Cell Phone Towers Threatening Honey Bees In India
By on September 3rd, 2009

Cell_TowerThe electro magnetic waves emitted by mobile phone towers and cellphones can pose a threat to honey bees, a study published in India has concluded.

The electromagnetic radiation from mobile towers and cell phones having the potential to kill worker bees that go out to collect nectar from flowers.

Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy conducted the study and concluded that the electromagnetic waves from the towers shorted out the navigational abilities of worker bees so that they couldn’t find their way home after going out to collect pollen.

The report states, “If towers and mobile phones further increase, honey bees might be wiped out in 10 years.”

In one of his experiments he found that when a mobile phone was kept near a beehive it resulted in collapse of the colony in five to 10 days, with the worker bees failing to return home, leaving the hives with just queens, eggs and hive-bound immature bees.

Earlier, a study conducted in different spots in India, by a team of environmentalists had found that radiation from mobile towers threatened the very existence of home sparrow, which live in colonies close to human habitats even in urban areas.

Earlier, there were also reports regarding the radiations emitted by the mobile towers leads to cancer. What should the cell phone operators do to protect our environment? If you have any idea, please comment below.

Author: Omkar Dutta Google Profile for Omkar Dutta
Omkar Dutta is a Mobile Enthusiast from Mumbai, India. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently, he writes for this awesome blog as well as Fone Arena. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr

Omkar Dutta has written and can be contacted at omkar@techie-buzz.com.

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