[Neuroscience] Re: UK agency recognizes "electrosensitivity" as a
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Wed Dec 14 17:49:31 EST 2005
In bionet.neuroscience Allen L. Barker <alb at datafilter.com> sanoi, hitaasti kuin hämähäkki:
I'm very curious why this work has never been published, except in this single
news article from over two years ago. Any idea?
> Blood flow to brain changes with radio-wave exposure: study
> 2003 Kyodo News (c) Established 1945 August 19, 2003
> TOKYO, Aug 19, 2003 (Kyodo via COMTEX) -- Japanese researchers said
> Tuesday they have found that blood flow in the brains of people who
> complain of irritation from electromagnetic waves changes when they
> are exposed to such waves from appliances such as cell phones and
> power lines.
> The research group measured the changes in the amount of blood flow in
> 10 people, five of whom have symptoms of hypersensitivity to
> electromagnetic waves. They found that the brain's blood flow in those
> with the hypersensitivity fluctuated with exposure to the waves.
> The findings are expected to contribute to understanding the symptoms,
> such as headaches and fatigue, for which the causal relationship with
> electromagnetic waves remains unknown.
> The researchers believe the symptoms were caused either because the
> electromagnetic waves disrupted the nerve system and thus caused
> changes in the blood flow, or that the ability to maintain the brain's
> blood flow at a certain level was reduced.
> The research involved Ko Sakabe of the Kitasato Institute Hospital and
> the nongovernmental environment organization Japan Offspring Fund.
> Many people with irritations linked to electromagnetic waves also have
> problems moving their eyeballs and abnormality in their pupils'
> reaction to light.
> "We want to conduct further research with more cases and higher
> precision," Sakabe said.
> There has so far been no method to test for hypersensitivity to
> electromagnetic waves. One indicator is that symptoms disappear or
> improve as patients distance themselves from the environment affected
> by the waves.
> In some cases, factors other than electromagnetic waves were said to
> be the cause of the illnesses.
>> Some may argue that the enormous economic forces require our
>> telecommunications and electrical power infrastructure and hence will
>> actively suppress any research that shows these to be dangerous. Yet,
>> scientists tend to be pesky individuals often not attuned to (or, more
>> often, strongly opposed to) such institutional pressures. Anyone who
>> does discover a clear mechanism by which electromagnetic influences
>> cause physical impairment quickly become famous -- a powerful
>> motivation to continue looking. Still, no clear data.
> Perhaps you should read the British report and look into studies of
> nonthermal EM effects before concluding that there is no clear data...
> EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
> Directorate General for Research-Directorate A
> STOA - Scientific and Technological Options Assessment
> Options Brief and Executive Summary PE nr. 297.574 March 2001
> THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NON-IONISING ELECTROMAGNETIC
> Mobile phones can trigger eye damage, fear scientists
> By Peter Zimonjic
> (Filed: 07/08/2005)
> Changes in human EEG caused by low level modulated microwave stimulation
> Hiie Hinrikus *, Maie Parts, Jaanus Lass, Viiu Tuulik
> Biomedical Engineering Centre, Tallinn Technical University, Tallinn, Estonia
> email: Hiie Hinrikus (hiie at bmt.cb.ttu.ee)
> *Correspondence to Hiie Hinrikus, Biomedical Engineering Centre, Tallinn
> Technical University, 5 Ehitajate Road, EE19086, Tallinn, Estonia.
> Funded by:
> Estonian Science Foundation; Grant Number: 5143
> EMF effect photic stimulation EEG alpha rhythm EEG theta rhythm
> repetitive exposure
> This study focuses on the effect of low level microwave radiation on human
> EEG alpha and theta rhythms. During the experiment, 20 healthy volunteers
> were exposed to a 450 MHz microwaves with 7 Hz on-off modulation. The
> field power density at the scalp was 0.16 mW/cm2. Signals from the
> following EEG channels were used: FP1, FP2, P3, P4, T3, T4, O1, and O2.
> The experimental protocol consisted of one cycle of short term photic and
> ten cycles of the repetitive microwave stimulation. The changes caused by
> photic as well as microwave stimulation were more regular on the alpha
> rhythm. In the majority of cases, photic stimulation caused changes in the
> EEG energy level in the occipital and microwave stimulation in the frontal
> region. Our experimental results demonstrated that microwave stimulation
> effects became apparent, starting from the third stimulation cycle. Changes
> varied strongly from subject to subject. Therefore, photic and microwave
> exposure did not cause statistically significant changes in the EEG
> activity level for the whole group. For some subjects, clear tendencies of
> changes in microwave on-off cycles were noticeable. Bioelectromagnetics
> 25:431-440, 2004. © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
> Received: 11 June 2003; Accepted: 18 November 2003
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