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EMF Study
(Database last updated on Jul 7, 2020)

ID Number 1645
Study Type Epidemiology
Model Residential proximity to mobile phone base stations and analysis of cognitive function

Residents (n = 85) living near mobile phone base stations in the Menoufiya governorate of Egypt (n = 85) were analyzed for visual motor speed, problem solving, attention, and memory. Test results were compared with exposure measurements from nearby mobile phone base stations. The authors report significant increases in headache (13.5% increase), memory changes (23.2% increase), dizziness (13.8% increase), tremors (9.4% increase), depressive symptoms (12.9% increase), and sleep disturbance (13.5% increase) from baseline levels as measured in local control subjects.

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator Menoufiya University, Shebin El-Kom, Egypt
Funding Agency Private/Instit.
Country EGYPT
  • Abdel-Rassoul, G et al. Neurotoxicol, (2007) 28:434-440
  • Comments

    exposure assessment poor / non-existant - presumably based upon proximity and nothing else (?). Selection of the participants also not detailed.