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ID Number 2276
Study Type Human / Provocation
Model Single-strand DNA breaks (comet assay) in hair root cells from eight healthy human subjects immediately before and after using a 900-MHz GSM mobile phone for 15 and 30 min.
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AUTHORS' ABSTRACT: Cam and Seyhan 2012 (IEEE #5170): Purpose: To analyze the short-term effects of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure on genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of human hair root cells. Subjects and methods: Hair samples were collected from eight healthy human subjects immediately before and after using a 900-MHz GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) mobile phone for 15 and 30 min. Single-strand DNA breaks of hair root cells from the samples were determined using the 'comet assay'. Results: The data showed that talking on a mobile phone for 15 or 30 min significantly increased (p < 0.05) single-strand DNA breaks in cells of hair roots close to the phone. Comparing the 15-min and 30-min data using the paired t-test also showed that significantly more damages resulted after 30 min than after 15 min of phone use. Conclusions: A short-term exposure (15 and 30 min) to RFR (900-MHz) from a mobile phone caused a significant increase in DNA single-strand breaks in human hair root cells located around the ear which is used for the phone calls.

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator Seyhan Gazi University Faculty of Medicine
Funding Agency ?????
Country TURKEY
References
  • Cam, ST et al. Int J Radiat Biol., (2012) 88:420-424
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