EMF Health-effects Research

Effects of GSM-900 microwaves on the experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) rat model of multiple sclerosis.

Anane R, Geffard M, Taxile M, Bodet D, Billaudel B, Dulou PE, Veyret B

Bioelectromagnetics 24(3):211-213, 2003

The effects of acute exposure to GSM-900 microwaves (900 MHz, 217 Hz pulse modulation) on the clinical parameters of the acute experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) model in rats were investigated in two independent experiments: rats were either habituated or nonhabituated to the exposure restrainers. EAE was induced with a mixture of myelin basic protein and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Female Lewis rats were divided into cage control, sham exposed, and two groups exposed either at 1.5 or 6.0 W/kg local specific absorption rate (SAR averaged over the brain) using a loop antenna placed over their heads.

There was no effect of a 21-day exposure (2 h/day) on the onset, duration, and termination of the EAE crisis.

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