Would you give up your cell phone?

cell phones - cell phones and bees
@deebomb (15317)
United States
April 16, 2007 2:31pm CST
Honey bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply. ΒΌ of the bees are disappearing They are not making it back to the hives. Scientist are not fining out what is causing it. because there are no bees to examine. They simply are not returning to the hives. Scientist are considering the possibility that the radio wave are the cause. It is thought that the radiation from cell phones is interfering with the navigation systems of the bees. They become disoriented and dye of starvation trying to get home. This problem is not confined to the U.S. It has spread to the United kingdom and has since spread to Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece Most of the world crops depend on the pollination of bees. If it is found the your cell phone is the cause of the bee to dye off would you be willing to give it up?
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
25 Apr 07
The problem is NOT our cell phones, it is a mite that is sucking them dry. I've posted an excerpt from an artical I found online about the mite. "The pest is the varroa mite, which has been in the United States since 1986, when it first showed up in Florida. But the pace of devastation has increased only during the past year. An entire hive can be wiped out within less than a year as the parasites, colloquially known as "vampire mites," lodge in a hive and begin to reproduce. "The varroa mites have become resistant to the chemicals we use to kill them," said Loxahatchee beekeeper Mark McCoy."
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
25 Apr 07
After they disproved that cell phones cause brain cancer, they are trying to find something else to blame cell phones on. I just don't know why these people are so determined to get rid of them. I don't mind the phones in cars, I don't get in the car to chat on the phone (tho I've been known to call someplace for directions or to see if I need to do something before I get some place.) I wonder, do they think if they get rid of cell phones that they can bring back the "good old days?" Isn't going to happen.
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@deebomb (15317)
• United States
26 Apr 07
OK so you are saying that you would keep your cell phone no matter what?
@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
26 Apr 07
My mother is 80 yrs old, nearly 81 with major medical problems. I'm not sitting at a job with a desk, she, or the place she lives at, or my siblings need to be able to get in touch with me. So, yes, that's about it. Besides, according to the news today (ABC Good Morning American) its a fungus that's killing the bees.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
16 Apr 07
I would give it up in a heartbeat and go back to a land line if that is what it took to save the bees of the world. I think bees are far more important to the world then cell phones are. They are handy and all but I like honey and realize what good bees do in this world. I just think that the majority of people can't see the big picture and only care about themselves and there little lives and worlds. I think that the people people who care about the world and the future generations would give them up, but too many people would be selfish and it would have little to no effect.
@deebomb (15317)
• United States
24 Apr 07
whywiki you are the only one interesed in the facts about honey bees and cell phones. I thought that more people would find this interesting.