|Pulse width||577 µs|
|Repetition frequency||217 Hz|
|Distance between exposed object and exposure source||0.5 cm|
|Chamber||anechoic chamber 70 cm x 47 cm x 47 cm built with styrofoam blocks|
|Setup||Rats were individually placed in methacrylate cages of 20 cm x 10.5 cm x 10 cm and oriented parallel to the electric vector but normal to the magnetic and pointing vector of the EMF. The mobile phones were placed 0.5 cm under the cages.|
|Additional info||Females were exposed until they gave birth. Males were exposed for 1 month. When the offspring became sexually adult, the experiment was repeated on them. Animals in the sham groups were treated identically but no EMF was emitted from the mobile phones.|
Exposure of normal and pregnant rats to low-level 915-MHz radiofrequency radiation (RFR) did not cause detectable shifts of erythrocyte or leukocyte numbers in peripheral blood, nor did it influence the course and the outcome of pregnancy. The only consistent finding related to the RFR exposure was lowered birth weigth, which was overcome in postnatal development during a 3-month period.