ICEMS Monograph 2010

NON-THERMAL EFFECTS AND MECHANISMS OF INTERACTION
BETWEENELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AND LIVINGMATTER


An ICEMS Monograph

Edited by
Livio Giuliani and Morando Soffritti
National Institute for the Study and Control of Cancer and
Environmental Diseases “Bernardino Ramazzini”
Bologna, Italy
2010

 

CONTENTS

Preface
M. Soffritti VII
Why investigate the non thermal mechanisms and effects of electromagnetic
fields on living systems? An introduction
L. Giuliani IX

SECTION A. BIOPHYSICAL MECHANISMS

On mechanism of combined extremely weak magnetic field action
on aqueous solution of amino acid
M. Zhadin 1
Coherence in water and the kT problem in living matter
E. Del Giudice, L. Giuliani 7
Water structures and effects of electric and magnetic fields
S. Tigrek, F. Barnes 25
Weak low-frequency electromagnetic fields are biologically interactive
A.R. Liboff 51
Oxidative stress-induced biological damage by low-level EMFs:
mechanisms of free radical pair electron spin-polarization and
biochemical amplification
C.D. Georgiou 63

SECTION B. CELLULAR MECHANISMS AND TISSUES EFFECTS

Effect of extremely low electromagnetic frequency on ion channels,
actin distribution and cells differentiation
M. Ledda, S. Grimaldi, A. Lisi, E. D’Emilia, L. Giuliani 115
Genotoxic properties of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields
I. Udroiu, L. Giuliani, L.A. Ieradi 123
Extremely-low frequency magnetic field modulates differentiation
and maturation of human and rat primary and multipotent stem cells
M. Ledda, F. De Carlo, E. D’Emilia, L. Giuliani, S. Grimaldi, A. Lisi 135
Immunotropic effects of low-level microwave exposure in vitro
W. Stankiewicz, M.P. Dąbrowski, E. Sobiczewska, S. Szmigielski 149
Cellular enzymatic activity and free radical formation in various tissues
under static and ELF electric and magnetic field exposure
N. Seyhan, A.G. Canseven, G. Guler, A. Tomruk, A. Fırlarer 157
Polarizability of normal and cancerous tissues, a Radiofrequency
Nonlinear Resonance Interaction non invasive diagnostic Bioscanner
Trimprob detector
C. Vedruccio 177
Dependence of non-thermal biological effects of microwaves on physical
and biological variables: implications for reproducibility and safety standards
I.Y. Belyaev 187

SECTION C. IN VIVO EFFECTS

Mega-experiments on the carcinogenicity of Extremely Low Frequency
Magnetic Fields (ELFMF) on Sprague-Dawley rats exposed from
fetal life until spontaneous death: plan of the project and early results
on mammary carcinogenesis
M. Soffritti, F. Belpoggi, M. Lauriola, E.Tibaldi, F. Manservisi,
D. Accurso, D. Chiozzotto, L. Giuliani 219
The weak combined magnetic fields induce the reduction of brain
amyloid-β level in two animal models of Alzheimer’s disease
N.V. Bobkova, V.V. Novikov, N.I. Medvinskaya, I.Y. Aleksandrova,
I.V. Nesterova, E.E. Fesenko 235
Delayed maturation of Xenopus laevis (Daudin) tadpoles exposed to a
weak ELF magnetic field: sensitivity to small variations of magnetic
flux density
M. Severini, L. Bosco 247
Is cognitive function affected by mobile phone radiation exposure?
A.F. Fragopoulou, L.H. Margaritis 261
Provocation study using heart rate variability shows microwave
radiation from 2.4 GHz cordless phone affects autonomic nervous system
M. Havas, J. Marrongelle, B. Pollner, E. Kelley, C.R.G. Rees, L. Tully 273
Comparative assessment of models of electromagnetic absorption
of the head for children and adults indicates the need for policy changes
Y.-Y. Han, O.P. Ghandi, A. DeSalles, R.B. Herberman, D.L. Davis 301
Investigation on blood-brain barrier permeability and collagen synthesis
under radiofrequency radiation exposure and SAR simulations of adult
and child head
N. Seyhan, G. Guler, A. Canseven, B. Sirav, E. Ozgur, M.Z. Tuysuz 319
Effects of microwave radiation upon the mammalian blood-brain barrier
L.G. Salford, H. Nittby, A. Brun, J. Eberhardt, L. Malmgren, B.R.R. Persson 333

SECTION D. EPIDEMIOLOGY

Carcinogenic risks in workers exposed to radiofrequency and microwave
radiation
S. Szmigielski 357
Wireless phone use and brain tumour risk
L. Hardell 363
Occupational EMF exposure measurements in different work
environments
N. Seyhan, A. Fırlarer, A.G. Canseven, S. Özden, S. Tepe Çam 379
Exposure to electromagnetic fields and human reproduction:
the epidemiologic evidence
I. Figà-Talamanca, P. Nardone, C. Giliberti 387