Serious Harm being done to Birds and Bees by RF-EMF (Cell Phone Towers)

EMFs and microwave towers have been found to have a significant effect on   birds, bees, plants, animals , and humans. Some   bees and insects’ populations are declining rapidly   and in serious trouble.    A review in 2012 of nearly 1000 studies on birds, bees, plants, animals, and humans.    Negative impacts of EMFs were found in 593 while only 180 found no effect (27).     A review of 113 studies found 65% reported significant negative effects of EMFS (28a). 75% showed negative effects on plants, with the most pronounced effects on the reproduction of birds and bees.    5G Towers likely to have much more effects than current towers.    Many other studies have found similar adverse effects on bees (29,30, etc.)

5 G is 10 times more powerful than 4 G - requires a tower every 330 feet (maximum distance effective distribution-every 2 to 5 homes in subdivision) - a cell phone or computer acts as repeater and gets huge exposure for individual near it. (31)

Causes Major effects on birds and bees, as well as humans. Hundreds of studies show negative health effects for current cell tower frequencies for Birds, Bees, Insects, Animals, Humans. No studies known that show 5 G safe for humans, birds, or bees. This info quotes several scientific studies. Large number of scientists have said danger is so clear they recommend ban on 5G and documented their case- no credible experts have been able to counter their information. Einstein: if honeybees disappear, mankind will follow within 4 years. Birds and bees are essential to human life. (95 Gigahertz is weapons grade power and causes physical harm- some 5 G is more than this, most limited to just barely less)

Towerkill is a  phenomenon in which birds are killed by collisions with  antenna towers. ... But night illuminations around the towers can also disrupt migration patterns, with disoriented birds colliding with the structure. Research indicates that blinking lights can reduce deaths without diminishing visibility by aircraft. (32)

Because of the huge harm to wildlife that has been documented a New study calls for EMF regulation to protect wildlife (34). 5G will   increase   ambient levels of wireless radiofrequency radiation. Peer-reviewed research has demonstrated a myriad of adverse effects from wireless radiofrequency radiation including increased   brain cancer,   DNA damage ,   oxidative stress,   immune dysfunction ,   altered brain development,   damaged reproduction,   sleep changes ,   hyperactivity , and  memory damage.  (RESEARCH HERE) (35)

  EKLIPSE , an EU-funded review body dedicated to policy that may impact biodiversity and the ecosystem, looked over 97 studies on how electromagnetic radiation may affect the environment. It concluded this radiation could indeed pose a potential risk to bird and insect orientation and plant health . A study from 2010 suggested that this electromagnetic radiation may be playing a role in the decline of certain animal and insect populations. The radio waves can disrupt the magnetic "compass" that many migrating birds and insects use. The creatures may become disorientated and unable to find their way back to home. (36)


 References & other studies:

(27) Impacts of Radio-frequency EMF (RF-EMF) from   Cell Phone Towers   and Wireless Devices on Biosystem and Ecosystem- A Review, Biology & Medicine, Vol 4, no. 4, (2012), 202-216; Sivani S et al,

   (28)”A Review of Ecological Effects of RF-EMF “, Environment International, Vol 51 (2013): 116-40, Cururachi C, et al;    & “Busy as a Bee: Pollinators put Food on the Table”, National Resource Defense Council, June 2015,

(29) Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in Honey Bees Caused by EMF Radiation, Sundar Santhosh Kumar , Bioinformation.  2018; 14(9): 521–524.

(30) Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure of Western Honey BeesSci Rep   10,  461 (2020). Thielens , A., Greco, M.K., Verloock , L.  et al.

(31) 5G Towers EFFECT on Bees, Birds, Trees & PEOPLE

(32) COMMUNICATION TOWERS: A DEADLY HAZARD TO BIRDS -AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY, JUNE, 2000, KILLING OF 230 BIRD SPECIES (numbers much higher now) The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) estimates that from four to forty million birds are killed annually  at such towers

(33) Towerkill is a  phenomenon in which birds are killed by collisions with  antenna towers. ... But night illuminations around the towers can also disrupt migration patterns, with disoriented birds colliding with the structure. Research indicates that blinking lights can reduce deaths without diminishing visibility by aircraft.

(34) “Effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna, part 1. Rising ambient EMF levels in the environment” Blake Levitt, Henry Lai and Albert Manville:

(35) 5 G Health & Environmental Impacts , Dr. Devra Davis, Environmental Health Trust (Health Effects, Cancer, Plant Damage, Birds, Insects, Climate Change) EHTRUST.ORG

(36) Radiation From Cellphones, Wi-Fi Is Hurting the Birds and the Bees; 5G May Make It Worse-

  (37) Daniel Favre study, Cell Phones are Killing Bees ;

(38) BIRDS & BEES ARE KILLED IN MILLIONS – Health Effects on Bees & Animals

The Birds, the Bees and Electromagnetic Pollution Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy
May 2009; How electromagnetic fields can disrupt both solar and magnetic bee navigation and reduce immunity to disease all in one go



Effect of Cell Phone Towers on Bees-Review

Decline of bees, other pollinators threatens US crop yields -

Lack of bees is hampering the production of apples, blueberries, cherries, etc. in the U.S. Bees are key pollinators and are responsible for one-third of our food supply.

Data shows bee populations dwindling more and more each year , 40% decline in 2019

Decline of bumble bees ( Bombus ) in the North American Midwest


Bee hives have declined 60% in last 60 years in England , & wild bees similarly-

Effect of electromagnetic radiation of cell phone tower on foraging behaviour of Asiatic honey bee, Apis cerana F. Ritu Ranjan Taye, et al; Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2017; 5(3): 1527-1529

The results from the present investigation revealed that the Apis cerana colonies in close proximity to mobile phones towers were most affected by the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the tower. The flight activity and returning ability of worker honey bees were maximum in colonies placed at 500m and minimum at 100m from the tower. Findings of several works reported sharp decline and potential health hazards in honey bee populations due to cell phone radiation and could considerably weaken the infrastructure of food webs.


Mobile phone towers a threat to honey bees: study, Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy,

An experiment conducted in the southern state of Kerala found that a sudden fall in the bee population was caused by towers installed across the state by   cellphone   companies to increase their network.The   electromagnetic waves   emitted by the towers crippled the "navigational skills" of the worker bees that go out to collect nectar from flowers to sustain bee colonies, said Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy, who conducted the study, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Study links bee decline to cell phones , London, England (CNN), 

A new study has suggested that cell phone radiation may be contributing to declines in bee populations. Bee populations dropped 17 percent in the UK last year, according to the British Bee Association, and nearly 30 percent in the United States says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In a study at Panjab University in Chandigarh, northern India, researchers fitted cell phones to a hive and powered them up for two fifteen-minute periods each day. After three months, they found the bees stopped producing honey, egg production by the queen bee halved, and the size of the hive dramatically reduced.


Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields impair the Cognitive and Motor Abilities of Honey Bees, S. Shepherd,et al, Sci Rep . 2018; 8: 7932.   2018 May 21, Extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF) pollution from overhead powerlines is known to cause biological effects across many phyla.  ELF EMF exposure was found to reduce learning, alter flight dynamics, reduce the success of foraging flights towards food sources, and feeding. The results suggest that 50 Hz ELF EMFs emitted from powerlines may represent a prominent environmental stressor for honey bees, with the potential to impact on their cognitive and motor abilities, which could in turn reduce their ability to pollinate crops.

Effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMF) on honey bee queen development and mating success, Science of The Total Environment , Volume 661,   15 April 2019, Pages 553-562

Chronic RF-EMF exposure significantly reduced hatching of honey bee queens. Mortalities occurred during pupation, not at the larval stages. **************************************************************************

Increased Aggression and Reduced Aversive Learning in Honey Bees Exposed to Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, Sebastian Shepherd, PLoS One ,   2019 Oct 10;14

These results indicate that short-term exposure to ELF EMFs, at levels that could be encountered in bee hives placed under power lines, reduced aversive learning and increased aggression levels. These behavioural changes could have wider ecological implications in terms of the ability of bees to interact with, and respond appropriately to, threats and negative environmental stimuli.

Electromagnetic Radiation from Cellphone Towers: A Potential Health Hazard for Birds, Bees, and Humans

Chanda Siddoo-Atwal, April 10,2018,

Microwave sickness syndrome was first identified in the 1950s by Soviet researchers. In the 1970s, American researchers reported similar findings.  The adverse biological effects of EMR from cellphone towers have been observed in birds, bees, and humans.

The associated decline in fruit-eating seed dispersers such as wild birds and in insect pollinators such as bees could have serious consequences for human food production.

It was determined that proximity to EMR from cellphone towers may pose a potential cancer risk in humans since microwave radiation can induce various apoptotic pathways leading to cell death in transformed human cell lines. The stimulation of cellular apoptosis resulting in deregulated cell proliferation is being increasingly linked to cancer and may provide a possible mechanism for microwave radiation carcinogenesis.

Review- EMF Effect on Birds (Physicians for Safe Technology)

Animal Life and the Earth’s Magnetic Field

A diverse array of animal life relies upon the earth’s magnetic field for navigation, breeding, feeding, migration and survival. Biologists have  discovered that wireless electromagnetic radiation disturbs internal magneto-receptors used for navigation, as well as disrupting other complex cellular and biologic processes in mammals, birds, fish, insects, trees, plants, seeds and bacteria with profound impacts on the natural environment. Different species have different interactions with radiofrequency radiation (RFR) and differ in their toxic effect. These effects may not be immediately apparent with a slow decline in the health of wildlife seen over time with cumulative exposure.

A study by the Centre for Environment and Vocational Studies of Punjab University noted that embryos of 50 eggs of house sparrows were dam- aged after being exposed to mobile tower radia- tion for 5–30 minutes (MOEF, 2010). Observed changes included reproductive and coordination problems and aggressiveness. Tower-emitted microwave radiation affected bird breeding, nest- ing, and roosting in Valladolid, Spain (US Fish & Wildlife Service, 2009). House sparrows, white storks, rock doves, magpies, collared doves exhibited nest and site abandonment, plumage deterioration (lack of shine, beardless rachis, etc.), locomotion problems, and even death among some birds. No symptoms were observed prior to construction of the cell phone towers. According to Balmori, plumage deterioration and damaged feather are the first signs of weakening, illnesses, or stress in birds. The disappearance of insects, leading to lack of food, could have an influence on bird’s weakening, especially at the first stages in young bird’s life. In chick embryos exposed to ELF pulsed EMR, a potent teratogenic effect was observed, leading to microphthalmia, abnormal trunkal torsion, and malformations on the neural tube (Lahijani and Ghafoori, 2000).

White storks were heavily impacted by the tower radiation during the 2002–2004 nest- ing season in Spain. E vidence of a connec- tion between sparrow decline in UK and the introduction of phone mast GSM was estab- lished (Balmori, 2009). In a study in Spain, the effects of mobile phone mast has been noted in house sparrow ( Passer domesticus ), white stork ( Ciconia ciconia ), reporting problems with reproduction, circulatory, and central nervous system, general health and well-being (micro- wave syndrome ) (Balmori, 2009). Deformities and deaths were noted in the domestic chicken embryos subjected to low-level, non-thermal radiation from the standard 915MHz cell phone frequency under laboratory conditions (US Fish & Wildlife Service, 2009). Neural responses of Zebra Finches to 900MHz radiation under laboratory conditions showed that 76% of the neurons responded by 3.5 times more firings (Beason and Semm, 2002). Eye, beak, and brain tissues of birds are loaded with magnetite, sensi- tive to magnetic fields, interferes with navigat ion (Mouritsen and Ritz, 2005).

Increased Radiofrequency Radiation and The Decline of Birds, Bees and Wildlife

Biologists have noted that wildlife are susceptible to harm from manmade ambient electromagnetic fields. Researchers are now attributing RFR from cellular telecommunications to be a contributing cause of bee “colony collapse disorder”, insect disappearance, the decline in house sparrows in London, as well as the steady deterioration of the worlds bird population with now than 40% of bird species under critical threat. Scientists note a serious lack of radiation monitoring and protocols to study the impacts and call for precaution in the placement of cell towers and further expansion of wireless broadband. In the United States, Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 does not allow consideration of environmental effects in the placement of cell towers.  Telecommunications Act of 1996

The European Commissions Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Emerging Risks (SCHEER)

In 2018 SCHEER issued their   emerging risks report  . They listed 5G electromagnetic radiation as an emerging risk due to it’s effects on wildlife. They pointed to a recent  article   “5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications. (2018) by Russell CL in Environmental Research.  Other important research includes Dr. Martin Pall’s articles  5G: Great Risk for EU   and  Wi-Fi is an important threat to human health.

Wildlife Are More Vulnerable to Wireless Radiation

Adverse responses from radiofrequency radiation that have been identified include abnormal behavior, developmental abnormalities, diminished reproduction and increased mortality. Birds, bees, turtles, dolphins, salamanders, salmon, amphibians and other animals use the earth’s weak magnetic field and their own internal magneto-receptors to navigate.  Birds have feathers that can act as antenna and amplify the negative effects of RF radiation  Bigu-del-Blanco   (1975). Insects, the base of the food chain, appear particularly susceptible to radiofrequency radiation, especially 5G millimeter wavelengths which are the size of the insect and create a damaging resonance effect.

Mammals, like humans, have similar reproductive organs, immune systems and nervous systems, thus are susceptible to molecular and cellular harm from artificial wireless radiofrequency wavelengths. Katie Singer, in her extensively referenced book Electronic Silent Spring, highlights that the earths living systems evolved their own internal and external signaling systems in the presence of the earth’s low electromagnetic environment and thus are vulnerable to the much higher levels of artificial pulsed electromagnetic radiation experienced today.

Cell Towers Emit Wireless Radiation Over Dozens of Miles of Terrain

Stationary cell and radio towers create a circle of high power wireless radiation (1500 feet) around them, with a much larger radius (dozens of miles) of lower power radiation, which scientists have found can contribute to environmental disturbances.  In cities the density is much higher with more towers and co-location of multiple antennas on a single tower to accommodate multiple telecommunication carriers.  Firstenberg (2017) in his fascinating and well-researched book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life, describes both observations and biological experiments performed, mostly in Europe, where radio broadcast towers caused not only human symptoms but also affected widespread forest health with loss of birds, thinner growth rings on trees, poor seed germination and loss of  duckweed , among other effects. When these towers were removed, not only did local residents symptoms disappear, the forest recovered.    The Skrunda Radio Location Case.

Homing Pigeons Magneto-Receptors Disoriented by Wireless Communications

It is well established that magnetite, a form of iron ore, is found in a wide variety of organisms who use this magneto-receptor to sense the earth’s low energy magnetic field as a directional reference. (Cadiou and McNaughton). Magnetite acts as an internal compass of sorts.  Migrating birds, fish, insects and animals connect these magneto-receptors with the earth’s natural geomagnetic forces, to successfully guide them in long and short distance journeys, necessary for feeding and breeding. Modern communications systems with a proliferation of cell towers and smart meters in cities and rural areas, create a fluctuating blanket of continuous pulsating artificial radiofrequency wave mixtures that can alter local magnetic fields and thus impair migration and orientation of birds in addition to effects on pollinators. In 1998, soon after cell towers were installed in Pennsylvania, pigeon races ended in disaster as up to 90% of birds were disoriented and lost their navigational skills.  When Homing Pigeons Don’t Go Home Again  NY Times. Dec 6, 1998.

Bird Navigation Disabled in Cities

Independently replicated studies have confirmed the radio frequency (RFR) effects on orientation of birds.   Engles  et al (2014) exposed migratory European robins to background electromagnetic noise present in unscreened wooden huts at the University of Oldenburg city campus in Germany and found they could not orient using their magnetic compass. If grounded their orientation reappeared but disappeared again if broadband radiofrequencies were generated inside the huts. He did not believe the effects at first and performed the same double-blinded study many times in 7 years and with different graduate students to confirm the effect before publishing his findings.

Dr. Engles concluded, “The disruptive effect of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields is not confined to a narrow frequency band and birds tested far from sources of electromagnetic noise required no screening to orient with their magnetic compass.” Research has also demonstrated abnormalities in reproduction and behavior of birds nesting near cell towers in addition to harm to amphibians. This raises the question of the health and sustainability of cites with a dense assortment of telecommunications towers.

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

Bees are a critical pollinator species. Of the 100 crops that provide 90% of the world’s food supply, 71 are pollinated by bees, according to the  UN Environmental Program .   Researchers agree that we are in the midst of a pollinator crisis. The White House in 2014 was so concerned it established a  Federal Strategy   with a Pollinator Task Force to promote bee health. As bee numbers have plummeted around the world, scientists have been investigating causes. They have found several contributing factors affecting the health and reproduction of bees, including pesticides, global climate change, loss of habitat and air pollution with new research pointing towards microwave radiation as an important and yet unrecognized cause for concern. Bees contain magnetite granules in their abdomen which offer them the ability to navigate with the earths natural low power non-pulsating magnetic field.

Bee Behavior Disruption by Cell Phone Radiation 

Bees operate in about a 5 kilometer radius and typically find their way without difficulty.   Sharma  et al (2010) looked at bee behavior placing a cell phone near a hive. They found worker bees returned less and less frequently to the beehive after the installation of a mobile phone. There was a significant decline in colony strength and the rate of queen egg laying.

Kumar  et al (2011) looked at physiologic changes in bees exposed to cell phone radiation and found it creates a stress response, increased agitation and increase in carbohydrate metabolism.

Favre  et al (2017) clearly demonstrated that bee behavior is disrupted by exposure to cell phone GSM radiofrequency radiation and caused worker bees to emit a piping signal to swarm. Bees have also demonstrated aggression after 30 minutes of cell phone exposure. Dr. Favre notes, “Mobile phone companies and policy makers point to studies with contradictory results.” However, his study distinctly demonstrated adverse effects. He invites others to reproduce his research.

 an EU-funded review body dedicated to policy that may impact biodiversity and the ecosystem, looked over 97 studies on how electromagnetic radiation may affect the environment. It concluded this radiation could indeed pose a potential risk to bird and insect orientation and plant health.   EKLIPSE REPORT WEBPAGE

Bees, Bugs and Butterflies

“Cryptochromes are very badly affected by weak oscillating electromagnetic fields that are orders of magnitude weaker than the Earth’s steady magnetic field. This can disrupt both solar and magnetic navigation, which can account for colony collapse disorder in bees.”

—Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy

“Briefing Paper on the Need for Research into the Cumulative Impacts of Communication Towers on Migratory Birds and Other Wildlife in the United States.”
  Division of Migratory Bird Management (DMBM) , U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2009.

·        Of concern to DMBM are the potential impacts of radiation on bird populations.For example, preliminary research on wild birds at cellular phone tower sites in Spain  showed strong negative correlations between levels of tower-emitted microwave radiation and bird breeding, nesting, and roosting in the vicinity of the electromagnetic fields.

Schwarze, S.,, et al.  “Weak Broadband Electromagnetic Fields are More Disruptive to Magnetic Compass Orientation in a Night-Migratory Songbird (Erithacus rubecula) than Strong Narrow-Band Fields.”   Front Behav Neurosci. , vol. 10, no. 55, 2016.


Engels, S. et al.  “Anthropogenic electromagnetic noise disrupts magnetic compass orientation in a migratory bird.”  Nature, vol. 509, 2014, pp. 353–6.

·        Scientists found that migrating robins became disorientated when exposed to electromagnetic fields at levels far lower than the safety threshold for humans. “Here we show that migratory birds are unable to use their magnetic compass in the presence of urban electromagnetic noise…These fully double-blinded tests document a reproducible effect of anthropogenic electromagnetic noise on the behavior of an intact vertebrate.”

Balmori A.  “Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields from Phone Masts on a Population of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).”   Electromagn Biol Med , vol. 24, no. 2, 2005, pp. 109-19.

·        Interesting behavioral observations of the white stork nesting sites located within 100m of one or several cell site antennas were carried out. These results are compatible with the possibility that microwaves are interfering with the reproduction of white storks and would corroborate the results of laboratory research by other authors In far away areas, where the radiation decreases progressively, the chronic exposure can also have long term effects. Effects from antennas on the habitat of birds are difficult to quantify, but they can cause a serious deterioration, generating silent areas without male singers or reproductive couples.

Kavokin, K., et al.  “Magnetic orientation of garden warblers (Sylvia borin) under 1.4 MHz radiofrequency magnetic field.”  Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, vol. 11, no. 97, 2014.

·        “Birds in experimental cages, deprived of visual information, showed the seasonally appropriate direction of intended flight with respect to the magnetic meridian. Weak radiofrequency (RF) magnetic field (190 nT at 1.4 MHz) disrupted this orientation ability.”

·        “These results may be considered as an independent replication of earlier experiments, performed by the group of R. and W. Wiltschko with European robins (Erithacus rubecula). Confirmed outstanding sensitivity of the birds’ magnetic compass to RF fields in the lower megahertz range demands for a revision of one of the mainstream theories of magnetoreception, the radical-pair model of birds’ magnetic compass.”

·        “As discussed above, the high sensitivity of the birds’ magnetic compass to RF fields, found in [21,22,24] and now confirmed by us, is difficult to explain within the existing radical-pair theory ….”

Margaritis, L.H., et al.  “Drosophila oogenesis as a biomarker responding to EMF sources.”   Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine , vol. 33, no. 3, 2014, pp. 165-89.

·        A total of 280 different experiments were performed. Exposure to wireless devices such as WiFi, baby monitors, and phones created statistically significant effects regarding reproduction and cell death apoptosis induction, even at very low intensity levels (0.3 V/m bluetooth radiation), well below ICNIRP’s guidelines.


Effect of Microwave Radiation on Birds. J. A. TANNER  

Nature   volume  210 page 636 ( 1966 )


 There appears to have evolved a body of opinion dismissing the existence of any effect other than a thermal one on the pretext stated in one report 4  that the photon energy in the frequency band of microwave radiation is insufficient by several orders of magnitude to produce ionization. Apparently no consideration has been given to the effect of induced electrical currents on the activity of the nervous system of an animal. Animal tissues absorb microwave radiation diffusely and since such tissues contain membrane interfaces which are semi-conducting, polarization can occur. If the microwave radiation is in pulsed form, the induced electrical currents will be modulated at the frequency of pulse repetition. It has been demonstrated experimentally that nerve conduction characteristics undergo a profound change when the nerve is subjected to a.c. excitation 6 . Therefore, it is to be expected that microwave radiation would have an effect on the nervous system of an animal depending on the depth of penetration.


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