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IEEE Power Engineering Review

Issue 8 • Date Aug. 1992

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  • Sharpening the focus on EMF research

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):6 - 9
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    An overview is given of the issues that are emerging from studies of the possible health effects of exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMFs). Chief among these is an apparent association between the incidence of leukemia in children and measures that characterize residential human exposures to magnetic fields according to the proximity, number, and size of power lines near homes, known as w... View full abstract»

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  • Biological magnets in the human brain-could magnetite mediate health effects of electromagnetic fields?

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):13 - 14
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    The isolation of microscopic crystals of the magnetic mineral magnetite from samples of human brain tissue is described. The studies show that the magnetite crystals could be moved around by magnetic fields only slightly stronger than the Earth's natural magnetic field. An extraction study revealed two types of magnetic crystals. Of 70 crystals examined, 62 had diameters of 10 to 70 nm, while the ... View full abstract»

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