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The mean values of the two initial nights did not show a statistically significant difference between exposed and unexposed animals. A chronic melatonin reduction effect seemed unlikely.
However, on the first night of re-exposure after the transmitter had been off for three days, the difference in salivary melatonin concentration between the two herds was statistically significant, indicating a two- to seven-fold increase of melatonin concentration.
Thus, a delayed acute effect of electromagnetic field on melatonin concentration cannot completely be excluded. However, findings should be interpreted with caution and further trials are required.