Effects of Cell Phone Radiation
While we are dependent on our cell phones and love them, there is some evidence that cell phone radiation can be dangerous for people, as well as a helpful insect to crops - bees. Studies have found that the radio-frequency radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation, can heat and damage tissues, as well as possibly cause other diseases in the long term, including cancer, brain tumors, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and more. People are not the only beings that are affected by cell phones, however. Some evidence has found that the radiation that comes from cell phones can also kill bees, which can cause all kinds of problems environmentally. Honeybees pollinate crops and other plants, which helps vegetables and fruit to grow and it allows the plants to do their job replenishing the oxygen in the air. What are the mobile radiation effects on the bees?
How Does Cell Phone Radiation Affect Bees?
Studies have suggested that the electromagnetic radiation affects the internal navigation system of the bee, causing it to not be able to return to the hive. The bees then die off, because they are not able to do their normal activities. This premature dying off of the bees causes the fruits and vegetables to not grow as normal, simply because pollination does not occur. This affects the harvest, which can have a significant impact upon the world's food stores now and in the future. This effect has been seen all over the world from North America to Asia and this can have significant repercussions for people all over the world. Mobile radiation effects can include loss of food crops and can decrease the food for animals that are used for meat, including cows, chickens, and more. This is not a study that is widely accepted, however, simply because many people believe that the decrease in the bee population can be attributed to other issues.
A Contested Theory
Radiation hazards are one issue that is largely contested regarding both bees and humans. The fact that the bee population is dwindling can be attributed to many other things as well, including weather, disease, parasites, etc. The change in weather patterns due to the ozone layer being depleted are thought to cause the bees to die off, which could explain the affect on crops all over the world and the many empty beehives that are found in all parts of the world, also known as Colony Collapse Disorder.
Scientists all over the world are struggling to find and reverse the process of the Colony Collapse Disorder. So far a few theories has been tested but no solid evidence of what is causing this threat was found.
As bees are accountable for 75% of the world seeds distribution of all plants - this is an alarming global threat that needs a solution and fast. If we can't find and change whatever that is causing bees to die we might face one of the biggest challenges of man-kind.
In the 40's and 50's we didn't know about the link between cigarettes and lung cancer. Are we about to find out about the dark side effects of cellular radiation our mobile device emits?