Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. 2014, 2(1), 1-4DOI:
Abstract: Every day, we’re swimming in a sea of electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical appliances, power lines, wiring in buildings, and a group of other technologies that are part of modern life. Cell phones have become a vital part of our lives, and its use is not only restricted to voice conversations but also conveying news, high resolution pictures and internet. During recent years there has been increasing public concern on potential health risks from extremely low frequency electromagnetic ﬁelds and radiofrequency/microwave radiation emissions. It is fairly well established that at sufficiently high power levels, radiofrequency and microwave energy can produce deleterious biological effects. Some investigations suggested that these fields may have genotoxic effects and may increase the risk of several cancers and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. The aim of this review was to evaluate the influence of mobile telephone radiation on biological systems and health. It is concluded that these fields can influence several biological functions of cells and tissues, modulating intracellular reactive oxygen species levels and the cell cycle progression.