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Data from Aristotle University Provide New Insights into Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (Temperature Increase in the Fetus Exposed to UHF...

July 23, 2014

Data from Aristotle University Provide New Insights into Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (Temperature Increase in the Fetus Exposed to UHF RFID Readers)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Researchers detail new data in Biotechnology. According to news reporting from Thessaloniki, Greece, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) has prominently increased during the last decades due to the rapid development of new technologies. Among the various devices emitting EMFs, those based on Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technologies are used in all aspects of everyday life, and expose people unselectively."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Aristotle University, "This scenario could pose a potential risk for some groups of the general population, such as pregnant women, who are expected to be possiblymore sensitive to the thermal effects produced by EMF exposure. This is the first paper that addresses the estimation of temperature rise in two pregnant women models exposed to ultrahigh frequency RFID by computational techniques. Results show that the maximum temperature increase of the fetus and of the pregnancy-related tissues is relatively high (even about 0.7 degrees C), not too far from the known threshold of biological effects."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "However, this increase is confined to a small volume in the tissues."

For more information on this research see: Temperature Increase in the Fetus Exposed to UHF RFID Readers. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2014;61(7):2011-2019. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -; IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Fiocchi, Aristotle University, Dept. of Phys, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece. Additional authors for this research include M. Parazzini, I. Liorni, T. Samaras and P. Ravazzani (see also Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Greece, Europe, Thessaloniki

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Source: Biotech Week

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