This page lists peer-reviewed scientific publications, published during 2008, from EMF research supported by National Grid. See more on EMF research in general and on some of these research projects in particular.
See also publications from other years.
Research supported through the EMF Biological Research Trust
Magnetic-field effect on the photoactivation reaction of Escherichia coli DNA photolyase. Kevin B Henbest, Kiminori Maeda, PJ Hore, Monika Joshi, Adelbert Bacher, Robert Bittl, Christiane R Timmel and Erik Schleicher. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 105 (2008) 14395-14399.
DNA and chromosomal damage in response to to intermittent extremely low frequency magnetic fields. Susanne Burdak-Rothkamm, Kai Rothkamm, Melvyn Folkard, Guarang Patel, Pat Hone, David Lloyd, Liz Ainsbury and Kevin M Prise. (2008) Mutation Research, in press (Available on-line 13 Nov 08).
Chemical compass model of avian magnetoreception. Kiminori Maeda, Kevin B Henbest, Filippo Cintolesi, Ilya Kuprov, Christopher T Rodgers, Paul A Liddell, Devens Gust, Christiane R Timmel and PJ Hore. Nature, 453 (2008) 387-390.
Role of exchange and dipolar interactions in the radical pair model of the avian magnetic compass. O Efimova and PJ Hore. Biophys. J., 94 (2008) 1565-1574.
Research supported through EPRI
Kheifets L, Monroe J, Vergara X, Mezei G, Afifi A. Occupational electromagnetic fields and leukemia and brain cancer: an update to two meta-analyses. J Occup Environ Med 2008;50:677–88.
Thuróczy G, Jánossy G, Nagy N, Bakos J, Szabó J, Mezei G. Exposure to 50 Hz magnetic field in apartment buildings with built-in transformer stations in Hungary. Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2008;131:469–73.
Mezei G, Spinelli JJ, Wong P, Borugian M, McBride ML. Assessment of selection bias in the Canadian case-control study of residential magnetic field exposure and childhood leukemia. Am J Epidemiol 2008;167:1504–10.
Kavet R, Bailey WH, Bracken TD, Patterson RM. Recent advances in research relevant to electric and magnetic field exposure guidelines. Bioelectromagnetics 2008;29:499–526.
Findlay RP, Dimbylow PJ. Calculated SAR distributions in a human voxel phantom due to the reflection of electromagnetic fields from a ground plane between 65 MHz and 2 GHz. Phys Med Biol 2008;53:2277–89
Mezei G, Gadallah M, Kheifets L. Residential magnetic field exposure and childhood brain cancer: a meta-analysis. Epidemiology 2008;19:424–30.
Ilonen K, Markkanen A, Mezei G, Juutilainen J. Indoor transformer stations as predictors of residential ELF magnetic field exposure. Bioelectromagnetics 2008;29:213–8.
Research supported through the UK Energy Networks Association
Kheifets L, Bowman JD, Checkoway H, Feychting M, Harrington M, Kavet R, Marsh G, Mezei G, Renew DC, van Wijngaarden E. Future needs of occupational epidemiology of extremely low frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields (EMF): review and recommendations. Occup Environ Med. 2008 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Research supported directly
(either directly funded or through the involvement of National Grid staff)
Methods used to calculate exposures in two epidemiological studies of power lines in the UK. Swanson J. J Radiol Prot. 2008 Mar;28(1):45-59. Epub 2008 Feb 26.