BioElectroMagnetics : Human Safety and Biomedical Applications book cover
2nd Edition

Human Safety and Biomedical Applications

ISBN 9781498779036
Published May 20, 2020 by CRC Press
540 Pages 50 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is an educational resource of evolving scientific knowledge in the area of bioelectromagnetics that may serve the interests of students and decision-makers, as well as society as a whole. It is distinguished by extensive descriptions of fundamental biophysical concepts and their relevance to human health. Reflecting the transdisciplinary approach from several different intellectual streams including physics, biology, epidemiology, medicine, environment, risk science, and engineering, the book is quite a venture into the battling studies to assess the latest research on health effects and biomedical applications of EM energy. This new edition of the book particularly looks at the potential threats from the emerging 5G wireless networks, which will deploy large numbers of low-powered smartphones, notebooks, tablets, radio access networks, and other transmitters.



  • Introduces necessary biophysical principles of EM fields in the context of their interaction with living systems.
  • Strengthens understanding of cutting-edge research on several major areas in the broad area of bioelectromagnetics.
  • Presents safety standards and guidelines for human exposure to EM fields.
  • Discusses techniques that have been developed to ensure adequate EM-thermal dosimetry required for both health effects and biomedical applications.
  • Provides insight into the determinants of EM health risk assessment and public concerns.
  • Includes extensive reference list at the end of each chapter to enhance further study.

Riadh Habash is a special appointment professor and McLaughlin Research Chair in Electromagnetic Fields and Health at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the National Wighton Fellowship Award, and has authored or co-authored over 90 research articles, six books, and five book chapters. His most recent books are Green Engineering in 2017 and Professional Practice in 2019 (CRC Press), with the remaining previous books targeting the area of bioelectromagnetics.





Table of Contents

Part I: Foundational Aspects of Bio + Electro + Magnetics

Chapter 1 Foundations of electromagnetism

Chapter 2 Foundations of bioelectromagnetics

Part II: Extremely Low Frequency Fields

Chapter 3 Extremely low frequency field safety

Chapter 4 Health effects of exposure to extremely low frequency fields

Part III: Radio Frequency Radiation

Chapter 5 Radio frequency radiation safety

Chapter 6 Health effects of exposure to radio frequency radiation

Part IV: Therapeutic Applications

Chapter 7 Diathermy therapy

Chapter 8 Hyperthermia therapy

Chapter 9 Ablation therapy

Part V: Dosimetry, Thermometry, and Medical Imaging

Chapter 10 Electromagnetic-thermal dosimetry

Chapter 11 Thermometry and medical imaging

Chapter 12 Electromagnetic risk paradigm


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Professor Riadh Habash holds the McLaughlin Research Chair in Energy and Health at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. He has extensive teaching and research experience in energy and health, mechatronics, electrical power systems and green energy. He has published over 200 papers in related topics and has published four books in these areas.