The two volumes of this new edition of the Handbook cover the basic biological, medical, physical, and electrical engineering principles. They also include experimental results concerning how electric and magnetic fields affect biological systems—both as potential hazards to health and potential tools for medical treatment and scientific research. They also include material on the relationship between the science and the regulatory processes concerning human exposure to the fields. Like its predecessors, this edition is intended to be useful as a reference book but also for introducing the reader to bioelectromagnetics or some of its aspects.
• New topics include coverage of electromagnetic effects in the terahertz region, effects on plants, and explicitly applying feedback concepts to the analysis of biological electromagnetic effects
• Expanded coverage of electromagnetic brain stimulation, characterization and modeling of epithelial wounds, and recent lab experiments on at all frequencies
• Section on background for setting standards and precautionary principle
• Discussion of recent epidemiological, laboratory, and theoretical results; including: WHO IARC syntheses of epidemiological results on both high and low frequency fields, IITRI lab study of cancer in mice exposed to cell phone-like radiation, and other RF studies
• All chapters updated by internationally acknowledged experts in the field
0 Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields. 1 Environmental and Occupational DC and Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields. 2 Intermediate and Radiofrequency Sources and Exposures in Everyday Environments. 3 Endogenous Bioelectric Phenomena and Interfaces for Exogenous Effects. 4 Electric and Magnetic Properties of Biological Materials. 5 Interaction of Static and Extremely Low-Frequency Electric Fields with Biological Materials and Systems. 6 Magnetic Field Interactions with Biological Materials. 7 Mechanisms of Action in Bioelectromagnetics. 8 Signals, Noise, and Thresholds. 9 Computational Methods for Predicting Electromagnetic Fields and Temperature Increase in Biological Bodies. 10 Experimental Dosimetry. 11 Overcoming the Irreproducibility Barrier: Considerations to Improve the Quality of Experimental Practice When Investigating the Effects of Low-Level Electric and Magnetic Fields on In Vitro Biological Systems. 12 Radio Frequency Exposure Standards.