Assessment of Potential Short-Term Effects of Intermittent UMTS Electromagnetic Fields on Blood Circulation in an Exploratory Study, Using Near-Infrared Imaging
Potential short-term effects of intermittent UMTS electromagnetic fields (UMTS-EMF) on the cerebral blood circulation were assessed by near-infrared imaging. Different UMTS-EMF signals and exposure positions were applied in an exploratory study on eight subjects. Since no significant changes were found, the UMTS-EMF signal and the exposure position with the maximum changes in the measurement variables were estimated.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Swiss National Foundation (National Research Programme NRP 57). We thank Massimo Merlini (Statistician, ETH Zurich) for his valuable comments and great support.
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