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Influence of Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field on Animals


Complex Study of Neurological, Cardiological and Hematological Correlates of Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure in Animals

Tech Area / Field

  • BIO-RAD/Radiobiology/Biotechnology

3 Approved without Funding

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Leading Institute
Scientific-Research Center for Radiobiology and Radiation Ecology, Georgia, Tbilisi


  • National Institute of Public Health, Japan, Tokyo\nUniversity of Washington / Department of Bioengineering, USA, WA, Seattle

Project summary

The main purpose of the Project is to reveal new criteria for estimation of acute and chronic exposure impact of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF EMF) on the laboratory animals and their offspring, as well as to develop new- and improve known noninvasive and inexpensive methods for examination of high electromagnetic risk-populations. Implementing the original methods for evaluation neurobiological, cardiological and hematological effects of ELF EMF exposure, we intend to identify dynamics of systemic deviations from the point of view of the risk degree of biological and social value in animal populations and their offspring. Three basic principles, which underlie the Project ideology are: 1) Feasibility of extrapolating the results of experimental studies for estimation the acute and remote risk-effects of ELF EMF exposure and hazards to the humans; 2) Development of new and improvement of known noninvasive and inexpensive methods for human testing and solution of other similar tasks, including ecological and epidemiological ones; 3) Possibility of a maximal automation of the methods implemented for facilitating and standardizing the studies, as well as creating databases and archives for further computer generalization of large massifs of information.

Analysis of available reference data and long-standing experience in this field enable to contemplate with high probability that in order to fulfill the Project task and experimental motivation of the effective recommendations, application of new criteria for estimation of the acute and chronic effects of ELF EMF exposures in laboratory animals seems most promising. Such are in particular: 1) Complex analysis of the results of studies of the neurobiological mechanisms in modification of inborn and induced aggressiveness, learning and memory, as well as adaptive behavior in extreme conditions and disorders in sleep-waking cycle, 2) Analysis of changes of mechanisms regulating the vago-sympathetic balance and neuro-autonomic status by studies of heart rate variability (HRV), and 3) Original method of complex analysis of changes in the red blood system (RBS), based on the studies of relaxation processes in conditions of gradual reversible spherulation in peripheral blood erythrocytes (PBE).

The Project will be realized by specially appointed group of scientists, recruited from the Laboratories of Radiation Physiology, Cell Radiobiology, Physical-Chemical Radiobiology, Systems Engineering and Informatics of the Center of Radiobiology and Radiation Ecology, Georgian Academy of Sciences. Information about Laboratories, scientific activity and capacities of our Center is available at:


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