Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effects of mobile phone radiation on serum testosterone in Wistar albino rats. med./bio.

Published in: Saudi Med J 2010; 31 (8): 869-873

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effects of electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones on serum testosterone levels in rats.

Background/further details

34 male rats (2 months of age) were divided into three groups: control group (n=6), "30 minutes daily"-exposure group (n=14), and "60 minutes daily"-exposure group (n=14).

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
  • unspecified
Exposure duration: continuous for 30 min./day for 3 months
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Exposure 2:
  • unspecified
Exposure duration: continuous for 60 min./day for 3 months
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Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency
  • unspecified
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 30 min./day for 3 months
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup mobile phone placed inside the cage; call to this phone made by another mobile phone outside the cage; mobile phone in the cage in answering-mode
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposure 2

Main characteristics
Frequency
  • unspecified
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 60 min./day for 3 months
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

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 data showed that exposure to mobile phones for 60 minutes/day for the total period of 3 months significantly decreased the serum testosterone level in rats compared to the control group. Testosterone is a primary male gender hormone and any change in the normal levels may be devastating for reproductive and general health.

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