Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of electromagnetic field emitted by cellular phones on fetal heart rate patterns med./bio.

Published in: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2004; 112 (1): 55-56

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To determine the effects of electromagnetic fields produced by cellular phones on baseline fetal heart rate, acceleration and deceleration.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 800–1,800 MHz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: continuous for 5 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 800–1,800 MHz
Exposure duration continuous for 5 min
Additional info no frequency indicated
Modulation type pulsed
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup Subjects were tested while holding the cellular phone on stand-by mode and then on dialling mode, each for 5 min.
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Additional info Baseline was taken for 10 min without cellular phones around.

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results indicate that electromagnetic fields emitted by cellular phone do not cause any demonstrable effects on baseline fetal heart rate, acceleration or deceleration.

Study character:

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