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1st Edition

Mobile Communications and Public Health

Edited By

Marko Markov




ISBN 9781138568426
Published June 18, 2018 by CRC Press
280 Pages 23 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This book represents a comprehensive overview of the distribution of the various forms of mobile communications devices, with increasing variations and intensities that constitute a serious hazard to both the biosphere and mankind. Contributors stress the lack of controls over mobile communication signal sources, as well as the absence of monitoring the health of individuals exposed to microwave radiation. The work also entails a review of the engineering behind mobile communication technology, including a summary of basic scientific evidence of the effects of biological exposure to microwaves, and unique coverage on potential hazards of mobile communication for children.

Marko S. Markov has been professor and chairman of the Department of Biophysics and Radiobiology of Sofi University for 22 years. With over 45 years of basic science research experience, and over 40 years in the clinical application of electromagnetic fields, he is recognized as one of the world’s best experts in the subject. His list of publications includes 196 papers and 18 books.

  • Presents an overview of what modern science knows about mobile communications signals
  • Details the latest research on potential hazards related to uncontrolled use of mobile devices
  • Provides information related to children's organisms not developed biologically prior to exposure to microwave signals
  • Offers methods of control of the house and work environment
  • Explores the link between science and electromagnetics hazards.

Table of Contents

Mobile Communications and Public Health. Cell Phone Radiation: Evidence from ELF and RF Studies Supporting More Inclusive Risk Identification and Assessment. Public Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields. Health Effects of Chronic Exposure to Radiation from Mobile Communication. Can Electromagnetic Field Exposure Caused by Mobile Communication Systems in a Public Environment Be Counted as Dominant? Low-Level Thermal Signals: An Understudied Aspect of Radio Frequency Field Exposures with Potential Implications on Public Health. How Cancer Can Be Caused by Microwave Frequency Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposures: EMF Activation of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels (VGCCs) Can Cause Cancer Including Tumor Promotion, Tissue Invasion, and Metastasis via 15 Mechanisms. A Summary of Recent Literature (2007–2017) on Neurobiological Effects of Radio Frequency Radiation. Radiobiological Arguments for Assessing the Electromagnetic Hazard to Public Health for the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century: The Opinion of the Russian Scientist. A Longitudinal Study of Psychophysiological Indicators in Pupils Users of Mobile Communications in Russia (2006–2017): Children Are in the Group of Risk.

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Biography

Marko S. Markov received his BS, MS and PhD from Sofia University, Bulgaria. He has been professor and chairman of the Department of Biophysics and Radiobiology of Sofi university for 22 years. He has been invited professor and lecturer in a number of European and American academic and industry research centers.

 

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John T. Pierce, MBBS(MD) PhD(Navy Environmental Health Center)

**Description**
This is a comprehensive overview of the distribution of the various forms of
mobile communications devices, with increasing variation and intensities, that
the authors contend constitute a serious hazard to both the biosphere and
mankind.

**Purpose**
The book represents a summary of data that support selected scientists' appeal
for a moratorium on further 5G communications expansion.

**Audience**
An assortment of individuals, from readers in electrical engineering and related
fields, will find one or more sections applicable.

**Features**
Ten chapters have been written by roughly a dozen authors with qualifications
across diverse fields from cell biology all the way to public health: (1)
Mobile communications and public health; (2) Cell phone radiation evidence; (3)
Public exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields; (4) Health effects
of chronic exposure to radiation from mobile communication; (5) Can
electromagnetic field exposure to radiation environment be counted as dominant;

(6) Low-level thermal signals; (7) How cancer can be caused by microwave
frequency electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures; (8) A summary of recent
literature; (9) Radiobiological arguments for assessing the electromagnetic
hazard to public health; and (10) A longitudinal study of psychophysiological indicators.


**Assessment**
This book represents an interesting inquiry into a potentially important health
concern. Given its publication in 2019, it will be interesting to see how its
recommendations are applied and how further studies are used to document its findings.