Acute exposure to 50-Hz magnetic fields increases interleukin-6 in young healthy men.
Published in: J Clin Immunol 2011; 31 (6): 1105-1111
Aim of study (acc. to author)
exposed in the same room lying in wooden beds arranged parallel to each other; rooms for exposure and sham exposure 7 m apart; three 120 cm x 140 cm rectangular Helmholtz coils, spaced 80 cm apart, positioned at the level of the head, groin and ankles at each bed; coils wrapped in wood
sham exposure was conducted.
exposure source was turned "on", the magnetic field was on a 15 s "on-off" cycle
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Main outcome of study (acc. to author)
Study funded by
Electricité de France (EDF)
Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable, des Transports et du Logement (Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing), France
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