mobile phones safe? - a review
KR Foster and JE Moulder attempt to answer the above question in
a recent review, which can be found at www.spectrum.ieee.org/publicfeature/aug00/prad.html
Foster KR, Moulder JE. Are mobile phones safe? IEEE Spectrum Online
August 2000: 37 (8).
No effect on the rat brain from EM field
recent study by Tsurita and colleagues has shown no effect of RF
radiation on the brain of rats. The authors used a 1439 MHz TDMA
field for one hour per day, five days per week, for up to four weeks.
They did not find any changes in the blood-brain barrier or in the
structure of the cerebellum, a region of the brain that has the
propensity to be affected by environmental stress.
study adds to the controversy surrounding the relationship between
RF fields and the blood-brain barrier (BBB). As Tsurita and colleagues
point out, although some studies have shown an increase in permeability
of the BBB, it has been claimed that these results were dependent
on thermal effects. Other studies have failed to show any effect
on the BBB.
Tsurita G, Nagawa H, Ueno S, Watanabe S, Taki M. Biological and
morphological effects on the brain after exposure of rats to a 1439
MHz TDMA field. Bioelectromagnetics 2000;21:364-371.