Authored By:

Yuksel M et al

This is an animal study that investigated the effects of mobile phone and Wi-Fi use on some hormones and oxidative stress levels. A total of 72 rats (32 pregnant at the start and subsequently yielded 40 offspring) were divided into four groups: 1 control group and 3 exposed groups to radiofrequency (RF) radiation at 900, 1800 and 2450 megahertz (MHz), at specific absorption rate (SAR) of 0.1 W/kg (25% higher than the exposure limit for members of the public), for 60 minutes per day for a total of 9 weeks. The authors found that RF may alter hormone concentrations and oxidative stress levels in pregnant rats and their offspring.

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Endocrine 2015: in press

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