Whether electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted from mobile phones is hazardous to human health is largely unknown. We investigated the effects of mobile phone radiation on critical organs in a rabbit model by exposing the animals to mobile phone radiation with sub-thermal specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.0 and 0.7 W/kg for the head and the body, respectively, for 16 weeks (6 h/day, 6 days/week). There is no apparent change at the organ level. However, H&E staining showed that radiation-exposure significantly increased inflammatory cell infiltration in the liver and the lungs with a lesser degree of myocardial cell cytoplasmic vacuolation. In addition, results from γ-H2AX staining suggest that radiation can also cause DNA damage in the brain. Of note, no apparent activation of Caspase-3 in the organs examined. Our data altogether suggest that mobile phone radiation may be more hazardous to both the liver and the lungs, and less toxic to the brain and heart.
Zhu, Shudong; Zhu, Yan; Li, Hao; Zhang, Doudou; and Zhang, Dianzheng, "The toxic effect of mobile phone radiation on rabbit organs" (2020). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 2083.
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This article was published in All Life, Volume 13, Issue 1.
The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1080/26895293.2020.1763481.
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