BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AMPLITUDE-MODULATED RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION

Citation
J. Juutilainen et R. Deseze, BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AMPLITUDE-MODULATED RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION, Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health, 24(4), 1998, pp. 245-254
Citations number
53
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Public, Environmental & Occupation Heath
ISSN journal
0355-3140
Volume
24
Issue
4
Year of publication
1998
Pages
245 - 254
Database
ISI
SICI code
0355-3140(1998)24:4<245:BEOARR>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
Users of mobile telephones are exposed to radiofrequency radiation. On e of the questions still open today is whether amplitude-modulated rad iofrequency signals from digital phones exert specific bioeffects diff erent from those of continuous (unmodulated) radiofrequency radiation. This paper reviews recent literature on the bioeffects of amplitude-m odulated radiofrequency radiation, from cells to humans. The consisten cy of the results is discussed and exposure parameters are compared to identify possible biologically active forms of amplitude modulation. Several studies have reported findings consistent with effects on the nervous system and cancer-related biological processes. However, the m ethods and exposure parameters vary widely, and no independent replica tions of the positive findings have been reported. The results availab le today fail to support the existence of well-defined modulation-spec ific bioeffects from exposure to radiofrequency radiation. Additional systematic studies are needed to identify possible reproducible modula tion-dependent effects and biologically active modulation parameters.