By James C. Lin (auth.), James C. Lin (eds.)

Hardly any phenomenon within the sleek atmosphere is as ubiquitous as electromagnetic fields and waves. we've discovered to appreciate the actual features of those power kinds, and we've got utilized them in plentiful how one can adorn our methods of existence and our criteria of dwelling. in addition, we have now come to rely on them for well-being, protection, info, comfOli, and conveyance. except their meant roles, those electromagnetic fields and waves have other results which could impact the actions of residing organisms. the consequences produced rely on many actual, chemical, and organic elements. they are grossly obvious and visual quickly after publicity of the residing organism or they might not seem to have prompted the organism in any respect upon informal exam. Even then, there's sophisticated alterations that are in simple terms detectable upon cautious chemical or microscopic research, or that are obvious merely after a substantial time hold up. however, our knowing of the interplay of electromagnetic fields with dwelling structures is advancing in a variety of topical parts. This bi-annual sequence with invited studies by means of well-known leaders of their respective specialties, will current growth so far in key components of analysis and scholarship. The guiding philosophy of this venture is the presentation of built-in, recognized, and confilmed phenomenological observations, easy mechanism of interactions, and purposes in biology and medication, in addition to views on present subject matters of interest.

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Castleman, B. L. 1949, Effect of diathermy (short wave and microwave) on bone growth in albina rat, 1. , 31A; 487. , 1979, Electrical wiring configurations and childhood cancers, Amer. , 109:273-284. , 1971, Influence of electric fields on some parameters of circadian rhythms in man, in: "Biochronometry," M. , National Academy of Science, Washington, D. C. 25 NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS OF RADIO FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION Henry Lai Department of Pharmacology and Center for Bioengineering University of Washington Seattle, W A 98195 INTRODUCTION Many reports in the literature have suggested the effect of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RFR) (10 kHz-300,000 MHz) on the functions of the nervous system.

Seaman and Lebovitz [1987; 1989] also recorded in the cat the responses of single neurons in the cochlear nucleus, a relay nucleus in the auditory system, to 37 pulsed 915-MHz RFR applied to the head of the animal. ) Electroencephalographic Recording Various experiments studied the effects of acute and chronic RFR exposures on electroencephalograph (EEG). Measurement of electrical activity from the brain using external electrodes provides a non-invasive means of studying brain activity. Electroencephalograph is the summation of neural activities in the brain and provides a gross indicator of brain functions.

They also confirmed in the rat that the response is dependent on the energy per pulse and independent of the pulse width (up to lOlls in this experiment). Lebovitz and Seaman [1977a,b] recorded responses from single auditory neurons in the auditory nerve of the cat in response to 915-MHz pulsed RFR. Responses are similar to those elicited by acoustic stimuli. Seaman and Lebovitz [1987; 1989] also recorded in the cat the responses of single neurons in the cochlear nucleus, a relay nucleus in the auditory system, to 37 pulsed 915-MHz RFR applied to the head of the animal.

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