Environment/Wildlife

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Electromagnetic fields from powerlines, mobile phones, mobile phone masts, smart meters and wireless devices also impacts birds, bees, wildlife, plant life and our natural environment. 

Bees, Birds and Mankind : Destroying Nature by “Electrosmog” – Ulrich Warnke

Study: Electromagnetic Fields A ‘Credible Threat’ To Wildlife

2008 Study blames mobile phone masts and powerlines for collapse of bee colonies and decline in sparrows

Anthropogenic radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as an emerging threat to wildlife orientation

2010 Study links bee decline to cell phones

Barrie Trower’s Paper on the bees and microwave radiation.
“Will the Communications Industry be the final straw for Our Planet’s Ecosystems?”

Daniel Favre – Study – Mobile Phone Induced Honeybee Piping

Radiation from Cell Phones, Wifi are hurting the Bird and The Bees; 5G may make it worse

How electromagnetic fields can disrupt both solar and magnetic bee navigation and
reduce immunity to disease all in one go- Dr Andrew Goldsworthy

Effect of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) and Electric Field (EF) on Some Behavior of Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.)

Human Generated Radiation is Harming Wildlife  – whatis5g.info/environmental-impacts

Mobile tower radiation causing extensive damage to sparrows, once a common bird

Botanist Report Links The Pulsed Microwave Radiation Emissions Of Wireless Networks To The Disappearance And Exodus Of Song Birds, Bats And Insects In Mt. Nardi

French farmers sue the state over mystery cow deaths they blame on electromagnetic fields

2018 – EKLIPSE REPORT, an EU-funded review body dedicated to policy that may impact biodiversity and the ecosystem, looked at over 97 studies on how electromagnetic radiation may affect the environment. It concluded this radiation could indeed pose a potential risk to bird and insect orientation and plant health.

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Plant and Trees

Tree damage caused by mobile phonebase stations Observation Guide

Radiofrequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone base stations. Waldmann-Selsam C, Balmori-de la Puente A, Breunig H, Balmori A (2016)

Weak radiofrequency radiation exposure from mobile phone radiation on plants

http://www.electricalpollution.com/documents/WirelessKillsTrees.pdf

Experiment showing the effect of WiFi radiation on Cress

MORE STUDIES ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF EMFs ON WILDLIFE AND OUR ENVIRONMENT:

Physicians for Safe Tech : Environment & Wildlife Effects

Environmental Health Trust Bees, Butterflies, Wildlife and EMFs

Wireless Action

Other Environmental and Human Considerations:

Many companies like to equate “smart” technology with energy saving and being green and good for the environment.  Wireless technology is neither a sustainable nor environmentally-friendly technology because wireless technology uses far more energy than wired connections.

Wireless Technology Consumes Far More Energy Than Wired Connections   https://whatis5g.info/energy-consumption/

For starters, vast amounts of mining of tin, lead, cobalt etc is required for components. Workers who mine for these raw components work in extremely unsafe conditions for very little pay.  Children, some as young as four, are also forced to work in mines.

Mobile phone masts and base stations are constantly on.  Data centres where information is stored and downloaded and streamed from to mobiles, tablets and computers require immense amounts of electricity for cooling systems and the electrical power to process information to billions of devices around the globe.

With technology companies bringing out new and updated phones and devices regularly, consider the environmental implications of disposing old ones. Much of these are illegally exported to dumps in developing countries, causing toxic waste and harm to those working at the dumps and living nearby.

Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected https://www.fastcompany.com/90165365/smartphones-are-wrecking-the-planet-faster-than-anyone-expected

E-lephants in Our Hands: How Electronics Impact Climate Change – By Katie Singer  https://www.electronicsilentspring.com/e-lephants/

Friends of The Earth – Mining for Smartphones – The True Cost of Tin https://friendsoftheearth.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/tin_mining.pdf

Four-Year-Old Children Are Being Forced To Mine For Cobalt To Make Smartphones Work –  http://www.trueactivist.com

The environmental cost of making a smartphone – www.naturalnews.com

Our phones and gadgets are now endangering the planet – The energy used in our digital consumption is set to have a bigger impact on global warming than the entire aviation industry

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/17/

Toxic ‘e-waste’ dumped in poor nations, says United Nations https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/14/toxic-ewaste-illegal-dumping-developing-countries

Do Mobile Phones Cost the Earth? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6174422.stm