Bees, butterflies, and insects

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Electromagnetic radiation as an emerging driver factor for the decline of insects
Alfonso Balmori

from Abstract
Many authors point out that reductions in insect abundance must be attributed mainly to agricultural practices and pesticide use. On the other hand, evidence for the effects of non-thermal microwave radiation on insects has been known for at least 50 years. The review carried out in this study shows that electromagnetic radiation should be considered seriously as a complementary driver for the dramatic decline in insects, acting in synergy with agricultural intensification, pesticides, invasive species and climate change….For these reasons, and taking into account the benefits they provide to nature and humankind, the precautionary principle should be applied before any new deployment (such 5G) is considered.

Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure of Western Honey Bees
Thielens A, Greco MK, Verloock L, Martens L, Joseph W.

Birds, Bees and Mankind: Destroying Nature by Electrosmog
Ulrich Warnke
2007 – English – Deutsch – Français – Español

Biological effects of electromagnetic fields on insects
Alain Thill

The Luxembourg and German environmental organizations AKUT, NABU Baden-Württemberg and environmental and consumer organization diagnose:funk released a report on the impacts to insects from wireless and non ionizing electromagnetic radiation.

From the Abstract: “Worldwide, the number of insects is decreasing at an alarming rate. It is known that among other causes, the use of pesticides and modern agricultural practices play a particularly important role. This systematic review evaluates the state of knowledge regarding the toxic effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on insects … 72 of 83 analyzed studies found an effect. Negative effects that were described in studies include: disturbance of the sense of orientation, reduced reproductive ability and fertility, lethargy, changes in flight dynamics, failure to find food, reduced reaction speeds, escape behavior, disturbance of the circadian rhythm, blocking of the respiratory chain and damage to the mitochondria, misactivation of the immune system, increased number of DNA strand breaks. The results show that EMF could have a serious impact on the vitality of insect populations. In some experiments it was found that despite low levels of exposure to transmitters, harmful effects occurred after several months. Field strengths 100 times below the ICNIRP limits could already have effects. When planning the expansion of mobile networks, insect habitats should be protected from high-intensity EMF exposure already now.”

Report on Possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife including Birds and Bees
Government of India
October 2011

UNESCO: Disappearance of Species from Mt. Nardi Park World Heritage Area 2000-2015 with Increased Expansion of Telecommunications Antennas
Mark Broomhall, 2016

“I understand from my research that EMR levels near towers are millions of times greater than the natural background levels that wildlife has evolved to utilize for navigation, homing, etc. Every new network is more complex in signal structure than the previous. Given the number of transmitters on-site, it is also relevant that virtually no research has been conducted upon the biological effects of simultaneous exposure to multiple signals, much less dropping them into a World Heritage gene bank without foresight.

My “urgency to act” is not only for the reasons already demonstrated but also because upcoming technologies likely represent an even more serious threat to biology. I would like you to note that it would be simple to verify my findings, rather than undertaking years of protracted studies. Turn off the 4G for a predetermined period and have the biologists note species reappearance.I have indicated previously what happened when the towers were turned off for two days and the resultant explosion of biology on the mountain.

With these short explanations of events we can appreciate that the effects of this technology and its application on Mt. Nardi over the last fifteen years, affect not only the top of the life chain species but they are devastating the fabric of the continuity of the World Heritage, causing genetic deterioration in an insidious, massive and ever escalating scale. To truly understand what these studies reveal is to stare into the abyss.”

Wireless Silent Spring
Cindy Russell MD, 2018

Physicians for Safe Technology – Environmental and Wildlife Effects

More coming….

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