Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

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 med./bio.

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

Aim of study (acc. to editor)

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).



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
Exposure duration: not given in the article

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Exposure duration not given in the article
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
electric field strength 700 mV/m 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 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:

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