Source Article www.diagnose-funk.org
Press Release Diagnose Funk 8/6/22
Main author: Forest Scientist Prof. Dr. Halil Barış Özel, Bartin University, Turkey, April 2021
A recent study by the University of Bartin in Turkey shows very impressively how the number of blossoms, the number of cones produced and the ability of these cones to germinate in the Turkish pine (bot.: Pinus brutia) are caused by radiation from a mobile phone transmission mast is massively reduced. To do this, the researchers counted flowers and cones at a distance of 100 to 800 meters from the transmission mast: the trees 100 meters away have 11 times fewer male and female flowers and 7 times fewer cones. Only 33% of the seeds collected 100 meters away germinate successfully in contrast to 91% germination success for the seeds collected 800 meters away from the cell phone tower (see graph). Apparently, mobile phone radiation damages the ability of trees to reproduce.
The environmental and consumer organization diagnose:funk publishes a detailed discussion of this study in ElectrosmogReport 2-2022 in the EMF:data study database.
“Mobile phone radiation is harmful. We already know this from hundreds of individual scientific studies on laboratory animals and cell cultures. We also know that from the extensive STOA review that was prepared for the EU parliamentarians last year,” says Jörn Gutbier, Chairman of diagnose:funk. “Now this new Turkish study shows very impressively that trees can also react sensitively to mobile phone radiation. This must be a wake-up call for politicians like Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport. Cell phone coverage must and can be reduced to a level of radiation that is tolerable for people and nature according to the motto: use technology sensibly! An FDP minister should like this motto.”
Information on the review for the Technology Impact Committee of the EU Parliament (STOA), which examined the scientific study situation on mobile phone radiation and cancer as well as fertility: https://www.diagnose-funk.org/1740
Ozel HB, Cetin M, Sevik H et al. The effects of base station as an electromagnetic radiation source on flower and cone yield and germination percentage in Pinus brutia Ten. BIOLOGIA FUTURA 72, 359-365 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42977-021-00085-1
English title: The effects of a base station as an electromagnetic radiation source on flower and cone yield and percentage of germination in Pinus brutia.
Main author: forest scientist Prof. Dr. Halil Barış Özel, Bartin University, Turkey, https://en.bartin.edu.tr
The trade journal ElektrosmogReport is in its 28th year. Four times a year she discusses new studies on possible health effects, especially from mobile phone radiation. The study database EMFdata.org lists 505 studies that show the effects of radio radiation, 320 of these studies have been evaluated in detail by EMF:data.
In the current issue of ElectrosmogReport 2-2022, in addition to the pine study, other current scientific studies on the following topics are discussed:
- Optic nerve damaged by cell phone radiation: LTE-Advanced Pro cell phone radiation (4.5G) for 2 hours a day for 6 weeks can cause oxidative damage to the optic nerve.
- Brain: Mobile phone radiation leads to impairments in activity, morphology, chemistry and behavior in laboratory animals, to damage to the nerve cells in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus and reduces neuronal cell division and thus cell growth.
- Epilepsy: A systematic review shows that the brain waves of epileptic patients react even more sensitively to the electromagnetic waves of mobile phones (here GSM).
- Cancer-causing potential confirmed: Increased cell growth, increased cell migration ability and strong tumor formation in mice were demonstrated in several experiments.
- 5G: To assess human exposure from cellular antennas in 5G networks and describe a potential mechanism how millimeter waves (high 5G frequencies >24 GHz) could have effects in deeper tissues.
Radiation level of mobile phone coverage
The current radiation values from mobile phone masts are based on the screening of all buildings. For good radio coverage on the road, however, much lower radiation values are required, from which neither humans nor nature would have to suffer. The STOA study, which was prepared as a basis for decision-making by EU parliamentarians, therefore recommends reducing radiation exposure and limit values as political options. Diagnose:funk demands precautionary policy from Digital Minister Volker Wissing instead of mobile phone lobbying.
There are sensible and energy-saving solutions for telephone and Internet connections in buildings: extremely low-radiation WLAN without a harmful 10 Hertz clock or the alternative “cable”. The cable completely avoids health and environmental damage and offers faster and safer data connections. In this way, the existing digital technology could be used sensibly, provided there is political will. In this way, the existing digital technology could be used sensibly, provided there is political will.
The effects of base station as an electromagnetic radiation source on flower and cone yield and germination percentage in Pinus brutia Ten
Electromagnetic radiation is a substantial pollution factor that most of the living things found almost everywhere are constantly exposed to with current technology. The number of studies conducted on the effects of this exposed radiation on the living things constantly is limited; and almost all of the studies conducted are aimed at measuring the effects of short-term exposure. In addition to this, most of the studies conducted on plants focus on herbaceous plant species. In this study, the effects of distance to base station on flower and cone yield and germination percentage were investigated in Pinus brutia individuals, one of the critical forest tree species. The study results revealed that being close to the base station significantly reduced the number of flowers and cones in P. brutia individuals, and that the values obtained in individuals at a distance of 800 m from the base station were 11 times more than the number of flowers and 7 times more than the number of cones compared to the individuals at a distance of 100 m. In the seeds subject to the study, there is a three-times difference in terms of the germination percentage among the individuals located at the furthest and closest distance to the base station. These results show that P. brutia individuals are considerably affected by the base station.
REF: STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment Committee) of the European Parliament,
EU review on carcinogenic and reproductive health risks