G. Villoresi

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The present analysis was stimulated by previous findings on the possible influence of natural ultralow-frequency (ULF; 0.001-10 Hz) geomagnetic field variations on the cardiovascular system and indications of an effect of man-made ULF magnetic fields on the rate of myocardial infarction. In the present study, we considered the occupational health hazards of(More)
Eruptive activity of the Sun produces a chain of extreme geophysical events: high-speed solar wind, magnetic field disturbances in the interplanetary space and in the geomagnetic field and also intense fluxes of energetic particles. Space storms can potentially destroy spacecrafts, adversely affect astronauts and airline crew and human health on the Earth,(More)
Relationships between different parameters of the geomagnetic activity and medical statistical data on myocardial infarction were investigated anew, because previous results in this field have been often inconsistent. The data are daily numbers of myocardial infarction incidence rates (15,543 cases) and number of deaths for infarction (3,065 cases),(More)
Recent epidemiological studies suggest a link between transport magnetic fields (MF) and certain adverse health effects. We performed measurements in workplaces of engineers on Russian DC and Swiss AC powered (16.67 Hz) electric trains using a computer based waveform capture system with a 200 Hz sampling rate. MF in DC and AC trains show complex(More)
We determined with high accuracy the effect in intense geomagnetic storms on myocardial infarction an brain-stroke pathologies. We analysed the large set of data collected in Moscow from 1979 to 1981, we cleaned up the data by the first harmonic of the annual variation, and by the first three harmonics of the 7-day variations (7.0; 3.5; 2.3 days). We found(More)
A large database of anomalies, registered by 220 satellites in different orbits over the period 1971–1994 has been compiled. For the first time, data from 49 Russian Kosmos satellites have been included in a statistical analysis. The database also contains a large set of daily and hourly space weather parameters. A series of statistical analyses made it(More)
The effect of man-made electromagnetic fluctuations and strong geomagnetic disturbances on human pathology-data from St. Petersburg (Russia, 1981) is analyzed. The most remarkable effect is the 7-day variation of the ambulance-call data for myocardial infarction, that show a decrease in pathology-rate (70%) during week-ends and public holidays. Results of(More)
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