Date: Tue Apr 24 16:51:23 2007

Author: Paul Nord

Subject: Re: Bees -propolis

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The article from the Independent doesn't give very good citations.
There's a Wikipedia entry boldly disavowing the conclusions in the
Independent.

Paul

Electromagnetic radiation
Further information: Mobile phone radiation and health
In April 2007, news of a University of Landau study appeared in major
media beginning with a red herring from The Independent, that stated
that the subject of the study was "mobile phones" and had related
them to CCD[36]. Cellular phones were in fact not covered in the
study, and the researchers have since emphatically disavowed any
connection between their research, cellphones, and CCD, specifically
indicating the The Independent article had misinterpreted their
results and created "a horror story"[37][38][39].

The 2006 University of Landau pilot study was looking for non-thermal
effects of RF on honey bees (Apis mellifera carnica) and suggested
that when bee hives have DECT cordless phone base stations embedded
in them, the close-range EMF emissions may reduce the ability of bees
to return to their hive; they also noticed a slight reduction in
honeycomb weight in treated colonies. [40] In the course of their
study, one half of their colonies broke down, including some of their
controls which did not have DECT base stations embedded in them.

The team's 2004 exploratory study on non-thermal effects on learning
did not find any change in behavior due to RF exposure from the DECT
base station operating at 1880-1900 MHz.[41]

Many possible biological effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic
fields have been postulated but it is generally accepted that the
most significant effects are thermal.[42]. The amount of RF radiation
routinely encountered by the general public is too low to produce
significant heating or increased body temperature.[43]

At present the link of either cordless or cellular phones to CCD is
entirely speculative, and no research has been done to suggest or
demonstrate such a link between the two phenomena. Regardless, such
an explanation is not compatible with the historical and present
patterns of CCD appearance, which have been intermittent and sudden.






On Apr 24, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Wallin, Stephen R wrote:

> I have also come across another communication that bee propolis can
> help cure some cancers. That will be one of the presentations at
> conference in Utah, June 10-12. That does affect some people who
> have acoustic neuromas and nf2.
>
> https://www.ctf.org/index.php?
> option=com_content&task=view&id=218&Itemid=303
>
> Stephen
>
>
>
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-
> owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Bernard Cleyet
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:51 PM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Bees. Was: Re: [tap-l] Nasa Stereo Mission of the Sun
>
>
>
> My post of the 15th on PHYS-l:
>
> SOME SCIENTISTS BELIEVE CELL PHONES MAY BE CAUSING HUGE LOSS OF BEES
>
> INDEPENDENT, UK - Some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile
> phone could cause massive food shortages, as the world's harvests
> fail.
> They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile
> phones and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the
> more
> bizarre mysteries ever to happen in the natural world - the abrupt
> disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops. . . The theory is that
> radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees' navigation systems,
> preventing the famously home-loving species from finding their way
> back
> to their hives. Improbable as it may seem, there is now evidence to
> back
> this up.
>
> Colony Collapse Disorder (occurs when a hive's inhabitants suddenly
> disappear, leaving only queens, eggs and a few immature workers,
> like so
> many apian Mary Celestes. The vanished bees are never found, but
> thought
> to die singly far from home. The parasites, wildlife and other bees
> that
> normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies,
> refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives.
>
> The alarm was first sounded last autumn, but has now hit half of all
> American states. The West Coast is thought to have lost 60 per cent of
> its commercial bee population, with 70 per cent missing on the East
> Coast.
>
> http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece
>
>
> bc, thanks Sam Smith
>
> cut
>
> _______________________________________________
> Forum for Physics Educators
> Phys-l@carnot.physics.buffalo.edu
> https://carnot.physics.buffalo.edu/mailman/listinfo/phys-l
> Zani, Gerald wrote:
>
>
> Nice.
> You're about two weeks ahead of us.
>
> Zig have you noticed if the bees are gone from Beths' garden?
>
> We have no more bees here. I've heard it is a global problem.
>
> J-i
>
> ________________________________
>
>
> cut
>
>


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PaulElectromagnetic =
radiationFurther information: =
Mobile phone radiation and =
healthIn April 2007, news of a University of Landau study appeared in major media beginning =
with a red herring from The Independent, that stated that the subject of the study =
was "mobile phones" and had related them to =
CCD[36]. Cellular phones were in fact not covered in the study, and =
the researchers have since emphatically disavowed any connection between =
their research, cellphones, and CCD, specifically indicating the The =
Independent article had misinterpreted their results and created "a =
horror story"[37][38][39].The 2006 University of Landau pilot study was looking for non-thermal =
effects of RF on honey bees (Apis mellifera =
carnica) and suggested that when bee hives have DECT cordless phone base stations embedded in them, the =
close-range EMF emissions may reduce the ability of bees to return to =
their hive; they also noticed a slight reduction in honeycomb weight in =
treated colonies. [40] In the course of their study, one half of their colonies broke =
down, including some of their controls which did not have DECT base =
stations embedded in them.The team's 2004 exploratory study on =
non-thermal effects on learning did not find any change in behavior due =
to RF exposure from the DECT base station operating at 1880-1900 =
MHz.[41]Many possible biological effects of =
non-ionizing electromagnetic fields have been postulated but it is =
generally accepted that the most significant effects are =
thermal.[42]. The amount of RF radiation routinely encountered by the =
general public is too low to produce significant heating or increased =
body temperature.[43]At present the link of either cordless or =
cellular phones to CCD is entirely speculative, and no research has been =
done to suggest or demonstrate such a link between the two phenomena. =
Regardless, such an explanation is not compatible with the historical =
and present patterns of CCD appearance, which have been intermittent and =
sudden.On =
Apr 24, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Wallin, Stephen R wrote:mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.e=
du] tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu=

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