EMF Health-effect Research  

Index of Abstracts


    • [Y]
 Red means sub-thermal effects were found (not always at significant levels).
    • [N]  The black indicates no EM effects were found.
    • [NA]
The cyan means ... Not applicable.

    [Y] Occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields in physiotherapy departments,   VIEW
    Maccˆ I, Scapellato ML, Carrieri M, Pasqua di Bisceglie A, Saia B, Bartolucci GB,
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry, 128(2):180-190, 2008

    [N] Reducing overestimation in reported mobile phone use associated with epidemiological studies,   VIEW
    Tokola K, Kurttio P, Salminen T, Auvinen A,
    Bioelectromagnetics, 29(7):559-563, 2008

    [NA] Microscopic observation of living cells during their exposure to modulated electromagnetic fields,   VIEW
    Moisescu MG, Leveque P, Bertrand JR, Kovacs E, Mir LM,
    Bioelectrochemistry 74(1):9-15, 2008

    [NA] Exposure to mobile telecommunication networks assessed using personal dosimetry and well-being in children and adolescents: the German MobilEe-study,   VIEW
    Thomas S, KŸhnlein A, Heinrich S, Praml G, von Kries R, Radon K,
    Environ Health, 7(1):54, 2008

    [NA] SAR in the mother and foetus for RF plane wave irradiation,   VIEW
    Dimbylow P,
    Phys Med Biol, 52(13):3791-3802, 2007

    [NA] Frequency spectra from current vs, magnetic flux density measurements for mobile phones and other electrical appliances.   VIEW
    Straume A, Johnsson A, Oftedal G, WilŽn J
    Health Phys, 93(4):279-287, 2007

    [N] The dielectric properties of human pineal gland tissue and RF absorption due to wireless communication devices in the frequency range 400-1850 MHz.   VIEW
    Schmid G, Uberbacher R, Samaras T, Tschabitscher M, Mazal PR.
    Phys Med Biol. 52(17):5457-5468, 2007

    [N] Personal digital assistant (PDA) cell phone units produce elevated extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field emissions,   VIEW
    Sage C, Johansson O, Sage SA
    Bioelectromagnetics, Mar 13 2007

    [N] The effect of authentic metallic implants on the SAR distribution of the head exposed to 900, 1800 and 2450 MHz dipole near field,   VIEW
    Virtanen H, Keshvari J, Lappalainen R
    Phys Med Biol, 52(5):1221-1236, 2007

    [NA] Factors that influence the radiofrequency power output of GSM mobile phones,   VIEW
    Erdreich LS, Van Kerkhove MD, Scrafford CG, Barraj L, McNeely M, Shum M, Sheppard AR, Kelsh M
    Radiat Res, 168(2):253-261, 2007

    [NA] Characterization of the electromagnetic near-field absorption in layered biological tissue in the frequency range from 30 MHz to 6000 MHz   VIEW
    Christ A, Samaras T, Klingenbšck A, Kuster N
    Phys. Med. Biol. 51: 4951-4965, 2006

    [NA] Survey of RF exposure levels from mobile telephone base stations in Australia   VIEW
    Henderson SI, Bangay MJ.
    Bioelectromagnetics. 27(1):73-76, 2006

    [NA] Effects of continuous and intermittent exposure to RF fields with a wide range of SARs on cell growth, survival, and cell cycle distribution.   VIEW
    Takashima Y, Hirose H, Koyama S, Suzuki Y, Taki M, Miyakoshi J .
    Bioelectromagnetics. 2006 Apr 13; 2006

    [NA] Interphone Study Group. Validation of short term recall of mobile phone use for the Interphone study.   VIEW
    Vrijheid M, Cardis E, Armstrong BK, Auvinen A, Berg G (et al)
    Occup Environ Med. 63(4):237-243, 2006

    [NA] The effects of recall errors and of selection bias in epidemiologic studies of mobile phone use and cancer risk.   VIEW
    Vrijheid M, Deltour I, Krewski D, Sanchez M, Cardis E.
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. Jun 14; 2006

    [NA] Public exposure to radio waves near GSM microcell and picocell base stations.   VIEW
    Cooper TG, Mann SM, Khalid M, Blackwell RP.
    J Radiol Prot. 26:199-211, 2006

    [N] Evidence for a specific microwave radiation effect on the green fluorescent protein.   VIEW
    Copty AB, Neve-Oz Y, Barak I, Golosovsky M, Davidov D
    Biophys J. 91(4):1413-1423, 2006

    [N] Occupational Exposure to Radiofrequency fields in Antenna Towers.   VIEW
    Alanko T, Hietanen M
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry, Dec 13; 2006

    [NA] The effect of increase in dielectric values on SAR in eye and head tissues following 900, 1800 and 2450 MHz RF exposure,   VIEW
    Keshvari J, Keshvari R, Lang S
    Phys Med Biol, 51(6):1463-1477, 2006

    [NA] Comparison of radio frequency energy absorption in ear and eye region of children and adults at 900, 1800 and 2450 MHz.   VIEW
    Keshvari J, Lang S.
    Phys Med Biol. 50(18):4355-4369, 2005

    [NA] Study of subgridding in SAR computation for the cochlea.   VIEW
    Kopecky R, Hamnerius Y, Persson M.
    Bioelectromagnetics. 26(6):520-522, 2005

    [NA] Numerical assessment of induced ELF Currents in the human head due to the battery current of a digital mobile phone   VIEW
    Ilvonen S, Sihvonen AP, Karkkainen K, Sarvas J.
    Bioelectromagnetics. Sep 27; 2005

    [NA] On the safety assessment of human exposure in the proximity of cellular communications base-station antennas at 900, 1800 and 2170 MHz   VIEW
    Martinez-Burdalo M, Martin A, Anguiano M, Villar R
    Phys Med Biol. 50(17):4125-4137, 2005

    [NA] Antenna modeling considerations for accurate SAR calculations in human phantoms in close proximity to GSM cellular base station antennas.   VIEW
    van Wyk MJ, Bingle M, Meyer FJ
    Bioelectromagnetics. Jun 1 2005

    [NA] Thermophysiological responses of human volunteers to whole body RF exposure at 220 MHz.   VIEW
    Adair ER, Blick DW, Allen SJ, Mylacraine KS, Ziriax JM, Scholl DM.
    Bioelectromagnetics. May 19 2005

    [NA] Simulation of Exposure and SAR Estimation for Adult and Child Heads Exposed to Radiofrequency Energy from Portable Communication Devices   VIEW
    Bit-Babik, G., Guy, A. W., Chou, C-K., Faraone, A., Kanda, M., Gessner, A., Wang, J. and Fujiwara, O.
    Radiat. Res. 163, 580-590 , 2005

    [NA] A numerical and experimental comparison of human head phantoms for compliance testing of mobile telephone equipment.   VIEW
    Christ A, Chavannes N, Nikoloski N, Gerber HU, Pokovic K, Kuster N.
    Bioelectromagnetics. 26(2):125-137, 2005

    [N] RF dosimetry: a comparison between power absorption of female and male numerical models from 0.1 to 4 ghz   VIEW
    Sandrini L, Vaccari A, Malacarne C, Cristoforetti L, Pontalti R.
    Phys Med Biol. 49(22):5185-5201, 2004

    [NA] Evaluation of the levels of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields   VIEW
    L'Abbate N, Pranzo S, Martucci V, Rella C, Vitucci L, Salamanna S.
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 26(1):19-27, 2004

    [NA] Assessment of radiofrequency exposure from cellular telephone daily use   VIEW
    Berg G, Schuz J, Samkange-Zeeb F, Blettner M
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol. Jul 21 2004

    [NA] Comparison of FDTD-calculated specific absorption rate in adults and children when using a mobile phone at 900 and 1800 MHz.   VIEW
    Martinez-Burdalo M, Martin A, Anguiano M, Villar R.
    Phys Med Biol. 49(2):345-354, 2004

    [NA] Determinants of exposure to electromagnetic fields from mobile phones.   VIEW
    Ardoino L, Barbieri E, Vecchia P.
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 111(4):403-406, 2004

    [NA] Output power levels from mobile phones in different geographical areas; implications for exposure assessment   VIEW
    Lonn S, Forssen U, Vecchia P, Ahlbom A, Feychting M
    Occup Environ Med. 61(9):769-772, 2004

    [NA] Assessment of the magnetic field exposure due to the battery current of digital mobile phones   VIEW
    Jokela K, Puranen L, Sihvonen AP.
    Health Phys. 86(1):56-66, 2004

    [NA] Recall of past use of mobile phone handsets.   VIEW
    Parslow RC, Hepworth SJ, McKinney PA
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 106(3):233-240, 2003

    [NA] Comparisons of peak SAR levels in concentric sphere head models of children and adults for irradiation by a dipole at 900 MHz.   VIEW
    Anderson V
    Phys Med Biol. 48(20):3263-3275, 2003

    [Y] Electromagnetic interference of GSM mobile phones with the implantable deep brain stimulator, ITREL-III   VIEW
    Kainz W, Alesch F, Chan DD
    Biomed Eng Online 2(1):11, 2003

    [NA] Nonthermal effects of mobile-phone frequency microwaves on uteroplacental functions in pregnant rats.   VIEW
    Nakamura H, Matsuzaki I, Hatta K, Nobukuni Y, Kambayashi Y, Ogino K
    Reprod Toxicol 2003 17(3):321-326, 2003

    [NA] Neurological effects of radiofrequency radiation.   VIEW
    Hocking B, Westerman R.
    Occup Med (Lond) 53(2):123-127, 2003

    [NA] RF Exposure During Use of Electrosurgical Units   VIEW
    Liljestrand B, Sandstršm M, Hansson Mild K.
    Electromag. Biol. Med. 22:129-132, 2003

    [NA] Negligible electromagnetic interaction between medical electronic equipment and 2.4 GHz band wireless LAN.   VIEW
    Hanada E, Hoshino Y, Oyama H, Watanabe Y, Nose Y
    J Med Syst 26(4):301-308, 2002

    [NA] EMF: Human Safety Issues.   VIEW
    Gandhi OP
    Annu Rev Biomed Eng 4:211-234, 2002

    [NA] Computation of high-resolution SAR distributions in a head due to a radiating dipole antenna representing a hand-held mobile phone.   VIEW
    Van de Kamer JB, Lagendijk, JJW
    Phys. Med. Biol. 47:1827-1835, 2002

    [NA] Assessment of the temporal trend of the exposure of people to electromagnetic fields produced by base stations for mobile telephones   VIEW
    Silvi A M, Zari A, Licitra G.
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 97(4):387-390, 2001

    [NA] Population exposure to electromagnetic fields generated by radio base stations: evaluation of the urban background by using provisional model and instrumental measurements   VIEW
    Anglesio L, Benedetto A, Bonino A, Colla D, Martire F, Saudino Fusette S, d'Amore G.
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 97(4):355-358, 2001

    [NA] Analysis of the influence of the cell geometry, orientation and cell proximity effects on the electric field distribution from direct RF exposure.   VIEW
    Sebastian JL, Munoz S, Sancho M, Miranda JM,
    Phys Med Biol 46(1):213-225, 2001

    [NA] Zeeman-Stark modeling of the RF EMF interaction with ligand binding.   VIEW
    Chiabrera A, Bianco B, Moggia E, Kaufman JJ,
    Bioelectromagnetics 21(4):312-324, 2000

    [N] A discussion of potential exposure metrics for use in epidemiological studies on human exposure to radiowaves from mobile phone base stations.   VIEW
    Schuz J, Mann S,
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 10(6 Pt 1):600-605, 2000

    [NA] Thermal effects of radiation from cellular telephones.   VIEW
    Wainwright P,
    Phys Med Biol 45(8):2363-2372, 2000

    [NA] Thermal effects of radiation from cellular telephones.   VIEW
    Wainwright P
    Phys Med Biol 45(8):2363-2372, 2000

    [NA] Heating and pain sensation produced in human skin by millimeter waves: comparison to a simple thermal model   VIEW
    Walters TJ, Blick DW, Johnson LR, Adair ER, Foster KR
    Health Phys 78(3):259-267, 2000

    [NA] Electromagnetic interference of external pacemakers by walkie-talkies and digital cellular phones: experimental study.   VIEW
    Trigano AJ, Azoulay A, Rochdi M, Campillo A
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 22(4 Pt 1):588-593, 1999

    [N] Electromagnetic field pattern in the environment of GSM base stations.   VIEW
    Aniolczyk H
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 12(1):47-58 1999

    [NA] Calculation of change in brain temperatures due to exposure to a mobile phone   VIEW
    Van Leeuwen GM, Lagendijk JJ, Van Leersum BJ, Zwamborn AP, Hornsleth SN, Kotte AN
    Phys Med Biol 44(10):2367-2379, 1999

    [N] Human exposure at two radio frequencies (450 and 2450 MHz): similarities and differences in physiological response.   VIEW
    Adair ER, Cobb BL, Mylacraine KS, Kelleher SA,
    Bioelectromagnetics Suppl 4:12-20, 1999

    [NA] Microwave emissions from police radar   VIEW
    Fink JM, Wagner JP, Congleton JJ, Rock JC,
    Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 60(6):770-76, 1999

    [N] Comparison of numerical and experimental methods for determination of SAR and radiation patterns of handheld wireless telephones.   VIEW
    Gandhi OP, Lazzi G, Tinniswood A, Yu QS,
    Bioelectromagnetics Suppl 4:93-101, 1999

    [NA] On the evaluation of the influence of cellular phones on their users.   VIEW
    Khudnitskii SS, Moshkarev EA, Fomenko TV
    Med Tr Prom Ekol (9):20-24, 1999

    [N] Two-step exposure of biological objects to infrared laser and microwave radiation   VIEW
    Kol'tsov IuV, Korolev VN, Kusakin SA,
    Biofizika 44(2):378-381, 1999

    [Y] Resonance interactions of surface charged lipid vesicles with the microwave electromagnetic field   VIEW
    Krasil'nikov PM,
    Biofizika 44(6):1078-1082, 1999

    [NA] Thermophysiological responses of human volunteers during controlled whole-body radio frequency exposure at 450 MHz.   VIEW
    Adair ER, Kelleher SA, Mack GW, Morocco TS,
    Bioelectromagnetics 19(4):232-245, 1998

    [NA] Regional brain heating during microwave exposure (2.06 GHz), warm-water immersion, environmental heating and exercise.   VIEW
    Walters TJ, Ryan KL, Belcher JC, Doyle JM, Tehrany MR, Mason PA
    Bioelectromagnetics 19(6):341-53, 1998

    [Y] Differences in energy absorption between heads of adults and children in the near field of sources   VIEW
    Schonborn F, Burkhardt M, Kuster N,
    Health Phys 74(2):160-168, 1998

    [Y] Thresholds of microwave-evoked warmth sensations in human skin.   VIEW
    Blick DW, Adair ER, Hurt WD, Sherry CJ, Walters TJ, Merritt JH
    Bioelectromagnetics 18(6):403-409, 1997

    [NA] Amino acid concentrations in hypothalamic and caudate nuclei during microwave-induced thermal stress: analysis by microdialysis.   VIEW
    Mason PA, Escarciga R, Doyle JM, Romano WF, Berger RE, Donnellan JP
    Bioelectromagnetics 18(3):277-283, 1997

    [NA] A thermal model for human thresholds of microwave-evoked warmth sensations.   VIEW
    Riu PJ, Foster KR, Blick DW, Adair ER,
    Bioelectromagnetics 18(8):578-583, 1997

    [NA] Age does not affect thermal and cardiorespiratory responses to microwave heating in calorically restricted rats   VIEW
    Ryan KL, Walters TJ, Tehrany MR, Lovelace JD, Jauchem JR
    Shock 8(1):55-60, 1997

    [N] Specific absorption rate levels measured in a phantom head exposed to radio frequency transmissions from analog hand-held mobile phones.   VIEW
    Anderson V, Joyner KH,
    Bioelectromagnetics 16(1):60-69, 1995

    [NA] Absence of radiofrequency heating from auditory implants during magnetic resonance imaging.   VIEW
    Chou CK, McDougall JA, Can KW,
    Bioelectromagnetics 16(5):307-316, 1995

    [N] Exposure limits for ultra-short wave radiation in work environments.   VIEW
    Zhao Z, Zhang S, Wang S, Yao Z, Zho H, Tao S, Tao L,
    Rev Environ Health 10(3-4):217-220, 1994

    [N] Comparison of power deposition patterns produced by microwave and radio frequency cardiac ablation catheters.   VIEW
    Lin JC, Wang YL, Hariman RJ,
    Electronics Letters. 30(12):922-923, 1994

    [NA] Characteristics of microwave evoked body movements in mice.   VIEW
    Brown DO, Lu ST, Elson EC
    Bioelectromagnetics 15(2):143-161, 1994

    [N] Experimental study on thermal damage to dog normal brain. Int J Hyperthermia   VIEW
    Ikeda N, Hayashida O, Kameda H, Ito H, Matsuda T,
    Int J Hyperthermia 10(4):553-561, 1994

    [NA] Eye heating caused by microwave ovens   VIEW
    Leitgeb N, Tropper K,
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 38(1-2):17-20, 1993

    [NA] Physiological interaction processes and radio-frequency energy absorption.   VIEW
    Adair ER, Adams BW, Hartman SK,
    Bioelectromagnetics 13(6):497-512, 1992

    [N] Foot currents and ankle SARs induced by dielectric heaters.   VIEW
    Conover DL, Moss CE, Murray WE, Edwards RM, Cox C, Grajewski B, Werren DM, Smith JM,
    Bioelectromagnetics 13(2):103-110, 1992

    [NA] Microwave-induced hearing: some preliminary theoretical observations   VIEW
    Lin JC
    J Microwave Power. 1976 Sep;11(3):295-8 1976

Note: Some of the above research has produced results which suggest long-term use of cellphones could be harmful, and some has produced no results. Note that finding some effect does not necessarily mean that the effect is adverse to humans, or that it is potentially harmful. The body has good repair mechanisms. Of course it does suggest that more research is probably urgently needed to find out what it does signify.