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ID Number 2415
Study Type In Vivo
Model Oxidative stress parameters (glutathione peroxidase and catalase in eye tissue; malondialdehyde and reduced GSH in blood) were measured in rats exposed to mobile phone emissions for 20 days.
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AUTHORS' ABSTRACT: Demirel et al. 2012 (IEEE #5754): Purpose: To investigate the effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by a third generation (3G) mobile phone on the antioxidant and oxidative stress parameters in eye tissue and blood of rats. Methods: Eighteen Wistar albino rats were randomly assigned into two groups: Group I (n = 9) received a standardized a daily dose of 3G mobile phone EMR for 20 days, and Group II served as the control group (n = 9), receiving no exposure to EMR. Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and catalase (CAT) levels were measured in eye tissues; in addition, malondialdehyde (MDA) and reduced GSH levels were measured in blood. Results: There was no significant difference between groups in GSH-Px (p = 0.99) and CAT (p = 0.18) activity in eye tissue. There was no significant difference between groups in MDA (p = 0.69) and GSH levels (p = 0.83) in blood. Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that under a short period of exposure, 3G mobile phone radiation does not lead to harmful effects on eye tissue and blood in rats.

Findings No Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator Inonu U School of Med, Malatya, Turkey
Funding Agency ?????
Country TURKEY
References
  • Demirel, S et al. Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology., (2012) 31:89-94
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