MULTILEVEL ASSESSMENT ON BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

Abstract: 

During the past decades wireless communications technology has grown rapidly. Although thermal effects of Radio Frequency (RF) Electromagnetic (EM) fields have been extensively studied for biological tissues (associated with the amount of EM power emitted by a device), scientists are concerned. They investigate non-thermal effects, in an attempt to identify possible effects in cellular and cognitive functions. mBioRF proposal aims to study the interaction between modern systems of RF EM sources and humans, with emphasis on groups of special interest, such as pregnant women and children.

mBioRF will be developed in three levels:

  • cellular,
  • tissue and
  • neurophysiological.
  1. We will investigate the effect of electromagnetic waves in cell physiology and function by means of free radicals generation, an aggravating factor in many diseases states including atherosclerosis, cancer etc.
  2. We will quantify the EM power absorbed by biological tissues, focusing on children and pregnant women. We will also assess, numerically and experimentally, the brain temperature and conductivity alternations before and after EM irradiation.
  3.  We will assess possible changes in Electroencephalogram (EEG) and evoked potentials (EP) recordings during (subliminal) acoustic/optical stimuli, due to exposure to third generation (3G) terminals. Possible changes in brain conductivity will be also coinvestigated.

The proposed study will be developed in six workpackages (WP).

  1. First WP will be devoted to peripheral blood lymphocytes' analysis after EM irradiation.
  2. Second WP will be devoted to assessment of power absorption by children and pregnant women due to EM fields.
  3. Third WP will focus on numerical and experimental estimation of temperature alternations inside head.
  4. Fourth WP will study changes in physiological parameters recordings, due to RF EM fields.
  5. Last two WPs are designed for project coordination and publicity/dissemination activities, correspondingly. 

 

MIS: 379520

Project info

Acronym:
mBioRF
Coordinating Institution:
University of Patras
Scientific Coordinator:
Koulouridis Stavros
Research Team 2 Leader:
Nikita Konstantina
Research Team 3 Leader:
Piperakis Stylianos

Stats

I.D.:
11
Mis:
379520
Duration (months):
44
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4Λ59-87Ι

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