EMF Health-effects Research

The influence of high frequency EMF on the intracellular calcium concentrations of excitable and non-ecitable cells.

Meyer R, Gollnick F, Wolke S

Presented at URSI 26th General Assembly in Toronto 1999; BEMS in St Petersburg Florida 1998; published in Electronic compatibility of Biological Systems 1997; and in Edition Wissenschaft 2, 1998; and NR 10 1996; and Bielctromagnetics 17:144-153 1996

Motorola-funded FGF project

Contractors: Institute of Physiology, Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitat Bonn.

These studies explored the possible effects of RF fields such as those used by cellular telephones on the calcium concentration in Jurkatt-T and other cells using flourescent dyes and patch clamp technology.

The researchers found tht exposure to alternating fields and pulsed signals had no effect on intracellular calcium concentration, regardless of the pulse modulation technology.

The experiments performed in this investigation did not produce any evidence of weak (athermal) RF effects on intracellular calcium concentations regardless of signal frequency or modulation pattern, and therefore did not corroborate the 1984 report by Dutta et al of positive findings employing similar pulsed 900 MHz signals for exposure.

Additional Web Notes

See Dutta's findings.

This is research funded through the German organisation called FGF (Forschungsgemeinschaft Funk) which is itself funded by both the cellular telephone industry and the radio and television broadcasters.

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