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Electric currents and fields induced in cells in the human brain by radiation from hand-held cellular telephones

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King, Ronold W.P. ; Gordon McKay Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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After a review of recent work on the interaction of electromagnetic fields from cellular telephones with the human head, the structural and radiating properties of two common types of transceivers are determined. These include the impedance and current amplitude distribution of the antennas. The tangential electric field maintained by the antennas on the adjacent surface of the head is next determined. From this, the electric field propagating through the skull into the brain is analyzed and, from it, the electric field in spherical and long cylindrical cells is determined. It ranges from 27 to 13.5 V/m in the first 3 cm inside the skull. Of interest is the fact that the induced field in the interior of all cells, regardless of their shape, is the same as the incident field in the brain. It is hoped that biomedical scientists will review these results and determine possible biological effects. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:87 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Jan 2000

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