Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

The study of the effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations on birth weight of newborns to exposed mothers. epidem.

Published in: J Nat Sci Biol Med 2013; 4 (1): 213-217

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A study was conducted in Iran to investigate the relationship between exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and the risk of low birth weight.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation




Study size

Type Value
Total 1,200
Statistical analysis method:

Conclusion (acc. to author)

52.75% of the mothers had used of mobile phones, 21.5% had used cordless phones and 15.5% had used cathode ray tube monitors during their pregnancy.
No statistical significant differences were observed between the mean weight of newborns whose mothers had been exposed to some common sources of ionizing radiation (e.g., dental or non-dental radiographies) and non-ionizing radiations (such as mobile phone, cordless phone and cathode ray tube monitors) during pregnancy and those newborns of non-exposed mothers.

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