Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Electrosmog

EDITOR:

While searching for a topic that I could present at our local Nature Bowl competition I came across an alarming problem that will ultimately affect us all. I feel that it is important for all of us to be aware of electrosmog and how it is affecting our bee population. After many hours of research I prepared a speech to present at Nature Bowl in Coloma last month.

With the help of my teammates we won first place, and now have the opportunity to go to the finals. I would like to share my speech with you in order for everyone to have the opportunity to help our bees by giving them an electrosmog break.

Animals with a navigation system, like bees, are sensitive to electromagnetic fields.

When cell phones are used around bees they get confused and can’t find their way back to the hive.

Mobile phones are sources of “electrosmog” that causes bees to loose their bearings.

This decreases the bees honey production, egg production and causes many of the bees to die.

In the past few years the bee population has decreased 30 percent in the United States.

Bees pollinate 90 percent of the crops worldwide.

The orchards in El Dorado County would be greatly affected, especially all of the apple trees in Apple Hill.

Eighty seven percent of the world’s population has cell phones.

Can you imagine how confused the bees are when everyone is talking, texting, checking their e-mail, posting on Twitter and Facebook?

If all of the people got together and spent less time on their cell phones the bees would have a chance to find their way back to their hives and increase the bee population.

Some ways people can make this happen would be to limit cell phone use by using the home phone and computer.

Another way is to write your cell phone carrier about the possible use of other frequencies that don’t disrupt bees.

Remember, bees are a very important part of our everyday life, so lets all give them an “electrosomg” break.

JENNIFER ISAACSON
Shingle Springs

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Discussion | 31 comments

  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 29, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    the broad band companies are not going to like this article...although Ms. Evelyn...there are some reports coming in that the smart phones and tablets laptops, whatever are NOT sustainable--thats right NOT SUSTAINABLE...companies are working on it. http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~xun/papers/reuse-icppw10.pdf

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 29, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    To the author...please look up how cell phones and computers work. And Im sorry about the bees and fruit.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 29, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    most article go towards pesticides--not cell phones...Bee Deaths From Colony Collapse Disorder On The Rise As Researchers Point To Pesticides: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/bee-deaths-colony-collapse_n_2979959.html. Cell phones and comps...electosmog. are not sustainable because of the fact--we cant reuse many of the components--technology grows too fast. It is projected that most technology is already becoming obsolete when you take it out of its box.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 29, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    sorry should have read-- NOT Electrosmog

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 6:05 am

    "87% of the world's population has cellphones?" Where did you get that figure? The US Census Bureau estimates the world's population at 7.082 Billion. That would equal 6,161,340,000 cell phones. Minus the one I dropped in a lake. Is this one of those "man will cause the earth to be unlivable in 15 years" we use get from the "experts" 40 years ago?

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 6:08 am

    Someone forgot to tell the bee's that they are expecting a record almond crop this year. http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/05/03/2985412/years-almond-crop-projected-to.html

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 6:16 am

    We need to pass around a petition on the high school and college campuses all across America to ban a substance that causes ten's of thousands of unnecessary deaths each year world wide. I would bet 80% of them would sign it. The substance is Dihydrogen Monoxide. http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 6:24 am

    Get them bee's fitted with tinfoil hats.

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 06, 2013 - 8:25 am

    I'm going back to bed.

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 06, 2013 - 8:28 am

    John, is this you? Is JENNIFER ISAACSON another nom de plum, Mr Garon?

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  • robertdnollMay 06, 2013 - 8:38 am

    nom de touche

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 8:52 am

    Phil, this may help you wake up. One of my kids sent me this, I know their sense of humor so I refused to watch it. It is called the cactus body slam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHSJCMkUa9Y

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 06, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Cookie, Rush is coming on. But thanks - I'll see if I can multi-task . . .

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 9:41 am

    Phil, here is an article that connects some of the dots on Benghazi. http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2013/05/05/benghazi-blues/

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 06, 2013 - 9:43 am

    Cookie, I watched LINK - cactus body slam. - - - From your . . . daughter? (My thesis is that a guy would be too gender-shamed to propagate such material. Gurlz seem to just luv passing around examples of male stupidity.)

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 9:59 am

    No daughters. Both of my sons have a sick and twisted sense of humor. They are equal opportunity offenders. I don't who they got it from. They send me things that make it look like some of the stuff they did not seem so stupid.

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 10:08 am

    Phil, the pjmedia link I posted has a picture of PIAPS (pig in a pant suit) on the second page that you would really enjoy. If you print it out you can use it as a flyswatter cover.

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  • Ken SteersMay 06, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    Ms Isaacson, First and foremost congratulations to you and your team for winning. I quickly cam across a report in 2010 corroborating your statements regarding 87% of the worlds population has cell phones. http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500395_162-6209772.html I was recently in the Caprivi Strip in Central Africa. Annual income is less than $500.00. Yet all of them had cell phones. Their knives were made from abandoned automobiles but they were able to keep their minutes. Sometimes the speed of technology surprises us.

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    Here is a slightly different twist on the statistic. By 2014 they predict the number of cell phones will exceed the population of the planet. It isn't that 87% of the earth's population has cell phones, it is that the number of cell phones in use is roughly equal to 87% of the earth's population. Many people with multiple phones. http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/mobile-phone-world-population-2014/

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  • Ken SteersMay 06, 2013 - 6:57 pm

    Contextually speaking, regarding the fact that they are proud children at the elementary school level. Maybe we should just leave it at that. And say nice job Jennifer Isaacson...

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 06, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    Point taken, Ken. Good job, Jennifer - Jennifer being one of my top ten favorite names.

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  • James E.May 06, 2013 - 8:14 pm

    Phil, we may have common DNA as Jennifer has long been one of my fav female names.

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  • cookie65May 06, 2013 - 8:44 pm

    Yeah, let's wait until the US adopts policies like this. http://www.naturalnews.com/040214_seeds_European_Commission_registration.html

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  • CherylMay 07, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Editorial in today's Sac Bee regarding this issue of the bees.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMay 07, 2013 - 10:24 am

    Cheryl, do you have a link--or a title

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  • Ken SteersMay 07, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Here ya go! http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/02/5389922/feds-many-causes-for-dramatic.html

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMay 07, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    Thank you Ken for the link.

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  • cookie65May 07, 2013 - 12:09 pm

    I read all of them, they don't mention cellphones.

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  • cookie65May 07, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Neither did the opinion writer mention that in the mist of the doom and gloom the almond growers are expecting near record crops for the second time in three years. http://agalert.com/story/?id=5529

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  • Ken SteersMay 07, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Grade school children competition...

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  • cookie65May 07, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    I am talking about the sacbee editorials. I won't go into the contradictory statements within the editorials. I don't have any issue with the little kids, every issue I have has to do with what they are indoctrinated with.

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