Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Enhancement of allergic skin wheal responses by microwave radiation from mobile phones in patients with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome. med./bio.

Published in: Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2002; 129 (4): 348-350

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of microwave radiation in patients with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS) to determine whether microwave radiation could alter the allergen-induced skin wheal responses and plasma levels of substance P and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP).

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
Exposure duration: continuous for 1 h
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Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 1 h
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup The mobile phone was tied around the neck by a string and placed 4 cm below the chin.
Additional info All 26 patients were studied at the same time as a group. Patients viewed a video during exposure ("mobile phones calling without sound") or sham exposure ("mobile phones without calling"). Exposure and following control studies were one week apart and single-blind.
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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Time of investigation:
  • during exposure
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results indicate that microwave radiation from mobile phones may enhance allergen-induced wheal responses in association with release of substance P and vasoactive intestinal peptide. This finding may be useful in elucidating the pathophysiology and treatment of AEDS.

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