There are Already Peer Reviewed Studies on the Effects of Radiation from Mobile Phones and Masts and Wi-Fi - 5G will Intensify this Threat


An Eklipse (Establishing a European Knowledge and Learning Mechanism to Improve the Policy-Science-Society Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) review was requested by Buglife

The charity said ‘serious impacts on the environment could not be ruled out’ and called for 5G transmitters to be placed away from street lights, which attract insects, or areas where they could harm wildlife.'

Electromagnetc Fields Threaten Wildlife

Mobile Phones and Vanishing Birds by Dr Mae-Wan Ho. Birds near mobile phone base stations do not do well. Scientists at the Research Institute for Nature and Forests in Brussels, Belgium, produced the first evidence that mobile phone base stations are affecting the reproductive behaviour of wild sparrows in 2007. In the UK, where the allowed radiation level is 20 times higher than in Spain, a decline of several species of urban birds has occurred, coinciding with the increasing installation of mobile phone masts. Further reading can be found here:

Changes in Honey Bee Behaviour and Biology under the Influence of Cellphone Radiation

Increase in the usage of electronic gadgets has led to electropollution of the environment. Honey bee behaviour and biology has been affected by electrosmog since these insects have magnetite in their bodies which helps them in navigation. There are many reports of the sudden disappearance of bee populations from honey bee colonies.

The EMF exposure given during this experiment was just 15 min, twice a day during the period of peak bee activity (1100 and 1500 h). The experiment was performed only twice a week extending over February to April and covering two brood cycles with dramatic results.

Four colonies of honeybees, Apis mellifera L, were selected in the apiary of the Zoology Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Two colonies T1 and T2 were marked as test colonies. These were provided with two functional cellphones of GSM 900 MHz frequency. The average radiofrequency (RF) power density was 8.549 μW/cm2 (56.8 V/m, electric field). This is very much at the low end of microwave frequencies (900 MHz–5 GHz). Higher microwave frequencies (5 GHz– 300GHz) will be used for 5G. 

The honey storing ability declined due to loss of returning bees and at the end of the experiment there was neither honey, nor pollen or brood and bees in the colony resulting in complete loss of the colony. Similar conditions have been observed by other workers in case of honeybees under the influence of high tension lines13–15. Bee hives located near high voltage power lines in fields as low as 4 Kv/m produced less honey and had high mortality rates. It was also observed that colonies exposed to strong electric fields produce less honey. The present study therefore suggests that colony collapse does occur as a result of exposure to cellphone radiation.

Ved Parkash Sharma and Neelima R. Kumar, Department of Environment and Vocational Studies, and Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160 014, India.

CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 98, NO. 10, 25 MAY 2010

Tower on Mt Nardi (photo - Angus Frazer)

Report Detailing the Exodus of Species from the Mt. Nardi Area of the Nightcap National Park World Heritage Area During a 15-year Period of Increasing EMF Exposure

Mark Broomhall, a naturalist and ethno-botanist conducted an exhaustive study on the devastating effects of EMF technology at Nightcap National Park over a 15 year period (2000-2015).

"From the 1960’s until just after the millennium, the Mt. Nardi telecommunications tower complex used analogue technology. Since late in the 1970’s Mt. Nardi residents have witnessed a steady increase in species diversity. It wasn’t until the Analogue Era was drawing to a close, along with the advent of digital wireless technology in the years 2002 to 2004, that I began to notice a decline in insect diversity and population. This period was at the back-end of a prolonged nationwide drought and there was much talk of global warming.

Initially, I attributed the insect decline to these events. I later learnt of “mobile phone pulsed microwave technology” and understood from press reports that this was being installed on Mt. Nardi. This technology is named universally by the industry, the press, and the public at large, as “3G.” With this knowledge, I began to suspect that perhaps something else was happening on Mt. Nardi. At the same time, further additions included Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology.

In the year 2009, enhanced 3G technology was installed and a further 150 pay television channels were added to the tower. Following these additions, I witnessed the exodus of 27 bird species from Mt. Nardi while simultaneously, insect volumes and species variety dropped dramatically.

In late 2012 and early 2013, with the construction of a new tower in the complex and the introduction of a 600,000-watt generator, the system was upgraded to what became universally known as “4G.” Immediately after, I witnessed the rapid exodus of a further 49 bird species. From this time, all locally known bat species became scarce, 4 common species of cicada almost disappeared, as well as the once enormous, varied population of moths & butterfly species. Frogs and tadpole populations were drastically reduced; the massive volumes and diverse species of ant populations became uncommon to rare.

Without further refined studies, it is difficult to estimate the percentage of wildlife once common on Mt. Nardi that has become rare or disappeared from the World Heritage Area. I estimate, in both volume and species that from 70 to 90 % of the wildlife has become rare or has disappeared from the Nightcap National Park within a 2-3 km radius of the Mt. Nardi tower complex. This statement can be summarised with concrete data:

3 bat species once common have become rare or gone

11 threatened and endangered bird species are gone

11 migratory bird species are gone

86 bird species are demonstrating unnatural behaviours

66 once common bird species are now rare or gone.

There was an unexpected peak in the species count when repairs caused the power on the installation to be cut for three days. This biological explosion was also occasioned by the last seen demonstration of termites (Isoptera) leaving their nests, which resulted in a veritable ‘festival of birds.’ The precision of the biological response to the 3-day power cut was both extraordinary and telling; I have not seen the termites en masse since that time."

Experiment Highlights the Devastating Effects of Wi-Fi on Cress Seeds

Seeds From The Unexposed Room

Seeds From The Exposed Room

9th Grade Experiment Reveals Dark Truth About Wi-Fi

A group of 9th-grade students from a school in Northern Jutland embarked on a biology experiment inspired by their own personal experiences with concentrating. Lea Nielsen, one of the students, explained: “We all think we have experienced difficulty concentrating in school, if we had slept with the phone next to our head, and sometimes also experienced having difficulty sleeping.”

Curious about the shared experience, the group of girls designed an experiment to investigate the impact of wi-fi radiation on living cells. Specifically, they chose to use cress seeds. Taking 400 seeds, they separated them out across 12 different trays. Six of the trays were placed in each of 2 rooms. Both rooms were kept at the same temperature, and both sets of trays were given the same amount of water and access to sunlight throughout the experiment.

The one difference between the two rooms, creating the basis for their experiment, is that the trays in one room were placed next to two Wi-Fi routers. The Wi-Fi routers broadcast the same type of radiation that can be observed coming from our cellphones, allowing the students to recreate the impact of sleeping with your phone on your bedside table, next to your head.

The results? After 12 days it was shocking to see the difference between the two sets of trays. While the cress seeds in the first room were growing well, appearing healthy and flourishing in their environment, the same could not be said in the second room. The seeds that were placed next to the router showed no real growth at all. Some of the seeds could even be observed showing signs of mutation or dying off entirely.

Not only was the experiment received well by the girls’ school, but since the word got out they have started to receive international attention as biologists and radiation experts acknowledge the importance of their discovery. One expert that has shown a great deal of interest in the experiment, even going as far as planning his own follow-up experiments, is Olle Johansson, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He will begin his assessment into the girls’ findings by repeating the experiment with his research colleague Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Universite libre de Bruxelles.