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Natural and man-made low-frequency magnetic fields as a potential health hazard

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a St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Muchnoi per. 2, St. Petersburg, 191023, Russian Federation
b Dipartamento diFisica E. Amaldi, Institut diFisica Spacio Interplanetario, Consiglio Nazionall delle Ricerche (IFSI/CNR), Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale84, Rome, 00146, Italy
c Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kaluzhskoe shosse 4, Troitsk, , 108840, Russian Federation
d Dipartimento diFisica E. Amaldi, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, Rome, 00146, Italy

Is human health affected by low-frequency low-intensity environmental magnetic fields? There is much diehard evidence that it is. For this reason irregular, spectrally complex ULF (0-10 Hz) magnetic fields have recently come under scrutiny, typical of natural geomagnetic perturbations or electric transportation. Recent work shows that such fields do affect the nervous system and may even cause heart attacks.

PACS: 87.40.+w, 87.50.−a
DOI: 10.1070/PU1998v041n07ABEH000419
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/1998/7/d/
Citation: Ptitsyna N G, Villoresi G, Dorman L I, Iucci N, Tyasto M I "Natural and man-made low-frequency magnetic fields as a potential health hazard" Phys. Usp. 41 687–709 (1998)
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