Exposure to electromagnetic fields, low frequency, and effects on the cardiovascular system.

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Κατεύθυνση Περιβάλλον και Υγεία: Διαχείριση Περιβαλλοντικών Θεμάτων με Επιπτώσεις στην Υγεία
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Καθηγήτρια Νικολοπούλου-Σταμάτη Πολυξένη
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'Εκθεση σε ηλεκτρομαγνητικά πεδία χαμηλής συχνότητας και επιδράσεις στο καρδιαγγειακό σύστημα
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Exposure to electromagnetic fields, low frequency, and effects on the cardiovascular system.
Electromagnetic radiation (EM), is a kind of radiation that is transmitted to
the material or the void in the form of light waves. An entire technological
world, our world as we know it today, was based on the application of the
electromagnetic radiation. There are two forms of electromagnetic radiation,
ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation carry energy
such as to penetrate the material and cause ionization of atoms. On the other
hand, non ionizing is a low-frequency radiation and not capable to cause
ionization but capable to cause electrical, chemical and thermal effects in the
This study has been focused on the study of low frequency radiation. The term
low frequency electric and magnetic fields (50-60 Hz) refer to one of the
categories of non-ionizing radiation and describe the fields generated by the
electricity transmission network, such as lines and high-voltage substations,
the average network low voltage used for the distribution of electricity,
electrical wiring and appliances used by all of us in our home activities and
in our workplace.
The aim of this study is to examine the biological effects of non-ionizing
electromagnetic radiation on humans. The study will focus on the cardiovascular
changes, that non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation exposure can cause on
short-term or on long-term. The determination of the possible effects of
non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation on heart rate, may lead to new ways to
anticipate and impact management and by extension to take measures for the
protection of particular population groups exposed to this kind of radiation.
Low frequency electromagnetic fields, Ionizing radiation, Non-ionizing radiation, Exposure limits, Cardiovascular diseases
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