Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of Static Magnetic Field of Electric Vehicles on Driving Performance and on Neuro-Psychological Cognitive Functions. med./bio.

Published in: Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019; 16 (18)

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The effects of exposure to a static magnetic field, as it can be found in electric vehicles, on driving performance and cognitive functions of students should be investigated.

Background/further details

In this cross-over study, 17 students were exposed and sham exposed in a single-blind fashion.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 0 Hz
Exposure duration: no exact specifications (a few minutes), for the duration of the tests

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 0 Hz
Type
Exposure duration no exact specifications (a few minutes), for the duration of the tests
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup a solenoidal coil (diameter of 25 cm, with two layers, each consisting of 22 turns of copper wire with a diameter of 0,27 mm) was placed around the subject's head
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 350 µT - calculated - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

There were no significant differences between exposure and sham exposure conditions in any measured parameter.
The authors conclude that there was no effect of exposure to a static magnetic field, as it can be found in electric vehicles, on driving performance and cognitive functions of students.

Study character:

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