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Nerve cell damage in mammalian brain after exposure to microwaves from GSM mobile phones.

Salford, Leif LU ; Brun, Arne LU ; Eberhardt, Jacob LU ; Malmgren, Lars and Persson, Bertil R LU (2003) In Environmental Health Perspectives 111(7). p.881-883
Abstract
The possible risks of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields for the human body is a growing concern for our society. We have previously shown that weak pulsed microwaves give rise to a significant leakage of albumin through the blood-brain barrier. In this study we investigated whether a pathologic leakage across the blood-brain barrier might be combined with damage to the neurons. Three groups each of eight rats were exposed for 2 hr to Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) mobile phone electromagnetic fields of different strengths. We found highly significant (p < 0.002) evidence for neuronal damage in the cortex, hippocampus, and basal ganglia in the brains of exposed rats. Key words: blood-brain barrier, central nervous... (More)
The possible risks of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields for the human body is a growing concern for our society. We have previously shown that weak pulsed microwaves give rise to a significant leakage of albumin through the blood-brain barrier. In this study we investigated whether a pathologic leakage across the blood-brain barrier might be combined with damage to the neurons. Three groups each of eight rats were exposed for 2 hr to Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) mobile phone electromagnetic fields of different strengths. We found highly significant (p < 0.002) evidence for neuronal damage in the cortex, hippocampus, and basal ganglia in the brains of exposed rats. Key words: blood-brain barrier, central nervous system, microwaves, mobile phones, neuronal damage, rats. (Less)
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  author       = {Salford, Leif and Brun, Arne and Eberhardt, Jacob and Malmgren, Lars and Persson, Bertil R},
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  series       = {Environmental Health Perspectives},
  title        = {Nerve cell damage in mammalian brain after exposure to microwaves from GSM mobile phones.},
  volume       = {111},
  year         = {2003},
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