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

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

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

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

Environmental Health Trust

Wiireless 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 connectivity uses far more energy than wired connectivity.

For starters, vast amounts of mining of tin, lead, cobalt etc is required for components, electricity to manufacture, electricity to charge our phones and devices almost daily.

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.

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

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