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01/12/2004

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In Vitro Exposure Apparatus for ELF Magnetic Fields

Jürgen Schuderer, Walter Oesch, Norbert Felber and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 8, pp. 582–591, December 2004

 

 
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29/11/2004

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Final Report on REFLEX and Project Summary Now Available

REFLEX (Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards from Low Energy Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure Using Sensitive in vitro Methods) was a 3-year joint research project within the 5th EU Framework Program

 
Whole-Body Exposure to 2.45 GHz Electromagnetic Fields Does Not Alter Radial-Maze Performance in Rats
01/11/2004

Whole-Body Exposure to 2.45 GHz Electromagnetic Fields Does Not Alter Radial-Maze Performance in Rats

Jean-Christophe Cassel, Brigitte Cosquer, Rodrigue Galani and Niels Kuster, Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 155, Issue 1, pp. 37–43, November 2004.


Mobile communication is based on utilization of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the frequency range of 0.3–300 GHz. Human and animal studies suggest that EMFs, which are in the 0.1 MHz–300 GHz range, might interfere with cognitive processes. In 1994, a report by Lai et al. [Bioelectromagnetics 15 (1994) 95–104] showed that whole-body exposure of rats to pulsed 2.45 GHz microwaves (2 μs pulse width, 500 pps, and specific absorption rate [SAR] 0.6 W/kg) for 45 min resulted in altered spatial working memory assessed in a 12-arm radial-maze task. Surprisingly, there has been only one attempt to replicate this experiment so far [Bioelectromagnetics 25 (2004) 49–57]; confirmation of the Lai et al. experiment failed. In the present study, rats were tested in a 12-arm radial-maze subsequently to a daily exposure to 2.45 GHz microwaves (2 μs pulse width, 500 pps, and SAR 0.6 W/kg) for 45 min. The performance of exposed rats was comparable to that found in sham-exposed or in naive rats (no contact with the exposure system). Regarding the methodological details provided by Lai et al. on their testing protocol, our results might suggest that the microwave-induced behavioral alterations measured by these authors might have had more to do with factors liable to performance bias than with spatial working memory per se.

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04/10/2004

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Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Congnitive Performance and Waking EEG

S. J. Regel, J. M. Gottselig, J. Schuderer, G. Hofer-Tinguely, N. Kuster, H.-P. Landolt, J. V. Rétey and P. Achermann in 17th CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SLEEP RESEARCH SOCIETY, October 2004

 
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04/10/2004

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Thermal Thresholds of Restrained RF Exposed Mice at 905 MHz

Sven Ebert, Clemens Dasenbrock, Thomas Tillmann and Niels Kuster in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, Kos, Greece, 4-8 October 2004

 
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01/10/2004

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Guidance for Exposure Design of Human Studies Addressing Health Risk Evaluations of Mobile Phones

Niels Kuster, Jürgen Schuderer, Andreas Christ, Peter Futter and Sven Ebert, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 7 , pp. 524–529, October 2004

 
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15/08/2004

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In Vitro Exposure Setups for RF Exposures at 900 MHz

Jürgen Schuderer, Denis Spät, Theodoros Samaras, Walter Oesch and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions in Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp. 2067–2075, August 2004

 

 
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15/08/2004

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High Peak SAR Exposure Unit with Tight Exposure and Environmental Control for In Vitro Experiments at 1800 MHz

Jürgen Schuderer, Theodoros Samaras, Walter Oesch, Denis Spät and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions in Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp. 2057–2066, August 2004