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
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.”
“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.
Alfonso Balmori Martínez. Biologist. Valladolid, Spain December, 2003
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.,
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).
And that will pass
with the trees?
area that received the radiation of Skrunda Radio Location Station (Latvia),
the radial growth of pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) decreased. This didn't
happen beyond the area of incidence of the electromagnetic waves. A
negative correlation statistically significant was also proven between the
relative additional increment of the trees and the intensity of the
electromagnetic field, and was confirmed that the beginning of this
decrease in growth coincided with the start of operation of the radar. The
effects of many other environmental and anthropogenic factors were
evaluated, but no significant effects on the tree growth were observed
(Balodis et al., 1996). In a study, carried out at the same time, on the
cellular ultraestructura of the needles of the irradiated pines, was
observed an acceleration of the production of resin, a promotion of the senescence
of the trees and a falling germination of the seeds from the most exposed
pines to the electromagnetic fields (Selga & Selga, 1996).
trees to a antenna located in a forest ofMichigan have
grown very quickly since the mast was installed in 1986. Forestry
researchers attribute the extra growth to the electromagnetic fields around
the antenna. It seems that each species react in a different way: They
don't seem affect to the northern red oaks (Quercus rubra) and neither to
the paper birches (Betula papyrifera), but red pines near the antenna grew
taller than red pines at the distant site, while aspen (Populus
tremuloides) and red maples (Acer rubrum) grew thicker than their
counterparts further off (Kiernan, 1995). These observations suggest that
the electromagnetic fields have a subtle influence in the forest.
Ouruhia (New Zealand),
the trees have been dyng where the main beams are directed to, in places
that received the waves of a potent radio antenna. They seem to be most
vulnerable when they had their roots in water or they were near the river.
In the points with higher levels of electromagnetic radiation the trees
were affected or they were dead (http://canterbury.cyberplace.org.nz/ouruhia/).
frontier along the former border between the FRG and the GDR, numerous
radars were placed for espionage mission during the cold war. The areas
with the damaged forest almost always coincided with the surface swept by
the microwaves. Immediately after the spying installations, that were
working during 2 or 3 decades, have been powered down, a notorious recovery
of the forest took place. In those areas conventional contamination didn't
exist. InCanada the radars also had devastating effects in the near forests (Volkrodt,
In Switzerland the trees located near a great transmitter grew in such a way that it
seemed that they escaped from the waves (Hans-U. Jakob., not published
data), this curious observation it is also described by the Dr. Hertel
It is important to
point out that the radiations that were investigated in these studies were
pulsed microwave radiation, with characteristic very similar to the modern
communication systems (telephony without cables).
trees are particularly sensitive and react to environmental changes
(Balodis, 1996). Some European scientists are convinced that acid rain is
not judged the sole cause of the new type of forest damage that has desolated
big areas in Germany,
Switzerland and Austria, and that there are
other additional culprits, among them the electromagnetic fields of
The humanity knows the electromagnetic waves for one century,
but it didn't begin to use massively in technical applications until the
second world war. Over the last thirty years, transmission density has
doubled every four years, and the electromagnetic contamination has gone up
around 100 times.
We have now entered the microwave era where we are dealing
with minuscules dimensions (Volkrodt, 1988). Our environment is polluted
with much waste in the form of dangerous electromagnetic radiations
(Volkrodt, 1991). Today trees and other biological systems are being
subjected to a dangerous higher microwave radiation, several billion times
higher that naturally ordained, that it interfere with the alive systems of
information and causes effects, slow but relentless, on the alive matter.
regions, that have the clean air, the floor that is under the trees remains
acid in spite of the absence of chemical precipitation.
Does some other
process that can cause changes in the balance of ions exist?. The answer is
affirmative, for example the electrolysis. This requires that there exists
in the soil an electric current which creates ion movement through the
depositing of electrons on water soluble minerals suspended in solution.
Wolfgang Volkrodt investigated the damages caused by the radars on the
German forests during many years, and he checked that the areas with high
microwave levels exhibited serious forest damages.
“The microwaves are
certainly, one of many harmful factors, but we don't know the extent of its
magnitude…they cause the cellular membranes of trees to resonate and
thereby interrupt the water circulation. The balance of electrically
charged particles is also distorted… The short waves are those that more
damages to the trees” (Volkrodt, 1988 & 1991).
possible that the microwaves are received by the trees and finally
converted in electric current that flows toward the ground. Already in 1987
the renowned forest biologist Professor Hüttermann (1987) made the
following statement: “There can be no doubt that electromagnetic waves are
received by the trees and their needles. Although they are not optimals
conductors, it can be demonstrated by means of simple experiments that the
leaves absorb for resonance the waves and that this process causes the
induction of a flow of electrically charges particles in the needles and
leaves.” Continuing with the Volkrodt theory (Volkrodt, 1991) the induced
charge carriers finally migrate into the ground and the direct current that
spreads from the roots into the soils causes a kind of electrolysis. And
this leads to the soil acidification, repeatedly observed under the trees
that exhibit this new type of damages. In the ground a change occurs in the
ionic balance (acidification). It disturbs the mineral management of the
affected trees and also retards the activity of soil organisms. However the
comprehensive scientific evaluation would require long term studies since
the fragmentary investigation it is insufficient. According to this author,
the high compensatory payments to people and forest estates, damaged by the
influence of the microwaves, avoided that the investigations continued
to the swiss investigator Ulrich Hertel, it perfectly established proof of
a causal chain of electrical smog/ stunted growth/ damage to soil/ dying
trees. Yet the official science ignores it. “The increasing contamination
of our environment with technological poisons, as the radiations, is
specially pernicious, it expose the environment to a constant stream of
considerably higher and more dangerous frequency, and these, virtually
without pause. The slow process of death has begun…There are always certain
trees wich, due to their location or because of their constitution, are
less exposed to the damaging influences or are able to put up more
resistance than others. In the near forests to these radars, the trees that
grow on the hills and mountains are condemned, they are generally thinning,
lean o have withered tops. The most protected sector has the intact trees
still…. The microwaves act slowly on the soil, on plants and on water.
Under their influence the structure of all organic components has to
disintegrate… Today, all life cycles in nature are being badly damaged by
technological radiation. The internal destruction of the soil also
interferes with the growth of the young forest. The delicate absorbent hair
roots here are missing, the trees are standing in water and yet die of
thirst. The destruction of the electrical potential differentiation, both
in the water and in the tree, prevents the capillary´s ability to pull the
water upward in the circulation system from above. For this reason the flow
of sap is slowed and gradually it ceases completely. The tree begins to
wither, from the top down. The branches lose their needles and become thin.
The trees grow transparent, their color also changes…. Natural
electromagnetic relationships form the basis of all cycles in nature. The
construction and preservation of these relationships is only possible due
to natural energy and their destruction takes place because of energy
emanating from the technological unnatural energy” (Hertel, 1991).
in the space and the time
years a progressive deterioration on the trees, especially near the phone
masts in the cities, it is producing. We don't still have systematized
observations, but in
trees located inside the main lobe (beam), show an aspect sad and feeble,
possible delays in the growth and, probably, a high susceptibility to
illnesses and plagues. In the places in those that we have measured bigger
radiation levels the trees show a more notorious deterioration. The trees
don't grow above the height of the other ones and, those that stand out for
above, have withered tops. We have observed that the white and black
poplars (Populus sp.) and the willows (Salix sp.) are more sensitive,
although we ignore if a special susceptibility of this family exists or it
can be due to their ecological characteristics that force them to always
live near the water, and this favors the electric conductivity (see also
http://canterbury.cyberplace.org.nz/ouruhia/). Other species as Platanus
sp. and Lygustrum japonicum, are shown more resistant.
The Necessity of
prevention, monitoring and control
ago Wolfgang Volkrodt wrote with ingenousness: “But the future looks brighter.
By the year 2100 communications transmissions will be achieved through a
national network of modulated fiber optic conductor cables. After that the
surfeit of microwave transmitters, in particular directional transmitters,
will no longuer be necessary” He wanted fervently that ceases the damage to
environment with dangerous electromagnetic radiations of microwaves, at the
same time that made a warning on the urgency of abandoning the use of this
technology (Volkrodt, 1988). Their forecasts, although very deliberate, was
very mistaken. Parallelly to the fiber optic the expansion of the
communications without cable (GMS, DCS, UMTS, WLAN…) in the last years has
less innocent way already noticed this author on the powerful interests of
the industry and their intents to avoid that was investigated (Volkrodt,
1991). In other occasions the industry financed the studies to avoid its
publication (Hans-U. Jakob. unpublished data).
bibliography revised in this article is disturbing. The logic indicates us
that it should have been foreseen the effects before the unfolding…
electromagnetic fields are altering our world in a way that we don't very
still understand. The monitoring of the forest masses requires a special
attention. If we consider what we know today, any near installation to
forests, parks or gardens, should value the impact of microwaves on the
next vegetable masses that, without a doubt, keeping in mind their effects
to the health of people (Navarro et al., 2003; Santini et al., 2003) and to
the fauna (Balmori, 2003), are much more dangerous of that the industry
and the interests
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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)