By Frank S. Barnes, Ben Greenebaum
Organic and clinical features of Electromagnetic Fields examines capability future health dangers, publicity criteria, and clinical purposes of electromagnetic (EM) fields.
The moment quantity within the bestselling and newly revisedHandbook of organic results of Electromagnetic Fields, 3rd variation, this booklet attracts from the newest reviews at the results of publicity to electrical and magnetic fields. as well as large studies of physiological results, the ebook includes now separate reports of behavioral and cognitive responses to numerous exposures. The publication additionally describes an method of environment criteria for publicity limits and explores many of the necessary makes use of of EM fields in clinical purposes, either diagnostics and in treatment.
Biological and scientific points of Electromagnetic Fields presents a realistic evaluate of the experiments and strategies used to monitor ELF and RF fields and the prospective important and dangerous implications of those observations.
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Furthermore, different investigators used continuous and/or intermittent exposures; according to some authors intermittent exposures are more efficient in causing biological effects,  while some case report studies concentrated on exposures that included peaked EMF exposures, such as when a surge occurs as a power line is severed. , Hirose and others found the gradient MF to be more biologically effective . EMF pre-, co-, or post-exposures were combined with exposures to chemical (mitomycin C [MMC], vinblastine, and others) and/or physical (gamma- and x-ray ionizing radiation, UVB, and UVA radiation) mutagens or substances that are responsive to magnetic fields but are not genotoxic on their own (FeCl2).
Positive effects of exposure were obtained in another group of studies where a 2–150 mT SMF exposure of macrophages and ConA-stimulated lymphocytes from the C57BL/6 mice cultured ex vivo led to increased intracellular Ca2þ levels . This was accompanied by a decrease in phagocytic uptake of fluorescent latex microspheres by macrophages. 7 mT generated by an NMR apparatus . The authors monitored movements of Ca2þ, cell proliferation, and the production of cytokines following 1 h exposure in cells treated by the EMF fields alone or cells additionally activated by 5 mg/ml of PHA immediately before the exposure.
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biological and medical aspects of electromagnetic fields by Frank S. Barnes, Ben Greenebaum