Igor Yakymenko, PhD, DrSc

Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Environmental Safety National University of Food Technologies (Ukraine)

Dr. Yakymenko has 35 years of experience in research and teaching courses to students at the university level courses in Biophysics, Hygiene and Ecology, Research Methodology, etc. at several universities, including Kyiv Medical University (Ukraine).

Dr. Yakymenko has presented his research outcomes at many international conferences and meetings, including, e.g., International Symposiums on Natural Radiation Exposures, Hirosaki University, Japan (2012, 2014). His list of scientific publications includes over 170 peer-reviewed papers, including articles in Experimental Oncology, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine and others.


Oxidative Mechanisms of Health Effects of Low Intensity Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

This lecture aims to cover experimental data and provide critical information on oxidative effects of low intensity radiofrequency/microwave radiation (RF/MW) in living cells and involving oxidative mechanisms into health effects of RF/MW. Analysis of the currently available scientific literature reveals strong evidence on oxidative effects of low intensity RF/MW in living cells, including activation of key pathways generating reactive oxygen species (ROS), activation of lipid and protein peroxidation, oxidative damage of DNA, and changes in activity of antioxidant enzymes. A wide pathogenic potential of the induced ROS and their involvement in cell signaling pathways explains a range of health effects of low intensity RF/MW, which include both cancer and non-cancer pathologies. In conclusion, low intensity RF/MW is a strong oxidative agent for living cells with a high pathogenic potential; and oxidative stress induced by RF/MW exposure should be recognized as one of the primary mechanisms of health effects of this kind of radiation.

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Thursday 28 January 2021

Oxidative Mechanisms of Health Effects of Low Intensity Radiofrequency/ Microwave Radiation