EMF Health-effects Research
Species specificity, age factors, and various neurochemical correlates of the animal spontaneous behavior after exposure to WMF of the ultra-low intensity
Shtemberg AS, Uzbekov MG, Shikhov SN, Bazian AS, Cherniakov GM,
Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova 50(4):703-715, 2000
[Article in Russian]
Behavioral and neurochemical reactions of small laboratory animals (mice and rats of different age) under exposure to ultra low-intensity electromagnetic fields (EMF, frequency of 4200 and 970 MHz, modulated by a quasistochastic signal in the range of 20-20,000 Hz, power density 15 microW/cm2, specific body absorption rate up to 4.5 mJ/kg) were studied.
The EMF basically inhibited the locomotor and exploratory activity in the "open-field" test. The species- and age-specific features rather than radiation conditions dominated.
However, decrease in the EMF frequency considerably intensified the observed effect. Change in animal behavior was accompanied by shifts in neurochemical processes, i.e., sharp activation of serotoninergic and inhibition of morepinephrinergic system.