As well as sensitive humans, all domestic pets, other animals and birds  sharing our EMR polluted environment  may have a  story to tell.  Any reports  in this regard from readers would be welcome.     

The recent report of Professor Dr.  P.Semm and R Beason,  avian brain study. ‘Response of neurons to amplitude modulated microwave RF. ‘contains a comment of particular interest:  Although individual neurons in the zebra finch brain responded to the pulsed RF stimulus, we do not know whether these responses by the nervous system are manifested in the bird's behavior or its health. ”

And  Whether similar neuronal responses occur in mammals, including humans, requires further investigation. Borbély and coworkers [3] reported that exposure to a RF signal similar to the one we used influenced sleep and sleep electroencephalogram in humans. Their results and the responses we recorded clearly indicate the potential for effects on the human nervous system.”  > [3] Borbély, A. A., Huber, R., Graf, T., Fuchs, B., Gallmann, E., and  Achermann, P., Pulsed high-frequency electromagnetic field affects human sleep and sleep electroencephalogram, Neurosci. Lett., 275 (1999)  207-210.

This immediately calls to mind  a case  here in Sydney, NSW, Australia, where  a large number of caged exotic  birds  developed  uncharacteristic destructive  behaviour,  the veterinary science  could not explain.  Most birds refused to breed, the few  that did   ejected  the young from the nest, prematurely. Of two that survived only one was relatively normal, the other had no feathers. Some breeds became aggressive, attacking mates. Canaries were disinclined to sing and their song  was limited in  range. Most birds  molted excessively – recognized as a sure sign of stress. Two pet dogs at the same address refused  to sleep in their usual place.

Our attention was drawn to this case due to the particular location, a suburban  residence,  200 metres  distance  from  a large  50Hertz electricity substation,  where an analogue mobile phone transmitting antenna was operating from the same site.    The birds  had obviously tolerated this  EMR environment with impunity until the dramatic change occurred in their  health and behaviour  -  about three months after  the upgrading of the mobile phone transmitter from analogue to the digital signal. Two pet dogs at the same address  also refused  to sleep in their usual location.  At  the same time, a neighbour’s homing   pigeon  flock   became too  disoriented to perform  normally.  

In another Sydney suburb,  soon after a digital  mobile phone base station (MBS)  was installed on a high rise apartment building where a flock of  black crows  normally roosted,  local residents noticed that  the birds became unusually restless  and noisy, suddenly  vacating the  area. Recent health abnormalities were increasingly noted among  local residents who were concerned that  the MBS emissions were  implicated. 

The birds in  our ‘real life ‘report,  by their bizarre behaviour,  communicated eloquently that a recent   environmental change  was a major health hazard to their kind.  These are  not the only cases where uncharacteristic  bird behaviour has been reasonably linked with RFR.

In  our view the avian brain study is indeed pertinent to the first case related here.  

A study  of birds,  set up to emulate the real life environment  of the caged birds we encountered,  might well give meaningful results as to the behaviour and health outcome of birds subjected to environmental RF radiation  in the real world.  

Such research on functioning  biological systems other than human  should be followed by  health studies of the human populations at  risk,  in the same  RFR  zones. The valuable studies of  Dr Bruce Hocking (Australia) and Professor Santini (France)  are two such  that should  be used to  influence authorities to establish further serious investigation of the health status of people in these high risk environments. 

Wild birds can choose their habitat, avoiding risk to their survival,   caged birds  cannot, nor can the unborn and the very young human child.  It is our responsibility to provide a safe environment  for those dependant on our care. 


At a bird sanctuary approximately 40 kilometres from Christchurch birds were found to be dying in certain areas of the  property  Penny Hargreaves (Ouruhia, NZ ) visited the property and  was surprised to find strong  radiofrequency radiation (RFR)  near a  wire fence where the birds  were found dead and a  hedge was dying.  Though   the property is  quite extensive it was only three places the birds were dying.  The location was  a small lake area surrounded by trees with wire netting on the planks surrounding the water.  Dieback was evident  on  the tops of many of the trees n a clump near the lake/pond. 

Penny's experiences show that where there is metal i.e., tin sheds, fences etc. there are more problems with animals illnesses and deaths and also with human health.

Please see the website:  http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/ouruhia/


I, and others have been exposed to emissions from a radio tower which had permission to transmit low levels of AM and in 1990 without permission illegally began transmitting FM.  Many people and animals in the area became ill, some died.  My family, staff, and animals have all suffered dreadful health problems. I am a public horse trainer and the effects on my horses was catastrophic.  Penny Hargreaves

For the full story please see the website:  http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/ouruhia/


A few years ago I had a case around Paris, Ontario of problems like the ones encountered by Penny Hargreaves. The dairy farm was having lots of problems when TV transmitters were put in two farms away, with the focus heads pointing towards my clients farm.

Cows, rabbits, and other animals were being born deformed and milk production was down. I do not believe that a salt marsh means anything at all with RF signal but do believe that the more hair there is on a being the more signal can be absorbed. I have taken electric field measurements on animals inside the mouth. Of course body mass means more signal also.

If there are no national laws regarding RF signal (we have almost none) than attempting to fight large interests, for most people, would mean selling all land, homes, animals - so as to have enough money to fight. The result either way would be the loss of everything. My farmer decided to use the media against the media (tower owners)  to push his fight.

My job was to report readings and to suggest ways to live within the existing situation. We wrapped the barn in a heavy copper cable about ten feet up off the ground and put grounding rods in at 4 points. That resulted is calming the area inside the barn but the cows did not want to go out even in the spring as fresh shoots of grass were coming up. They had to push them out for a while each day.

The expensive copper wire went around the barn but not around the grain room. Thus when I came back and walked into this lower attached building I was almost knocked off my feet by an energy flow that left me dizzy. It was like a vortex.

Also attached to the grain room is the silo and a thick wire runs from the top to the bottom. That wire heated up so much they worried about a fire if something touched it long enough. The wire is needed for storm protection but now it is just acting as an antenna. Every client is like working with a new puzzle.
Bob Brewer    <geobob@bconnex.net>


Pet mice cannot tolerate a radiofrequency operated pest control device – nor can some humans according to some reports.  In fact manufacturers of the device advise not to keep pet mice in the same premises. Ref: Frey, A.H., & Feld, S.R. (1975) Avoidance by rats  of illumination  with low power non ionizing electromagnetic energy. Journal of Comparative & Physiological Psychology., 89, 183-188.

J.L. Meyerhoff, et al., “The Inactivation of Rodent Brain Enzymes in Vivo Using High-Intensity Microwave Irradiation,” Proceedings of the  IEEE68, No 1 (January 1980) 155-59.

The following reports still to be verified – watch this space.

A child, pet dog and cat all develop diabetes at the same address near HVPL (USA)

Dogs more at risk of lymphoma living near HVPL (USA)

Dairy cows milk production affected by stray voltage (USA)

Cattle and wild birds affected on a dairy farm in Germany


Responses of neurons to an amplitude modulated microwaves stimulus. Robert C Beasond. Peter Semm 2002, Department of Biology, State University of New York, Geneseo N.Y. 15454 USA.