[The influence of electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna]

Med Pr. 2009;60(1):43-50.
[Article in Polish]


This paper presents the influence of natural and artificial electromagnetic fields (EMF) on fauna and flora. The mechanisms of Earth's magnetic field detection and the use of this skill by migratory animals to faultlessly reach the destination of their travel are discussed, as well as the positive effects of electric and magnetic fields on plants relative to their physiology, yielding and health. EMF influence on social insects and animal organisms, including possible DNA damages and DNA repair systems, is presented. The influence of high frequency electromagnetic fields on birds nesting is also discussed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal / radiation effects*
  • Electromagnetic Fields / adverse effects*
  • Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
  • Growth / radiation effects
  • Plants / radiation effects*
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Risk Factors