News Our Press Release 20 May 2022

World Bee Day - May 20

"Europeans for Safe Connections" call for better protection of bees against microwave radiation on World Bee Day - May 20

Bees worldwide are disappearing. It is called “colony collapse disorder” (Mystery of Disappearing Honeybees) and have resulted in massive loss of colonies with no sign of diseases. The bees simply leave the hives and fail to return. Microwave radiation is a strong candidate for the cause.

Researchers at Landau University in Germany designed a simple experiment for students on the Environmental Science course. Eight mini-hives, each with approximately 8,000 bees were set up for the experiment. Four of them were equipped with a DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication) station at the bottom of the hive, and the other four without the DECT station served as controls. In control group, 16 out of 25 bees returned in 45 minutes. For microwave-exposed hives, however, no bees at all returned to one hive, and only six returned to the other.

Many studies prove microwave radiation to be unsafe. 5G mobile data network has not been tested for health and environmental impacts before being put on the market and can therefore be considered as an experiment on humanity and the environment.

It is not only the bees that are affected. Biodiversity in general is declining. 1 million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction worldwide – more than 75% decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas. This must be caused by pollutants other than those already measured. It is highly likely that the wireless radiation is one of the causes.

As 5G will increase the microwave radiation level and as 5G uses new higher frequencies shown to be highly absorbed into insects, we are asking for stronger regulation to protect bees as well as human health.

"Europeans for Safe Connections" is a coalition of national and international organizations being aware of adverse consequences of the modern communication technologies. We emphasize that we are not against technology, but in favor of safe technology and safe connections.

In our European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Stop (((5G))) – Stay Connected but Protected" we have 23 proposals. Among them we call for a new directive regarding RF EMF exposure limits for the protection of fauna and flora (proposal 10 of our ECI) and to include monitoring of all biological harmful parameters of RF EMF as stated in our proposal 16 of our ECI.

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