Biologic Effects of Environmental Electromagnetism by Herbert L. König, Albert P. Krueger, Siegnot Lang, Walter

By Herbert L. König, Albert P. Krueger, Siegnot Lang, Walter Sönning (auth.)

ARCHIVE reproduction don't get rid of the general public in industrialized international locations indicates a mounting predicament approximately organic results of electric and magnetic fields. hence, experimental reports in this topic are being released in expanding numbers through the global. Prof. H. L. Konig, of the Technical college of Munich, West Germany, a number one professional and pioneer during this box, has written an authoritative textual content in a lucid sort which makes the cloth additionally obtainable to put readers. The e-book describes the consequences of traditional in addition to man made electromagnetic energies masking the en­ tire measurable frequency diversity from the top frequencies, x-rays, via microwaves, radio waves, and at last super low frequency (ELF) waves. Cit­ ing the proof from medical stories in a variety of nations, Konig additionally appraises the biologic results of microwaves and excessive rigidity energy traces, that have turn into arguable concerns lately. different contributions to the booklet were made by way of Prof. Albert P. Krueger, college of California, Berkeley, on air ionization results and by way of the mete­ orologist Walter Sonning on biometeorology, documenting the impact of atmo­ spheric electric currents on well-being and affliction. in addition, the past due Dr. Siegnot Lang, a former coworker of Dr. Konig, has contributed to this book.

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These earth currents are not distributed uniformly over the earth's surface, of course, and so are a source of localized electromagnetic effects. 3 Man-made Electromagnetic Fields and Ionizing Processes The increasing use of electricity accompanying the growth of industry and technology and the rapid expansion of the radio and television industries have created many new and varied sources of electromagnetic fields. The introduction of modem, highly insulating building materials has also led to the formation of electric fields by the buildup of electrostatic charges.

1) Time course of a VLF atmospheric signal (expanded time scale). (2) A pulse sequence of VLF atmospherics, which produces a DC component i in a nonlinear system. (3) The DC pulses of i correspond to a mean DC value imean on which are superimposed low-frequency signals (ELF range), corresponding to the pulse repetition frequency of VLF atmospherics. Key: a - imean Figure 2-19. 34 Electrophysical Forces of Natural Origin energies, regardless of the spatial configuration of the lightning. The fate of these emissions is determined by the propagation conditions they encounter, which vary with distance.

Schulz (1970) reports that the earth's atmosphere attenuates cosmic rays to about the same degree as 10m of water or 90 cm of lead. It is noteworthy that nearly all particles are absorbed in the upper layers of the atmosphere by a selective filtration effect, and only high-energy photons and a few electrons are left to reach the earth's surface. As a result, only about 30 fast electrons/m 2 s are found at the earth's surface despite the powerful current of material which enters the atmosphere. Earth's Surface As an Infrared Radiation Source The earth's surface and the sea's surface, like the atmosphere, emit an infrared radia- The infrared emissions from water, carbon dioxide and ozone molecules in the atmosphere to the biosphere constitute what is called the atmospheric counter-radiation.

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