Microwaves emitted by cellular telephones affect human slow brain potentials

Citation
G. Freude et al., Microwaves emitted by cellular telephones affect human slow brain potentials, EUR J A PHY, 81(1-2), 2000, pp. 18-27
Citations number
53
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physiology
Journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY AND OCCUPATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0301-5548 → ACNP
Volume
81
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
18 - 27
Database
ISI
SICI code
0301-5548(200001)81:1-2<18:MEBCTA>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
The influence of electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by cellular telephone s on preparatory slow brain potentials (SP) was studied in two experiments, about 6 months apart. In the first experiment, a significant decrease of S P was found during exposure to EMF in a complex visual monitoring task (VMT ). This effect was replicated in the second experiment. In addition to the VMT, EMF effects on SP were analysed in two further, less demanding tasks: in a simple finger movement task to elicit a Bereitschaftspotential (BP) an d in a two-stimulus task to elicit a contingent negative variation (CNV). I n comparison to the VMT, no significant main EMF effects were found in BP a nd CNV tasks. The results accounted for a selective EMF effect on particula r aspects of human information processing, but did not indicate any influen ce on human performance, well-being and health.