Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Is There Any Possible Genotoxic Effect in Exfoliated Bladder Cells of Rat Under the Exposure of 1800 MHz GSM-Like Modulated Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR)? med./bio.

Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2010; 29 (3): 98-104

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of 1800 MHz GSM modulated radiofrequency irradiation on the number of micronuclei in exfoliated rat bladder cells.

Background/further details

Six rats were exposed and six rats were sham exposed.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 1,800 MHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 20 min./day, 5 days/week during 1 month

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 1,800 MHz
Exposure duration continuous for 20 min./day, 5 days/week during 1 month
Additional info GSM like signal
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 10 cm
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
electric field strength 0.265 V/m - measured - background field
electric field strength 4.54 V/m - measured - +/- 0.41 V/m for the RF field

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data did not show any significant effect of radiofrequency exposure on micronucleus formation in bladder cells of exposed rats when compared with the control group.

Study character:

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