Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields

Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields : Beneficial and Harmful Effects

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Recent concerns over the possible hazards of electrical and magnetic fields in the home and workplace are comprehensively addressed within this book. The chapters contain detailed research on the biological effects of electric and magnetic fields, and evidence for and against any interaction of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and the biological systems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 357 pages
  • 157.2 x 235.5 x 21.1mm | 756.42g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0121602621
  • 9780121602628

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The electromagnetic spectrum includes everything from cosmic rays to power line fields. Electromagnetic waves are bundles of energy that have no mass, and visible light is the most familiar form of these waves. The most energetic forms of electromagnetic waves have sufficient energy to break chemical bonds; therefore they are called ionizing radiation.
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Table of contents

I. Clinical Applications and Therapeutic Effects:
1. Effect of Electrical Fields on Neuronal Growth and Regeneration, W. Young
2. Therapeutic Uses of Electric and Magnetic Fields in Orthopedics, A. Bassett
3. Magnetic Source Imaging, R.J. Ilmoniemi
II. Cell and Molecular Biology and Electric and Magnetic Fields:
4. Electric Field-Induced Calcium Flux and Changes in Cell Shape, Motility, and Cytoskeleton, S.W. Hui
5. In Vitro Systems for the Study of Electromagnetic Effects on Bone and Connective Tissue, R.A. Luben
6. Electric and Magnetic Field Effects on the Immune System, A. Chiabrera, R. Cadossi, F. Bersani, C. Franceschi, and B. Bianco
7. Autoimmune Reactions as a Possible Component of Stress Induced by Electromagnetic Fields, A.M. Serduke, Y.D. Dumanskyj, and S. Mandzu.
8. Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields on Transcription, R. Goodman and A. Shirley-Henderson.
9. Electric and Magnetic Fields and Carcinogenesis, A.H. Parola and A. Markel.
III. Cancer and Other Human Health Effects:
10. Electric and Magnetic Fields and Cancer: The Use of Field Exposure Measurements in Epidemiological Studies, S. Koifman and G. Th_riault.
11. Epidemiologic Evidence on Cancer in Relation to Residential and Occupational Exposures, D.A. Savitz and A. Ahlbom.
12. Electric Power and Risk of Hormone-Related Cancers, R.G. Stevens.
13. Thermal, Cumulative, and Life Span Effects and Cancer in Mammals Exposed to Radiofrequency Radiation, J.A. Elder.
14. Power-Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields: Issues of Risk Management and Risk Communication, M.G.Morgan.
15. The Public Health Implications of Magnetic Field Effects on Biological Systems, D.O. Carpenter.
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