Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

The effect of electromagnetic waves on the growth of Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar. med./bio.

Published in: Saudi Med J 2005; 26 (9): 1388-1390

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the influence of electromagnetic irradiation of a GSM mobile phone (900 MHz) on the growth of the parasites Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar (cysts or trophozoites, or both) in a 24-hour period.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 900 MHz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: intermittent, 60 s/h for 24 h
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Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 900 MHz
Type
Exposure duration intermittent, 60 s/h for 24 h
Modulation
Modulation type pulsed
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber The mobile phone was placed in front of the medium tubes in an incubator (37?C) or in a plastic coated, heat insulated box (22?C).
Setup The mobile phones were turned to speech position for 60 seconds at 1-hour intervals during a total period of 24 hours.
Additional info Control groups were also divided into two temperature sub-groups but placed in another laboratory environment without mobile phones.
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The number of E. histolytica and E. dispar decreased after electromagnetic field exposure at 37°C and room temperature (22°C) compared to the control group.
The results showed that exposure to electromagnetic field for a certain period of time may cause damage that can lead to death in single-cell organisms.

Study character:

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