Biological effects of electromagnetic fields at extremely low frequencies

극저주파(Extremely Low Frequency : ELF) 대 전자기장(Electromagnatic field)의 생물학적 영향

  • 정해원 (서울대학교 보건대학원)
  • Published : 1995.09.30


This paper reviews studies on potential health effects of electric and magnetic fields at extremely low frequencies(ELF). Recent studies focus on the epidemiological investigation of cancer, reproductive outcome and neurobehavioral effects due to residential and occupational exposure to ELF. Laboratory experiments are also carried out to find the possible mechanism of biological effects of ELF. Firm conclusion regarding whether ELF cause cancer are not yet conclusive but suggestive and other health effects of exposure to ELF have also been suggested but the evidence is even weaker than that related to cancer.