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J Chem Neuroanat. 2016 Sep;75(Pt B):52-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.11.005. Epub 2015 Dec 12.

Electromagnetic field and brain development.

Author information

1
Department of Histology and Embryology, Medical School of Ondokuz Mayıs University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey. Electronic address: skaplan@omu.edu.tr.
2
Department of Histology and Embryology, Medical School of Ondokuz Mayıs University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey.
3
Environmental Health Trust, 7100 N Rachel Way Unit 6 Eagles Rest, Teton Village, WY 83025, United States.

Abstract

Rapid advances in technology involve increased exposures to radio-frequency/microwave radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices. As cell phones are held close to the head during talking and often stored next to the reproductive organs, studies are mostly focused on the brain. In fact, more research is especially needed to investigate electromagnetic field (EMF)'s effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Several studies clearly demonstrate that EMF emitted by cell phones could affect a range of body systems and functions. Recent work has demonstrated that EMF inhibit the formation and differentiation of neural stem cells during embryonic development and also affect reproductive and neurological health of adults that have undergone prenatal exposure. The aim of this review is to discuss the developing CNS and explain potential impacts of EMF on this system.

KEYWORDS:

Development; Electromagnetic field; Health risk; Mobile communication; Nervous system

PMID:
26686296
DOI:
10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.11.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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