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EMF Studies list


In this page, we will bring a short summary of some of the studies showing biological effect, damage and morbidity caused by exposure to non-ionising radiation such as RF(Radio Frequency) and ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) magnetic and electric fields. The list is presented for educational and comment knowledge needs. In any medical problem, you should address your doctor.

In every study, we will include a link to the original article or to its abstract on other web pages.

Biological mechanism & effect of RFR(Radio Frequency Radiation) 

 # Researcher, Year, country, published on About the study Bottom line and relevancy 
 1 SALFORD, Sweden, 2003, 

Environ Health Perspect. 2003 Jun; 111(7): 881–883.

 RFR damage BBB

 This study showed damage in brain tissue and nerve cell or rate's brains
that were exposed to RF radiation from cell phones. The RF
 level did not cause temperature changes but damaged the
 Blood-Brain Barrier, which probably was the Roth cause of the damages.  


Lecture by Salford -

Other studies in the same field:

Salford study, rates' brains after exposure to RF radiation

On the left side of the picture an unexposed brain, on the right
side an exposed brain.

 Relevant to cell phone use, and RF radiation exposure in general.
 2 Henry Lai, USA, 1996

Int J Radiat Biol. 1996 Apr;69(4):513-21.

 DNA Breaks after exposure to RF radiation 

In this study, Henry Lai showed that low level, none-thermal RF radiation in
2.45GHz (SAR level of 1.2W/Kg) caused DNA breaks. 

Study -
Lecture by Henry Lai -

DNA Breaks from X-Ray and RF radiation
In the picture above, on the right side DNA breaks by RF radiation,
 on the middle DNA breaks caused by X-Ray radiation, on the left side control
 DNA breaks caused by RF radiation from cell phones.
 3 Josef Friedman, Rony Seger, 2007, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel


Oxidative stress caused by RFR

 This study showed how low-level RF radiation creates ERK stress in cells and disruptions in communication between cells. 


Simillare study - Ukraine-USA-Brazil 2014 -

The way RF radiation cause oxidative stress in cells
In the picture above, the way RF radiation
 cause oxidative stress in cells.

 All RF radiation exposure.
 4 Martin Pall, USA, 2013

J Cell Mol Med. 2013 Aug; 17(8): 958–965.

(PMCID: PMC3780531)

 Health effect of RF radiation caused by activation of the VGCC 

In this article, Martin Pall shows how RFR cause health effects and
 damages in biological systems via the activation of the VGCC
 (Voltage Gated Calcium Channels).

Study -
(PMCID: PMC3780531)

Video lecture -

RFR and VGCC by martin pall
RFF via VGCC by Martin Pall

 Exposure to low-level RFR
 5 Nora D. Volkow, USA, 2011

JAMA. 2011;305(8):808-813. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.186

Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism

In this study, Nora Volkow shows that RFR from a cell phone, in CDMA standard, has a clear effect on the brain. The study shows changes in glucose consumption levels in the brain as a result of exposure to RFR from the cellphone. 

The study -
JAMA. 2011;305(8):808-813. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.186

* a Team from China showed similar results in LTE 4G RFR -
 277-86. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2013.07.018.Epub 2013 Sep 4.
Full text -

Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism

In the picture above, on the left side an exposed brain, while on the right side control.

 Cell phone use affects the brain
Alexander Lerchl and his team from Germany, 2015

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume 459, Issue 4, 17 April 2015, Pages 585-590

Tumor promotion by exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields below exposure limits for humans

Tumor-promoting effects of RF-EMF exposed mice have been reported in a 2010 study. This team replicated the study with higher numbers of mice per group. The team was able to fully confirm the previous results, thus the effects are reproducible. Apparently, no clear dose-response relationship is evident.• The team hypothesizes that metabolic changes are responsible for the effects observed. Study

About the study -

Original Study from 2010 -

Tumor promotion by exposure to RFR below exposure limits for humans
In the picture above, the study results

 RFR full body exposure from UMTS sources
 7A team from India, 2015 , 

2015 May-Jun;34(3):

Cognitive impairment and neuro genotoxic effects in rats exposed to low-intensity microwave radiation

"The results showed declined cognitive function, elevated HSP70 level, and DNA damage in the brain of microwave-exposed animals. The results indicated that chronic low-intensity microwave exposure in the frequency range of 900 to 2450 MHz may cause hazardous effects on the brain."

The study -
284-90. doi: 10.1177/1091581815574348.Epub 2015 Mar 5.

 Chronic exposure to low-level RFR
 8 Team from Korea , 2017

 2017; 7: 41129.
Published online
 2017 Jan 20

Long-term exposure to 835 MHz RF-EMF induces hyperactivity, autophagy, and demyelination in the cortical neurons of mice

Ultrastructural alterations of myelin sheaths in neurons of the cerebral cortex in mice following chronic RF-EMF exposure.

Study -

long term exposure caused hyperactivity and damage to the myelin

The list above is just the tip of the iceberg. Please see more mechanism studies at: 

Cell Phone use and cancer

 # Researcher, team, country, year, published on About the study Bottom line and relevancy
 1 The US National Toxicology Program (NTP), 2016 Report of Partial findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley® SD rats (Whole Body Exposure)

a US$25,000,000 study done by the NTP showed that male rates developed 2 types of cancer and precancerous conditions due to full body exposure to RFR from cell phones in GSM and CDMA standards, simulating full life exposure of a human. 

The study -
Full study -


incidence of cancer in male rats exposed to CDMA and GSM RFR
In the picture - incidence of cancer in male rats
exposed to CDMA and GSM RFR

 RFR from cell phones link to cancer is becoming stronger.
 2 The Interphone international team, data up to 2001, published 2010

The Interphone study show added risk to Glioma for user that talked on his/her mobile phone for  more than 27
minutes per day for 10 years. 

 This study shows a 40% (82% after statistical correction in appendix 2) 
 an increased risk for Glioma of people who used the cell phone for more
 than 27 minutes a day in 10 years (total of more than 1640 hours). 
This study was published all over the world (and it's headline say) "no link to cancer", while the row data shows a different story.

The Study -

Appendix 2 -

Appemdoc 2 - the real data show added risk to users
In the picture - Appendix 2 - the real data show added risk to users

 3 L. Hardell teams. Sweden 

Hardel studies show a link between cell phone and cordless phone use and types of brain cancer 

In his many studies, hardel and his team, show the link between the use, exposure to RFR and different types of cancer. 

Studies list -

Selected studies:
  1. Pooled analysis of Swedish case-control studies during 1997-2003 and 2007-2009 on meningioma risk associated with the use of mobile and cordless phones.
  2. Increasing rates of brain tumours in the Swedish national inpatient register and the causes of death register.
  3. Biomarkers in volunteers exposed to mobile phone radiation.
  4. Mobile phone and cordless phone use and the risk for glioma - Analysis of pooled case-control studies in Sweden, 1997-2003 and 2007-2009.
  5. Decreased survival of glioma patients with astrocytoma grade IV (glioblastoma multiforme) associated with long-term use of mobile and cordless phones.
  6. Long-term mobile phone use and acoustic neuroma.
  7. Case-control study of the association between malignant brain tumours diagnosed between 2007 and 2009 and mobile and cordless phone use.
  8. Pooled analysis of case-control studies on acoustic neuroma diagnosed 1997-2003 and 2007-2009 and use of mobile and cordless phones.
  9. Meningioma patients diagnosed 2007-2009 and the association with the use of mobile and cordless phones: a case-control study.
  10. Use of mobile phones and cordless phones is associated with increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma.
  11. Use of mobile and cordless phones and the survival of patients with glioma.
  12. Use of wireless phones and the risk of salivary gland tumours: a case-control study.

L. Hardell

 Cell phone & cordless phone use cause cancer
 4 French team. 2013

BMJ -  Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Volume 71, Issue 7

CERENAT case-control study  -  Coureau GBouvier GLebailly P, et al

Mobile phone use and brain tumours in the CERENAT case-control study 
Occup Environ Med 2014;71:514-522

In this questionnaire study 253 Glioma Brain cancer patients, 194 Meningiomas and 892 controls, were asked about this cell phone use habits.
The study found that "Heaviest Users" had an added risk of both types of brain cancers:
Higher than 896 Hours (about 14.72 minutes per day for 10 years) - OR=2.89; 95% CI 1.41 to 5.93 for gliomas; OR=2.57; 95% CI 1.02 to 6.44 for meningiomas.
Number of calls higher than 18 360 calls (about 5 calls per day for 10 years), OR=2.10, 95% CI 1.03 to 4.31
Even "Normal Users" has a OR=1.24 for Gliomas.

"Risks were higher for gliomas, temporal tumours, occupational and urban mobile phone use."

Study -

" a possible association between heavy mobile phone use and brain tumours"
 5 An Israeli team led by Prof Sigal Sidesky, 2008

Am J Epidemiol (2008) 167 (4): 457-467.

This study was part of the interphone study (see above) and was published on it's own. The study tested and found a correlation between cellphone use and Benign and Malignant Parotid Gland Tumor. The results showed an increase risk of 58% in the users that did the most number of calls (>5,479 , in 10 years that would be about 1.5 calls a day) and of 49% in the group of users that has the most time on the phone without the use of speaker or an earpiece (>266.3 hours, in 10 years that would be 4.377 minutes a day ) .  

Study -
 Talking on the phone when next to the head
   We will add more studies in the near future 

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