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Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction of Electromagnetic Fields on Cells

Version 1 : Received: 24 January 2020 / Approved: 26 January 2020 / Online: 26 January 2020 (01:57:22 CET)

How to cite: Gómez-Ríos, D. Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction of Electromagnetic Fields on Cells. Preprints 2020, 2020010301 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0301.v1). Gómez-Ríos, D. Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction of Electromagnetic Fields on Cells. Preprints 2020, 2020010301 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0301.v1).

Abstract

Modern life implies a constant exposure of living organisms to electromagnetic fields generated by human made technology. The question of whether or not electromagnetic fields in the non-ionizing frequency range can affect cellular functions, increasing the risk of cancer or another pathologies is currently a subject of interest for scientific community of several disciplines of physics, biology, chemistry and medicine. The first part of this short review presents briefly the possible mechanism of interaction of electromagnetic fields in cellular level based in theoretical models and experimental results. The second part refers to experimental observations published by several authors about the potential cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of electromagnetic fields. Results of researches are no yet conclusive enough to accept or reject the genotoxic, carcinogenic or cytotoxic potential of these fields. Up to date the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified the X, gamma and ultraviolet radiation as carcinogenic and the fields generated by radio frequencies as possibly carcinogenic.

Subject Areas

electromagnetic fields; mutagenicity tests; cytotoxicity; magnetic phenomena; biophysical phenomena

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