11 April 2000 Magnetic field effects on human lymphocytes: methodological assessments and experimental evidences
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Proceedings Volume 3913, In-Vitro Diagnostic Instrumentation; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382041
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
The results are discussed of a systematic investigation on the electromagnetic field exposure consequences on human lymphocytes. These artificial fields have intensities comparable with the Earth magnetic field one, and are used for exposures up to 4 days. Different and complementary techniques are used to safely assess the consequences of ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) on the cells; in particular morphology, metabolism and population dynamics are investigated. The recourse to ultra microscopy, pressure monitoring in sealed bottles, atomic mass spectroscopy. Far IR Fourier Transform and cytofluorimetry techniques give a good insight in the EMF induced changes. A statistically significant deviation of irradiated samples with respect to the control ones are reported. A critical analysis and a survey of similar experiments reported in literature lead us to the exam of the experimental set up with attention to the geometry of the irradiation system. Finally the role of different magnetic field detectors in the reproducibility of the experiments will be carefully discussed.
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Marziale Milani, Monica Ballerini, Giuliana Baroni, Lorenzo Ferraro, Massimo Barberis, Maria Cannone, "Magnetic field effects on human lymphocytes: methodological assessments and experimental evidences", Proc. SPIE 3913, In-Vitro Diagnostic Instrumentation, (11 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382041; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382041

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