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04. 19. 2007

Cell phones linked to declining bee populations


The next time you're at the supermarket, you may want to think twice before calling home to check if you're out of milk. Or in this case, honey.

You see, according to a new study at Landau University, cell phone radiation may be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which is said to be responsible for the death of between 50 and 70 percent of bee colonies. It seems that bees don't return to their hives when electromagnetic radiation is detected nearby. And when they don't come home, their "families" die . . . essentially from starvation. Even scavengers that usually feed on the honey and pollen in abandoned hives won't go near the radiation-ridden (so to speak) hives.

Whether any of this is true remains to be seen, but it certainly wouldn't be the first time that someone said radiation was harmful.

Via Boing Boing.

Posted by Jenn    Category: eco
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Richard Graham:

In an article published this week by Der Spiegel, the German magazine debunked well the recent PR campaign to divert the cause discussion of the bee collapse in North America and Europe from GMO and neonicotinoid pesticides to mobile phones. I thought your readers should know this information. The following link will take you to that article so you’re not be caught up on perpetuating disinformation from petrochemical companies. Der Speigel was amongst the first major publications in the world to cover Colony Collapse Disorder.


Wikipedia is also up on this serious matter.



Richard Graham
Canberra Australia

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