What are the effects of radiation on our ecosystem? Are humans responsible for it?

Do you know our smartphone is responsible for the decrease in the rate of birds around us?
Yes, you heard it correctly. We, humans, are responsible for the decreased number of birds
around us.

Let’s know how we are responsible for it.

Looking in past around 7 to 8 years we use to see birds chirping in our surroundings. When
we were children, we used to see many different species of birds in numerous amounts. But
as we grew up all the chirping seems to be fed away and we only listen to them on our
smartphones as a ringtone or hello tunes. Some of the birds are being listed as ” endangered
species” for example, house sparrows, mynah, and many small-sized birds. Think once
about it who is responsible for these conditions of birds. We humans are responsible for it in
many ways, like illegal hunting, making them pets, and many other factors. But here one
thing is very much responsible for the decrease in the number of birds in technology. The
radiation emitted from several types of equipment is responsible for this case.

How radiation is responsible for the decrease in the number of birds?

We humans, use many types of different means of the communication system to
communicate with each other like we talk to each other uses our technologies which helps us
in communicating to far places. Similarly, birds also use their kind of communication system.
They also use many kinds of communication systems. Some of them are based on echo
systems (in bats), electromagnetic waves and some communicate through their magnetic
systems of communications. We, humans, use communication mainly based on technologies
that emit radiation on a very large scale. The effect of these radiations is not very much on the
human body but talking about birds these radiations have a very bad impact on their life. Due
to these heavy radiations, they lost their communication between themselves. This radiation
leads to the failure of their natural communication system. These failures sometimes lead
them to death. Radiation is responsible for the failure of the ” compass system” in birds. These
radiations are also responsible for direction disturbance in bees.

In short, we can say radiation is the reason why birds lost their communication
system and alter lost their life.

What report and facts tell about the effect of radiation?

According to a report from 2008 via Times Of India, a study was conducted in Chandigarh by
a team of Punjab University headed by RK Kohli, exposed 50 eggs to EMR
(electromagnetic radiation) for five minutes 30minutes.

Mr. Kohli said that ” all of the 50 embryos were damaged and all of them seem like they have been microwaved.”
The reason behind this was found according to Dhanya R. a researcher at SACON that cell
phone towers emit a very low frequency of nearly 900 or 1800MHz. these low frequencies
are called microwaves and these microwaves can cause thin skulls of chicks and a thin layer
of eggshells. Another report from Ranjit Daniels a Chennai-based zoologist had told that four out of 200-
odd Chennai birds like a house sparrow, red-whiskered bulbul, and many more have vanished. One of the most beloved bird House Sparrow has been decreased up to 80%. According to a study from Thiruvananthapuram, the house sparrows which used to fly over coastal areas have almost been lost in the past few years. It was observed that it was a total loss of 80% population near those areas.

What ornithologists say about this issue?

A famous ornithologist Mohammed Dilawar is also known as India’s sparrow man said
about Robot 2.O movie that he is happy because superstars like Rajnikant and Akshay Kumar
have talked about this bird’s radiation issue on a big platform according to a report from December 2018 via Rediff.com Dilawar said that ” if the superstars like Akshay Kumar and Rajnikant have shown an issue about birds radiation, then people must follow some precaution and in near future, they will surely take some action about birds
safety.”

How many cases of bird’s death due to radiation have found to date?

There isn’t any proper data for the bird’s death due to radiation, but there are many reports
which show the decrease in bird’s popularity due to radiation.

What could be the solution?

  • Front the point of view of a normal citizen of India we must try to minimize the use of cell phones.
  • Try to communicate via messaging rather than calls. (as calling increases the amount of radiation)
  • Avoid using multiple sim cards. Use a single sim card. fewer sim cards will limit the use of towers and less tower means fewer radiations.
  • Limit the tower set up in a specific area. expert says there shouldn’t more than 1 tower within a range of 1km
  • Ask for some regular check-ups for the tower near your area, for example, if some specific telecom company sets up their tower, ask them for regular check-ups for the radiation emitted by their tower. If the radiation is higher than the safety level, take it down or tell them to recover it as soon as possible.
  • The most important thing is knowledge. Most people are still unaware that radiation can harm birds’ life. For this, we should start a campaign in which people get aware of radiation and later they can implement this in real life.

Alok Kumar

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