Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Influence of a 1,800 MHz electromagnetic field on the EEG energy med./bio.

Published in: Environmentalist 2009; 29 (2): 205-209

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the influence of electromagnetic fields, similar to that emitted by mobile phones, on brain activity.

Background/further details

10 women and 10 men performed a memory task with and without exposure (two weeks interval between the tests).



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 1,800 MHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 45 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 1,800 MHz
Exposure duration continuous for 45 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 20 cm
Chamber Faraday room
Setup test persons were sitting in the Faraday room with the antenna fixed near their right ear
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 128 mW mean - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Under exposure, the EEG energy of the beta waves was significanlty greater for females than for males for 11 out of 15 electrodes.
Since beta waves are associated with the shift of attention during perception, the findings suggest that the 1800 MHZ signal exerts an influence on this brain activity that might be gender-specific.

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