Twenty new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, March 27, 2017
We are posting here only the titles of the studies, the authors, and links to the abstracts.
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Brief Report on the Gaps in the Knowledge about the Health Effects of the RF-EMF Exposures
Leszczynski D. Brief Report on the Gaps in the Knowledge about the Health Effects of the RF-EMF Exposures. unpublished paper. Mar 15, 2017.
Analysis of mobile phone use among young patients with brain tumors in Japan
Sato Y, Kojimahara N, Yamaguchi N. Analysis of mobile phone use among young patients with brain tumors in Japan. Bioelectromagnetics. 2017 Mar 24. doi: 10.1002/bem.22047.
Note: This study has some major methodologic limitations including a small sample size. The study did not examine other sources of exposure to RF radiation (e.g., cordless phone use).
Electronic control of gene expression and cell behaviour in Escherichia coli through redox signalling
Tschirhart T, Kim E, McKay R, Ueda H, Wu HC, Pottash AE, Zargar A, Negrete A, Shiloach J, Payne GF, Bentley WE. Electronic control of gene expression and cell behaviour in Escherichia coli through redox signalling. Nat Commun. 2017 Jan 17;8:14030. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14030.
Exposure to radiofrequency radiation emitted from mobile phone jammers adversely affects the quality of human sperm
M.E. Parsanezhad, S.M.J. Mortazavi, T. Doohandeh, B. Namavar Jahromi1, H. Mozdarani, A. Zarei, M. Davari, S. Amjadi, A. Soleimani, M. Haghani.
International Journal of Radiation Research. 15(1). Jan 2017.
Also see: http://www.saferemr.com/2015/09/effect-of-mobile-phones-on-sperm.html
Pulsed or continuous EMF induce apoptotic signaling pathway in mouse spermatogenic cells in vitro and may affect male fertility
Solek P, Majchrowicz L, Bloniarz D, Krotoszynska E, Koziorowski M. Pulsed or continuous electromagnetic field induce p53/p21-mediated apoptotic signaling pathway in mouse spermatogenic cells in vitro and thus may affect male fertility. Toxicology. 2017 Mar 16. pii: S0300-483X(17)30092-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2017.03.015. [Epub ahead of print]
Exposing the G-quadruplex to electric fields: the role played by telomeres in the propagation of DNA errors
Cerón-Carrasco JP, Jacquemin D. Exposing the G-quadruplex to electric fields: the role played by telomeres in the propagation of DNA errors. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2017 Mar 20. doi: 10.1039/c7cp01034f. [Epub ahead of print]
Effect of 1.8 GHz RF EMR on novel object associative recognition memory in mice
Wang K, Lu JM, Xing ZH, Zhao QR, Hu LQ, Xue L, Zhang J, Mei YA. Effect of 1.8 GHz radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation on novel object associative recognition memory in mice. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 17;7:44521. doi: 10.1038/srep44521.
Mitochondrial DNA damage and oxidative damage in HL-60 cells exposed to 900MHz RF
Sun Y, Zong L, Gao Z, Zhu S, Tong J, Cao Y. Mitochondrial DNA damage and oxidative damage in HL-60 cells exposed to 900MHz radiofrequency fields. Mutat Res. 2017 Mar 7;797-799:7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.mrfmmm.2017.03.001.
Personal medical electronic devices and walk-through metal detector security systems: assessing EMI effects
Guag J, Addissie B, Witters D. Personal medical electronic devices and walk-through metal detector security systems: assessing electromagnetic interference effects. Biomed Eng Online. 2017 Mar 20;16(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s12938-017-0328-9.
Exposure to EMF from smart utility meters in Great Britain; part I) laboratory measurements
Peyman A, Addison D, Mee T, Goiceanu C, Maslanyj M, Mann S. Exposure to electromagnetic fields from smart utility meters in GB; part I) laboratory measurements. Bioelectromagnetics. 2017 Mar 21. doi: 10.1002/bem.22044. [Epub ahead of print]
The effect of Wi-Fi EMF on object recognition tasks in male rats
Hassanshahi A, Shafeie SA, Fatemi I, Hassanshahi E, Allahtavakoli M, Shabani M, Roohbakhsh A, Shamsizadeh A. The effect of Wi-Fi electromagnetic waves in unimodal and multimodal object recognition tasks in male rats.Neurol Sci. 2017 Mar 22. doi: 10.1007/s10072-017-2920-y. [Epub ahead of print]
Assessment of Public Exposure From WLANs in the West Bank-Palestine
Lahham A, Sharabati A, ALMasri H. Assessment of Public Exposure From WLANs in the West Bank-Palestine. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2017 Mar 3:1-5. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncx028.
Effect of acute millimeter wave exposure on dopamine metabolism of NGF-treated PC12 cells
Haas AJ, Le Page Y, Zhadobov M, Sauleau R, Dréan YL, Saligaut C. Effect of acute millimeter wave exposure on dopamine metabolism of NGF-treated PC12 cells. J Radiat Res. 2017 Feb 24:1-7. doi: 10.1093/jrr/rrx004.
SAR Simulations & Safety
Fiedler TM, Ladd ME, Bitz AK. SAR Simulations & Safety. Neuroimage. 2017 Mar 20. pii: S1053-8119(17)30243-4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.035.
Effect of adverse environmental conditions & protective clothing on temperature rise in a human exposed to RF EMF
Moore SM, McIntosh RL, Iskra S, Lajevardipour A, Wood AW. Effect of adverse environmental conditions and protective clothing on temperature rise in a human body exposed to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Bioelectromagnetics. 2017 Mar 24. doi: 10.1002/bem.22048.
"These Power Lines Make Me Ill": A Typology of Residents' Health Responses to a New High-Voltage Power Line
Porsius JT, Claassen L, Woudenberg F, Smid T, Timmermans DR."These Power Lines Make Me Ill": A Typology of Residents' Health Responses to a New High-Voltage Power Line. Risk Anal. 2017 Mar 17. doi: 10.1111/risa.12786. [Epub ahead of print]
Measuring Occupational Exposure to Extremely Low-Frequency Electric Fields at 220 kV Substations
Pirkkalainen H, Heiskanen T, Tonteri J, Elovaara J, Mika P, Korpinen L.Measuring Occupational Exposure to Extremely Low-Frequency Electric Fields at 220 kV Substations. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2017 Mar 3:1-4. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncx023.
Effects of power-frequency MF on cardiomyocytes differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells
Takahashi M1, Saito A, Jimbo Y, Nakasono S. Evaluation of the effects of power-frequency magnetic fields on the electrical activity of cardiomyocytes differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells. J Toxicol Sci. 2017;42(2):223-231. doi: 10.2131/jts.42.223.
EMF Seems to Not Influence Transcription via CTCT Motif in Three Plant Promoters
Sztafrowski D, Aksamit-Stachurska A, Kostyn K, Mackiewicz P, Łukaszewicz M. Electromagnetic Field Seems to Not Influence Transcription via CTCT Motif in Three Plant Promoters. Front Plant Sci. 2017 Mar 7;8:178. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00178.
Open Access Paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28326086
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety