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How Cell Phones Are Killing Birds


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Gregory
- 3862 days ago - articles.mercola.com
Migratory birds are known to use the geomagnetic field as a source of compass information. Scientists have shown that oscillating magnetic fields disrupt the orientation behavior of migratory birds.



   

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Gregory S (257)
Tuesday December 16, 2008, 8:04 am
Migratory birds are known to use the geomagnetic field as a source of compass information. Scientists have shown that oscillating magnetic fields disrupt the orientation behavior of migratory birds.

Researchers found that robins were disoriented when exposed to a vertically aligned, broadband or a single-frequency field.

According to Alasdair Philips of Powerwatch,

"... medium- and short-wave frequencies have been used since the 1930s with little evidence of any effect on bird behavior. But since the mobile phone networks went up there have been increasing reports of birds, especially homing pigeons, getting lost. Research now needs to look at the effects of base station signals, particularly in view of the disorientating effects of EMR ‘noise‘ reported in this study."

Sources:
Propeller.com
Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine January 2007; 26(1): 63-72
Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine April 2007; 26(2): 141-151
 

Barb H (15)
Wednesday December 17, 2008, 11:15 am
If this is true, I'm canceling my cellphone. You can bet I will investigate this further, I remember all too well the effects of DDT, and now sonar on whale pods. It hurts me to think my conveniences hurt another living breathing creature. We are supposed to take responsibility to care for them all. Not planning on eating any birds includes all birds except those grown specifically for food. Although, with S.Palin's blatant turkey killing, I'm meditating on what my conscience can live with.
 

Leslie P (76)
Wednesday December 17, 2008, 11:23 am
thank you gregory. i will anxiously await further postings on this note it! I like bar, am more than willing to give up a luxury to save wildlife.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 17, 2008, 12:11 pm
oh this is horrible!! I too want updates!
 

Sonny Honrado (5)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 7:22 pm
Will these birds be safer f we all stop using our cellular phones?
 
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