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The search for mechanisms to explain electromagnetic (EM) field interactions with living systems was concentrated almost entirely in studies of electric fields in and the dielectric properties of the living systems prior to 1984. Magnetic fields had been studied as a prime mover, but primarily only high level magnetic fields such as one might find in the power generation industry or near superconducting magnetics had been considered. Any effects of very low level magnetic fields were assumed to be small enough to be ignored since living systems are primarily dielectric, not magnetic (from a material property viewpoint). The flaw in this reasoning is that a non-time varying (dc) magnetic field combined with a carefully chosen electric field can possibly alter the way in which a dielectric material responds to the electric field.

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McLeod, B.R., Liboff, A.R. (1987). Cyclotron Resonance in Cell Membranes: The Theory of the Mechanism. In: Blank, M., Findl, E. (eds) Mechanistic Approaches to Interactions of Electric and Electromagnetic Fields with Living Systems. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1968-7_6

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