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Magnetic field effects on human lymphocytes: methodological assessments and experimental evidences
Author(s): Marziale Milani; Monica Ballerini; Giuliana Baroni; Lorenzo Ferraro; Massimo Barberis; Maria Cannone
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Paper Abstract

The results are discussed of a systematic investigation on the electromagnetic field exposure consequences on human lymphocytes. These artificial fields have intensities comparable with the Earth magnetic field one, and are used for exposures up to 4 days. Different and complementary techniques are used to safely assess the consequences of ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) on the cells; in particular morphology, metabolism and population dynamics are investigated. The recourse to ultra microscopy, pressure monitoring in sealed bottles, atomic mass spectroscopy. Far IR Fourier Transform and cytofluorimetry techniques give a good insight in the EMF induced changes. A statistically significant deviation of irradiated samples with respect to the control ones are reported. A critical analysis and a survey of similar experiments reported in literature lead us to the exam of the experimental set up with attention to the geometry of the irradiation system. Finally the role of different magnetic field detectors in the reproducibility of the experiments will be carefully discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2000
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3913, In-Vitro Diagnostic Instrumentation, (11 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382041
Show Author Affiliations
Marziale Milani, Univ. degli Studi di Milano and INFM (Italy)
Monica Ballerini, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Giuliana Baroni, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Lorenzo Ferraro, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Massimo Barberis, Clinica San Carlo (Italy)
Maria Cannone, Clinica San Carlo (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3913:
In-Vitro Diagnostic Instrumentation
Gerald E. Cohn, Editor(s)

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