Since 1974, research on biological effects of 50 Hz electric fields has been carried out in Italy by ENEL, in cooperation with Italian Universities. This paper describes the research program in progress, including laboratory studies on animals (mice, rats, dogs and rabbits) and field studies on poultry and dogs exposed to the electric field in natural conditions. Investigations have mainly been concerned with blood morphology and chemistry, immunology and cardiovascular variables, as well as with fertility, teratogenesis and growth.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)