Magnetic fields as a potential nonthermal technology for the inactivation of microorganisms

Gustavo V. Bárbosa-Canovas, M. Fernanda San Martin, Federico M. Harte, Barry G. Swanson

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Abstract

Several attempts have been made to elucidate whether exposure of living organisms to magnetic fields (MF) is harmful, beneficial, or neutral. Concern appears as a consequence of human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by household appliances and from the hypothesis that if MF were able to modify biological processes, they could be advantageously used in diverse areas. Areas of specific focus include those in which microorganisms play an important role, such as food preservation and pharmaceutical and fermentative processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationControl of Foodborne Microorganisms
PublisherCRC Press
Pages399-418
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781482270914
ISBN (Print)9780824705732
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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