Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of 1800 MHz Electromagnetic Radiation Emitted from Cellular Phones on Fracture Healing. med./bio.

Published in: Arch Med Res 2014; 45 (2): 125-131

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of 1800 MHz frequency electromagnetic fields on bone healing.

Background/further details

30 rats were divided into two equal groups. Fractures were created in the right tibia of all rats (broken by finger pressure); fixations with K-wire were performed. 7 rats from the exposure group and 6 rats from the control group were excluded from the study due to "bad" fractures, animal death or not analyzable histological slices.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 1,800 MHz
Exposure duration: 30 min a day, 5 days a week, 8 weeks

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 1,800 MHz
Type
Exposure duration 30 min a day, 5 days a week, 8 weeks
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 5 mm
Chamber rats were exposed in a PVC-restrainer put on the dipole antenna
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 0.008 W/kg - calculated whole body -
power density 1.04 mW/cm² - calculated - -

Reference articles

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Radiological, histological and mechanical parameters were not significantly different between the groups. Electromagnetic fields of 1800 MHz have no effect on bone fracture healing.

Study character:

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