Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Assessment of oxidant/antioxidant status in saliva of cell phone users. med./bio.

Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2014; 33 (2): 92-97

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the oxidative stress level in saliva of cell phone users.

Background/further details

Twelve male volunteers participated in the study. Saliva samples were taken before, during (after 15 minutes) and after a 30 minutes cell phone call.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 1,800 MHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 30 minutes
  • SAR: 1.09 W/kg

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 1,800 MHz
Exposure duration continuous for 30 minutes
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup phone was in connection with a 1800 MHz Umniah Jordanian network; cell phone with a dimension of 13.6 x 115.5 x 58.1 mm
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 1.09 W/kg - - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • before exposure
  • during exposure
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No significant differences in the examined parameters were observed before and after the cell phone call.
The authors conclude that a radiofrequency field emitted by a cell phone does not change the oxidant/antioxidant profile in the human saliva.

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