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Preliminary study on the induction of sperm head abnormalities in mice, Mus musculus, exposed to radiofrequency radiations from global system for mobile communication base stations.

Published in: Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 2010; 84 (1): 51-54

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effects of electromagnetic field exposure from GSM base stations on the induction of sperm head abnormalities in mice.
Background/further details: Three groups of mice (each n=5) were exposed under different conditions: 1) GSM base station exposure near residential environment, 2) GSM base station exposure near an office block, 3) control group (300 m away from any GSM base station).

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
Exposure duration: not given in the article
Exposure 1
Main characteristics
Frequency
Type
Exposure duration not given in the article
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
electric field strength 700 mV/m maximum - - -
Exposed system:
  • animal
  • mouse/albino
  • whole body

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The exposure of male mice to radiofrequency irradiation from mobile phone GSM base stations at a workplace complex and in a residential environment caused 39.78 and 46.03% sperm head abnormalities, respectively, compared to 2.13% in control group.
Study character:

Study funded by

  • University of Lagos, Nigeria

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