May 31, 2010

"Cell phones killing off bees" in the news again

honey_bee.jpeg Cell-phones-are-killing-off-bees is in the news again, as researchers at Punjab University are saying radiation from cell phones is probably responsible for their decline. The technology is interfering with bee navigational senses and tampering with inner-hive life.

The same issue came up a few years ago and the scientists who then claimed bees were being rerouted because of cell phone radiation, said they had been misinterpreted and that "the study actually looked at DECT phones and base stations, which transmit a "different frequency than mobiles."

Related articles:

-- Disappearing bees may not be linked to cell phones - but a virus (2007)

-- Are mobile phones wiping out our bees (2007)

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