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ELF-EMFs INDUCED EFFECTS ON CELL LINES: CONTROLLING ELF GENERATION IN LABORATORY

By M. Farina, M. Farina, M. A. Mariggio, T. Pietrangelo, J. J. Stupak, A. Morini, and G. Fano

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Abstract:
The aim of this paper is to discuss the effects of the exposure to Extremely Low Frequency ElectroMagnetic Fields (ELF-EMFs) on non- and excitable cells using in vitro cell models, namely neuron-like cell line (PC12), glioblastoma GL15 as glial model and C2C12 myocytes as muscle model, focusing our attention on standardized protocols for ELF-EMFs generation and exposure. A major issue in laboratory -and likely in natura- studies about possible biological effects of ELF waves is the difficulty in providing standard, reproducible environmental conditions. Hence, as part of the work we have developed an exposure system including a probing scanner, able to sample a given volume and to measure the time-varying magnetic field vector. The system allows detection, monitoring and removal of electromagnetic noise sources, as well as means to assess field homogeneity in terms of intensity and polarization.

Citation:
M. Farina, M. Farina, M. A. Mariggio, T. Pietrangelo, J. J. Stupak, A. Morini, and G. Fano, "ELF-Emfs Induced Effects on Cell Lines: Controlling ELF Generation in Laboratory," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 24, 131-153, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERB10061709

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