To measure the effects of mobile phones on pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced seizures in both prepubertal and adult mice. PTZ is known to impair GABA-mediated inhibition. Mice were exposed before an injection of PTZ.
Exposure duration: continuous for 2 h or 20 h
A statistically significant difference was found between the latency measurements within 20 h for prepubertal mice in stages 1 and 2 (stage 1: facial twitching, stage 2: mild myoclonic movements in the extremities). In these animals, latency was reduced. Between the other groups, no differences were revealed.The effects on prepubertal mice of long-term 900 MHz electromagnetic waves in a PTZ model may be an indication of possible problems in developing brains.