Saturday, February 01, 2014
Behavior and memory evaluation of Wistar rats exposed to 1·8 GHz radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation.
Neurol Res. 2014 Jan 27:1743132813Y0000000276. [Epub ahead of print]
Background: The development of communication systems has brought great social and economic benefits to society. As mobile phone use has become widespread, concerns have emerged regarding the potential adverse effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) used by these devices. Objective: To verify potential effects of mobile phone radiation on the central nervous system (CNS) in an animal model. Methods: Male Wistar rats (60 days old) were exposed to RF-EMR from a Global System for Mobile (GSM) cell phone (1·8 GHz) for 3 days. At the end of the exposure, the following behavioral tests were performed: open field and object recognition. Results: Our results showed that exposed animals did not present anxiety patterns or working memory impairment, but stress behavior actions were observed. Conclusion: Given the results of the present study, we speculate that RF-EMR does not promote CNS impairment, but suggest that it may lead to stressful behavioral patterns.
Behavior,, Mobile phone,, Radiation,, Work memory