Saturday, July 18, 2009

EMR and deformed animals / Bats - beam Me Away / Mobile phone causes jumbo jet to change course / ACTION ALERT selling cell phones to schools

A warning before you view this video!  The content is shocking and unpleasant. 
It shows young animals living near large antenna masts, that have become grossly deformed.
Without further information we can assume that Electro Magnetic Radiation from the antennas is causing the deformities.
I often notice many more handicapped children today, than I did in the past.
Is Electro Magnetic Radiation causing increasingly significant harm to human children?
Martin Weatherall
EMF video is in Italian,
English translation on the way
The aversive effect of electromagnetic radiation on foraging bats – a possible means of discouraging bats from approaching wind turbines.
Hi All
The article below seems to be misplaced in 'Conservation Magazine' (A publication of the Society for Conservation Biology).  The article says - 'One possibility is that bats can "hear" the radar pulses, causing stress or hampering their ability to hunt for prey'. 
Although EMR may save bats from the quick death from a wind turbine, what will it do in the long term?
Perhaps the great increase in electro magnetic radiation throughout North America is why millions of bats are dying of a strange new illness that also causes them to starve to death.  Perhaps the magazine should be advocating safe levels of EMR so that the bats can feed and live safely.
Martin Weatherall


Beam Me Away

17 July 2009
Radar could keep bats from crashing into wind turbines

Emitting radar beams from wind turbines could deter bats from flying too close and getting killed, according to a new study in PLoS ONE.

Thousands of bats are dying in wind turbine collisions, but scientists haven't yet come up with a solution that's both effective and economically palatable. After noticing that bats tend to avoid air traffic control and weather radars, the authors tested the effects of small radar systems at 20 bat foraging sites in Scotland. Bat activity dropped when the radar was turned on, they found, with certain pulses reducing activity by 39 percent.

It's not quite clear why the bats avoid radar, the authors say. Insect levels stayed the same in radar-beamed areas, so the changes in bat foraging probably aren't due to lack of food. One possibility is that bats can "hear" the radar pulses, causing stress or hampering their ability to hunt for prey. Roberta Kwok

Source: Nicholls, B. and P.A. Racey. 2009. The aversive effect of electromagnetic radiation on foraging bats – a possible means of discouraging bats from approaching wind turbines. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006246


The Scotsman, 17 July 2009:
"Phone causes jet to change course"


A JUMBO jet changed direction because of interference from a passenger's mobile phone, air safety officials have told The Scotsman.
The revelation came as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) attempted to avert a surge of air rage incidents involving mobiles by warning holidaymakers that most airlines do not yet permit their use in flight.

It has commissioned research that showed mobiles could affect aircraft navigation and communication systems, "producing significant errors on instrument displays and background noise on pilot radios".

Best regards,


Dear Colleagues,

Please read and forward to others who might be able to sign on to this Sprint sponsored discussion on selling cell  phones to schools for students to use as an educational tool in the classroom.  

The marketing to cash strapped schools is strong right now and one wonders what motivates school districts to seek additional revenue to pay for new wireless digital technology when teachers are being laid off and many programs and services are being
Your  participation in this program would provide a public venue where questions about health can b e raised on behalf of children, youth and school personnel.
Elizabeth Kelley, M.A.
Advisor, EMR
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:17:55 -0700
Subject: Live webinar: Cellphones as Instructional Tools

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