Electromagnetic Interaction with Biological Systems

Filename: electromagnetic-interaction-with-biological-systems.pdf
ISBN: 9781468480597
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 300
Author: James Lin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Electromagnetic Interaction with Biological Systems in PDF and EPUB Ever since the early 1940's, electromagnetic energy in the nonionizing spectrum has contributed to the enhanced quality of life in a variety of ways. Aside from their well-known roles in communication, entertainment, industry and science, electromagnetic energy has come into wide spread use in biology and medicine. In addition to the intended purposes, these energies produce other effects which have been shown to influence the life processes of living organisms. It is noteworthy that these energies are not only harmless in ordinary quantities but are actually necessary for modern life, indeed without which life as we know it would be impossible. The purpose of this book is to present a succinct summary of the interaction of electromagnetic fields and waves with biological systems as they are now known. The subject matter is interdisciplinary and is based primarily on presentations scheduled for a joint symposium at the XXII General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science, held in Tel Aviv, Israel from Tuesday, August 25 to Wednesday, September 2, 1987. The symposium was jointly sponsored by the Bioelectromagnetics Society in cooperation with the International Radiation Protection Association. The choice of topics was made to facilitate the application and to stimulate the use of nonioni zing electromagnetic energy in biology and medicine, and to increase the awareness and to promote the consideration of radiation safety by electrical engineers and experimental physicists.


On the Nature of Electromagnetic Field Interactions with Biological Systems

Filename: on-the-nature-of-electromagnetic-field-interactions-with-biological-systems.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015031856878
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 211
Author: Allan H. Frey
Publisher: R G Landes Company

Download and read online On the Nature of Electromagnetic Field Interactions with Biological Systems in PDF and EPUB Presents recent advances in research on the interactions of electromagnetic fields (EMF) with biological systems. The book discusses the aspects and effects of various electromagnetic fields, as well as the reaction of brain receptor systems to electromagnetic field exposure.


Electromagnetic Fields in Biological Systems

Filename: electromagnetic-fields-in-biological-systems.pdf
ISBN: 9781439860625
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 458
Author: James C. Lin
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Electromagnetic Fields in Biological Systems in PDF and EPUB As wireless technology becomes more sophisticated and accessible to more users, the interactions of electromagnetic fields with biological systems have captured the interest not only of the scientific community but also the general public. Unintended or deleterious biological effects of electromagnetic fields and radiation may indicate grounds for health and safety precautions in their use. Spanning static fields to terahertz waves, Electromagnetic Fields in Biological Systems explores the range of consequences these fields have on the human body. With contributions by an array of experts, topics discussed include: Essential interactions and field coupling phenomena, highlighting their importance in research on biological effects and in scientific, industrial, and medical applications Electric field interactions in cells, focusing on ultrashort, pulsed high-intensity fields The effect of exposure to naturally occurring and human-made static, low-frequency, and pulsed magnetic fields in biological systems Dosimetry or coupling of extremely low frequency (ELF) fields into biological systems and the historical developments and recent trends in numerical dosimetry Mobile communication devices and the dosimetry or coupling of radiofrequency (RF) radiation into the human body Exposure and dosimetry associated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy Available data on the interaction of terahertz radiation with biological tissues, cells, organelles, and molecules There is great potential for communication, industrial, scientific, and medical use of electromagnetic fields and radiation. To help advance knowledge of the biological effects of such fields and to exploit their potential medical applications, this book highlights critical issues relating to their effects on living systems.





Bioengineering and Biophysical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields

Filename: bioengineering-and-biophysical-aspects-of-electromagnetic-fields.pdf
ISBN: 9781420009477
Release Date: 2006-10-20
Number of pages: 440
Author: Ben Greenebaum
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Bioengineering and Biophysical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields in PDF and EPUB Bioengineering and Biophysical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields primarily contains discussions on the physics, engineering, and chemical aspects of electromagnetic (EM) fields at both the molecular level and larger scales, and investigates their interactions with biological systems. The first volume of the bestselling and newly updated Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, Third Edition, this book adds material describing recent theoretical developments, as well as new data on material properties and interactions with weak and strong static magnetic fields. Newly separated and expanded chapters describe the external and internal electromagnetic environments of organisms and recent developments in the use of RF fields for imaging. Bioengineering and Biophysical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields provides an accessible overview of the current understanding on the scientific underpinnings of these interactions, as well as a partial introduction to experiments on the interactions themselves.


Biological Effects of Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields

Filename: biological-effects-of-magnetic-and-electromagnetic-fields.pdf
ISBN: 9780585316611
Release Date: 2007-07-23
Number of pages: 244
Author: S. Ueno
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Biological Effects of Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields in PDF and EPUB The International Symposium on Biological Effects of Magnetic and Electrom- netic Fields was held from September 3-4, 1993 at Kyushu University in Fukuoka . Japan . Originally, it was only intended to be an informal gathering of many scientists who had accepted my invitation to visit Kyushu University after the XXIVth General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), held in Kyoto prior to our symposium . However, since so many distinguished scientists were able to come, it was decided that a more formal symposium would be possible . It was a very productive symposium and, as a result, many of the guests consented that it would be a good idea to gather all the information put forth at the meeting and have it published. In addition, although they were unfortunately unable to attend the symposium . many other distinguished scientists had also expressed their wish to contribute to this effort and, in so doing. help to increase understanding in this, as yet, relatively immature field of science . The question of both positive and negative effects of magnetic and electromagnetic fields on biological systems has become more and more important in our world today as they .


Mechanistic Approaches to Interactions of Electric and Electromagnetic Fields with Living Systems

Filename: mechanistic-approaches-to-interactions-of-electric-and-electromagnetic-fields-with-living-systems.pdf
ISBN: 9781489919687
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Number of pages: 444
Author: Martin Blank
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Mechanistic Approaches to Interactions of Electric and Electromagnetic Fields with Living Systems in PDF and EPUB Although there is general agreement that exogenous electric and electromagnetic fields influence and modulate the properties of biological systems. there is no concensus regarding the mechanisms by which such fields operate. It is the purpose of this volume to bring together and examine critically the mechanistic models and concepts that have been proposed. We have chosen to arrange the papers in terms of the level of biological organization emphasized by the contributors. Some papers overlap categories. but the progression from ions and membrane surfaces. through macromolecules and the membrane matrix to integrated systems. establishes a mechanistic chain of causality that links the basic interactions in the relatively well understood simple systems to the complex living systems. where all effects occur simultaneously. The backgrounds of the invited contributors include biochemistry. biophysics. cell biology. electrical engineering. electrochemistry. electrophysiology. medicine and physical chemistry. As a result of this diversity. the mechanistic models reflect the differing approaches used by these disciplines to explain the same phenomena. Areas of agreement define the common ground. while the areas of divergence provide opportunities for refining our ideas through further experimentation. To facilitate the interaction between the different points of view, the authors have clearly indicated those published observations that they are trying to explain. i.e. the experiments that have been critical in their thinking. This should establish a concensus regarding important observations. In the discussion of theories.


Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy

Filename: bioeffects-and-therapeutic-applications-of-electromagnetic-energy.pdf
ISBN: 1420062859
Release Date: 2007-11-19
Number of pages: 400
Author: Riadh Habash
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy in PDF and EPUB From cell phones to treating cancer, EM energy plays a part in many of the innovations that we take for granted everyday. A basic force of nature, like nuclear energy or gravity, this energy can be harnessed and used, but still holds the potential to be harmful. The question remains, how safe are EM products? Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy provides a review of cutting-edge research in EM health effects and EM therapy along with emerging areas of bioengineering and biomedical engineering. The book allows you to · Understand the necessary EM theory in the context of its interaction with the human body · Review cutting-edge research on EM health effects and EM therapy · Explore techniques developed to ensure adequate EM and thermal dosimetry required for health effects and thermal therapy · Strengthen your understanding of the rapidly emerging areas of bioengineering and biomedical engineering Taking a transdisciplinary approach drawn from several intellectual streams that include physics, epidemiology, medicine, environment, risk assessment, and various disciplines of engineering, this book ventures into the conflicting studies to access research on bioeffects and therapeutic applications of EM energy. It is the only resource currently available that covers bioeffects and risk assessment of both extremely low frequency (ELF) fields and radiofrequency radiation (RFR) along with the recent developments in thermal therapy and imaging techniques.


Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields

Filename: biological-effects-of-electric-and-magnetic-fields.pdf
ISBN: 9780080886893
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Number of pages: 369
Author: David O. Carpenter
Publisher: Academic Press

Download and read online Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields in PDF and EPUB 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 biological systems. The relative risk of exposure to EMFs Putative behavioral and neural effects of EMFs EMF effects on cells


Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields Beneficial and harmful effects

Filename: biological-effects-of-electric-and-magnetic-fields-beneficial-and-harmful-effects.pdf
ISBN: 9780121602628
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 357
Author: David O. Carpenter
Publisher: Academic Press

Download and read online Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields Beneficial and harmful effects in PDF and EPUB 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. The two volumes cover: * The relative risk of exposure to EMFs * Putative behavioral and neural effects of EMFs * EMF effects on cells


Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Filename: biological-effects-of-electromagnetic-fields.pdf
ISBN: 3540429891
Release Date: 2003-01-08
Number of pages: 793
Author: Peter Stavroulakis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields in PDF and EPUB Any book under this title which creates both anticipation and anxiety must be the work of a lot of people, present any new findings with objectivity and cover the subject as exhaustively as possible. As such, it must cover the possible reproducible mechanisms of action/reaction EMF-Biological Organism, the appropriate models that allow quantitative measurements, the basic biological reproducible effects and possible therapeutic effects along with their prevalent metrics and international exposure criteria. This is exactly the main objective of this book. It is also believed that it provides some new results and conclusions which complement, clarify and verify the existing results in the literature included in the references [1] and [2]. Electromagnetic Radiation is a form of energy, which is transmitted in the form of waves which correspond to spatial and time variations of the electric and magnetic field. Electromagnetic fields appear in a vast set of frequencies (spectra) that are divided in frequency zones, according to the manner they are produced or used. Areas greater than 300 gigacycles (GHz), which include the solar spectrum, as well as x and gamma rays, have been studied sufficiently under a different angle in relation to possible biological effects. People are well aware of the harmful effects of sun radiation when they are exposed to the sunlight for extended periods of time and of the catastrophic effects of nuclear bombs and nuclear reactor leaks.


Electromagnetic Fields and Radiation

Filename: electromagnetic-fields-and-radiation.pdf
ISBN: 0824706773
Release Date: 2001-12-04
Number of pages: 424
Author: Riadh W.Y. Habash
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Electromagnetic Fields and Radiation in PDF and EPUB This reference explores the sources, characteristics, bioeffects, and health hazards of extremely low-frequency (ELF) fields and radio frequency radiation (RFR), analyzing current research as well as the latest epidemiological studies to assess potential risks associated with exposure and to develop effective safety guidelines. Compiles reports and investigations from four decades of study on the effect of nonionizing electromagnetic fields and radiation on human health Summarizing modern engineering approaches to control exposure, Electromagnetic Fields and Radiation discusses: EM interaction mechanisms in biological systems Explorations into the impact of EM fields on free radicals, cells, tissues, organs, whole organisms, and the population Regulatory standards in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific Evaluation of incident fields from various EM sources Measurement surveys for various sites including power lines, substations, mobile systems, cellular base stations, broadcast antennas, traffic radar devices, heating equipment, and other sources Dosimetry techniques for the determination of internal EM fields Conclusions reached by the Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization, and other institutions


Radio Frequency Radiation Dosimetry and Its Relationship to the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Filename: radio-frequency-radiation-dosimetry-and-its-relationship-to-the-biological-effects-of-electromagnetic-fields.pdf
ISBN: 079236404X
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 593
Author: B. Jon Klauenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Radio Frequency Radiation Dosimetry and Its Relationship to the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields in PDF and EPUB The largest workshop ever held has produced the most comprehensive review of Radio Frequency Dosimetry and Bioeffects available. Over 80 of the world's leading scientists and technical experts from nine NATO countries and six NATO Partner for Peace countries, and others, review the state of the art in radio frequency radiation dosimetry, measurements and the relationship between SAR, power density and the biological effects of the electromagnetic fields.