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Volume 26 (1):30-33, 2022.
Effect of 900MHz electromagnetic wave exposure in rats.
Masood Sepehrimanesha, Negar Azarpirab, Mahdi Saeba, Saeed Nazific, Nasrin Kazemipoura, Omid Koohid
aDepartment of Biochemistry, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, bTransplant Research Center, Shiraz University Of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, cDepartment of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, dLaboratory Animal Center,University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Sepehrimanesh M, Azarpira N, Saeb M, Nazifi S, Kazemipour N, Koohi O., Effect of 900MHz electromagnetic wave exposure in rats, Onl J Vet Res., 26 (1):30-33, 2022. We describe effect of whole body 900MHz Global System for Mobile communication-like electromagnetic field (GSM-EMF) exposure on microscopy of vital organs of male Sprague–Dawley rats. Groups of 4 twenty adult male rats each were exposed to low, moderate, and high exposure by 1, 2 and 4 h. Controls were not exposed. The exposure was performed for 30 consecutive days. Heart, liver and kidney tissue were fixed in 10% buffered formalin for histopathological examination. No toxic or behavioral changes were seen in any rats. However, necropsy revealed focal lesions in kidneys, subendocardial hemorrhage in 4 rats, 1 from each group and renal interstitial inflammation, hemorrhage, congestion in glumeruli and vessels. No lesions occurred in liver. Observations suggest GSM-EMF exposures at these intensities and duration may have induced lesions in heart, liver or kidney, but may not be EMF specific.
Keywords: Electromagnetic field, Pathological changes, Mobile phones, Global System for Mobile Communication.