Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Static magnetic fields increase the power intensity of EEG of man. med./bio.

Published in: Brain Res 1989; 483 (1): 201-203

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To assess possible hazardous effects in man from strong magnetic fields used clinically in diagnostic NMR-equipment.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Additional info Static magnetic field.
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • resistive whole body magnet used in NMR equipment.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 200 mT maximum measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

In static magnetic fields the power values of EEG are increased. The influence is different in the two cortical hemispheres and not the same for all EEG-frequencies. The increased control values following an inverted magnetic flux vector have a higher energy than the control before and point to a - reversible - change of brain function induced by a static magnetic field.

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