Assessment of Potential Short-Term Effects of Intermittent UMTS Electromagnetic Fields on Blood Circulation in an Exploratory Study, Using Near-Infrared Imaging

  • Sonja Spichtig
  • Felix Scholkmann
  • Lydia Chin
  • Hugo Lehmann
  • Martin Wolf
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (volume 737)

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Spichtig
    • 1
    • 2
  • Felix Scholkmann
    • 1
  • Lydia Chin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hugo Lehmann
    • 3
  • Martin Wolf
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Division of Neonatology, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute for Biomedical EngineeringUniversity and ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd., Innovation Competence CentreEnvironment & Electromagnetic CompatibilityBernSwitzerland

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