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Human Exposure to New-Emerging Electric, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields

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Due to the advancement of wireless technologies and electronic/electrical devices, humans are exposed to much more complex electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (EMF) than ever before, which has raised public concerns on health. Researchers have recently conducted a series of studies on diverse ...

Due to the advancement of wireless technologies and electronic/electrical devices, humans are exposed to much more complex electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (EMF) than ever before, which has raised public concerns on health. Researchers have recently conducted a series of studies on diverse exposure scenarios including new-generation wireless communications, wireless power transfer, new-energy vehicles, and medical imaging systems, by epidemiology, dosimetry, standardization, human experiments and in-vitro/in-vivo experiments. In addition, international standard organizations have recently revised the safety guidelines and standards. The results and practices will enrich our knowledge for assessing the health risks of our exposure to emerging electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields.

There are still some gaps to fill in characterizing the new-type exposures by novel numerical and measurement methodologies, exploring their interactive mechanisms with biological tissues, probing the potential neurological and behavioral effects, discussing the best practices for knowledge propagation, and assessing the compliance of the new-emerging exposure scenarios with the existing standards. Therefore, this Research Topic aims to cover a variety of topics relating to human exposure to new-emerging EMF scenarios, with a focus on all aspects of public health.

We welcome contributions on a wide range of bioelectromagnetic issues as listed below:
- Human modelling of various scales, including both the anatomical and the physiological ones, which may facilitate our understanding of the interactive process during exposure;
- Computational and measurement methods, in particular, the end-to-end approach to characterize the intrabody dose and the stochastic methods for assessing the realistic exposure are welcomed;
- in vitro and in vivo studies which aim to uncover the new effects and mechanisms of exposure to all types new-emerging emitters;
- Human experimental studies, in terms of behaviour, cognition and neuroscience;
- Gaps in the current exposure standards and the future work to perform;
- Preventive methods with a focus on new textile and medicine.


Keywords: Teraherze, Millimetre wave, Microwave, Radiofrequency, Low frequency


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