Most of what the info below was gathered and organized by the non-profit organization Environmental Health Trust. Please visit their website for even more details and resources on 5G, wireless technology and related human health and environmental impact.
Electromagnetic radiation, including 5G millimeter waves, have been found to alter bee behavior, produce biochemical changes and impact bee reproduction.
Electromagnetic fields emitted from cell towers, cell phones and wireless technology impacts birds, marine life and other living things in our environment.
Increasing evidence continues to accumulate concerning the biological effects of wireless technologies on different plant models.
See CNN Video clip at left.
Radio frequency and wireless radiation effect on wildlife.
“Electric and magnetic senses in marine animals, and potential behavioral effects of electromagnetic surveys” (click to view on PubMed)
Explores how electric and magnetic fields induced by electromagnetic surveys can be detected by many marine animals, and may potentially affect the behavior of perceptive animals.”According to the researchers, “Animals using magnetic cues for migration or local orientation, especially during a restricted time-window, risk being affected by electromagnetic surveys. In electrosensitive animals, anthropogenic electric fields could disrupt a range of behaviors.”
Gray whales strand more often on days with increased levels of atmospheric radio-frequency noise. (click to see research study from Current Biology on PubMed)
“Evidence from live gray whale strandings suggests that their navigation may be disrupted by increased radio frequency noise generated by solar storms, suggesting the potential for magnetoreception in this species.” The days with the highest levels of radio burst at 2800 MHz saw a 4.6-fold increase in the likelihood of strandings.
Currently, trees growing in urban environments in many different countries are suffering from malformations of unknown origin including cracks, discoloration and various forms of tissue necrosis. About 35% of all broad leaf trees are affected. Research has shown dead cells occurring at the outer layers of tree trunks.
Many believe that the ever increasing electromagnetic fields are the cause of these new tree diseases. There are other existing studies that prove that electromagnetic fields have a negative influence on trees. More investigation and studies are needed on this topic.
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In the last two decades, the deployment of phone masts around the world has taken place and, for many years, there has been a discussion in the scientific community about the possible environmental impact from mobile phone base stations. To achieve this, a detailed long-term (2006-2015) field monitoring study was performed in the cities of Bamberg and Hallstadt (Germany).
During monitoring, observations and photographic recordings of unusual or unexplainable tree damage were taken, alongside the measurement of electromagnetic radiation. In 2015 measurements of RF-EMF (Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields) were carried out. A polygon spanning both cities was chosen as the study site, where 144 measurements of the radiofrequency of electromagnetic fields were taken at a height of 1.5m in streets and parks at different locations.
By interpolation of the 144 measurement points, we were able to compile an electromagnetic map of the power flux density in Bamberg and Hallstadt. We selected 60 damaged trees, in addition to 30 randomly selected trees and 30 trees in low radiation areas (n=120) in this polygon. The measurements of all trees revealed significant differences between the damaged side facing a phone mast and the opposite side, as well as differences between the exposed side of damaged trees and all other groups of trees in both sides. Thus, we found that side differences in measured values of power flux density corresponded to side differences in damage. The 30 selected trees in low radiation areas (no visual contact to any phone mast and power flux density under 50μW/m2) showed no damage. Statistical analysis demonstrated that electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone masts is harmful for trees. These results are consistent with the fact that damage afflicted on trees by mobile phone towers usually start on one side, extending to the whole tree over time.
Plants were exposed whole body for 1 hour to EM radiation from GSM mobile phone (carrier frequency 902 MHz, 2 W pulse output power) at 20 cm distance from the antenna. Alterations in activity of isocitrate dehydrogenase, malate dehydrogenase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in leaves were registered immediately after the end of the exposure and 1, 2 and 24 hours later. Click to see study details
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