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Effects on Nature   

“I love my smart meter. We had a bee colony close to my meter. When the APS guys came to put in the smart meter, I warned them of it. One told me, “Don’t worry, this will get rid of them.”

Why He Loves His Smart Meter
From Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona, Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Article comment by: conrad bruggmann

After a few days, they abandoned and never returned. So, I am a giant smart meter fan, since it got rid of possible killer bees. My bills are a little higher than comparable periods in the past, but I am willing to pay that price to stop worrying about the bees.” 

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© Alfonso Balmori Martínez. Biologist. Valladolid, Spain December, 2003

Plants and electromagnetic fields

In several germination rehearsals realized in laboratory subjecting the seeds to a static magnetic field, it has been proven a increase in the speed and in the number of germinations. In experiments of growth, it has been proven that the exposed plants develops bigger longitude and weight (Martínez et al., 2003). In a study realized under a high tension line between Austria and the Czech Republic, its effect on wheat and corn cultivations was evaluated. The results indicated a reduction in the production of wheat of 7% in the next fields to the electric line during the 5 years that the investigation lasted (Soya et al., 2003). It is usually corroborated a stimulating effect on the growth and development of plants subjected to static magnetic fields, but inhibitory action in the case of variable magnetic fields (Martínez et al., 2003).
Effects in the balance of calcium in meristem cells of the pea roots subjected to magnetic fields were observed (Belyavskaya, 2001). Another study realized with microwaves also checked a long term descent in the levels of calcium and sulfur in the leaves of beech tree directly related with the power of the broadcast radiation (Schmutz et al., 1996). In animal cells has been proven the same thing, the microwaves can affect the intercellular communication and that can affect the functioning to the calcium channels (Dutta et al., 1989).

30 years ago two Canadian Investigators observed a deterioration that was unpredictable on the plants subjected to microwaves (Tanner & Romero-Sierra, 1974). More recently other authors have notified cytogenetical changes (micronuclei, interchromosomial bridges and chromosomal fragments) induced in wheat exposed to a source of microwaves. They conclude that those effects are not thermal (Pavel et al., 1998). An Ukrainian investigator has also observed alterations in condensed chromatin distribution of meristem cells exposed to low magnetic fields (Belyavskaya, 2001).


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SUMMARY: For many decades, research results showing that the natural electrical and magnetic fields and their variation are a vital precondition for the orientation and navigation of a whole range of animals, have been freely available. What has also been known to science for many decades is that we as humans depend on this natural environment for many of our vital functions.

Today, however, this natural information and functional system of humans, animals and plants has been superimposed by an unprecedented dense and energetic mesh of artificial magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic fields, generated by numerous mobile radio and wireless communication technologies.

The consequences of this development have also been predicted by the critics for many decades and can now no longer be ignored. Bees and other insects disappear, birds avoid certain areas and are disoriented in other locations. Humans suffer from functional disorders and diseases. And those that are hereditary are passed on to the next generation as existing defects.

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“Finally we’re questioning things like the collapse of the bee colonies all over the world. It’s significant. It’s global and it spells great threat for our human species. If we lose the pollinators, game over. We won’t be able to feed the planet.

It’s clear to me that bees which again operate within the natural background field of electromagnetic energy that the earth produces and that actually locate their food sources and their hives and communicate that to the rest of the bees in the hives-they come back and do the dance and say here’s where we go to find the pollen and then off they go–following a natural lay line-these are being confused and completely cross modulated.”

Watch this brief video below where he discusses and gives study results about the effect on Nature; trees, birds, amphibeans, fauna and centinel species, bee colony collapse, bats, moths, etc.

http://vimeo.com/17268728
















Andrew Goldsworthy  March 2012

Foreword     Dr. Goldsworthy is a retired lecturer from Imperial College London, among the top three UK universities after Oxford and Cambridge, renowned for its expertise in electrical engineering and health matters. Dr. Goldworthy spent many years studying calcium metabolism in living cells and also how cells, tissues and organisms are affected by electrical and electromagnetic fields.

In this article, he explains in lay-person’s language how weak electromagnetic fields from cell phones, cordless phones and WiFi can have serious effects on human and animal health. These include damage to glands resulting in obesity and related disorders, chronic fatigue, autism, increases in allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities, early dementia, DNA damage, loss of fertility and cancer.
All this happens at levels of radiation that the cell phone companies tell us are safe because the radiation is too weak to cause significant heating.

This is the only criterion that they use to assess safety.

In fact, the direct electrical effect on our cells, organs and tissues do far more damage to us at energy levels that may be hundreds or thousands of times lower than those that cause significant heating. These are termed non-thermal effects. As yet our governments and health authorities are doing nothing to protect us from them.
 
This need not be so. By understanding the mechanisms of these non-thermal effects, it is possible to put most of them right, as I will show in the following article.

Abstract Many of the reported biological effects of non-ionising electromagnetic fields occur at levels too low to cause significant heating; i.e. they are non-thermal. Most of them can be accounted for by electrical effects on living cells and their membranes. The alternating fields generate alternating electric currents that flow through cells and tissues and remove structurally-important calcium ions from cell membranes, which then makes them leak.
 
Electromagnetically treated water (as generated by electronic water conditioners used to remove lime scale from plumbing) has similar effects, implying that the effects of the fields can also be carried in the bloodstream. Virtually all of the non-thermal effects of electromagnetic radiation can be accounted for by the leakage of cell membranes.
 
Most of them involve the inward leakage of free calcium ions down an enormous electrochemical gradient to affect calcium-sensitive enzyme systems. This is the normal mechanism by which cells sense mechanical membrane damage. They normally respond by triggering mechanisms that stimulate growth and repair, including the MAP-kinase cascades, which amplify the signal.
 
If the damage is not too severe or prolonged, we see a stimulation of growth and the effect seems beneficial, but if the exposure is prolonged, these mechanisms are overcome and the result is ultimately harmful.

This phenomenon occurs with both ionising and non-ionising radiation and is called radiation hormesis. Gland cells are a good example of this, since short term exposures stimulate their activity but long term exposures cause visible damage and a loss of function.

Damage to the thyroid gland from living within 100 metres of a cell phone base station caused hypothyroidism and may be partially responsible for our current outbreak of obesity and chronic fatigue.  (Click on the title above to be directed to the paper online)
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