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Old 09-02-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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Mobile phone towers a threat to honey bees: Study
AFP 31 August 2009, 09:07pm IST

Mobile phone towers a threat to honey bees: Study - Science - NEWS - The Times of India
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NEW DELHI: The electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phone towers and cellphones can pose a threat to honey bees, a study published in India has concluded.

An experiment conducted in the southern state of Kerala found that a sudden fall in the bee population was caused by towers installed across the state by cellphone companies to increase their network.

The electromagnetic waves emitted by the towers crippled the "navigational skills" of the worker bees that go out to collect nectar from flowers to sustain bee colonies, said Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy, who conducted the study, said.

He found that when a cell phone was kept near a beehive, the worker bees were unable to return, leaving the hives with only the queens and eggs and resulting in the collapse of the colony within ten days.
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These are a threat to human health too because of the electromagnetic radiation. I haven't seen anything recently on them but there is research out there on the negative impacts of mobile phone towers on us.
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