-phones. In this study four respectively eight bee-colonies were used as experimental group and were irradiated, whereas the same numbers of comparable bee-colonies was field-free. The observed parameters were the building behaviour . . .

 "All observed honey bees had the same weather conditions. These figures show that the quantity of returning bees of the non-exposed honey bees was bigger as well as the returning time of the few returning exposed honey bees was distinctly longer.




Feb 8
2015

Can Electromagnetic Exposure Cause a Change in Behaviour in honey bees? (2011)

Studying Possible Non-Thermal Influences on Honey Bees - An Approach within the Framework of Educational Informatics

Abstract

In recent years the public discussion has been focused increasingly on possible unhealthy effects of high-frequency electromagnetic fields (particularly of mobile-phones) on human beings. Whereas thermal effects of this radiation could be explained very well, non-thermal effects could hardly be clarified. In our last works, we pointed out that - from view of Educational Informatics - honey bees are suitable bioindicators to serve as a model of a living being to study learning processes especially in this aspect.

"In this paper, we describe a first pilot study, which explores the non-thermal influence of highfrequency electromagnetic fields. Therefore we observe the behaviour of honey bees (apis mellifera carnica) by exposing them to the radiation of DECT-phones. In this study four respectively eight bee-colonies were used as experimental group and were irradiated, whereas the same numbers of comparable bee-colonies was field-free. The observed parameters were the building behaviour . . .

 "All observed honey bees had the same weather conditions. These figures show that the quantity of returning bees of the non-exposed honey bees was bigger as well as the returning time of the few returning exposed honey bees was distinctly longer.




Sep 13
2014

Bird Study Sounds Alarm About Common Unseen Radiation

Dr. Karen Becker - New Warning About Everyday Poison for Migratory Birds

"For the first time, scientists have revealed that average levels of electromagnetic noise, or "electrosmog," completely disrupt the magnetic compass of migratory robins. This is true even when the electromagnetic signal levels are just 1/1000th of the limit the World Health Organization (WHO) defines as harmless.

"Electrosmog is the unseen electromagnetic radiation that is generated from the use of both wireless technology and household electricity. Common sources of electrosmog include utility smart meters, cell towers & antennae, cell phones, cordless phones, wireless Internet routers, microwaves, high voltage transmission lines, baby monitors and other wireless devices including WIFI, computers, monitors, laptops, tablets, reading devices, computer monitors, wired and wireless cell phone headsets, and educational interactive whiteboards.1

"The effects of these weak electromagnetic fields are remarkable."  

"A research team led by Dr. Henrik Mouritsen of the University of Oldenburg in Germany published their study in the May issue of the journal Nature.2  

"In our experiments we were able to document a clear and reproducible effect of human-made electromagnetic fields on a vertebrate. This interference does not stem from power lines or mobile phone networks . . .

"Seven years and many experiments later, researchers are confident in their original findings . . .

"As you might expect, electrosmog is much more of a problem in urban environments than in rural locations. The University of Oldenburg team discovered that when robins were placed in orientation cages, without screening, a half-mile to a mile outside city limits, their magnetic compasses remained functional.  

"According to Mouritsen, " . . .these findings should make us think -- both about the survival of migratory birds as well as about the potential effects for human beings, which have yet to be investigated."

VIDEO




Jan 23
2014

EMR and birds (WEBSITE) Joris Everaert

A review of ecological effects of RF-EMF: published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals that show (possible) EMR effect



Sep 5
2013

"The damaging action of microwaves, radiofrequencies and electromagnetic fields in general has been known in Medicine for over a century now. Cell phone telephony was never tested in any place on the planet. The adequate clinical studies were never conducted in order to ensure that cell phones don't have a damaging action on the baby of a pregnant woman for example.

"The corruption inside the World Health Organization which nowdays is an arm of the cell phone industry, has sponsored the criminal irradiation of more than 80% of Mankind without any previous studies in order to ensure the safety of this technology. Furthermore, the present evidence indicates that this gadget has a very high risk of causing cancer and genetic damages."




Aug 17
2013

I highly recommend reading and watching anything you can find by this wonderful man. This is the real story of the dangers of EMFs now irradiating almost all of humanity.

"Barrie Trower is a British physicist and former microwave weapons expert for the Royal Navy and the British Secret Service. During the 1960's, he was trained at the "Government Microwave Warfare Establishment".

"Barrie talks about the dangers of our wireless society and explains the technology behind it - what this technology is used for in society today and its potential uses in the future."

Part One


Part Two




Aug 15
2013

Bird Mortality

a White Paper for the Anthropogenic Panel, 5th International Partners in Flight Conference

This paper briefly reviews some of the significant human-related causes of bird mortality in the U.S., with a focus on empowering stakeholders including industry and other affected parties regarding steps each can take to avoid, minimize and mitigate direct and indirect impacts from projects on migratory birds.

Abstract and Introduction
Current Bird Status; Comparing Estimates of Take; Variables to Consider in Assessing Impacts
Thumbnail Comparisons of Some Causes of Bird Mortality

  • . . . The effects of radiation from communication towers on nesting and roosting wild birds are yet unstudied in U.S., although in Europe, Balmori (2005) found strong negative correlations between levels of tower-emitted microwave radiation and bird breeding, nesting, and roosting in the vicinity of electromagnetic fields in Spain. He documented nest and site abandonment, plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, and death in House Sparrows, White Storks, Rock Doves, Magpies, Collared Doves, and other species. While these species had historically been documented to roost and nest in these areas, Balmori (2005) did not observe these symptoms prior to construction of the cellular phone towers. Balmori and Hallberg (2007) and Everaert and Bauwens (2007) found similar strong negative correlations among male House Sparrows. Under laboratory conditions, T. Litovitz (pers. comm.) and DeCarlo et al. (2002) raised troubling concerns about impacts of low-level, non-thermal radiation from the standard 915 MHz cell phone frequency on domestic chicken embryos - with lethal results (Manville 2009). Given the findings of the studies mentioned above, field studies should be conducted in North America to validate potential impacts of communication tower radiation - both direct and indirect - to birds and potentially other animals. However, these have yet to be performed.

Addressing Problems and Attempting to Resolve Impacts to Birds:
  • Electric Utility-Service Partnership  
  • Birds-Buildings-Glass-and Lighting 
  • Communication Tower Collisions 
  • Land-based Commercial Wind Energy Development 
Summary Thoughts
Acknowledgements
Literature Cited 




May 24
2013

Danish Students' Cress and Wi-Fi Experiment

Students Attract International Attention

"Foreign researchers are extremely excited for a biology project from five 9th grade girls. Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the five girls' biology experiments.  

"Take 400 Cress seeds and place them into 12 trays. Then place six trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give them the same amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember to expose half of them to mobile [Wi-Fi] radiation.

"It is a recipe for a biology test so brilliant that it has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts. Behind the experiment are five girls from 9b in Hjallerup School in North Jutland, and it all started because they found it difficult to concentrate during the school day: . . .

Student Science Experiment Finds Plants Won't Grow Near Wi-Fi Router




May 1
2013

White Stork Study

Alfonso Balmori - Spain c 2005


"Monitoring of a white stork population in Valladolid (Spain) in the vicinity of Cellular Phone Base Stations was carried out, with the objective of detecting possible effects.

"Animals are very sensitive electrochemical complexes that communicate with their environment through electrical impulses.  Ionic currents and electric potential differences exist through the cellular membranes and corporal fluids.  The intrinsic electromagnetic fields from the biological structures are characterized by certain specific frequencies that can be interfered with by the electromagnetic radiation, through induction and causing modification in their biological responses.  Animals exposed to the EMF can suffer a deterioration of health changes of behavior, and changes in reproductive success . . . 




Apr 1
2013

In-utero Exposure to Magnetic Fields and the Risk of Childhood Obesity

A Prospective Study - De-kun Li: Department of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University

"We conducted a prospective study to examine whether in-utero exposure to magnetic fields (MFs) increases the risk of childhood obesity. Participating women carried a meter measuring MF levels during pregnancy and 733 of their children were followed up to 13 years to collect clinically recorded information on growth patterns with 33 weight measurements per child on average. Prenatal exposure to high MF level was associated with increased risk of being obese in offspring than those with lower MF level (odds ratio51.69, 95% confidence interval: 1.01-2.84).

The association demonstrated a dose-response relationship and was stronger (more than 2.3 fold increased risk) among children who were followed up to the end of the study. The association existed only for persistent obesity, but not for transitory (unlikely) obesity. Maternal exposure to high MF during pregnancy may be a new and previously unknown factor contributing to the world-wide epidemic of childhood obesity/overweight. . . .




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