Study type: Medical/biological study (review/survey)

Acute effects of electromagnetic fields emitted by GSM mobile phones on subjective well-being and physiological reactions: a meta-analysis med./bio.

Published in: Sci Total Environ 2012; 424: 11-15

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To identify the possible short-term effects of electromagnetic fields emitted by GSM 900 and GSM 1800 mobile phones on subjective and objective indicators of well-being by conducting a meta-analysis based on a large pool of studies.

Background/further details

Altogether, the current analysis is based on 1174 subjects.
The following 17 studies were included: Ahamed et al. 2008, Andrzejak et al. 2008, Atlasz et al. 2006, Bamiou et al. 2008, Cinel et al. 2008, Esen and Esen 2006, Hietanen et al. 2002, Hillert et al. 2008, Koivisto et al. 2001, Kwon et al. 2008, Nam et al. 2009, Oftedal et al. 2007, Parazzini et al. 2007, Rubin et al. 2006, Tahvanainen et al. 2004, Tamer et al. 2009, Wilen et al. 2006.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 835–1,800 MHz
Exposure duration: 5-180 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 835–1,800 MHz
Exposure duration 5-180 min
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No parameters are specified for this exposure.

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Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results did not show any significant impact of short-term radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure on any parameter.
The authors conclude that there is no evidence for short-term effects of electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones on well-being parameters.

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