To study whether mobile phone exposure causes changes in behavior of rats in the elevated plus maze.
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 duration: 50 missed calls of 1 min each /day for 4 weeks - with 15 s intervall between the calls
|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|
|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.
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.