NASA: EMF Interactions with the human body
Report Prepared for:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771
Headaches, Eyestrain; Fatigue; Dizziness; Disturbed sleep at night; Sleepiness in daytime; Moodiness; Irritability; Unsociability; Hypochondriac reactions; Feelings of fear; Nervous tension; Mental depression; Memory impairment; Pulling sensation in the scalp and brow; Loss of hair; Pain in muscles and heart region; Breathing difficulties; Increased perspiration of extremities; Difficulty with sex life. …
Symptomatology: Bradycardia; Disruption of the endocrine-humoral process; Hypertension; Intensification of the activity of thyroid gland; Exhausting influences on the central nervous system; Decrease in sensitivity to smell; Increase in histamine content of the blood.
Subjective Complaints: Increased fatigability; Periodic or constant headaches; Extreme irritability; Sleepiness during work.
From all of the tables and figures in this section, it is seen that EMF may cause death in at least two ways, ventricular fibrillation and sudden infant death syndrome. Both of these occur at power line frequencies; however, one technical newsletter (Bioelectromagnetic Society Newsletter, December, 1980) reported one fatality associated with much higher frequencies. Death followed accelerated aging, and a New York State court was convinced that protracted exposure to microwaves was the cause.