Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Cytogenetic damage in mobile phone users: preliminary data med./bio.

Published in: Int J Hum Genet 2005; 5 (4): 259-265

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To detect any cytogenetic damage in mobile phone users by analysing lymphocytes cultures for chromosomal aberrations and the buccal mucosal cells for micronuclei.

Background/further details

Chromosome aberrations were studied in blood lymphocytes of 15 volunteers and micronuclei analysis in buccal cell smear preparations was performed with 25 volunteers. Samples of 25 normal healthy volunteers (who had never used mobile phones) served as controls.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
  • unspecified
Exposure duration: 2.16 hr/day - 16 hr/day for up to 5 years
  • SAR: 0.1 W/kg minimum
  • SAR: 1.92 W/kg maximum

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
  • unspecified
Exposure duration 2.16 hr/day - 16 hr/day for up to 5 years
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 0.1 W/kg minimum - - -
SAR 1.92 W/kg maximum - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data showed increased number of micronucleated buccal mucosal cells and cytological abnormalities in cultured lymphocytes indicating the genotoxic response from mobile phone use.

Study character:

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