African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, pp. 186-190
Bioline Code: hs17023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, pp. 186-190
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Evaluation of the mobile phone electromagnetic radiation on serum iron parameters in rats|
Çetkin, Murat; Demirel, Can; Kızılkan, Neşe; Aksoy, Nur & Erbağcı, Hülya
Background: Electromagnetic fields (EMF) created by mobile phones during communication have harmful effects on different
Objectives: It was aimed to investigate the effects of an EMF created by a mobile phone on serum iron level, ferritin, unsaturated
iron binding capacity and total iron binding capacity within a rat experiment model.
Methods: A total of 32 male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into the control, sham, mobile phone speech (2h/day)
and stand by (12 h/day) groups. The speech and stand by groups were subjected to the EMF for a total of 10 weeks.
Results: No statistically significant difference was observed between the serum iron and ferritin values of the rats in the speech
and stand by groups than the control and sham groups (p>0.05). The unsaturated iron binding capacity and total iron capacity
values of the rats in the speech and stand by groups were significantly lower in comparison to the control group (p<0.01).
Conclusion: It was found that exposure to EMF created by mobile phones affected unsaturated iron binding capacity and total
iron binding capacity negatively.
cellular phone; electromagnetic fields; ferritin; serum iron