Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Hypoactivity of Wistar rats exposed to mobile phone on elevated plus maze med./bio.

Published in: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2009; 53 (3): 283-286

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study whether mobile phone exposure causes changes in behavior of rats in the elevated plus maze.

Background/further details

The animals were divided into two groups of six rats each: control group and exposure group. Three of the exposed rats were tested one hour after the last exposure while the other three were tested 24 h after exposure. Controls were tested along with the 24 h post exposure group.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 900–1,800 MHz
Exposure duration: 50 missed calls of 1 min each /day for 4 weeks - with 15 s intervall between the calls

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 900–1,800 MHz
Exposure duration 50 missed calls of 1 min each /day for 4 weeks - with 15 s intervall between the calls
Additional info phone in vibration mode, no ring tone
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup phone placed in a 4" x 2" x 1" wood-bottom cage inside the 14" x 9" x 8" animal cage with 3 animals per cage

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The preliminary data indicated that the mobile phone exposure induced behavioral changes in rats, expressed as a deficit in open arm exploration in the elevated plus maze. Additionally, the number of defecation pellets of exposed animals was increased compared to control animals.

Study character:

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