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Abstract Title:

The effects of radiofrequency radiation on mice fetus weight, length and tissues.

Abstract Source:

Data Brief. 2018 Aug ;19:2189-2194. Epub 2018 Jun 30. PMID: 30229095

Abstract Author(s):

Iraj Alimohammadi, Azadeh Ashtarinezhad, Baharak Mohamadzadeh Asl, Batol Masruri, Nargess Moghadasi

Article Affiliation:

Iraj Alimohammadi


The public concern of harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation exposure, especially with rapid increase in the use of wireless and telecommunication devices, is increasing. Some studies show fetal and developmental abnormalities as the result of radiofrequency radiation exposure. We aimed to investigate possible teratogenic effects of radiofrequency in 915 MHz on mice fetus and protective role of vitamin C. 21 pregnant mice were divided into 3 groups. Control group was in normal condition without any stressor agent. Exposure group was exposed to 915 MHz RFR (8 h/day for 10 days) and 0.045 µw/cmpower density. The exposure plus vitamin C group received 200 mg/kg vitamin C by gavage and was exposed to 915 MHz RFR (8 h/day for 10 days) and 0.045 µw/cmpower density. The fetus weight, C-R length were measured by digital balance and caliper. Tissues were assessed after staining with H&E. Our results showed significant increase in fetus weight and C-R length and also enlarged liver, tail deformation in mice fetus in exposure group. Although usage of vitamin C caused significant decrease in mentioned parameters. The outcome of this study confirms the effects of radiofrequency radiation on growth parameters such as body weight, length and some tissues in mice fetuses and protective effect of vitamin C. However more studies on non-ionization radiation in different frequencies and severity, during pregnancy are needed to clarify the exact mechanisms of these changes and better protection.

Study Type : Review
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Pharmacological Actions : Radioprotective : CK(1247) : AC(406)

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