EMF Health-effects Research

Modification of the activity of murine peritoneal neutrophils upon exposure to millimeter waves at close and far distances from the emitter

Gapeev AB, Safronova VG, Chemeris NK, Fesenko EE,

Biofizika 41(1): 205-219, 1996

[Article in Russian]

The comparison of horn, dielectric and channel antennae on their matching with various types of loads, including a biological object, is carried out. The channel antenna in contrast to dielectric and horn ones provides the uniform spatial distribution of specific absorbed rating in the frequency range used and wide-band matching with the object both in near field and far field zones of the radiator.

It is shown, that low-intensity electromagnetic radiation of extremely high frequency in near field zone of the channel radiator modifies the activity of mouse peritoneal neutrophils on a quasi-resonance manner.

The interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the biological object has been revealed in the narrow-band frequencies of 41.8-42.05 GHz and consists in inhibition of luminol-dependent chemiluminescence of neutrophils activated by opsonized zymosan. It is not found any frequency dependence of the electromagnetic radiation effects in the far field zone of the radiator.

The results obtained suggest, that the quasi-resonance dependence of the biological effect on the frequency of the electromagnetic radiation in the near field zone is conditioned by structure and nature of the electromagnetic radiation in this zone.

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