Skip to main content

Open Questions on the Electromagnetic Field Contribution to the Risk of Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Wyszkowska, J. and Pritchard, C., 2022. Open Questions on the Electromagnetic Field Contribution to the Risk of Neurodegenerative Diseases. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (23), 16150.

Full text available as:

ijerph-19-16150-v4.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.


DOI: 10.3390/ijerph192316150


This work presents the current state of knowledge about the possible contributory influence of the electromagnetic field on the occurrence of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis. Up-to-date literature indicates both favourable and adverse effects of electromagnetic exposure on human health, making it difficult to come to valid and unambiguous conclusions. The epidemiological data analysis from the World Health Organization statistics shows a substantial rise in neurological mortality compared with rises in total populations in developed countries over a mere 15-year period. The largest of the analysed countries produced odds ratios of >100%. The contribution of electromagnetic exposure to the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases is still undoubtedly open to discussion, and it requires further in-depth research to assess the action mechanism of electromagnetic fields in neurodegenerative diseases. The limitations of research published hitherto and the problem of drawing unequivocal conclusions are also in focus.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Alzheimer’s disease; EMF; early onset dementias; environmental pollutants; nervous system; neurological mortality; occupational exposure; oxidative stress; Humans; Electromagnetic Fields; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Parkinson Disease; Odds Ratio
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37920
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:13 Dec 2022 13:14
Last Modified:13 Dec 2022 13:14


Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -