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Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2012 Jun;31(2):89-94. doi: 10.3109/15569527.2012.657725. Epub 2012 Feb 16.

Effects of third generation mobile phone-emitted electromagnetic radiation on oxidative stress parameters in eye tissue and blood of rats.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University School of Medicine, Elazig Yolu 5. KM, Malatya, Turkey. sonerdem2000@yahoo.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To investigate the effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by a third generation (3G) mobile phone on the antioxidant and oxidative stress parameters in eye tissue and blood of rats.

METHODS:

Eighteen Wistar albino rats were randomly assigned into two groups: Group I (n = 9) received a standardized a daily dose of 3G mobile phone EMR for 20 days, and Group II served as the control group (n = 9), receiving no exposure to EMR. Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and catalase (CAT) levels were measured in eye tissues; in addition, malondialdehyde (MDA) and reduced GSH levels were measured in blood.

RESULTS:

There was no significant difference between groups in GSH-Px (p = 0.99) and CAT (p = 0.18) activity in eye tissue. There was no significant difference between groups in MDA (p = 0.69) and GSH levels (p = 0.83) in blood.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results of this study suggest that under a short period of exposure, 3G mobile phone radiation does not lead to harmful effects on eye tissue and blood in rats.

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