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The effect of GSM-like ELF radiation on the alpha band of the human resting EEG

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Mobile phone handsets such as those operating in the GSM network emit extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields ranging from DC to at least 40 kHz. As a subpart of an extended protocol, the influence of these fields on the human resting EEG has been investigated in a fully counter balanced, double blind, cross-over design study that recruited 72 healthy volunteers. A decrease in the alpha frequency band was observed during the 20 minutes of ELF exposure in the exposed hemisphere only. This result suggests that ELF fields as emitted from GSM handsets during the DTX mode may have an effect on the resting alpha band of the human EEG.

Authors


  •   Perentos, Nick (external author)
  •   Croft, Rodney J.
  •   McKenzie, Raymond J. (external author)
  •   Cvetkovic, Dean (external author)
  •   Cosic, Irena (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Perentos, N., Croft, R. J., McKenzie, R. J., Cvetkovic, D. & Cosic, I. (2008). The effect of GSM-like ELF radiation on the alpha band of the human resting EEG. In IEEE/EMBC ''08: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Personalized Healthcare through Technology, 20-24 August 08, Vancouver, Canada. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Conference Proceedings, 2008 5680-5683.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 5680

End Page


  • 5683

Volume


  • 2008

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Mobile phone handsets such as those operating in the GSM network emit extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields ranging from DC to at least 40 kHz. As a subpart of an extended protocol, the influence of these fields on the human resting EEG has been investigated in a fully counter balanced, double blind, cross-over design study that recruited 72 healthy volunteers. A decrease in the alpha frequency band was observed during the 20 minutes of ELF exposure in the exposed hemisphere only. This result suggests that ELF fields as emitted from GSM handsets during the DTX mode may have an effect on the resting alpha band of the human EEG.

Authors


  •   Perentos, Nick (external author)
  •   Croft, Rodney J.
  •   McKenzie, Raymond J. (external author)
  •   Cvetkovic, Dean (external author)
  •   Cosic, Irena (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Perentos, N., Croft, R. J., McKenzie, R. J., Cvetkovic, D. & Cosic, I. (2008). The effect of GSM-like ELF radiation on the alpha band of the human resting EEG. In IEEE/EMBC ''08: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Personalized Healthcare through Technology, 20-24 August 08, Vancouver, Canada. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Conference Proceedings, 2008 5680-5683.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 5680

End Page


  • 5683

Volume


  • 2008

Place Of Publication


  • United States