Study type: Medical/biological study (observational study)

Effect on human attention of exposure to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones. med./bio.

Published in: Neuroreport 2001; 12 (4): 729-731

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of exposure to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones on human attention.

Background/further details

72 teenagers were investigated, 37 of whom were mobile phone users (median use: 3712.50 minutes). Thus, a comparison of attention functioning between mobile phone and non-mobile phone users was possible.

Endpoint

Exposure

No exposure details are available.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data showed that the mobile phone users performed better on one of the three measures of attention than did the non-mobile phone users. The findings indicate that exposure to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones may have a mild facilitating effect on attention functions.

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