Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of Mobile Phone Radiation on EEG. med./bio.

Published in: IEEE 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications (ICACC) 2013. IEEE, 2013, ISBN 9780769550336: 111-114

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The effects of an acute head exposure of human probands to the electromagnetic fields of two mobile phones on the EEG should be investigated.

Background/further details

10 probands of different sex and with different mobile phone usage from 35 - 75 years were examined. Two different mobile phones placed at two different positions of the head (ear + Cz position), respectively, were used as exposure sources (i.e. 4 measurements per proband) and for sham exposure. "Cz position" is a position term in the EEG and describes the central position on top of the head.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
Exposure duration: continuous for 5 min/position
  • SAR: 1.3 W/kg
Exposure 2:
Exposure duration: continuous for 5 min/position
  • SAR: 0.987 W/kg

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 5 min/position
Additional info mobile phone 1
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 1.3 W/kg - - - -

Exposure 2

Main characteristics
Frequency
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 5 min/position
Additional info mobile phone 2
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 0.987 W/kg - - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

In 60% of the EEG measurements during exposure to one of the mobile phones at the ear and in 90% of the measurements during the exposure at the Cz position, significant changes of the brain waves were detected compared to the sham exposure.
The authors conclude that the acute exposure of the head to mobile phone fields can change the brain activity, but also that further research is necessary.

Study character:

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