EHT’s 2018 Scientific Research Projects
Modeling Children’s Exposures To Wi-Fi Tablets and Laptops
In 2018, Environmental Health Trust and our scientific advisors will focus on the scientific modeling of cell phone and wireless electromagnetic exposures into children’s bodies from various wireless devices. Professor Claudio Fernandez and Professor Alvaro DeSalles utilize state of the art equipment to investigate microwave exposures into the body.
The simulations are performed a sophisticated computer system that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently applies to evaluate medical devices. The Finite-Difference-Time-Domain (FDTD) algorithm models different tissues within the brain and body into 1-millimeter cubes. These simulations are anatomically correct and specific to the age of the child and consider the different tissues in the body from the skin, to the bones to the internal organs.
- Microwave radiation exposures into a child at various ages sitting with a tablet and laptop on his or her lap.
- Microwave radiation exposures into children in a classroom with laptops in front and behind the child.
- Microwave radiation exposures into children and adults from mobile base stations (cell phone towers) at a distance.
Environmental Health Trust needs your support to complete these projects.
Please see some of the work previously done by Professor Claudio Fernandez , Professor Alvaro DeSalles and colleagues in these videos below.
Claudio Enrique Fernandez Rodriguez is an Associate Professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul – IFRS, in Canoas, Brazil. He received his BSc degree from the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil in 1996, and his MSc from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2000, both in Electrical Engineering. He coordinates a UN Development Program for the Strengthening of Technological Education in Brazil and in Uruguay and was the founding Dean of the Electrical Engineering School at the Federal Center of Technological Education of Pelotas – CEFET-RS, Pelotas, Brazil. He served as Director of Public Outreach of IRFS/Canoas and as a Labor Union state secretary. He is co-author of over 50 technical publications and a book chapter and served as reviewer of the Journal of Microwaves and Optoelectronics among other international publications.
Alvaro Augusto A. de Salles is a Professor at UFRGS who has published more than 80 papers in international conferences and magazines. His main research interests are microwave semiconductor devices, optoelectronic devices, mobile communications, antennas and biological effects of non-ionizing radiation. He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Escola de Engenharia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1968, an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ, Rio de Janeiro in 1970, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, London, UK 1978-1982.
SELECTED RESEARCH STUDIES
Fernandez-Rodriguez, C.E., A.A.A. De Salles and Devra Lee Davis. “Dosimetric Simulations of Brain Absorption of Mobile Phone Radiation–The Relationship Between psSAR and Age.” IEEE Access 3 (2015): 2425-2430.
Fernández-Rodríguez, Claudio Enrique, et al. “SAR simulations in SAM varying the dimensions, the distances and the age dependent dielectric parameters.” Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC), 2015 SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International. IEEE, 2015.
Sergio M Racini, Alvaro de Salles, Sergio LS Severo, Johan LT Garzon, Robert D. Morris & Devra Davis “Simulation of psSAR associated with the use of laptop computers as a function of position in relation to the adult body.” BioEM Conference (2015). BioEM2015 Poster Laptop psSAR.pdf
Ferreira, Juliana Borges, and Álvaro Augusto Almeida de Salles. “Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the head of Tablet user’s.” Skin38 (2015): 1-464.
Ferreira, Juliana Borges, Álvaro Augusto Almeida de Salles, and Claudio Enrique Fernández-Rodriguez. “SAR simulations of EMF exposure due to tablet operation close to the user’s body.” Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC), 2015 SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International. IEEE, 2015.