Effects of an acute and a sub-chronic 900 Mhz GSM exposure on the brain activity and behaviours of rats

Abstract : Radio frequencies are suspected to produce health effects. Concerning the mobile phone technology, according to position during use (close to the head), possible effects of radio frequencies on the central nervous system have to be evaluated. Previous works showed contradictory results, possibly due to experimental design diversity. In the framework of RAMP 2001 project, we evaluated possible effect of a 900 MHz GSM exposure on the central nervous system of rat at a structural, a functional and a behavioral level after acute or sub-chronic exposures. Rats were exposed using a loop antenna system to different SAR levels and durations, according to results of the French COMOBIO 2001 project. A functional effect was found (modification of the cerebral activity and increase of the glia surface) after an acute exposure, even at a low level of brain averaged SAR (1.5 W/kg). No cumulative effect was observed after a sub-chronic exposure (same amplitude of the effect). No structural or behavioral consequence was noted. We do not conclude on the neurotoxicity of the 900 MHz GSM exposure on the rat brain. Our results do not indicate any health risk.
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2. European IRPA Congress on radiation protection, May 2006, Paris, France. pp.NC, 2006
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Elsa Brillaud, Aleksandra Piotrowski, Anthony Lecomte, Franck Robidel, René De Seze. Effects of an acute and a sub-chronic 900 Mhz GSM exposure on the brain activity and behaviours of rats. 2. European IRPA Congress on radiation protection, May 2006, Paris, France. pp.NC, 2006. 〈ineris-00976291〉

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