Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Cellular phone electromagnetic field effects on bioelectric activity of human brain. med./bio.

Published in: Crit Rev Biomed Eng 2000; 28 (1-2): 323-337

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study EEG reactions to cellular phone electromagnetic field exposure.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 902.4 MHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 15 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 902.4 MHz
Exposure duration continuous for 15 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • see setup details
Setup The EMF was directed to the back of the head by a special antenna. The subject and the EEG machine were shielded from the devices used.
Additional info Two experiments (with EMF exposure or sham exposure) of 60 min duration each were performed in random order with each subject with one week between them.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 0.06 mW/cm² - - - -

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)

The data indicate that bioelectrical human brain activity is modified under electromagnetic field cellular phone exposure. A significant increase of global correlation dimension during the exposure and afterexposure period was discovered (more pronounced in the case of "eyes closed"). That can be viewed as the manifestation of cortex activation under cellular phone exposure.

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