Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

The influence of 950 MHz magnetic field (mobile phone radiation) on sex organ and adrenal functions of male rabbits. med./bio.

Published in: Afr J Biochem Res 2011; 5 (2): 65-68

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the influence of different powers (3 and 6 W) of 950 MHz electromagnetic fields on testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone and cortisol levels in male rabbits.

Background/further details

18 male rabbits were divided into three groups: sham exposure, 3 W and 6 W exposure.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 950 MHz
Exposure duration: 2 h/day for two weeks

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 950 MHz
Type
Exposure duration 2 h/day for two weeks
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • monopole
Chamber radiation chamber
Setup 18 rabbits in animal houses divided into three groups: sham, 3 W and 6 W exposure
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 3 W - - - -
power 6 W - - - during speaking

Reference articles

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 results showed a decrease in the concentration of testosterone in both exposure groups (3 and 6 W). In the 6 W group, follicle stimulating hormone concentration increased compared to the 3 W group. No differences in cortisol levels were found in any group.
(Remark EMF-Portal: Data on follicle stimulating hormone are contradictory in abstract, text, and table of this publication, see full text.)

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