Thresholds of central nervous system stimulation at intermediate frequencies

Ilkka Laakso, Takenobu Murakami

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There is a lack of scientific data about human exposure to intermediate frequency (300 Hz-10 MHz) electromagnetic fields (EMF). Here, we investigated the thresholds of stimulation of brain tissue for intermediate frequency EMF using multi-scale computational modelling, combining electromagnetic dosimetry with biological neuron models. By analysing data from physiological measurements, an approximative threshold-frequency curve was constructed and compared with existing data on stimulation thresholds. The results show that existing safety guidelines have a large margin of safety, especially at frequencies around 1 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, URSI AP-RASC 2016
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467388016
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventURSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 21 Aug 201625 Aug 2016


ConferenceURSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference
Abbreviated titleURSI AP-RASC 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
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