Research of the Month

august 2021

Changes in honeybee behaviour and biology under the influence of cellphone radiations

Authors: Ved Parkash Sharma & Neelima R. Kumar 
Affiliation: Deparement of Zoology, Panjab University, Inda 
Year Published: 2010
Readability: ★ ★ ★ ★ 
Recommendation: ★ ★ ★ ★
Tim Sawyer 

SEEN Reviewer’s comments:
Honeybee behaviour and biology has been affected by electrosmog since these insects have magnetite in their bodies which helps them in navigation. There are reports of sudden disappearance of bee populations from honey bee colonies. Comparing the performance of honeybees in cellphone radiation exposed and unexposed colonies. A significant (p < 0.05) decline in colony strength and in the egg laying rate of the queen was observed. The behaviour of exposed foragers was negatively influenced by the exposure, there was neither honey nor pollen in the colony at the end of the experiment.

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july 2021

5G Wireless Communication & Health Effects: A Pragmatic Review Based on Available Studies Regarding 6 – 100GHz

Authors: Myrtill Simko  & Mats-Olof Mattsson
Affiliation: Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH, Bonn, Germany
Year Published: 2019
Readability: ★ ★ ★✰
Recommendation: ★ ★ ★ ★

SEEN Reviewer’s comments:
This review analyzed 94 relevant publications assessing the effects of 6-100GHz technologies. The researchers found that 80% of the in vivo studies showed responses to exposure, while 58% of the in vitro studies demonstrated effects. They conclude that available studies do not provide adequate and sufficient information for a meaningful safety assessment, or for the question about non-thermal effects.
 Article Link 

june 2021

Health effects of electromagnetic fields on children.

Authors: Jin-Hwa Moon, MD, PhD
Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Hanyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Year Published: 2019
Readability: ★ ★ ★ ★
Recommendation: ★ ★ ★ ★

SEEN Reviewer’s comments:
An important article addressing the innate vulnerability of children exposed to electromagnetic waves. The author concludes that exposure to EMFs among children should be minimized and the
opinions of clinicians should be given more weight than those of industries in the establishment of safety policies for EMF use.  Article Link 

may 2021

Health risks from radio frequency radiation including 5G, should be assessed by experts with no conflicts of interests.

Authors: Lennart Hardell & Michael Carlberg
Affiliation: The Environment and Cancer
Research Foundation: Sweden
Year Published: 2020
Readability: ★ ★ ★ ✰
Recommendation: ★ ★ ★ ★

SEEN Reviewer’s comments:
An excellent article that explores the conflicts of interest and ties to the industry that seem to have contributed to biased reports. The lack of unbiased risk evaluation of the 5G technology places the population at risk. World wide organisations and individuals are named in this open and honest paper. Article Link 

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