Magnetic Fields, Opioid Systems, and Day-Night Rhythms of Behavior

  • Martin Kavaliers
  • Klaus-Peter Ossenkopp
Part of the Circadian Factors in Human Health and Performance book series (CFHH)


Organisms have evolved in the presence of a variety of magnetic and electromagnetic fields. These naturally occurring fields include the earth’s geomagnetic field, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) resulting from solar radiation, and EMFs associated with tropospheric labilities such as lightning discharges and other atmospheric changes. In the last six decades there has been an explosive growth in man-made electromagnetic fields associated with the expanding electric power distribution systems and communication networks. In addition, many people are now exposed to various types of magnetic and electromagnetic fields in both the workplace and at home.


Magnetic Field Opioid Receptor Pineal Gland Opioid Peptide Opioid System 
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