ON GOING RESEARCH

 

On going research within the framework of the THALIS PROJECT involves a multidisciplinary, multisource,  multimode approach  on the effects of various kinds and sources of electromagnetic radiation (mobile phones, blue tooth, wireless DECT, baby monitor, microwave oven, wi-fi).  exploring:

  • reproduction and oogenesis of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

  • reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation or oxidative stress in general induced by radiation in flies, lizards, nematodes and mice

  • protein and gene expression changes associated with the impact of radiation in the model systems we are using

  • memory or in general behavioral impairments that are caused by exposure to the above mentioned sources, in flies and especially in mice

  • structural, cytochemical, immunological and ultrastructural changes that are possibly related to the radiation-induced phenotype.

  • protein expression changes in animal cell cultures

  • growth and development in plant cell cultures

To date there is strong evidence that mobile phone use for more than 10 years increases the risk for brain tumors (see recent interview in CNBC U.S.A.

 http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?play=1&video=1366621223 )

Another issue that concerns us is the radiation emitted by cell phone masts. For this purpose we are performing filed measurements inside houses and schools in order to protect the citizens from excessive radiation levels even if those are within the Greek "safety levels". We strongly believe that a further reduction (below the 30% that the current law states) should be decided by the government and on that direction we provide interviews in the media and well documented advice whenever needed.

 

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Last modified: September 1st, 2016