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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Exposure To High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, Biological Effect And Health Consequences In Taif , Saudi Arabia

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AUTHOR(S)

Suheir A. M. Sayed, Nagwan Elhussein, Wejdan Al thobaiti, Asmaa Basaba

 

KEYWORDS

Electromagnetic fields, biological effect, high frequency , mobile phone , university level ,Taif city, Saudi Arabia.

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Exposure to human-made electromagnetic fields (EMF) has increased over the past century. The widespread use of EMF sources has been accompanied by public debate about possible adverse effects on human health. The World Health Organization (WHO) established the International EMF Project to assess the scientific evidence of possible health effects of EMF in the frequency range from 0 to 300 GHz. Aims: To assess biological effect and health consequences of high frequency electromagnetic fields in Taif , Saudi Arabia. Setting and Design: This cross section study was conducted at population living in Taif city, Saudi Arabia Methods and Material: A structured questionnaire was designed for data collection to this study by researchers based upon review of literature. It includes three parts ; Socio-demographic data, Location and exposure of the devices and consequences of high frequency electromagnetic fields. Questionnaire was randomly distributed through phone and emails to a sample of people living in Taif, their ages ranged from 10 years old and above, responded people were 373. Results: Out of 373 respondents there were 106 (28.4%) male and 267 (71.6%) female with common age group (21 - 30) years with percentage of (49.1%), most of participants used mobile phone 360(95.7%), with highest time duration between 5 -7 hours daily (26.3%), the common symptoms between participants was idle and lazy 185(49.2%), the most mobile phone users was students at university level with significant relation between them P:≤0.05 and most children with hyperactivity use video games with no significant relation between them P:≤0.429 Conclusion: In our search we found that; the mobile phone was most commonly used among students at university level with significant relation between them P:≤0.05 and the highest duration time between 5 – 7 hours daily, the common symptoms between the participant was idle and lazy, and most children with hyperactivity use video games with no significant relation between them P:≤0.429

 

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