Cristina Genovese, Francesco Mazzitelli, Giuseppe Trimarchi, Smeralda D’Amato, Raffaele Squeri, Roberto Venuto, Roberta Pappalardo, Vincenza La Fauci
The available data about the role of electromagnetic fields are incomplete and conflicting. An observational study was carried out through the administration of a questionnaire created ad hoc on a cohort of young adults from November 2022 to April 2023. 58% of the sample believes that electromagnetic fields are harmful. We didn’t detect statistically significant differences for age, sex, income, educational level or prevention score. We observed statistically significant associations with a more frequent usage of PC and Wi-Fi in people with an intermediate knowledge score (p<0.01). The sample using electronic devices constantly have concentration difficulties, dizziness, and tired eyes. In agreement with the WHO data, we noticed the appearance of symptoms as headache, irritability, attention disorders, distress with low-levels exposure. At least, the potential appearance of a real addiction must make people think about the real advantages and benefits of using electronic devices for recreational purposes.