Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Increased frequency of micronucleated exfoliated cells among humans exposed in vivo to mobile telephone radiations. med./bio.

Published in: Mutat Res Genet Toxicol Environ Mutagen 2008; 650 (2): 175-180

Aim of study (acc. to author)

This study was conducted to evaluate the in vivo effects of mobile phone irradiation on the frequency of micronucleated cells obtained by swabbing the buccal mucosa of the exposed subjects.

Background/further details

A total of 109 healthy subjects (60 females, 49 males, mean age: 24 years) including 85 regular mobile phone users with a mean duration of exposure to mobile phone of 2.35 years with an average daily exposure time of 61 minutes participated in this study. The control group consisted of 24 non-mobile phone users.



No exposure details are available.

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Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The mean frequency of micronucleated cells and total micronuclei were statistically significant higher in the exposure group than in the control group. Slight, but not statistically significant increase in mean frequency of binucleated cells was oberved in exposed cells. The exposure duration and frequency of micronucleated cells and total micronuclei showed a positive correlation in initial years. A slight decrease in these parameters was observed after exposure for more than four year.

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