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How Cell Phones are Killing Birds

January 15, 2008 | 99,442 views

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."


Dr. Mercola's Comments:

We know that migratory birds use the earth’s geomagnetic field as a source of compass information, but there are two competing hypotheses for what the primary process within the birds are. One involves magnetite, the other an internal chemical reaction that is sensitive to magnetic resonance. Then again, perhaps it’s a complex interaction of both. 

Researchers have now found that robins get disoriented when they’re exposed to a vertically aligned broadband of 0.1 to 10 MHz, or a single frequency of 7 MHz broadcast at a 24- or 48-degree angle to the natural geomagnetic field. 

Your body is also dependent on appropriate chemical reactions, many of which are guided by electrical frequencies in your brain, some of which happen to oscillate at the same frequency as that of cell phones and wireless networks. 

Why is Harm From Radio Waves a Growing Concern?

Information-carrying radio waves have increased dramatically and exponentially over the last few years. Just think: it took 20 years for the first 1 billion cell phones to be sold -- a milestone reached in 2004. The next billion took just 18 months. The third billion was sold even faster -- just nine months, and we will reach the fourth billion by the end of this year.

Add to that all the wireless networks that are popping up everywhere, exposing you to massive amounts of radio waves whether you actually use wireless or not.  Most major office buildings have them, including Starbuck’s, Panera Bread, and most libraries.

We are in a geometric explosion of cell phone use, which causes the following physical problems:

  • Damaging your cell membranes
  • Decreasing intracellular communication by disrupting microtubular connections that allow biophotons to communicate between cells
  • Increasing deposits of heavy metals into your cells, which increases intracelluar production of free radicals, and can radically decrease cellular production of energy, thus making you incredibly fatigued

Once your body’s communication system is damaged, it is very easy to develop all sorts of pathologies related to disrupted intracellular antioxidant systems and heavy metal toxicities.

Recent studies have also found that cell phone users are 240 percent more prone to brain tumors, and a study back in 2004 found that your risk of acoustic neuroma (a tumor on your auditory nerve) was nearly four times greater on the side of your head where your phone was most frequently held. Listen, there is VERY solid evidence that the number of brain tumors will increase to 500,000 per YEAR in 2010 -- and will double to 1 million every year by 2015 if the causes are not addressed.

Folks, this is the real deal and represents an impending health care crisis.

The Truth Echoes in the Silence

Last year I was really excited when the Today Show contacted me, asking for an interview about one particular study on the dangers of cellular phones, as I thought they were finally starting to accept the truth.

Needless to say, I was wrong.

They only aired four seconds of my 20-minute interview, censoring the supporting evidence. No doubt, you are being deceived now, the same way the public was deceived for decades about tobacco. Back then, large corporate interests were very effective at manipulating the media and legislation to perpetuate the myth that smoking was safe, and nothing has changed in that regard. The United States protects corporate interests above public health more than ever.

We really need to learn from history, and my belief is that this exponential increase in information-carrying radio waves is far more serious a threat than tobacco ever was.

Your first mistake would be to be fooled by the mainstream media silence.

Remember, the media outlets in the United States are owned by a minuscule SIX corporations. Today, your mind is controlled by Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch's News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, Viacom (formerly CBS) and General Electric's NBC.  These are the top owners of the entire media industry, which includes everything you read and hear in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies.

Can you believe what they say?

Not a chance. Because the telecommunication industry, which is even BIGGER than the drug cartel, Big Pharma, have far more influence than the drug companies – and you already know what heavy-weights they are when it comes to spreading misinformation.

How Can You Protect Yourself From the Invisible Danger of EMR?

Some individuals believe that relatively expensive fixes like nano polymers (like those used by BioPro) can help, but my initial investigation strongly suggests that this technology protection is only minimally effective, and dissipates rapidly.

Of course, the only real solution is to move our culture away from wireless back to more wired. As for myself, I completely renovated my new home prior to moving in, and part of the project was to put in wired CAT-5 cables so I have no wireless connections at all.

I also learned that most portable phones are a major source of these information carrying radio waves. The only exception would be the much older, essentially antiquated 900 MHz portable phones. Fortunately they are still readily available online.

One of the major differences is that they are only on when in use. The other higher MHz phones are on continuously, bombarding your cells with tissue damaging radiation even when you’re not using them.   

If you do choose to use a cell phone, use the speakerphone function whenever possible -- and keep the phone about two feet away from any body part. Do not keep the phone on your belt or in your pocket even when you’re not using it, as the radiation WILL penetrate your body wherever the phone is attached. Instead, stow it away in a purse, backpack, or your car’s glove compartment.

For times when a speakerphone isn’t practical, you can use a NON-Blue Tooth headset.

While Blue Tooth is certainly safer than no headset at all, it is still broadcasting its own information-carrying radio waves into your brain, just at a lower intensity than a cell phone. And there quite simply is no safe biological threshold for either of them.

I strongly believe that sooner or later, the real dangers of cell phones will be fully understood. Unfortunately, this has all the makings of a tobacco-sized tragedy -- at one time everyone turned a blind eye and refused to believe smoking was dangerous, and we all know how that story ended.

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