Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

The effect of electromagnetic field emitted by a mobile phone on the inhibitory control of saccades. med./bio.

Published in: Clin Neurophysiol 2010; 121 (4): 603-611

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study whether exposure to a pulsed radiofrequency electromagnetic field emitted by a mobile phone has short-term effects on the inhibitory control of saccades (a special eye movement).

Background/further details

The performance of different saccade tasks before and after exposure or sham exposure were studied in 10 normal subjects (3 men, 7 women).

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 1.95 GHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 30 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 1.95 GHz
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 30 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup Sharp SH905i handset connected to the cellular phone simulator; handset held over the left ear by a holder that fixed it at a distance of 2 cm from the scalp
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 250 mW - - - -

Reference articles

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Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

30 minutes of cell phone exposure had no significant short-term effect on the inhibitory control of saccades. The cortical processing responsible for saccade inhibition was not affected by exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by a mobile phone.

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