Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3046
PEREZ ALEJO, José L. et al. Redox balance in people exposed to electromagnetic radiations (non-ionizing radiations). Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2006, vol.35, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3046.
Electromagnetic waves emitted by ultrahigh frequency fields (0.3 - 3 Ghz) bears danger of biological effects that may become side effects to health. One of these side effects is the redox imbalance with an increase in the production of free radicals, and a decrease of the antioxidant defenses. For that reason, the objective of this paper was to know the influences of electromagnetic radiations on a group of exposed persons and to compare it with another group of non-exposed individuals taken as controls. An increase of superoxide-dismutase, a rise of H 2 0 2 , a decrease of the total antioxidant capacity of plasma, a growth of malondihaldehyde, and no changes in catalase concentration were observed in exposed subjects. It is concluded that a redox imbalance is produced in this group.
Palavras-chave : Free radicals; electromagnetic radiations; ultrahigh frequencies; antioxidant capacity; redox-balance.