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Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Pollution, November 2018
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Title
Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective
Published in
Environmental Pollution, November 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.019
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Authors

Dominique Belpomme, Lennart Hardell, Igor Belyaev, Ernesto Burgio, David O. Carpenter

Abstract

Exposure to low frequency and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields at low intensities poses a significant health hazard that has not been adequately addressed by national and international organizations such as the World Health Organization. There is strong evidence that excessive exposure to mobile phone-frequencies over long periods of time increases the risk of brain cancer both in humans and animals. The mechanism(s) responsible include induction of reactive oxygen species, gene expression alteration and DNA damage through both epigenetic and genetic processes. In vivo and in vitro studies demonstrate adverse effects on male and female reproduction, almost certainly due to generation of reactive oxygen species. There is increasing evidence the exposures can result in neurobehavioral decrements and that some individuals develop a syndrome of "electro-hypersensitivity" or "microwave illness", which is one of several syndromes commonly categorized as "idiopathic environmental intolerance". While the symptoms are non-specific, new biochemical indicators and imaging techniques allow diagnosis that excludes the symptoms as being only psychosomatic. Unfortunately standards set by most national and international bodies are not protective of human health. This is a particular concern in children, given the rapid expansion of use of wireless technologies, the greater susceptibility of the developing nervous system, the hyperconductivity of their brain tissue, the greater penetration of radiofrequency radiation relative to head size and their potential for a longer lifetime exposure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 73 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 15%
Researcher 10 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Student > Master 8 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 7%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 18 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 11 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 5%
Other 17 23%
Unknown 22 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 98. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 December 2019.
All research outputs
#173,546
of 13,990,270 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Pollution
#52
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Outputs of similar age
#7,081
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Outputs of similar age from Environmental Pollution
#2
of 199 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,990,270 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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