Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems

Volume 5, Health Effects of Cell Phone Radiation

  • James C. Lin

Part of the Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems book series (AEFL, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Minouk J. Schoemaker, Anthony J. Swerdlow
    Pages 83-131
  3. Norbert Leitgeb
    Pages 167-197
  4. Kjell Hansson Mild, Jonna Wilén
    Pages 199-219
  5. Paolo Bernardi, Stefano Pisa, Marta Cavagnaro, Emanuel Piuzzi, James C. Lin
    Pages 221-276
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-279

About this book


The popularity and rapid deployment of wireless communication technology has led to increasing numbers of new devices and systems that emit RF electromagnetic energy. It has resulted in large numbers of individuals at the workplace or in the general public being exposed to RF fields. At the current rate of growth more of the world’s population will have access to mobile phone services than to electricity. In most cases, the RF sources are in close proximity to the human body. The increased exposures at the workplace or in daily life have prompted the need for further research to evaluate RF safety and health implications.

However, exposure to RF electromagnetic fields is not limited to mobile or wireless communication; widespread applications of RF and microwave energy are found in RF article identification and surveillance, on-body sensing and interrogation, novel active and passive security and detection technology, and proposed digital living network applications. Given the technological, regulatory and marketing challenges, the timing of the introduction or deployment of many new applications is somewhat uncertain. It should be noted that the experience of the cellular mobile telephone industry indicates that once new technology is deployed, the adoption rate can easily explode.

There is a real need for reliable scientific answers on health effects associated with exposures resulting from widespread use of RF electromagnetic fields in new and existing technology and devices.

Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems; Volume 5, Health Effects of Cell Phone Radiation presents chapters written by scientists, who have made major contributionsto this area of research. Topics include:

  • Cellular Biology Aspects
  • Carcinogenic Potential
  • Epidemiological Studies
  • Cognitive Effects
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Dosimetry and Induced Temperature


About the Editor:

James C. Lin is professor of electrical engineering at University of Illinois-Chicago, and was Head of the Bioengineering Department. He is a Fellow of AAAS, AIMBE and the IEEE, a recipient of the d'Arsonval Medal from the Bioelectromagnetics Society. Dr. Lin is a member of ICNIRP and served as chair of URSI Commission on Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine, IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation, and Vice President of National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-92733-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-92736-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-2197
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