A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

China: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

June 30, 2024

Epidemiological Exploration of the Impact of Bluetooth Headset Usage on Thyroid Nodules using Shapley Additive Explanations Method,” Scientific Reports, June 21, 2024.

“Prolonged & frequent use of Bluetooth headphones may be associated with an increased risk of developing thyroid nodules, potentially linked to cumulative effects of NIR emitted by headphones on the thyroid gland.” From China and Malaysia. Open access.

April 4, 2024

“Impact of Specific EM Radiation on Wakefulness in Mice,” PNAS (Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences), April 1, 2024. “Alteration of sleep behavior by EMR depends upon not just carrier frequency but also frequency and mode of the modulation.” From China.

March 4, 2024

“Interactions Between Electromagnetic Radiation and Biological Systems,” iScience, March 15, 2024. Major review from China, with more than 230 references. Open access.

September 20, 2023

“Effect of WiFi Signal Exposure in Utero and Early Life on Neurodevelopment and Behaviors of Rats,” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, August 10, 2023.

“Prenatal WiFi exposure increased the body weight, improved the spatial memory, and learning function and induced behavioral hyperactivity of male rats.” From China.

April 10, 2023

“900 MHz EMF Exposure Relieved AD-Like Symptoms on APP/PS1 Mice: A Potential Non-Invasive Strategy for AD Treatment,” Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, May 28, 2023.

“The present results indicated that long-term microwave radiation can retard AD development and exert a beneficial effect against AD, suggesting that 900 MHz microwave exposure may be a potential therapy for AD.” From the Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine. Open access.


December 29, 2022

“Evaluation of EMFs in Human Body Exposed to Inverter of Pure Electric Vehicle,” Radiation Protection Dosimetry, December 22, 2022. Calculated maximum magnetic field is concentrated in the leg and foot areas. The taller the driver, the greater the exposure. Maximum in driver’s body = 0.2 µT (2 mG). From China.


September 11, 2022

Association Between Electronic Device Usage and Sperm Quality Parameters in Healthy Men Screened as Potential Sperm Donors,” Environmental Pollution, November 2022. New study from China shows negative, albeit modest, impact of using electronic devices on fertility. A perhaps surprising finding: Headset use also linked to lower sperm quality. Authors explain: Those using headsets may have phones closer to their reproductive organs.

August 14, 2022

“Low Intensity of Broadband Terahertz Radiation Promotes Neuronal Growth and Development,” Acta Physica Sinica, July 2022. In Chinese, with English abstract. Open access. “These results herald specific frequencies and energies of terahertz radiation as a novel neuromodulation technology for the treatment or intervention of diseases such as neurodevelopmental disorders.”

March 6, 2022

“Associations Between a Polymorphism in the Rat 5-HT1A Receptor Gene Promoter Region (rs198585630) and Cognitive Alterations Induced by Microwave Exposure,” Frontiers in Public Health, February 2022. “Rats carrying rs198585630 C allele…were more susceptible to 30 mW/cm2 MW exposure, showing cognitive deficits and inhibition of brain electrical activity. These findings suggest SNP rs198585630…is an important target for further research exploring the mechanisms of hypersensitivity to MW exposure.”

August 1, 2021

“Specific EM Radiation in the Wireless Signal Range Increases Wakefulness in Mice,” Proceedings of the NAS, posted August 3, 2021”. “This result identifies sleep alteration as a potential consequence of exposure to excessive wireless signals.” From China; open access.

October 12, 2017

“Mobile Phone Use and The Risk of Headache: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cross-Sectional Studies,” Scientific Reports, October 3, 2017. 

Chinese group finds statistically significant link. Back in 2001, Pierre Aubineau had a mechanism to explain how cell phone RF could cause headaches. But an industry-friendly colleague silenced him.

March 4, 2017
March 9, 2016

“Effects of Cell Phone Use on Semen Parameters: Results from the MARHCS Cohort Ctudy in Chongqing, China,” Environment International, May 2016.

“Our results suggest that certain aspects of cell phone use may negatively affect sperm quality in men by decreasing the semen volume, sperm concentration, or sperm count, thus impairing male fertility.” Click here for more on the growing literature detailing effects on fertility.

May 16, 2015

“Association Between Mobile Phone Use and Self-Reported Well-Being in Children: A Questionnaire-Based Cross-Sectional Study in Chongqing, China,” BMJ Open, posted May 11, 2015.

“[T]here was a consistent significant association between MP use and fatigue in children.” But, the study design “could not adequately reveal” causality. (Open access)

January 20, 2015

“Exposure to 900 MHz EMFs Activates the MKP-1/ERK Pathway and Causes Blood-Brain Barrier Damage and Cognitive Impairment in Rats,” Brain Research, posted online January 15, 2015.

“[T]his is the first study to demonstarte that 900 MHz EMF affected spatial memory in rats exposed to EMF for 28 days but not in rats exposed to EMFs for 14 days.” … Also “provides evidence that 900 MHz [EMFs] resulted in the disruption of BBB permeability…” From China’s 3rd Military Medical University in Chongqing.

July 19, 2014

“Relationship Between Exposure to ELF EMFs and Breast Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis,” European Journal of Gynecological Oncology, Vol.35, pp.264-269, 2014.

“[Our analysis] indicated that, for the premenopausal group, the occurrence of breast cancer may be related to exposure to ELF-EMFs, but for the menopausal group it has no relationship. The specific mechanism still requires further study. … It is suggested that premenopausal female should minimize exposure to ELF-EMFs.” From China.

May 30, 2014

“Exposure to 1800 MHz RF Radiation Impairs Neurite Outgrowth of Embryonic Neural Stem Cells,” Scientific Reports, posted online May 29, 2014. Open access.

“Our studies also emphasize that many more studies are urgently required to address the potentially hazardous effects of RF-EMF exposure on brain development.” From a Chinese military lab in Chongqing.

April 26, 2014

“Response in Animals Exposed to Non-Ionizing RF Fields: Some Underlying Mechanisms,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, posted April 22, 2014.

“The observations in the studies reviewed … suggested that RF exposure was beneficial and able to provide resistance in animals and human cells to the damage induced by subsequent exposure to sub-lethal and lethal doses of ionizing radiation and chemical mutage.” From China, open access.

April 7, 2014

“Association Between Mobile Phone Use and Semen Quality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Andrology, posted online April 3, 2014.

“[A]lthough the defined effect of mobile phone use on semen quality cannot be concluded from the existing studies, men should not keep mobile phone in their trousers pockets or near testicles to avoid the potential harmful effect of RF radiation on the male reproductive system.” From the 3rd Military University in Chongqing, China.


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