Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

The genotoxic effect of radiofrequency waves on mouse brain med./bio.

Published in: J Neurooncol 2012; 106 (1): 53-58

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To evaluate the genotoxic effects of radiofrequency exposure in a brain cell culture model.

Background/further details

Brain tissue was extracted from 3-day-old prepubertal male mice.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 10.715 GHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 6 h per day for 3 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 10.715 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 6 h per day for 3 days
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 0.725 W/kg mean calculated - -
power density 0.84 mW/cm² mean - - -

Reference articles

  • Paker S et al. (1998): FDTD evaluation of the SAR distribution in a human head near a mobile cellular phone
  • Akleman F et al. (1998): FDTD analysis of human head-mobile phone interaction in terms of specific absorption rate calculations and antenna design

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data showed that micronuclei rate increased 11-fold and STAT3 gene expression decreased 7-fold in the exposed cell cultures.
The authors conclude that cell phones may damage DNA and change gene expression in brain cells.

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