Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of mobile phone radiation on heart rate variability med./bio.

Published in: Comput Biol Med 2008; 38 (6): 709-712

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of electromagnetic field irradiation emitted from mobile phones in standby-mode on heart rate variability. The influence of different mobile phone positions close to the body was also analysed.

Background/further details

14 healthy males were studied. ECG was recorded for 30 minutes under three conditions with 30 minutes break in between: 1) subject without mobile phone, 2) mobile phone kept in shirt's left pocket (close to the heart) and 3) mobile phone held close to the left ear. During the recording, subjects were sitting and listening to nonexciting music.



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  • before exposure
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results indicated an increase in both heart rate variability parameters when the mobile phone was held close to the chest and a decrease in the vicinity of the head. The mobile phone caused changes in the heart rate variability indices and the change varied with its position, but the changes were not significant.

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