Exposure of Human Cells to Electromagnetic Fields
HUNTER COLL NEW YORK
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The objective of this research-was to find how exposure to extremely low frequency elf electric and magnetic fields EMFs affects human cells. It was previously postulated that EMFs initiate a transduction cascade at the cell membrane. If this is the case, then within minutes, a sequence of events, including early gene activation, could set up the initial steps leading to proliferation. A series of experiments were set up to determine the validity of this model by measuring specific proteins or protein groups. The results showed that some proteins are increased following exposure to a 60 Hz EMF for periods from 45 to 120 minutes. Other proteins, however, are either decreased or unaffected by the presence of the field.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Electricity and Magnetism